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Upcoming events at the Baxter Theatre Centre

Zabalaza Season Of The Best, Masambeni!

Four powerful productions to be showcased at the first ever Zabalaza Season of the Best, Masambeni! at The Baxter from 7 to 18 September 2021
The Baxter’s Zabalaza Season of the Best, Masambeni! will showcase four winning productions in the Golden Arrow Studio, from 7 to 18 September 2021.
Selected from the main festival held earlier this year, for their powerful themes, writing, performances, directing and overall presentation, they are Heads or Tail(s), Thank you for your Service, Blood on the Road and Ganga Nyoko! Inzima Nyoko!
Formerly known as Best of...


Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 19:00
(ends Sat, 02 Oct 2021)

Magnet Theatre’s latest production, Snapped, premieres at The Baxter for a short season, from 16 September to 2 October 2021
Magnet Theatre’s latest production, Snapped, a companion piece to the hugely successful I turned away and she was gone, premieres at the Baxter Flipside, from 16 September to 2 October 2021, at 7pm with Saturday matinees at 2pm.
This brand-new two-hander explores themes so relevant in the current climate, sensitively and creatively dealing with relationships between fathers and daughters and what it means to be a good...

A Nightingale's Resolve

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 19:00
(ends Fri, 01 Oct 2021)

36-year-old Mzuvukile is on the cusp of financial freedom when he discovers that he is fatally ill.
Driven by his incessant obsession to leave a lasting legacy, he makes decisions that leave his wife Thembakazi and their unborn child at the mercy of a corrupted police officer who is hellbent to make their life a living hell. Legacy, manhood, womanhood, greed are some of the the themes...

LIEWE HEKSIE - Blommeland se geliefde Heksie!

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 15:00
(ends Thu, 07 Oct 2021)

Daar is gaos in Blommeland!   Koning Rosekrans het spoorloos verdwyn.  Blommie  Kabouter het al orals gesoek  maar niemand weet waar hy is nie.  Arme  ou Kwaatjie  Kabouter moet vir Heksie leer lees en ook die Silver Roos bewaak want die  die nare ou Geel Heks het ’n bose plan om die Silver Roos te steel dan sal al die blomme in Blommeland dood gaan... Kom ontmoet al die karakters in jou geliefde Heksie storie vanaf die 28 September 2021 tot die 5de Oktober 2021 in die Golden Arrow Studio. 
Liewe Heksie word gespeel deur die bekroonde aktrise Cara Roberts en Daniel...

Hold Still

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 19:00
(ends Sat, 30 Oct 2021)

HOLD STILL is a brand-new work by multi-award-winning South African playwright and academic, Nadia Davids (At Her Feet, What Remains). It is about a family (Ben, Rosa, and their son Oliver) struggling deeply with ancestral debt, inter-generational trauma and a profound sense of political responsibility. Set against a contemporary cosmopolitan London rife with xenophobia, the fear of strangeness and the stranger is a steady theme throughout - as is the theme of concealing the unspoken. That which cannot be said between Ben (British Jewish) and Rosa (black South African) and...