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Upcoming events at the Baxter Theatre Centre

Aunty Merle - It's a Girl!!

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 - 19:30
(ends Sat, 29 Feb 2020)

Nominated for 4 Fleur Du Cap Theatre awards, Marc Lottering’s smash hit show AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL enjoyed no fewer than 4 critically acclaimed seasons.
And now the much-anticipated sequel is here: AUNTY MERLE – IT’S A GIRL!
Merle’s daughter and son-in-law, Abigail and Alan, have been married for 5 years now.  They have an announcement to make.  Excitement mounts in Belgravia Road Athlone, and Merle simply cannot wait to be a first-time Grandmother.   The son-in-law is after all, as Aunty Merle puts it, “BantryBay-born”.  Expect high drama as a vibrant cast...

Ubuntu Opera Company

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 - 10:30
(ends Wed, 26 Feb 2020)

Ubuntu Opera takes you on an excursion of beautiful melodies old and new. A look at three centuries of vocal music from many...

Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 10:00 to Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 20:00

This year’s Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival celebrates a decade of the finest in development and outreach talent from all over the Western Cape. The festival takes place from 7 to 13 March 2020 when The Baxter will come alive, bustling with local artists and work to mark this milestone.
The main festival takes place from 9 to 13 March with daily shows at 10am, 11.30am, 4.30pm and 7pm during the week. The productions on stage during this week were the strongest productions chosen from the four mini festivals that took place at the end of 2019 in Khayelitsha, Delft, Nyanga and...

The Last Five Years

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 20:00
(ends Sat, 04 Apr 2020)

Winner of a Drama Desk Award and named one of TIME Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years is considered a masterpiece of modern theatre. An old story told in a new way, this funny and bittersweet musical is an intimate window into the relationship between Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of success. Cathy tells her story backwards from the dissolution of their relationship to first meeting, whilst Jamie tells his story chronologically; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. This local production...

Danger in the Dark

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 - 14:00

David Kramer's new musical Danger In The Dark is a re-imagining of the Kramer Petersen hit of the 90s: Poison. It tells the story a young, idealistic social worker, Pamela, who stands up to the drug dealers on the Cape Flats. When she discovers that her friend Juanita is caught in an unhappy relationship with a drug lord, she tries to rescue her. Most of the original Taliep Petersen compositions have been retained, while Kramer has written a new...