From the 8th to 20th of August, we kickstart women`s month with Gone Native-The life and times of Regina Brooks, a white women who wanted to be re-classified as coloured so she can live with black people and keep her child who was the product of an interracial relationship, the play also focuses on how two young South Africans in the 1950`s were able to fall in love against incredible odds and how they stood up against society.
Fast forwarding to 2017, the character of Regina Brooks will be portrayed by the multilingual Maritjie Bothma who is fluent in isiZulu and also a talented actor, singer, motivational speaker, MC and businesswoman. Her life story is very interesting and worth telling the world, a story of despair, perseverance, hope and eventually success! Other talented cast members include Ayanda Nhlangothi who has recently played the part of Sarafina in Mbongei Ngema`s smash hit musical, Sarafina! and another interesting element in the presentation of the play, will be an installation of an exhibition of Regina Brooks that will include all the riveting images and letters.
Tickets for the show start from only R120 and block booking discounts are available
Milked Voice, an enchanting music sensation depicting an eloquent women who is in search of her dreams, learns the hard lessons through the challenges that face a young artist. She embarks on a new journey as she escapes from her past to find somebody or anyone who will not milk her voice. The show will be on from the 16th to 20th of August and tickets start from only R70!
Then, on the 26th of August, spend an evening enjoying the music of talented Lindiwe Maxolo and world-renowned musician Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman and Lwanda Gogwana. Lindiwe Maxolo holds an honours degree in Jazz Music from the University of Cape Town, in 2002 she won the afro vocal category at the Old Mutual Jazz encounters completion. In 2012, she released her debut album, Time. The album secured her a nomination for the best jazz album at the 2014 South African Music Awards (SAMA`s) and best creative album of the year at the 2014 Wawela Music Awards. Tickets are only R200 and the show starts at 20h00.
Celebrating women in honour of women's month with an exciting line-up of shows in the month of August.
An Evening with..... is an exclusive series of one night only performances with South Africa`s most talented vocalists and singers accompanied by their bands. The evenings are tailored to showcase songstresses in their best light, allowing audiences the opportunity to enjoy a close and personal performance by their favourite singer.
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