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A COUCH AND A PIANO

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An hilarious musical about divorce


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DAPHNE KUHN presents 

COUCH AND A PIANO

A musical about divorce!
starring CAT SIMONI and ALAN GLASS
Directed by PAUL SPENCE

14th – 26th August

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square is proud to present an original new musical, COUCH AND A PIANO with popular, well-known musical talents, CAT SIMONI (Christmas and all that Jazz, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald tribute shows) and ALAN GLASS (Not the Midnight Mass, Beautiful Creatures)

A gloriously funny session of musical therapy with an edge, opens on the 14th August and will run for a limited season until 25th August. It will be directed by PAUL SPENCE.

Jo, a recent divorcée, arrives for her first session with Cape Town’s top psychologist, Carl Zimmerman. Apart from the expected couch in the consulting room, there is a Steinway baby-grand piano and a couple of guitars. Here Carl uses music therapy to work through divorce issues. In this 60 minute musical rollercoaster-ride, they lay bare their broken hearts through song and chat. By the end of the session, these two total strangers are ready to fall in love again. It’s musical fun for all…

Bookings for COUCH AND A PIANO can be made through Computicket - www.computicket.com or tele-book on 0861 915800. Bookings can also be made by calling the theatre’s box office on 011 883 8606. Enquire about group booking discounts and dinner/show packages at one of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square, to complete a fine evening of pure musical entertainment!

COMING SOON

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

28th August – 15th September

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - FREUD’S LAST SESSION

Two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself

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CHRISTINE & THE KILTS

18th - 29th September

featuring songs from Christine Weir’s album Invision, and also showcases some of the most beautiful Scottish and Irish standards

If you love that Celtic sound and feel like some guid Scottish humour, then button up your fly, grip onto your trouser belt and get yourself down to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square for CHRISTINE WEIR AND THE KILTS.

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ODD MAN OUT

2nd – 21st October

ODD MAN OUT is a new comedy by AUSTRALIA'S most prolific playwright David Williamson.

Described as an unconventional romantic comedy... The main theme is a couple dealing with the fact that one is naturally socially adept and one isn’t quite so good at that — and that’s where a lot of the comedy comes from. 

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STUART TAYLOR’S FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT

23rd October  - 3rd November

Stuart Taylor returning to the stage with his hilarious new offering, Funny You Should Say That.

Stuart Taylor returning to the stage with his hilarious new offering, Funny You Should Say That.

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THE REVLON GIRL

6th November – 1st December

"A brilliant piece of theatre... And the performances are superb" ★★★★ The Wee Review

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square presents a remarkably warm, sorrowful, and times funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering and make-up.

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ZOEMBA is back for World Rhino Day

22 September

ZOEMBA is back for World Rhino Day

ZOEMBA written and conceived by CONNIE FRIEDMANN for World Rhino Day on the 22nd September for one special show at 11am. 

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GIFTED FOLKS IN CONCERT

16 September

African Classical Crossover Music - where Classic meets Pop with an African flair

 African Classical Crossover Music - where Classic meets Pop with an African flair

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF FINE THEATRE at the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE!

AUTO & GENERAL EXTENDS ITS SPONSORSHIP/NAMING RIGHTS FOR SANDTON’S THEATRE ON THE SQUARE FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

Daphne Kuhn, who established the Theatre on the Square in Rosebank in 1994, and then in Sandton in 1997, is very excited and proud to announce that its sponsorship by insurance giant, Auto & General Insurance, has been extended for another year.  This was announced during the 20th birthday celebrations of the theatre last week.
 
“This association and investment in the theatre will be an injection of much needed funding for development - and fuel for creativity! The theatre has provided the infrastructure, work opportunities and exposure for scores of actors, writers, directors, designers, comedians, musician and technicians. It has produced or presented over 1800 new productions and concerts in the last two decades, as well as children’s theatre, workshops, corporate events, regular jazz and weekly lunch hour classical concerts. The theatre has been acknowledged with awards bearing witness to its huge contribution to the cultural life of South African”, says Kuhn.
 
According to Tom Creamer, CEO of Auto & General Insurance, “We are thrilled to support the Theatre on the Square.  We hope that our sponsorship will assist in nurturing, developing and exposing the wealth of proudly South African talent and product.”
 
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square has not only been blessed with a supportive sponsor, but with a theatre angel too - Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day. With her impeccable style and theatre background, Carolyn also initiated and managed the refurbishment of the theatre and is the official Patron of the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.
 
 “In 2017/8 we have a, a dynamic line-up of new, local and international plays, including comedies, classical music, jazz and youth projects with our wealth of incredible South African talent to uplift the cultural life of all. We shall now be able to continue to stage plays, inimitable satire, consummate performances, finest music and be an important theatrical voice that reflects on our lives and attitudes in South Africa,” concludes Kuhn.



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The Auto & General Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.

Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.

The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 20 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.

Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:
"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 20 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 10th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day.

Hartham Properties has come on board together with a Supporting Grant  from BASA for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

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24th August
FLUTE & PIANO RECITAL with Grahamstown Festival Ovation Award Winners
KHANYISILE MTHETWA (flute) & PETER CARTWRIGHT (piano)
Works by Poulenc, Franck and Mower

31st August
ROMANZA - a programme of romantic works by Svendsen with violinist MIRO CHAKARYAN and pianist JACOB SWART

7th September
Marimba Solo with MAGDA DE VRIES

14th September
SUNSET SERENADE
with PETA ANN HOLDCROFT (cello), IRENE TSONIFF (violin), IVO IVANOV (violin), MALANE HOFMEYR BURGER (flute) & ROSEMARY KANE (harp)

21st September
Clarinet and piano recital with
MORNE VAN HEERDEN and SONJA VAN ZYL

28th September
Viola and Violin Duo with
KATE WHITE and CALAYDE DAVEY
With works by Mozart, Martino and Rolla

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Corporate sponsorship of R12000 per annum in support of the theatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

20 complimentary tickets per month will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.

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CONTACT


Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail: theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

Address:

Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.

PERFORMANCES

Tuesdays to Saturday, at 8:15pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:15pm

Show times may differ slightly - please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

The ramped backstage entrance opens 15minutes before the show. 

Please ensure you are at the theatre 15 minutes before the show. 

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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