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Betrayal ...

6th June – 1st July

The play is critically regarded as Pinter’s finest dramatic work.


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Daphne Kuhn proudly presents
Harold Pinter’s
BETRAYAL

6th June – 1st July

Directed by GREG HOMANN
Starring ANTONY COLEMAN, CARLY GRAEME, TOM FAIRFOOT and JOSE DOMINGOS
Lighting design by OLIVER HAUSER
Set design by GREG HOMANN

Daphne Kuhn is very proud to produce and present for the first time, a riveting and timeless play written in 1978 by famous English playwright, HAROLD PINTER.  Betrayal will open with preview on the 6th June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square and run till the 1st July with an exciting local cast. The play is critically regarded as Pinter’s finest dramatic work. Audiences have shown it to be a highly popular work of contemporary world-drama. Since its first staging, Betrayal has won several major awards, including the Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.  

Betrayal is a deceptively simple, poignant, and, at times, funny love-triangle play. It examines the decline of a marriage starting from the point when Jerry initiates an affair with his best friend’s wife, Emma. The play backtracks nine years all the way to when the affair first began. As the years spin backwards, a complex web of secrets about the trio emerges and calls into question the nature of their intimacy – as friends, as partners, as spouses. The play examines relationships, love, lust and time, poetically exploring the rift between memory and reality. Inspired by Pinter's own clandestine extramarital affair, the plot of Betrayal integrates different permutations of betrayal. It also shows that the very capacity for love itself is sometimes based on betraying not only other loved ones, but even ourselves. The play also highlights Pinter's particular innovative penchant for the use of reverse chronology.

The theatre is thrilled to announce the brilliant cast after a series of intense auditions. Award-winning stage and screen actor, Antony Coleman (recent winner of the SAFTA for Best Actor for High Rollers) will play the husband, Robert; vivacious, versatile and talented performer, Carly Graeme is cast as Emma; Film and TV actor, Tom Fairfoot is back on stage playing Jerry; and popular actor Jose Domingos will play the waiter. Greg Homann, winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre (2014) has assembled the team which also includes Oliver Hauser, as the lighting designer.

The new production of Betrayal should be a highlight of the theatre calendar – book now for the rare opportunity to see a Harold Pinter play live on stage in SA – at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square.   There will be 6 performances per week - Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 5.30 pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre: 0861 915 8000

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BETRAYAL .

6th June – 1st July

Harold Pinter`s finest play


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Daphne Kuhn proudly presents
Harold Pinter’s
BETRAYAL

6th June – 1st July

Directed by GREG HOMANN
Starring ANTONY COLEMAN, CARLY GRAEME, TOM FAIRFOOT and JOSE DOMINGOS
Lighting design by OLIVER HAUSER
Set design by GREG HOMANN

Daphne Kuhn is very proud to produce and present for the first time, a riveting and timeless play written in 1978 by famous English playwright, HAROLD PINTER.  Betrayal will open with preview on the 6th June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square and run till the 1st July with an exciting local cast. The play is critically regarded as Pinter’s finest dramatic work. Audiences have shown it to be a highly popular work of contemporary world-drama. Since its first staging, Betrayal has won several major awards, including the Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.  

Betrayal is a deceptively simple, poignant, and, at times, funny love-triangle play. It examines the decline of a marriage starting from the point when Jerry initiates an affair with his best friend’s wife, Emma. The play backtracks nine years all the way to when the affair first began. As the years spin backwards, a complex web of secrets about the trio emerges and calls into question the nature of their intimacy – as friends, as partners, as spouses. The play examines relationships, love, lust and time, poetically exploring the rift between memory and reality. Inspired by Pinter's own clandestine extramarital affair, the plot of Betrayal integrates different permutations of betrayal. It also shows that the very capacity for love itself is sometimes based on betraying not only other loved ones, but even ourselves. The play also highlights Pinter's particular innovative penchant for the use of reverse chronology.

The theatre is thrilled to announce the brilliant cast after a series of intense auditions. Award-winning stage and screen actor, Antony Coleman (recent winner of the SAFTA for Best Actor for High Rollers) will play the husband, Robert; vivacious, versatile and talented performer, Carly Graeme is cast as Emma; Film and TV actor, Tom Fairfoot is back on stage playing Jerry; and popular actor Jose Domingos will play the waiter. Greg Homann, winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre (2014) has assembled the team which also includes Oliver Hauser, as the lighting designer.

The new production of Betrayal should be a highlight of the theatre calendar – book now for the rare opportunity to see a Harold Pinter play live on stage in SA – at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square.   There will be 6 performances per week - Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 5.30 pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre: 0861 915 8000

COMING SOON


STATE FRACTURE .

18th July – 29th July

The return of PAY BACK THE CURRY


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18th July – 29th July

The return of PAY BACK THE CURRY

by Mike van Graan

Starring Daniel Mpilo Richards

Mike van Graan’s PAY BACK THE CURRY! comprises a series of sketches to make audiences think even as they laugh. Produced by Siv Ngesi and directed by Rob van Vuuren, PAY BACK THE CURRY! features the multi-talented Daniel Richards depicting a variety of characters (and caricatures) commenting on all things contemporary, from sparrows and statues to Zuptas and zombies!

COMING SOON


MAMBA REPUBLIC .

2nd – 20th August

Mamba Republic is a rapidly-paced satirical sketch comedy soon to hit theatres countrywide.


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MAMBA REPUBLIC

Written by and starring Ben Voss & John van de Ruit

Mamba Republic is a rapidly-paced satirical sketch comedy soon to hit theatres countrywide. Reuniting the talents of Ben Voss (Beauty Ramapelepele) and John van de Ruit (Spud) Mamba Republic takes a savagely funny look at all that is wrong and very wrong in the Rainbow Nation.  With their unique blend of sharp wit, hopeless optimism and clever characterisation, the duo sink their fangs into the fiascos, farces and foibles of South African life. Whether it is their unique take on fees must fall, state capture, online dating, the economy, sport, technology, casual racism, an alternative national anthem, or even the most unusual football match in living memory, Mamba Republic will have you hooting in your chair and clutching at your face at the utter absurdity of life at the foot of Africa.

Mamba Republic follows in the footsteps of Green Mamba (2002) and Black Mamba (2005) which together racked up over 800 performances in five years, winning numerous awards and developing a cult following all over Southern Africa.

COMING SOON


FREUD’S LAST SESSION .

22nd August – 16th Sept.

“Exciting and thought-provoking… riveting theater.” - The Huffington Post


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22nd August – 16th Sept.

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

by Marc St Germain

Starring Graham Hopkins and Theo Landey

Directed by Alan Swerdlow

Filled with humanity, humor, and razor-sharp dialogue, Freud’s Last Session imagines the meeting of two of the 20th century’s greatest academics. On the brink of war in Europe, author and former atheist C.S. Lewis visits the London home of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Lewis’s recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Dr. Freud, whose beliefs are influenced by his life’s work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself.

“Exciting and thought-provoking… riveting theater.” - The Huffington Post

COMING SOON


THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA .

19th September – 7th October

Created and Directed by Jenine Collocott


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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Created and Directed by Jenine Collocott

Starring James Cairns  and Tarryn Bennet

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Florida.

In 1953, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.

COMING SOON


The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe .

9th October – 28th October

Directed by Steven Feinstein


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SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE ON THE UNIVERSE

Starring Michelle Douglas

Directed by Steven Feinstein

Michelle Joffe plays multiple roles in Jane Wagner's one-woman play, a comedic look at and critique of contemporary American society.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe takes up themes of the interconnectedness of people and of people’s methods for finding meaning in lives that sometimes seem absurd. Since the panoply of characters whose thoughts Trudy transmits exemplifies a range of race, class, and even gender, the play suggests that a common search for meaning links humanity at its core.

The play’s allusions to the performance of the play itself allow Jane Wagner to suggest that the ritual of attending and performing theatre creates a site for such linkages to occur. The play’s theatricality, and the fact that all of its characters are performed by the same actor, stresses universal human connections.

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THE HOUSE OF TRUTH .

31st October – 18th November

A play about Can Themba


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THE HOUSE OF TRUTH

by Siphiwo Mahala
Starring Sello Maake Ncube
Directed by Vanessa Cook

The House of Truth is a play by Siphiwo Mahala.  It premiered at the National Arts Festival in 2016 where it received rave reviews and opens at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on the 31st October.

The play is about Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba (21 June 1924 – 1968), a writer most famous for being the assistant editor of the Drum Magazine in the fifties and for writing The Suit, originally as a short story.   The play gives a considerable amount of detail about him, which is not surprising, because the playwright is currently pursuing doctoral studies on the life and works of Can Themba.  Virtually the only thing we don’t see is his early death in Swaziland, presumably from alcohol related health breakdown.

Directed by Vanessa Cook, The House of Truth stars Sello Maake kaNcube as Can Themba. 

COMING SOON


The Boulevard Jazz Ensemble with songstress NELMARIE NAUDE .

Friday Evening 7th July @ 20h00

The Boulevard Jazz Ensemble with songstress NELMARIE NAUDE


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Following hot on the heels of their successful 5th Annual ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ held earlier this year, Anthony Yoko, jazz impresario and founder of JazzConcertsSA, in collaboration with Daphne Kuhn of ‘Auto & General Theatre on the Square’ are presenting their ‘Winter Jazz & Blues Weekend’ from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, 2017.

Friday Evening 7th July @ 20h00

The Boulevard Jazz Ensemble with songstress NELMARIE NAUDE

CHRISTIAAN RABIE on Guitars, MARCEL DEDNAM on piano, WERNER SPIES on Double Bass, PETER AURET on Drums and JUSTIN HOLCROFT on Saxophone

Tickets are R185 {booking commission via Computicket not included} or book via Theatre Box Office on 011 883 8606

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The RedHand Blues Band .

Saturday Evening 8th July @ 20h00

The RedHand Blues Band


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Following hot on the heels of their successful 5th Annual ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ held earlier this year, Anthony Yoko, jazz impresario and founder of JazzConcertsSA, in collaboration with Daphne Kuhn of ‘Auto & General Theatre on the Square’ are presenting their ‘Winter Jazz & Blues Weekend’ from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, 2017.

Saturday Evening 8th July @ 20h00

The RedHand Blues Band

With MARTIN MEERHOLZ on Double Bass and singing, DESMOND LATHAM on the Blues Guitar, VAUGHAN TROMP on Saxophone and ROB LUCE on Drums

 

Tickets are R185 {booking commission via Computicket not included} or book via Theatre Box Office on 011 883 8606

COMING SOON


The Charl du Plessis Trio present BAROQUE SWING .

9th July @ 16h00

The Charl du Plessis Trio present BAROQUE SWING with special guests


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Following hot on the heels of their successful 5th Annual ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ held earlier this year, Anthony Yoko, jazz impresario and founder of JazzConcertsSA, in collaboration with Daphne Kuhn of ‘Auto & General Theatre on the Square’ are presenting their ‘Winter Jazz & Blues Weekend’ from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, 2017.

Sunday Matinee 9th July @ 16h00

The Charl du Plessis Trio present BAROQUE SWING with special guests

with CHARL DU PLESSIS on Steinway Grand Piano, WERNER SPIES on Double Bass and HUGO RADYN on the Drum Set

Tickets are R185 {booking commission via Computicket not included} or book via Theatre Box Office on 011 883 8606

COMING SOON


BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

4 - 16 July

If you love JANNIE DU TOIT or are a fan of the deeply moving tunes that are Brel, then this is the show for you.


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Daphne Kuhn proudly presents
Jannie du Toit in
BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

4th – 16th July

JANNIE DU TOIT on vocals and guitar
SUSAN MOUTON on cello and piano
CHANIE JONKER on piano and accordion

Music arrangements by MATTHYS MAREE and CLINTON ZERF
Compilation of songs and texts by JUANITA SWANEPOEL

After a successful South African tour JANNIE DU TOIT will present his much loved production, BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton for a season from the 4th - 6th July.

In this production Jacques Brel's famously imaginative texts are sung in four languages ​​and accompanied by a musical ensemble of the highest order. JANNIE DU TOIT has for decades been highly regarded as a Brel interpreter and for excellence in vocal art. His first production was in 1988 in the production Van Berlyn Tot Bapsfontein at Club’58 in Hillbrow, co-starring Laurika Rauch. Thereafter, Brel songs were part of his trade mark. Many of his productions featured favourites and from the early nineties, and he became known particularly for his rendition of the song, Madeleine.

Brel’s passionately haunting songs which showcase his unique take on the human condition is the focus of the programme. As in the works of classical composers, his visionary writings and music are timeless. Brel’s  brilliance emerges equally in all four languages (French, Dutch, English and Agrikaans) ​​- a testament to his unrivaled gift of expression as one of the greatest chansonnier of the 20th century.

BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL is a marvelous musical celebration of Brel’s most memorable songs, also featuring well known JPO cellist, SUSAN MOUTON who is no stranger to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Susan performs regularly in the theatre’s weekly classical music concerts. Joining the ensemble is talented pianist, CHANIE JONKER.

If you love JANNIE DU TOIT or are a fan of the deeply moving tunes that are Brel, then this is the show for you. Warm your soul this winter with BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

The show runs nightly at 8.15, at 6pm and 8.15 on Saturday 15th and at 4pm on Sunday 16th July. (There will be no performances on the 7 – 9th July due to the Winter Jazz Weekend). Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre: 0861 915 8000

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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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