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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 kaNcube
Directed by Vanessa Cooke

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 Cooke, The House of Truth stars Sello Maake kaNcube as Can Themba. 

COMING SOON


#RESPECT

28th November – 14th December

Let the boys wow you this festive season singing songs you know and love.


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Owen Lonzar and Daphne Kuhn present
the perfect end of year party show
#RESPECT

28th November – 14th December

Starring DONOVAN YAARDS, ITU TSHABANE and SEAN MCGRATH

The boys of Black Yoghurt serenade the sisters this festive season, singing some of the biggest female hits in their new show #RESPECT.

Including songs made famous by Whitney Houston, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Beyonce, Julie Andrews and Barbara Streisand. 

Let your hair down as we turn up with some of the sassiest songs made famous by the worlds most loved diva’s. Well known choreographer, director and producer, Owen Lonzar directs the hunky trio in this new show made especially for a limited run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. The boys are no strangers to our stage. They recently performed in a sold out concert with singer Oshy Tucendhaft and will be touring Australia with him before they open at the theatre with #RESPECT. They are also a well-known corporate act and have performed all over South Africa.

Let the boys wow you this festive season singing songs you know and love.

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THE BATS

21st – 25th November

Fans of retro South African music and comedy outfit THE BATS are in for special pre festive treat


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THE BATS

21st – 25th November

With EDDIE ECKSTEIN, PAUL DITCHFIELD, PETE CLIFFORD and DEREK GORDON

Fans of retro South African music and comedy outfit THE BATS are in for special pre festive treat when the veteran rock ’n roll funny men perform at the theatre for one week only! THE BATS burst on to the South African showbiz scene in the mid-1960s and became wryly known to audiences as “South Africa’s answer to The Beatles”. These four vintage classics bring to you the most entertaining show; that is cool, kiff, and just plain lekker…..seriaaaas!

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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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