Riaad Moosa in Life Begins

26th March – 9th April

Riaad Moosa is back in Sandton for a limited run!


They say life begins at 40…

Does life really begin at 40?  Riaad Moosa tries to figure this out with his hilarious one-man show, LIFE BEGINS - a snapshot into his life as a 40-year-old, a father of three kids, husband, comedian, and actor - with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.

Following a successful sold-out run in 2017, Riaad Moosa returns by popular demand for the last Johannesburg performance of LIFE BEGINS at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton from 27 March to 5 April 2018.

Even though I am now 40, in many ways, I feel like I’m still crawling and I’m looking back at my journey from being an aspirational doctor, coming from a relatively conservative Muslim background, where both my parents were doctors, and how I actually journeyed to becoming a stand-up comedian,” says Riaad.

As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa’s most popular and acclaimed funny men and he happens to be a qualified medical doctor too.  Known as the “Comedy Doctor”, he certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills – a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – and hold the aspirin! 

 “The show is very philosophical and existential.  It involves the normal issues of getting older while at the same time experiencing, at a maturity where I’m supposed to be wise, a world that is completely turned on its head – with Trump, with Brexit; In South Africa, the ‘State Capture’, ‘Fees Must Fall’. And it’s about how I negotiate all these things happening around me while trying to maintain a positive attitude.  Through my comedic lens, I hope to put a different spin on that and hopefully my next 40 years will be lived with renewed vigour and excitement,” Moosa adds.

 “…he transforms a comedy act, something that can sometimes feel like an aloof experience, into an intimate evening.” – Bsharp Entertainment

“…he’s not quite sure where to go with all these noises in his head, but he’s still able to turn them into a laughfest for the rest of us.” – Weekend Special

The show is rated PG for language.  Tickets cost R200 and bookings can be made at Computicket online ( or by calling the theatre’s box office on 011 883 8606.  Performances are at 20h00. 

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6th – 22nd March

Jannie du Toit is back by popular demand in BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL


Daphne Kuhn proudly presents
Jannie du Toit in

6th – 22nd March 2018

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 run in 2017, JANNIE DU TOIT returns to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL from the  6th – 22nd March. The production has toured the country and has recently returned from a popular tour in Europe.

In this special concert, 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,

Nv 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 Afrikaans) ​​- a testament to his unrivalled gift of expression as one of the greatest chansonnier of the 20th century. 

BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL is a marvellous 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 again 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 with the magical melodies of BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL.

The show runs nightly at 8.15 and at 6pm and 8.15 on a Saturday. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: or tel. the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000



15th May – 10th June

Directed by Alan Swerdlow with Michael Richard as Mr Green.



15th May – 10th June

Directed by Alan Swerdlow 

with Michael Richard as Mr Green.

VISITING MR. GREEN is a stage play by American author Jeff Baron that has been performed around the world. This year this special production celebrates its 20th anniversary since it opened at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with Eli Wallachin the lead role.

Eighty-six-year-old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.


Nombulelo Yende Opera Concert

24 March

Nombulelo Yende is currently a 4th year BMus Opera Degree student at the South African College of Music in the University of Cape Town



Nombulelo Yende is currently a 4th year BMus Opera Degree student at the South African College of Music in the University of Cape Town under the guidance of the notable Professor Virginia Davids.

In her foundation year of study in 2014 she made her debut on the opera stage as a chorus member in the UCT Opera School’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s Il Viaggo a Reims. In the year 2015 she was awarded the Ruth Ormond Price for the most promising opera student and was also part of the Opera School’s production of La Travita by G. Verdi and Le Nozze Di Figaro by W.A. Mozart as a chorus member. 2016 was the year she made her debut as a soloist in the Opera School’s Kaledioscope “Love and Revenge Scenes” performing an extract from G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesareproduction as Cleopatra. Furthermore, she was part of the Youth Music Festival later that year. Miss Yende continued to strive in La Serva Padrona by G.B. Pergolesi as Serpina in June 2017 and  performed the role of the First Lady in W.A. Mozart’s production of Die Zauberflöte which was staged at the Artscape Theatre in  November of 2017. This young artist is showing immense promise and was recently placed 1st in the Schock Foundation Competition at the Baxter Theatre in CapeTown. 



10th April – 12th May

GREEN MAN FLASHING is acknowledged as a quintessential S.A. play, and has become a matric setwork.


Directed by MALCOLM PURKEY with top cat including


GREEN MAN FLASHING is a fast-paced political thriller written in a filmic style. It resonates more than ever before, as it explores themes of personal and political violence, as well as the lengths people will go to in the name of greater political good. All this is played out against the backdrop of a young democracy still dealing with its history, but where violence against women is of national crisis proportions.

GREEN MAN FLASHING takes on the challenge of deep moral and political questions for which there are no easy answers and provides insight into the very real themes that occupy thinking South Africans.

GREEN MAN FLASHING is acknowledged as a quintessential S.A. play, and has become a matric setwork. It is regarded by many as a turning point for contemporary South African drama because of the way it dealt with contemporary politics.  But it was also regarded as being more remarkable for anticipating the real life drama of the ANC Deputy President, Jacob Zuma, being linked to charges of corruption in the arms deal and then later charged with rape. Not to be missed!


SILVAN ZINGG is The Boogie Man

11th March

Visiting South Africa for the first time, Silvan will be accompanied by drummer Anthony Yoko and bassist Marc Duby


SILVAN ZINGG is The Boogie Man

The international press calls him “The Boogie Woogie ambassador from Switzerland”

. . . “Silvan plays as if he were from St. Louis – he could be my blues brother !” said Rock ‘n Roll legend Chuck Berry enthusiastically about the pianist.

Silvan Zingg’s Boogie Woogie piano style is characterized by a great portion of swing and blues performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality.

Influenced by vintage recordings, he started to play the piano in early childhood. Already at the age of 18 he was invited to perform at the ‘Masters of Boogie Woogie Night in Charleston, South Carolina, launching Silvan into the spotlight.

Over time Silvan established himself as a leading authority on the art of playing Boogie Woogie and conducts regular workshops and lectures on the subject at various music schools and universities.

Not only is Silvan Zingg an outstanding stage performer but he has also encouraged the return of ‘retro-dancing’ and often invites couples to join him on stage to showcase the style of   ‘swing dancing’ or ‘Lindy Hop’ the precursor to ‘Rock ‘n Roll’

Visiting South Africa for the first time, Silvan will be accompanied by drummer Anthony Yoko and bassist Marc Duby together with ‘The Juke Box Dancers’ and guest singer Daniella Hart for a limited number of appearances in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria in what promises to be a finger-snapping, foot-stomping series of concerts not to be missed !

Silvan Zingg will be at the ‘Auto & General Theatre on the Square’ on Sunday afternoon 11th March.    Tickets for his 18h00 concert are now on sale via Computicket  or at the theatre box-office call : 011 883 8606



Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail:


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.


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