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TEASE!

27th February – 21st March

TEASE!, a new stage show featuring South Africa’s ‘Queen of Comedy’, TUMI MORAKE and the original Cavewoman, VANESSA FROST


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Daphne Kuhn & Bloom & Stone present

TEASE!

A blow wave of sexual awakening
starring TUMI MORAKE and VANESSA FROST
directed by JOSE DOMINGOS

27th February – 21st March

First lady of comedy, TUMI MORAKE and the original ‘CaveWOman’, VANESSA FROST team up again in Naledi-nominated TEASE! at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. TEASE! premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown followed by a sold out run at the Market Theatre in 2016.

Eva and Neo, best friends and partners in a suburban hair salon reach crossroads in their personal lives. Stumbling into an adult toy shop one night, they make some acquisitions and this inspires an idea…

With a healthy dose of self-deprecating humour and a whole lot of heart, versatile Tumi and Vanessa play many familiar characters including the elderly Muslim and Jewish women who return weekly to have their hair set…and sample new toys!

By arrangement with the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, the show will be presented by Bloom & Stone, a creative agency and production company that focuses on creating meaningful and accessible content. Vanessa says the meeting of minds in the process was synchronous and that extensive research went into the writing of the script. They found themselves exploring heartfelt and hard truths in order to present a potent message about female sexuality and desire. “It’s been about finding the comedy in each of these moments, while exploring the moments that don’t require comedy,” she says. “It’s about answering the question we all quietly worry about - am I normal?

Director Jose Domingos says Tease! is a journey of self-discovery, “The themes are universal which means that I think there’s a little bit for everyone if not a lot for everyone.”

Written by Jose Domingos, Vanessa Frost and Tumi Morake, TEASE! opens with a preview at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square on 27th February and runs until the 21st March.

For a huge dose of thought-provoking fun, bookings can be made with Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com). Tickets can also reserved by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. Enquire about group discounts for corporate and team building events, women’s and special interest groups.

COMING SOON


LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

27th – 31st March

PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.


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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

27th – 31st March

You might have seen him on Netflix, Comedy Central or detention. Now watch him do what he does best in his new stand-up comedy special. This show has been over twenty years in the making – LOYISO MADINGA began crafting his jokes from the back of the maths classrooms. PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.

COMING SOON


BRUTAL LEGACY

2nd – 27th April

"Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant” - Sisonke Msimang


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Daphne Kuhn and Lesedi Job present 

TRACY GOINGs

BRUTAL LEGACY

directed by LESEDI JOB
starring NATASHA SUTHERLAND
with CHARLIE BOUGENON and JESSICA WOLHUTER

2nd – 27th April 


A gripping, uplifting and dramatic adaptation a new book, BRUTAL LEGACY, is now being created!  The play is based on the book by former television anchor and radio personality, TRACY GOING and her story of survival, inspired by her memoirs. The new South African production will preview on the 2nd April and premiere officially on the 3rd April at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square. It will be directed and adapted by award winning theatre maker LESEDI JOB with a cast including “Scandal” TV star NATASHA SUTHERLAND, CHARLIE BOUGENON and JESSICA WOLHUTER.

When South Africa's golden girl of broadcasting, Tracy Going's battered face was splashed across the media back in the late 1990s, the nation was shocked. South Africans had become accustomed to seeing Going, glamorous and groomed, on television or hearing her resonant voice on Radio Metro and Kaya FM. Sensational headlines of a whirlwind love relationship turned horrendously violent threw the "perfect" life of the household star into disarray. What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for - charming, handsome and successful - quickly descended into a violent, abusive relationship. The rosy love-cloud burst just five months after meeting her "Prince Charming" when she staggered into the local police station, abused and bruised.  A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye.

Women abuse in South Africa has reached endemic levels. This is why four influential South African women (Tracy Going, Lesedi Job, Natasha Sutherland and Daphne Kuhn) have come together to recreate Tracy Going’s story of abuse into a theatre play. The objective is to empower, inspire and enlighten – and to maintain the momentum of the discussion around women and child abuse. The production team is planning to hold regular Q & A sessions after the play with key members of the team.

BRUTAL LEGACY is a “must-see” production, dramatic and heart-warming but simply an uplifting human story of survival and triumph.

The production is proud to announce its media partner, KAYA FM.

Bookings can be made with Computicket (0861 915 800 or www.computicket.com). Tickets can also be reserved by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. Enquire about group discounts for schools, women’s and special interest groups, corporate and book club outings.

COMING SOON


ODD MAN OUT

30th April – 25th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews IN 2018


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ODD MAN OUT
30th April – 18th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews last year, this thought-provoking comedy is written by Australia's most prolific playwright,DAVID WILLIAMSON.

It is directed by MEGAN WILLSON and stars ASHLEIGH HARVEY, DANIEL JANKS, RUSSEL SAVADIER and MICHELLE LEVINE.

Alice and Ryan meet on a bus, and are quickly drawn to each other. They work hard to create a union. Alice marries the straight-talking Ryan, but soon discovers that he has Asperger's. This unconventional romantic comedy is packed with plenty of humour! Not to be missed.

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CALL US CRAZY

18th June – 6th July

Fast-paced, multi conventional, full of pun and intended meaning, CALL US CRAZY is essentially an hilarious comedy


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CALL US CRAZY 

with SELLO SEBOTSANE, MARITJIE BOTHMA and JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE

Written & Directed by JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE
Fast-paced, multi conventional, full of pun and intended meaning, CALL US CRAZY is essentially an hilarious comedy that sees South Africa laughing at itself. Fast paced and multi-conventional, full of pun and intended meaning!

The play tells the story of a disillusioned road construction worker, Oompie, whose mission is to tar all the roads in the world. Having worked for the same construction company over 27 years, Oompie breaks ranks with his colleague in a huff, after concluding that they work for an ungrateful and chauvinistic employer.

While Oompie's dream to tar the world sounds like an impossible and idiotic idea, a finer line of an ambitious character emerges as he succeeds in opening his own construction company, which he aptly calls Vuka! Africa Road and Paving Construction Company!

The play gives humorous, flash-glimpses of South African life in the townships, urban and rural areas, unconvincing parliamentary debates, challenges in government and more uniquely South African scenarios.

COMING SOON


JOBE (1)

28th May – 15th June

This fascinating, entertaining and performance-centered play, is based on the original biblical story of JOB.


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JOBE

with MUZI MTHABELA, MOGAU PAULINA MOTLATSWI, TITUS MEKGWE, SIMPHO MATHENJWA and TEBOHO SENGOAI
Directed By JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE

Why do bad things happen to good people?  When life is going smoothly, faith is easy. The test of faith always comes when life stops making sense.

The play “JOBE” is the story about a man who goes through adversity and pain, and longs for an explanation and counsel as to why his world has been turned upside down?

According to the Biblical tale, this counsel is revealed in a dramatic life changing dream/vision that hits his beliefs to the core and those of his friends and his wife’s.

This fascinating, entertaining and performance-centered play, is based on the original biblical story of JOB. The play was nominated for Best South African Script.

COMING SOON


Nik Rabinowitz in DRY WHITE

16th - 20th July

After a sold out season earlier this year, Nik Rabinowitz returns in DRY WHITE for a one week run.


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After a sold out season earlier this year, Nik Rabinowitz returns in DRY WHITE for a one week run.

In Dry White, NIK RABINOWITZ decided to explore the water crisis for his new show. Mostly because everyone thought the drought in Cape Town was going to last forever. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Now Nik will be forced to discuss other stuff too, which is a good thing because he feels like Jo'burgers didn't care thaaat much about the drought anyway. Some additional topics include: love, marriage, infidelity, transphobia, staying woke post forty, and whether the land should be given back. Just kidding, what white person wants to discuss that?!
It’s gonna be a riot!

COMING SOON


UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS

Friday 22nd March @ 20:15 and 23rd March @ 18:00 and 20:15

The trendsetting trio were at the forefront of including “world music” elements into mainstream rock in the mid-eighties and have recently reformed – with the intention of doing a few select concerts and recording a brand new album.


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Auto & General Theatre on the Square presents
Just Music recording artists 

UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS
with NEILL SOLOMON, DAN CHIORBOLI and GREG GEORGIADES and special guest artist ZACAS

Three Shows Only
Friday 22nd March @ 20:15
and 23rd March @ 18:00 and 20:15

Usher in the long weekend at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square with the popular and respected reunion of the much-loved UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS. The trendsetting trio were at the forefront of including “world music” elements into mainstream rock in the mid-eighties and have recently reformed – with the intention of doing a few select concerts and recording a brand new album.

Neill, Dan and Greg have shared 38 years of friendship and musical adventures and have had extremely eventful lives in the musical world, with all three embarking separately on a broad spectrum of wildly diverse, innovative and successful projects.

This long overdue reunion will feature a broad spectrum of music comprising old songs from The Occupant and Magic Man period such as Roxy Lady, The Stranger and Junk Foods and Disposable Ladies, new songs from the Different Places album as well as acoustic renditions from The Liberation Project’s recently released classic album Songs That Made Us Free. Greg’s virtuosity on the oud, bouzouki, banjo, ukulele and acoustic guitar will also be featured on a host of his own songs.

ZACAS will be joining the UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS for three special shows at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

Bookings are available at Computicket online or on 0861 915 8000. Tickets are R150.
You can also book directly with the theatre on 011 883 8606.
For more info contact Mika Stefano or Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or on theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

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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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