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MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY!

3rd – 21st December

one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two-parts Prozac!


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MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY!

Steve Solomon’s international smash hit, starring leading actor, MICHAEL RICHARD, returns to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square for a limited run. Inspired by Steve’s hilarious family, this delicious play is one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two-parts Prozac! You don’t have to be Italian or Jewish to enjoy it. All you need to know is what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache! Oy vey! or should that be mamma mia? MICHAEL RICHARD will navigate through a tricky minefield of voices, dialects and sound effects, conjuring an array of wacky family relationships in this joyous production. End the year on a side-slitting note with this festive season celebration of comedy.

Times: Tuesday – Friday @ 20:15 and Saturday @ 18:00 and 20:15

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EVIL

14th – 25th January

adapted from Swedish writer, JAN GUILLOU'S semi-autobiographical novel Ondskan


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EVIL
adapted from Swedish writer, JAN GUILLOU'S semi-autobiographical novel Ondskan
directed by LAINE BUTLER and MIKE DA SILVA

starring JAQUES DE SILVA

EVIL is the chilling account of the teenage years of Erik Ponti, a victim of bullying. Voted one of the top plays of the Imaginate Youth Festival in Edinburgh, the South African production premiered recently at the National School of the Arts, the National Arts Festival and at Redfest, where the startling performance of actor, Jaques de Silva, was enthusiastically praised.

EVIL is hard hitting and poses questions on how we cope when confronted with extreme situations. A “must-see”, thought-provoking and challenging production for all.

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LOVING YOU

28th January – 15th February

Experience the complexities and joys of love and romance through a spectacular re-imagining of the music of Broadway.


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LOVING YOU
Love Songs from the Musicals

conceived by SHARON SPIEGEL-WAGNER
directed by DREW BAKKER
starring SHARON SPIEGEL-WAGNER, LORRI GLASCHEN, and LANCE MARON.


Join an award-winning cast for a night of songs from your favourite musicals - and stories about the stages of love.
Experience the complexities and joys of love and romance through a spectacular re-imagining of the music of Broadway. 

Times: Tuesday – Friday at 20:15 and Saturdays at 18:00 and

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OR NOT TO BE… HOW SHAKESPEARE COULD CHANGE YOUR DEATH!

18th -29th February

What if Shakespeare knew something about death that we don't?


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OR NOT TO BE…
HOW SHAKESPEARE COULD CHANGE YOUR DEATH!
What if Shakespeare knew something about death that we don't?

New York based actor, playwright, and scholar, SIMON FORTIN, animates Shakespeare’s death speeches and distills from them the possible foundations for an art of dying befitting our times. Shakespeare creates remarkable swan songs for his actors, to better expose for both our pleasure and enlightenment the various shades of experience, the pain, the pathos, the terror and the humour.
Despite its topic, this show is full of levity and good fun!

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THE NARCISSISTS

3rd – 21st March        

Superb performances by acting luminaries.


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A new play by GAIL LOUW (UK/SA)
THE NARCISSISTS
starring FIONA RAMSAY, GRAHAM HOPKINS and TESSA JUBBER
A beautiful Hungarian ex-model, married to an extremely wealthy entrepreneur with severe narcissistic tendencies, consults a self-styled psychotherapist. With humour, poignancy and a degree of shock, the truth behind all three of these difficult personalities is laid bare - and the possibilities for their future. Superb performances by acting luminaries.

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SOBER SEX

1st – 4th April

NTOSH MADLINGOZI is a comedian and actor with a thirteen-year career across comedy, television, cinema and corporate MC work.


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SOBER SEX

NTOSH MADLINGOZI is a comedian and actor with a thirteen-year career across comedy, television, cinema and corporate MC work. From his debut in 2005, he has featured in shows such as Blacks Only, Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Tshwane Comedy Festival and appeared in various TV shows. SOBER SEX shows Ntosh’s obsessive interest in the human condition that delves into different background observations, self-discovery, male and female dynamics and the unlearning of bad habits. 

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BORDERLINE

28th April – 23rd May

A gripping, powerful play that deals with complex family relationships and the consequences of unresolved trauma.


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PAUL SLABOLEPSZY’s new play
BORDERLINE

Directed by BOBBY HEANEY
with ANTONY COLEMAN, MASASA MBANGENI and PAUL SLABOLEPSZY

A gripping, powerful play that deals with complex family relationships and the consequences of unresolved trauma. BORDERLINE, written by South Africa’s most prolific and award-winning playwright, is shot through with dark humour and surprising twists and turns! An exciting new South African play, not to be missed.

 

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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

26th May – 6th June

Back after a sold out run in 2019


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LOYISO MADINGA returns after a sold out run in 2019 in PROBLEM CHILD
LOYISO MADINGA
, an award-winning comedian, became an internet sensation when he was selected by Trevor Noah to be the first ever African correspondent to The Daily Show. Having started his career in 2012, he rose to fame in a short amount of time and earned the Savanna’s Comic Choice Award in 2014. His brilliant commentary and incredible brand of humour has endeared himself to the public.

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NIK RABINOWITZ LIVE

10th – 20th June

South Africa’s funniest Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian returns to Sandton in 2020


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NIK RABINOWITZ LIVE
South Africa’s funniest Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian returns in his new show for a limited two week run. After numerous sell out seasons at the theatre, NIK RABINOWITZ returns to Sandton with his new stand up comedy show.

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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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