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Baxter postpones shows to 2022

Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre has announced that it will be postponing two of its new shows to January 2022 as a result of increasing Covid-19 cases in the country. The two shows, Life & Times of Michael K and Kiss of the Spider Woman, were both

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A message from the Baxter Theatre

Dear Baxter Friend!     I hope that you are safe and well.       I am writing to you, as one who appreciates, supports and enjoys the arts and theatre.     May I start by saying that I am cautiously reaching out to you, well aware of the context of our difficult

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Aunty Merle comes to Joburg

Popular comedian Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego, Aunty Merle Abrahams, sashays onto the stage for the first time in Johannesburg with Aunty Merle, The Musical from 1 February to 3 March 2019 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre. Written by comedian Marc Lottering

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Celebrating mentorship

Following a year of collaboration, the eighth cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative culminated in an inspiring showcase of exceptional art at the Arts Weekend held in Berlin in February. This remarkable promotion of artistic creativity seeks to nurture the talent of

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Sophie Mgcina Award winners make their mark

The Market Theatre Foundation’s Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award is barely five years old and already all its winners are taking the South African industry by storm as they continue to celebrate the indomitable spirit of the late artist, teacher and cultural activist, Sophie Mgcina.

Lara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings returns

Lara Foot’s highly-acclaimed, award-winning play, The Inconvenience of Wings, returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, from 13 February to 3 March.      The production transfers to the Baxter, following a short season at the Theatre on the Bay, from 30 January to 10

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The future is too bright!

The 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Performance Art, Chuma Sopotela, is a multi-talented performer, having taken to the stage in various guises. It means I can have more confidence in what I do, that people I watching and are listening. It is truly a

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Keeping Dance Alive

The annual Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 5 to 14 October, providing a platform for South Africa’s top and upcoming dance companies to showcase the best of cutting-edge dance and choreography. The Baxter Dance Festival is the premier dance event of its kind

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The Inconvenience of Wings – ‘close to the bone’

Acclaimed writer and director Lara Foot’s award-winning play, The Inconvenience of Wings, is now on at the Market Theatre. Following its sold-out success at the National Arts Festival and the Baxter Theatre Centre last year, Lara Foot’s award-winning latest play, The Inconvenience of Wings, makes

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Artlooks & Artlines: Cradle of Creativity

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. John Kani, Pretty Yende, Steven Cohen, Lara Foot, Yael Farber, Mamela Nyamza, Robyn Orlin, William Kentridge and so many more other South Africans are homegrown superstars and they

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