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Bryan Miles: Live

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A master of the wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles. His TV series has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not. “Absolutely phenomenal!” Leigh-Anne Williams (SABC 3 Presenter)

Bryan can seemingly influence and predict human behaviours. By using his skillset of magic, suggestion and psychology – he is able to theatrically manipulate your perception of the world. “Bryan Miles is amazing!” Jack Parow (Musician)

His one-man show sees Bryan sharing some of his unique obsessions with the audience. Bryan Miles is an ordinary person with extraordinary skills…whether it is extracting people’s inner most thoughts or controlling their behaviour – this show will keep you questioning the potential of the human mind! “I am obsessed with the human mind. Are the thoughts and decisions we make truly our own? There are cracks in the way we perceive the world – this show is all about exploring those cracks. Every thought we have results in some kind of action – I don’t read minds, I read people.” 

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ImproGuise presents: Improvical- A Made up Musical

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This is not to be missed. Cape Town’s longest running and most loved improv troupe will put all their skills, moves and creativity to the test as they make up a never seen or heard before MUSICAL right in front of the audience and based on their suggestions. “Who knows what it will be about?” says Tandi Buchan, artistic director of ImproGuise. “We’ll get a couple of suggestions on the night, and then, the lights will dim, and we will make musical magic up, for an hour.”

Joining the usual ImproGuise guys on stage will be veteran improviser Candice D’Arcy, who will be returning to her team for one night of made up madness, after making her new improv home in Oz for the past five years. Cast is Megan Furniss, Tandi Buchan, Brett Anderson, Ryan Jales, Pete Faure, Leon Clingman, Keren Lindley and Candice D’Arcy Music by Godfrey Johnson

ImproGuise, Cape Town's longest-running, award-winning, Improv Company have been performing continuously in Cape Town and around the country for the past 25 years, bringing you the internationally recognised short form Improv, TheatreSports. They have also introduced audiences to other fabulous Long form improv formats; some that they learned from fellow improvisers across the globe, and some that they invented themselves such as: Superscene, On the couch, Period drama, Improvised Chekov, Tribute, Little Space between, Soapathon, Jam Sandwich, First Kiss, Last kiss, Musical, Naked Improv, The Chair, Stuck in the Middle, Wordplay and their annual Improv fest, to name but a few. They perform and teach at various theatres, schools, corporates and festivals both in South Africa and abroad.

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See The Sea

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Theatre for the Early Years is a form of theatre specifically devised for very young audiences (0-30 months). Children are accompanied by at least one parent/caregiver and remain with the caregiver for the duration of the performance (approx 45 minutes). Performances are relaxed and intimate with small audiences. The experience is multi-sensory, interactive and exploratory. The facilitators lead the young audience through a series of sea-themed experiences, stimulating sensory perception and a sense of wonderment.

This relaxed, multi-sensory immersive experience is devised by sensory theatre practitioner Margot Wood based on her work with Early Years Theatre companies Helios Theatre (Germany), Trusty Sidekick (USA) and Oily Cart (UK)

Limited to ten babies accompanied by an adult.  Plenty of space for extra adults.



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50 Shades of Fairytales

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We start learning about fairytales and happily-ever-after before we can even walk. Then we grow up. Some of us wonder what ever happened to the fairytales and some of us, well... never believed in them in the first place. This whimsical and quirky song revue depicts the journey of two women (both played by Titilayo Adedokun) who evolve through their personal experiences of love, its challenges and its consequences. A collection of witty and thought-provoking songs that will leave you laughing, crying and oh-so identifying with the characters. 50 Shades of Fairytales explores the complexities of love and the consequences of expectations, and deals with these serious issues in a very satirical and entertaining way.

Review by Marina Griebenow (Theatre Critic, Cape Talk/Die Burger): "One of the things I envy my friends who live in New York is that late night, after the shows end on Broadway, stars sometimes head to intimate clubs where they let their hair down and give impromptu performances of hits from the musicals and lesser-known numbers by the same composers and librettists, in other words the stuff they would really like to sing. Coming across a show with the same sensibilities right here in the Mother City was therefore an unexpected and welcome pleasure! Titilayo Adedokun's cabaret show puts her audience in a New York state of mind with sophisticated material ranging from Gershwin to Sondheim and a finely honed, polished performance. She is a superb interpreter who has an extraordinary voice that she uses to great effect. In fact, she is a rare breed - a trained singer with an instrument that manages to straddle both the operatic repertoire and show tunes without the one style overwhelming or undermining the other. In a venue the size of Alexander Bar's theatre, it is understandable that she would rely on backtracks for accompaniment, but it would be a real treat to hear her performing in a venue like the Baxter Concert Hall (she does not need amplification) with a good pianist"

Audience reviews: "Wow, this show was amazing Titilayo is incredible So entertaining, went by in a flash We would love to see more and would definitely return with friends"

"Her best show yet. Pleasantly surprised by how good her acting, inducement of humour was, in addition to her singing ability. This show can run longer than 4 days, I thought."

"I really enjoyed it. It was the best way to end a week. Titilayo was awesome as ever. I liked the fact that it contained very powerful messages that were interspersed with humor. Well done Titilayo. I take my hat off for you for remembering all the text!"

“Excellent show Very entertaining, yet thought-provoking A truly enjoyable evening”

“Brilliant effort, talent and thought put in”

“She was brilliant! We loved her! If she had a CD we would have bought one. Keep doing what you're doing!”


Titilayo Rachel Adedokun

Titilayo Rachel Adedokun was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA to parents of Nigerian origin. A former Miss Ohio and 2nd Runner-up to Miss America, her talent and experience span different musical genres from classical, musicals and spirituals to jazz, blues and Yoruba music. She is known for her versatility, her range and an unparalleled ability to captivate an audience. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio, USA - studying opera by day and performing at a dinner theater by night - she has sung in opera houses and with orchestras all over the world and also performed in Musical Galas with the late Adolph Greene, Betty Comden, Lauren Bacall and Tommy Tune. As a recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, she moved to Italy where she studied with Renata Scotto and Vincenzo Manno while, at the same time, collaborated in concerts and CD recordings with the late jazz composer and pianist, Giorgio Gaslini. She was chosen by director Franco Zeffirelli to sing the title role in his production of “Aida” at Teatro Verdi in Busseto, Italy, on the centennial celebration of Verdi’s death. She has toured Europe in various productions including as Musetta in “La Boheme”, Kate in “Kiss Me Kate”, soloist in “Night Fever: Die Gala Der Film Musicals” and Billie Holiday in the Jazz Musical "Ella & Billie". As the vocalist for the Munich Big Band, “The Wine & Roses Swing Orchestra”, she returns to Germany to perform with the group. She moved from Munich to Cape Town five years ago with her family and is very thrilled to call this beautiful city "home".

Heike Brunner

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Austrian parents, Heike grew up speaking German, English and Afrikaans. Having since added French and South African Sign Language (SASL) to her repertoire, she performs in five languages. A graduate of the School of Dramatic Arts at WITS University in Johannesburg, Heike started in television as the writer/presenter of Fabuscopes, a daily, comical horoscope insert on The Breakfast Club on SABC 2. At the same time, she portrayed Angel, the bitch, in the Deaf TV sign-language soap opera Young & Speechless for four years. Heike lived in London for two years and Paris for a decade. She also spent a lot of time honing her skills in Los Angeles. In 2011, Heike and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa. Her credits include supporting roles in four feature films, the lead roles in five out of seven short films and a variety of stage plays performed in English, Afrikaans, German or French, as well as stints at the Grahamstown, ATKV, Avignon and Edinburgh Festivals. Heike was the English weather announcer on France 24, France’s 24-hour news channel. In 2007 her blog, Hollywood Reporter won Best Overseas SA Blog.


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Angie In Concert

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Angie is a rare breed of entertainer, often described as a “volcano waiting to erupt”!!  You will understand why when you see her perform, as she lights up the stage with the energy, passion, talent and stage personality one can expect from a true professional.


Originally from Liverpool in the UK, where she had huge success as a singer, Angie is no stranger to the Somerset West music and entertainment scene. 


She has performed in numerous shows at The Playhouse Theatre such as Showstoppers 2018 A Night at the Movies, her first acting role as Annie in Calender Girls or you might have caught her most recent performance as the talented and versatile Fairy Godmother in Cinderella The Panto. 


Her most recent claim to fame was being the first female compere' at the Helderberg Nature Reserve Sunset Concerts of which she is very proud.


Angie has the knack of keeping her audience enthralled and entertained with a collection of great classic hits as well as a few modern songs thrown into the mix which will definitely have your toes tapping and you singing along!


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ONT(POP)

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In die kaberet loer ons na die vrou deur die wêreld se oë. Hier sien ons die beeld van die vrou waar sy gaan van ‘n “lappop”, ‘n ma wat haar droom deur haar dogter wil leef, ‘n vrou wat n idee van haarself in haar kop skep, tot ‘n ma wat se liefde nooit eindig nie. Ons sorg vir behoorlike skaterlag, maar as die realitiet jou slaan, los dit jou met ’n traan in die oog en bring jou tot beseffing wat die vrou in die lewe regtig beteken.


Die universele vrou kan baie vorme aanneem, maar wat het hulle almal in gemeen? Hulle almal is deel van een groot gejaagte wêreld en die misleidende prentjie wat die wêreld skep van hoe ‘n vrou moet wees : mooi, maer, slim, aktief, ‘n besigheids vrou, terselfde tyd ‘n huis vrou, ‘n ma, ouma, vriendin, suster, niggie, tannie en tog wil sy net vrou wees. Ons vat die donker wolk wat op die vrou se skouers lê en sit ‘n silwer rantjie om - jy het die reg om ‘n vrou te wees en te lag daaroor! 

 Suenel & Sjanel het altwee uitvoerende kunste studeer, waar hulle ontdek het dat hulle drama-sielsgenote is. Beide was al in vele verhoog pruduksies en het ook al onderrig in die uitvoerende kunste gegee. Suenel was al te sien by die Kalfiefees, Stellenbosch Woordfees, in vele kinderteater - en industriële teater produksies. Sjanel het ook al haar verskyning gemaak by die Stellenbosch Woordfees, in kinderteater produksies, en sy is tans deel van Mike McCully and the Harmonix tribute to ABBA groep. Suenel & Sjanel stap ook in 2015 weg met die "Beste Nuweling" prys by die Woordfees in Stellnbosch.

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