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What to Expect: Cape Town

Published on 15 June 2021

Mandisi Dyantyis will be on the programme at the Cape Town edition of Standard Bank Presents

All Cape Town shows will be hosted at Gallery 44, the theatre venue at 44 Long Street.

The Standard Bank Presents programme can be viewed online here and all booking links are on the show page so you can book your tickets directly from there.

You can find a calendar view of the National Arts Festival Programme here

Tickets for Standard Bank Presents are on sale now.

Children’s show The Magic Shell from Jungle Theatre, will delight families of young children, by stepping into a world where animals and humans are connected. Their imaginations become rooted in culture and nature. Ideal for 4-7 year olds but great for most primary school children, there are two shows at 10am and 2pm on 17 June.

Restorians, the Jitsvinger Trio’s latest musical collaboration, focuses on the social history and cultural wealth of past generations and how these shared stories create a new musical form that speaks for an entire generation. Jitsvinger is an Afrikaaps (Afrikaans with local Cape Town dialect) vernacular performer and vocalist who combines Hip Hop, poetry, self-composed music, theatre and storytelling with an authentically South African, home-grown sound. Catch it on 19 June 2021.  

The Jitsvinger Trio
Sophie Joans and Maggie Gericke in The Flower Hunters.

It’s a day of jazz on Sunday 20 June with Mandisi Dyantyis and Siya Charles on the line-up. Although both artists have travelled extensively, they both have roots in the Eastern Cape.

Fans of the Fringe will also have an opportunity to buy tickets for a performance that will be recorded for the National Arts Festival Online. The Flower Hunters from Maggie Gericke and Sophie Joans, is a tribute to the messiness of life and the ongoing tussle between dreams and reality. See it on 22 June. 

Based on Credo Mutwa’s ‘The Coming of the Strange Ones,Qondiswa James’ new dance theatre performance Ndinxaniwe, explores the insidious effects of patriarchy and colonial conquest on present day rural boyhood on 25 & 26 June. 

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place during all of our live events. Mask wearing will be essential, there will be social distancing and spaced seating as per the government regulations and there will be no interval. The venues will be thoroughly sanitized between events. 

The Magic Shell
The Jitsvinger Trio
Mandisi Dyantis
Siya Charles
The Flower Hunters
Ndinxaniwe by Qondiswa James