June Theatre Listing in South Africa

Biko: Where the Soul Resides Runs till 13 June.

Market Theatre – Laager Theatre. Tickets R60-R130 depending on night.

Biko explores Steve Biko’s life from 1968 when he led the black student break-away from the white-controlled National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) to form an all-black South African Student Organisation (SASO). The play ends with his death in September 1977 in a police cell.

African Footprint

Emperors Palace, Kempton Park. Running till 20 June. R185-R225.

Internationally acclaimed African Footprint – a Richard Loring Production – is an explosive stampede of song and dance that tells the vibrant and diverse story of South Africa through a dazzling display

of traditional African, Kwela, Tap, Contemporary Ballet, Gumboot, and Hip-Hop Pantsula.

Von Memerty’s Circle of Life.

Pieter Torien Man Theatre, Montecasino. Running till 20 June. R125

Ian von Memerty, the versatile and multi award winning entertainer and his wife, Viv, a former S.A Latin and Ballroom champion have delighted audiences with their performances over the last 18 years.

The Boys in the Photograph.

The Mandela at Joburg Theatre. Runs till 11 July. R293-R466.

A powerful and passionate musical about young people on the verge of adulthood, young people wanting to love, play soccer and lead normal lives in a city dominated by violence and hatred.

Africa Umoja Spirit of Togetherness

Victory Theatre. Runs till 7 July. R115-R223.

Traveling on the beats of drums from the dusty streets of Soweto to all corners of the world`s best & biggest stages, Umoja tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music from the earliest rhythms to Kwaito.


Old Mutual Theatre on the Square. Runs till 10 July.

Back from Broadway and its huge international success DRUMSTRUCK by WARREN LIEBERMAN`S Drum Café, will burst onto the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square stage again for the World Cup season! This interactive and spectacular musical will have bums on seats with drums on seats – for an evening of sheer entertainment for all.


Hugh Masekela and Friends

Teatro at Montecasino. Thurs 8 & Fr 9 June. 8pm. R100-R375.

Legendary South African icon and jazz legend returns for an intimate experience. Celebrating Bra Hugh`s phenomenol repetoire that will leave the audience screaming for more.

9 June 2010, 5 p.m. presentation: The Idea of Music

Eric D. Clark (Whirlpool Production) and local artists “The idea of music. How instruments of convenience should facilitate and not delegate the musical outcome.”

The Ritual Store, corner Bree / Henry Nxumalo, Newtown

10 June 2010, 10 p.m., Live & DJs:

Whirlpool Production (Germany) Playdoe (South Africa/tbc.)

O.S.T., corner Bree / Henry Nxumalo, Newtown

Fifa Kick-Off Celebration

Orlando Stadium. 10 June. R450-R1400.

House of Holy Afro

Market Theatre Main Theatre. 12 June – 11 July. 11pm. R150

In shamanistic ceremonies in rural villagers in the heartlands of South Africa, ancestral spirits are summoned and revered with songs that arise from dreams. In the churches of the townships, soaring gospel songs lead people into states of spiritual communion and


Performed by seven singer-dancers, House of the Holy Afro weaves these spiritual melodies together with celebrated DJ Dino Moran’s driving housebeats and over-the-top club poetry of Odidi Mfenyana. A highly-styled package of Afro-kitch to electrify your eyes, ears and

bodies on the dance floor.

Beethoven Tangos

Sunday 13 June, 4pm. Joburg Pro Musica Theatre. R100

Take one portion of Beethoven`s Kreutzer Sonata for piano and violin and add a handful of Tango music by Astor Piazzolla. Mix well and spice up with some jazz. Music your ears will devour. Accomplished star musicians Zanta Hofmeyr(violin) and Charl du Plessis(piano) perform an exciting programme of eclectic musical combinations.

Jazz and African Music Nights

SA State Theatre, Pretoria. Friday 18 June. R60

In collaboration with Oppikoppi Productions The State Theatre will provide you with superb weekend entertainment. Artists of the calibre Selaelo Selota, Paul Hanmer, Ernest Motlhe to name just a few will be performing.

Berlin Grooves

Monday 21 June 8pm. Alexander Theatre. R80

2raumwohnung and Dellé in a joint concert. Both bands were founded in Berlin and have produced several international, top selling albums.

22 June 2010, 8 p.m., Live & DJ and Art:

The Teichmann Brothers & MC LJ (Germany/Kenya) & Fong Kong Bantu Sound

System (South Africa) Exhibition: STAD / CITY: TO LET / FOR SALE -the rebirth of the prospector- Photo installation by Alastair Mclachlan.

A project from the INTERMISSION gallery (18th floor) 19th Floor, Lister Medical Building, 195 Jeppe St., Johannesburg CBD

Defending the Caveman

Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino. From Wed 23 June. R135.

ALAN COMMITTIE stars in the all-time favourite “date comedy” that explores the reasons why okes don`t like to ask for directions and why girls need so much cupboard space. Directed by Tim Plewman from the original by Rex Garner.

Tolla van der Merwe: Storie Aand

Thurs 24 June. Centurion Theatre. R120

Stories uit Tolla van der Merwe se lewe met storiemense Zack du Plessis (Maak `n Las), Alan Hughes (Stoepstories), Jammies Jamneck (Stoepstories), Charles Claassen (Maak `n Las), die sanger Dusty Dixon en Tania du Toit, skrywer van Konsert van die lewe: Tolla van der Merwe (LAPA Uitgewers).

Johnny Clegg – Spirit is the Journey.

The Mandela at Joburg Theatre. 26 & 27 June. R191-R365

The 30th Anniversary Concert. With a career spanning 3 decades, Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa`s most prolific musicians and performers is no stranger to the music industry. By combining African music structures with Celtic folk music and international rock sounds,

Johnny pioneered a new and unique sound, establishing himself as South Africa`s biggest musical export. From Europe to the States, from Australia to Potchefstroom, audiences in sold out venues have danced to Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World, Crocodile Love, I Call Your Name, Take My Heart Away, and African Sky Blue.

Shaka Zulu – The Muical.

SA State Theatre. From Sat 26 June. R195-295

The celebrated story of the legendary Zulu King, Shaka, now on stage for the first time in musical form. This spectacular production features sizzling choreography, an originally created musical score and the cream of South Africa`s performance and production design


Newtown listing


13/16/19 June

Batsumi 14h30

Balé Folclórico da Bahia: Dance Workshop

21 – 23 June.Daytime.

24-27 June

Swan Lake 16h30 (14h30 on 27/06)

Xarra Books

Poetry Sessions:

12 June. 15h00

Mzwakhe Mbuli, Molemi Band, Tulamo

19 June. 15h00

Masoja Msiza, Myesha Jenkins & many more

26 June. 10h00

Phillipa de Villiers

Reading Session:

History of African Football: Anthony Akpan Ikpong, Masoja Msiza

26 June. 15h00

Cultural Sessions – Performances:

African Hospitality with Prince Makhubela

12 June. 11h00

Cultural Session: Venda cultural dance group, Ndou Musundwa

19 June. 11h00

The Newtown Restaurant Experience

11&12 June, 18&19 June Before & after matches.

Niki’s Oasis (Live Jazz), Cappello (House), Sophiatown Bar Lounge (Live Jazz & Afro Pop)


15 June. 19h00

The War

8 June. 20h00

Strings n Skins & Pops Mohammed

9 June. 20h00

Bassline Party Night

11 June. 22h30


12 June. 22h30

African Synergy present Afro-Grooves

13 June. 22h30

African Synergy present Afro-Grooves

15 June. 22h30

Moto! With CdeFatso (Zimbabwe), Zubz (Zambia/SA), TJ Dema (Botswana), Outspoken (Zimbabwe)

16 June. 22h30

Amaskandi Night with Bheki Khoza and Bongani Nkwanyana

18 June. 22h30

People & Places – Swazi Dlamini, Tshepo Mngoma & Mimi

19 June. 22h30

20Ten Cup Groove

20 June. 22h30

Olufemi & United Band

22 June. 22h30

Ghana Night

23 June. 22h30

Africa Night – Bongeziwe + Soweto Opera Quadro

25 June. 22h30

Brazil Night – Napalma with Papa Gaya & Banda Black Rio

26 June. 22h30

Oliver Mtukudzi “ Tuku” (Zimbabwe)

27 June. 22h30

Native Rhythms Productions presents Zonke, Zuluboy, Putuma, Vuyo

29 June. 22h30

African Synergy presents Afro Groovez

30 June. 20h00

Africa Night: Moticoma (Mozambique) & Dino Miranda