Now On Stage


Alan Committie is (still) alive with ...  THE SOUND OF LAUGHTER, his BRAND NEW Festive season stand-up show that premieres this December.

As a 40-year-old comedian with slightly greying hair, Committie is trying to be a little more serious about his comedy. Which essentially means new material but the same suit ...
Covering everything from
      • Selfies to Christmas Elfies
      • Banting whilst bunting
      • The final say on the Pistorius trial
      • A beautifully nuanced recreation of The Sound of Music - in 8 minutes
      • A powerful if ineffective examination of War Horse and why it cannot solve the Middle East Crisis
      • Special appearances by Johan van der Walt and demotivational speaker, Trevor Tahor
      • This promises to be an evening you don’t want to miss. Unless you do, in which case, you come to another night. Don’t be silly. That’s how theatre works. You knew that. Plus, if you book now, we will throw in an interval somewhere in the middle of the show for free. Except for the drinks. And snacks.

        To see Alan's audition for the role of Rolf in Pieter Toerien's presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, please click on VIDEO under 'Learn More".

02 December 14 - 17 January 15

Show Time:

TUESDAY 02 DECEMBER 2014 TO SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015. Mon to Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 8.15pm | Wed 31 Dec @ 9.30pm

No performances on:  Tue 16 Dec, Thu 25 Dec, Fri 26 Dec and Thu 01 Jan

Running time:  Two hours and 15 minutes, including the interval.



War Horse at Artscape Opera

WAR HORSE IS NOW OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT. The extra perforamnce that we added on Wed 31 Dec at 2.30pm sold out in a morning. What a fantastic response Cape Town - thank you!
As of May this year, more than 2 million people have seen War Horse in London, with over 5 million seeing the production worldwide since its opening at the National Theatre in 2007.  The production has been seen by The Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Prince William and Prince Harry as well as other famous faces including Michael Caine, Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightley, Madonna, Penelope Cruz, and Steven Spielberg, who commissioned a new film adaptation of the novel, that premiered in January 2012.

During its successful run on Broadway, War Horse received 5 Tony Awards, plus a special Tony for Handspring Puppet Company. The puppets in War Horse are handmade by 14 of Handspring’s craftsmen and women.  Joey, Topthorn and Joey as a foal are each operated by three puppeteers called the Head, the Heart and the Hind, who work together to make the horse noises, bringing the equine puppets to life onstage and creating the character of each horse.  There are 23 puppets in total that include a goose, two swallows and two crows. Considering Handspring’s pivotal role in the production, Chris Harper, the producer of War Horse said, “… bringing the show to South Africa is a particularly special moment in the history of this show.”

War Horse is in its seventh successful year on the West End in London. The play has also been presented in Canada, the USA, Australia, the Netherlands (in Dutch), Germany (in German), and has recently toured the UK and Ireland.

05 December 14 - 04 January 15

Show Time:

Artscape Opera – Cape Town - 2014

FRIDAY 05 DECEMBER 2014 TO SUNDAY 04 JANUARY 2015. Tue to Fri at 7.30pm · Sat at 2.30pm & 7.3pm · Sunday @ 1.30pm & 6.30pm

Friday 26 December @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm. No performance on Thursday 25 December. Wednesday 31 December @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

Suitable for 10yrs+
Running Time:  2 hours and 35 minutes with interval




21 January 15 - 31 January 15
03 February 15 - 14 February 15
18 February 15 - 14 March 15