What’s On 2018-01-15T16:32:57+00:00

What’s On

What’s creating the buzz in the 2018 season of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival…

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphonic Shakespeare: 18 – 20 Jan

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents Symphonic Shakespeare, music by Tchaikovsky, Nicolai and more, illustrating some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays like Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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Cape Town City Ballet

Les Sylphides and Firebird: 24 – 28 Jan

The Cape Town City Ballet presents the exotic Firebird.  In this sylvan setting, she flits through the trees as the evil Kotschei weaves his spells on the forest creatures.  The programme also features the classic Les Sylphides the first ever ballet performed at Maynardville in 1956.

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Cape Town Comedy Club

Jesters in the Park: 31 Jan – 03 Feb

2018 sees the debut of “Jesters in the Park” produced by The Cape Town Comedy Club, and hosted by thespian legend, Rob Van Vuuren. This production showcases some of SA’s brightest stand-up talents under the Maynardville stars. This chance to laugh at the stars is not to be missed and best enjoyed with friends and family.

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Siv Ngesi and Pink Couch Productions

The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare: 07 Feb – 01 Mar

This summer, Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew comes to life under the stars with a meeting of classical text and modern twist.  Tara Notcutt makes history with an all-female cast, something never before seen on a South African stage in this dark comedy of Kate, a headstrong woman, and her tempestuous relationship with Petruchio, the man who is set on wooing and winning her.

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