Photo: John Hogg

Photo: John Hogg

Stage and screen

Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed! In this section, we provide information on current and forthcoming productions and adaptations from all over South Africa, as well as some reviews of recent productions and profiles of theatre practitioners and companies engaging with Shakespeare.

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Current and forthcoming productions | Reviews and profiles

Current and forthcoming productions

Shakespeare in Love at The Fugard Theatre (from 14 August)


Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the 1998 Oscar winning film of the same title.

For bookings and more information, click here.

Abrahamse and Meyer's Macbeth at Monte Casino (15 August - 9 September)


After the success of Hamlet in 2017, Pieter Toerien proudly presents Abrahamse & Meyer’s dazzling take on Macbeth – William Shakespeare’s shortest, darkest and most thrilling tragedy.

This production comes to Johannesburg hot on the heels of its European debut at the world’s largest and most prestigious International Shakespeare Festival. Macbeth is currently being studied by Grade 12 English Additional Language as well as Grade 11 English Home Language learners.

For bookings and more information, click here.


Othello, directed by Claire Mortimer (Think Theatre). Reviewed on TheLuvvie.

Hamlet, directed by Clare Mortimer (Think Theatre). Reviewed  on TheLuvvie.

Twelfth Night, directed by Geoffrey Hyland (Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Cape Town). Reviewed on WeekendSpecial and litnet. 

The Past is Prologue, directed by Tamar Meskin (University of KwaZulu-Natal): one and two

All's Well that Ends Well, directed by Geoffrey Hyland, Little Theatre (University of Cape Town), March-April 2016 [PDF].

Coriolanus, directed by Rohan Quince and Nicola Pilkington, National Children's Theatre (National School Tour), February-June 2016 [PDF].

DCoriolanus, directed by Myer Taub (University of Pretoria). Reviewed in Business Day.

Shakespeare in Love, directed by Greg Karvellas, (The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town). Reviewed on WeekendSpecial and Broadway World SA.