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

Julius Kesara at the Artscape Theatre (Cape Town, September 2017)

Directed by Siyabulela Sikawuti, Julius Kesara is a multilingual production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring an all-female cast. The production grapples with the uncertain South African political landscape, while also acting as  a tribute to Sol Plaatje and other writers who contributed to translating Shakespeare into their mother-tongues.

For bookings and more information, click here.



Cape Town: Artscape Theatre,  9-11 March; Baxter Theatre, 8-13 May 

Grahamstown: Rhodes University Theatre, 23-25 August

Durban: The Playhouse Company, 3-9 September

Johannesburg: Joburg Theatre, 5-10 September 

George: George Arts Theatre, 7-10 September

Bloemfontein: University of the Free State, 22-23 September


Reviews and profiles


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 with Devaksha Moodley, Kamini Govender and Donna Steel (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]