Prattle – July 2018

Yet another production put to bed and if you missed Miracle on South Division Street you missed out on a really good play, full of humour and poignancy, that was both well acted and directed. The revues were great and we had enthusiastic feed back from all who saw it. It’s just a pity there weren’t more who did, as it deserved better audiences. Our thanks to Judith Herbig and her cast and crew for a job well done and for all the hard work put into it.

There’s a whole variety of entertainment on offer at the Playhouse during the next few months so read on for details.

Friday 31 August @ 20h00
We  are proud to present
Directed by Brian Botha

Come along and enjoy the wonderful sound of these talented young performers who, under the expert direction of music maestro, Brian Botha, will provide us with an evening of really great entertainment.

We are extremely privileged to have them perform at the Playhouse this evening as this will be the award-winning group’s swan song. All the boys are in matric and start writing their mock matric exams on the following Monday. They will perform on the main stage so, let’s fill up the auditorium and give them a warm Milly’s welcome for their final performance.Doors will open at 19h00 and if the weather is cold, there will be freshly brewed coffee and hot chocolate available at the coffee bar to warm you up and our smiling barman, Neal, will be ready to serve you if you fancy something stronger for inner warmth.

23 to 25 August @ 20h00
 The Dance Studio Cape Town
       A dance extravaganza  
Compiled, choreographed & directed by Jules Armstrong

With it’s theme of ‘Good & Evil’, it has fabulous costumes designed by Jules and includes an aerial act and a vocalist.
Bookings: Jules 084 365 6622 or Lindy 083 444 6524
Note: There is an 18+ age restriction

Rehearsals for our end of year production will kick off with a cast and crew getting-to-know-you, social get-together on Saturday 15 September.

This is a very different Christmas play. It’s classified as a black comedy, but even though the theme may seem rather macabre, there are lots of laughs and some touching moments too.

It’s good, seasonal, family fun and just the thing to get you in the mood for the holidays –  or maybe not, if your family is anything like Julia Dowling’s and should you have an unexpected guest like hers at your Christmas dinner table.

The play will run from 23 November to 8 December.


It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of one of our loyal, pensioner members, Betty Norris, after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Betty and husband Allen, have been faithful, audience attenders at our productions since they joined the society and they both also used to help out at the coffee bar from time to time. A tiny, little lady with a very sweet nature, Betty’s presence will be sorely missed at the Playhouse and our deep sympathies go to Allen and their family. We were so pleased to see Allen, accompanied by his son, continuing to support the Players at the final performance of Miracle on South Division Street.

I also met Sheila Wilson the other day, for the first time in a long while, only to discover that her husband, John, had passed way last year. I thought we hadn’t seen them at the Playhouse for some time. They were also regular audience members and always booked front row seats.

We wish both Allen and Sheila strength with coping without their lifetime, marriage partners. Allen and Betty were married for 51 years and Sheila and John 53.

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