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Fax: +27 21 809 7565
theatre@oudelibertas.co.za

Box Office times
Weekdays: 09h00 – 16h00
Sat: 09h00 – 13h00
On any show day open from 16h00

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Buy tickets at the theatre box office on the day of the event.

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Parking for wheelchair patrons must be telephonically arranged at 021 809 7380. The theatre will have an allocated parking with a personalized name as indication of the parking, as close as possible to the ticket office.

The lawn area opens at 16h00 . Come early for the best spots.

Christmas schedule
Closed on 23-27 December
Reopen 28-31 December
Closed 1-3 January
Reopen 4 January

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ROSENTHORN CELLO TRIO

25/01/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R220

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Join the 3 cellist goddesses of Rosanthorn Cello Trio for another bewitching cello experience. Rosanthorn combines the talents SAMA-Nominee Carol Thorns, Cape Town Philharmonic’s Dorette Roos and composer Anjulie Nock. Back by popular demand,this world-first all-female electric cello trio will be performing at Oude Libertas, 25 Jan 2019.

Rosanthorn have set out a compositional and technical journey to explore all that the Cello has to offer across multiple genres and timbres, with the help of South Africa’s top composers and producers. Their repertoire includes recordings and re-interpretations of works as varied as Vivaldi’s Double Concerto in G Minor, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Their arrangement of Abdullah Ibrahim’s Mannenburg and Bright Blue’s Weeping was commissioned for the opening of Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary Art. Anjulie Nock has composed new works such as Night Journey (with a stirring Game of Thrones feel) and an original Tango. The Parting, by Helmut Meijer, is a reflective, stripped-down, soulful composition which inspired their first music video. They have recently launched their first full length album (available on I tunes) and a new music video of ‘Secrets’.

Die drei Göttinnen des Cello’s sind wieder auf der Bühne. Nach der Vorführung in der vergangen Saison haben viele begeisterte Zuhörer angedeutet das diese Gruppe wieder eingeladen werden muß. Als Meisterinnen der drei roten Cello’s, werden neue musikalisch Zipfeln erreicht! Wenn Sie das Konzert im vorigem Jahr verpasst haben , haben Sie jetzt eine letzte Chance. Das Konzert hat auch eine neue große Überraschung in der zweiten Helfte.

 


***CANCELLED*** DNA STRINGS Homecoming

26/01/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

This show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

DNA Strings return to the stage in Stellenbosch`s beloved Oude Libertas open theatre for a reunion show fifteen years after their unique style first emerged in the Boland town. Their performances moved from background music at functions and weddings, to the incredibly energetic shows they became known for. In their seven year career, they recorded three studio albums and a Live DVD, and performed at venues all over South Africa, as well as international appearances, among others the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the UKKasie Afrikaans music festival in the Royal Albert Hall.

Their mix of Flamenco, Irish and African sounds captivated audiences of all ages and always left a lasting impression. The show promises to be exactly that – memorable, energetic, and magical – consisting of all their favorites from their touring days.

DNA Strings, se energieke instrumentale manier van musiek maak is asof mens ‘n inspuiting kry en opnuut die lus vir die lewe beleef!

Die mengsel van Flamenco, Ierse and Afrika klanke laat die gehoor uit hulle hande eet. ‘n mens sit vasgevang in genot en opwinding as mens na die spul luister. Dit bly mens by lank nadat mens terugkeer na die gewone gang van die lewe. Kom kry jou inspuiting!

DNA STRINGS spielt eine Vermischung zwischen Flamenco, Afrika und Irland. Seht rhythmisch, sehr energisch und mit viel Enthusiasmus wird musiziert. Man brauch keine Sprache zu verstehen nur mittanzen und Füße stampfen kommt von selber. Bitte nicht verpassen. Sie bekommen eine Spritze von Energie, Positivität uns Lebenslust ohne stechen und Pein.

 


8 Seasons- Vivaldi &Piazzolla

27/01/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Price: R220 / R 250

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The Eight Seasons
The concept of “The Eight Seasons” has been done many times all over the world as well as a few times in South Africa.
It is a compilation of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos (Le Quattro Stagioni) for Violin & String Orchestra, together with Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas).
All of those would be normally played with a Solo Violin & String orchestra which is the original intention of Vivaldi but not of Piazzolla. Piazzolla’s original was for his Tango Quinteto.
In this production we’d have 2 well known celebrated bands from Cape Town sharing the stage and giving us “The Eight Seasons”.
In this case we would have the original Piazzolla’s Four Seasons version for a Tango Quartet, combined with an arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for a Trio of Violin, Accordion and Bass Guitar.

CT Tango Ensemble
Stanislav Angelov – Accordion
Petrus de Beer – Violin
Albert Combrink – Piano
Charles Lazar – Double Bass

World Cafe Trio
Petruse de Beer – Violin
Stanislav Angelov – Accordion
Schalk Joubert – Bass Guitar

English
Vivaldi enthusiasts are urged not to miss this performance of one of the world`s all-time memorable and famous classical pieces, by the best in local talent. The entire 4 concertos are performed. The original work did not have music scores for accordion and bass, but audiences will be surprised by this tremendously refreshing new transformation.

German
Die vier Jahreszeiten (Italienisch Le quattro stagioni) heißt das wohl bekannteste Werk Antonio Vivaldis. Es handelt sich um vier Violinkonzerte mit außermusikalischen Programmen; jedes Konzert porträtiert eine Jahreszeit. Dazu ist den einzelnen Konzerten jeweils ein – vermutlich von Vivaldi selbst geschriebenes – Sonett vorangestellt; fortlaufende Buchstaben vor den einzelnen Zeilen und an den entsprechenden Stellen in der Partitur ordnen die verbale Beschreibung der Musik zu.

Afrikaans
Vivaldi se Vier Seisoene is `n gewilde, immergroen werk in die standard-klassieke repertorium. Die klassieke aanslag bly steeds die kenmerkende styl van die musiek, alhoewel die uitstaande musikante die Vier Seisoene met unieke instrumentasie van akkordion en basskitaar aanvul.

 


A Night at the Musicals

30/01/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R220

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In 2001 The New York Times referred to Andrew Lloyd Webber as “the most commercially successful composer in history”.

A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber is a culmination of 50 years of this composer of musicals’ incredible career on Broadway showcasing the most popular highlights from such showstoppers as Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Requiem, Sunset Boulevard, Cats and Aspects of Love.

With Niël Rademan (baritone) and the South African Sopranos accompanied by the multi-talented pianist Elna van de Merwe.

A Night at the Musicals

Hierdie is ‘n lekker luister program vol genotvolle oomblikke uit die mees bekende musiek blyspele. Andre Lloyd Webber en sy suksesvolle meesleurende melodië is alom bekend. In hierdie produksie blaas Niel Rademan, Elna van der Merwe en die “South African Soprano’s” nuwe lewe in die die musiek van Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Requiem, Sunset Boulevard, Cats and Aspects of Love .

Eine Nacht bei den Musicals

Die Musik von Andrew Lloyd Webber ist sehr beliebt und wird diesesmal aus der Schatzkiste geholt , abgestaubt und in den Vordergrund geschoben. Warum nicht? Ein Abend unter den Sternen mit Musik zum mitsummen, schöne Sängerinnen ausgezeichnete Begleitung und Niel Rademan als Schauspieler.

Melodien aus Evita, Phantom der Opera, Requiem, Sunset Boulevard, Cats und Aspects of Love sind bestimmt auf dem Menü.

 


Pieter Dirk Uys – When in Doubt say Darling

01/02/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R240

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“When in doubt say darling” – a new entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings.

After a sold-out season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Studio and the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, the newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show will be presented at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre.

Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment. Pieter-Dirk Uys is sorting out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla – and happily back to amandla. In the boxes are wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas, from Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers. See PW Botha impersonate Jacob Zuma! Witness Dr Piet Koornhof solve the Brexit stand-off! Celebrate the appearances of Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Nowell Fine and Evita Bezuidenhout!

At a time when a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: when in doubt say darling. If you can’t remember their names, just say darling. If you get lost along the road to somewhere, simply ask for Darling. He did it, and now Pieter-Dirk Uys also lives in Darling. Join him and many darlings on an exciting walk through this new minefield of hashtags and hate speech to the edge of the next cliff of crisis, when the end of the world seems nigh. It also used to be called a sunset, but here’s a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.

FROM MEDIA REVIEWS:

‘You laugh gently with this figure, who slips chameleonically through eras and identities, but you also sober up and acknowledge that the turning over of decades had rendered Uys an important elder of the theatre community. A unique and irreplaceable one. And this reason, as well as all the others, makes it unequivocally a work to cherish.’ – Robyn Sassen / My View / 24.4.2018

When in doubt say darling helps you to smile at what is happening in our country and realizing: it is your state of mind, your own sense of having fun, and finding the dark comedy and satire in many real-life situations that keeps us going. Strongly recommended. And when in doubt, just buy a ticket.’ –  Leon van Nierop / What’s on in Joburg / 24.2.2018

‘Pieter-Dirk Uys can be described as the gift that keeps on giving. A one-man artist who has perfected his craft, Uys has a wonderful rapport with his audience, punctuating his stories with some naughty asides and infectious laughter. There is still plenty of life in this ‘old’ man and may he remain the satirical genius he had proven to be.’ – Peter Feldman / Artslink / 5.4.2018

‘Pieter-Dirk Uys and the satire that kept a country laughing. Watching him on stage is always an experience. All the more reason to see it live.’ – Masego Panyane / Star Tonight / 17.4. 2018

‘Charming, chilling and confrontational Mr Uys. He understands he has a broader horizon behind him than ahead and he dusts off old targets to remind audiences that bad politics easily reinvents itself as a democratic solution. He offers audiences an opportunity to laugh at their fears, to confront fear, to understand it and prevent it from winning. Courage, honesty, compassion, healthy anger, information, respect and maybe a talent to amuse, are his keys to success.’ – Diane de Beer / Business Day / 27.3.2018

‘Once again Uys inspires because he is in familiar territory with rolled up sleeves. He is not yet done with his beloved country and its people. Uys always works with humour, a deep insight and compassion without mincing words.’ –  Laetitia Pople / Die Burger (translated) / 31.3 2018

‘Providing both commentary of the past 24 years of us being a democracy, as well as observing South Africans in all our wackiness, don’t be surprised if Uys eventually outlives us all.’ –  Steyn du Toit / Business Day / 30 3.2018

‘Magical moments in a life well-lived. Good stuff, Mr Uys!’ –  Lesley Stones / Daily Maverick / 2.4.2018

 


40 FINGERS VOLUME 2

02/02/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R190-R230

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After more than 500 000 online views and a performance on Table Mountain the four daring pianists who brought you 40 Fingers will be back with a brand new show. On 2 February 40 Fingers Vol. 2 will feature the talents of Charl du Plessis, Albie van Schalkwyk, Pieter Grobler and Elna van der Merwe with new arrangements for 8 hands on one and two pianos. Favourites like Rondo alla Turka, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 and jazz and pop hits like  “In the Mood, All of Me and The Girl from Ipanema” will delight audiences in dazzling new arrangements by Charl du Plessis.

Die 8 talentvolle hande van Charl du Plessis, Pieter Grobler, Elna van der Merwe en Albie van Schalkwyk speel opwindende klaviermusiek van Rondo alla Turka, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 sowel as jazz en pop hits soos “In the Mood, All of Me en The Girl from Ipanema .Die musiek word spesiaal verwerk vir hierdie opvolgkonsert en beloof om `n  selfs meer opwindend te wees as die oorspronklike 40 Vingers!

40 Finger Volume 2. Vier ausgezeichnete Pianisten Charl du Plessis, Pieter Grobler, Elna van der Merwe und Albie van Schalkwyk spielen die bezauberende Musik von Rondo alla Turka, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 und Jazz und Pop Hits wie “In the Mood, All of Me und The Girl from Ipanema”. 40 Finger spielen fantastisch deshalb sind sie zurück!

 


The Lady Day Big Band presents The South African Songbook

03/02/2019
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Price: R220

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The Lady Day Big Band founded by Lana Crowster (lead vocalist) and co-founders Amanda Tiffin (conductor) and Kelly Bell (trombonist) is South Africa’s first professional all woman big band. Their South African Songbook will showcase the versatility and showmanship of this talented group by merging traditional Jazz and Swing favourites with contemporary South African hits sure to get your feet tapping.

Die Lady Day Big Band ist die erste Big Band in Südafrika mit nur

Frauen im Orchester. Ja, das ist möglich!

Diese lebenslustige Big Band spielt eine Mischung von bekannter Swing und Jazz Musik mit vielen bekannten Melodien und auch Musik aus Südafrika!

Kommen Sie ruhig mit Vorfreude ins Konzert! Mittanzen und mitklatschen ist garantiert die Reaktion zu dieser Gruppe.

Bitte verpassen Sie dieses Konzert NICHT!

 


Amazing Boogie Woogie Blues Jazz with Silvan Zingg and Cat Simoni

06/02/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R220

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The international press calls him “The Boogie Woogie ambassador from Switzerland” . . . “Silvan plays as if he were from St. Louis – he could be my blues brother !” said Rock ‘n Roll legend Chuck Berry enthusiastically about the pianist.

. . . “a monster piano player” says Quincy Jones of the pianist who performed with Blues legend B.B. King at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Silvan Zingg’s unique Boogie Woogie piano style is characterized by a great portion of swing and blues performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality.

Over time the Swiss pianist established himself as a leading authority on the art of playing Boogie Woogie.

Silvan Zingg also hosts the annual International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland ! Check out his website: www.silvanzingg.com and his many YouTube videos !

Visiting Cape Town for the first time, Silvan will be accompanied by the outstanding talents of bassist Marc Duby and drummer Anthony Yoko, playing selections from his 5 star album ‘Boogie Woogie Triology’ and a host of other great blues based tunes.

But that’s not all ! . . .Silvan’s special guest for the concert at The Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, includes the fabulous voice of cabaret entertainer Ms. Cat Simoni, adding a touch of glamour and pizazz to what promises to be an exciting, finger- snapping, foot-stomping concert not to be missed !

Silvan Zingg van Switserland kuier vir die eerste keer in SA. Die internasionale pers noem hom die ambassadeur van die Boogie Woogie styl. Hy span kragte saam met top musikante, Marc Duby ( bas) en Anthony Yoko (drommer). Cat Simoni is ‘n opwindende kabaret sangeres en verleen pizazz en glans aan die aand.

Silvan Zingg ist ein charmanter und sensationeller Boogie Woogie Klavierspieler aus der Schweiz. Er is zum ersten Mal in SA und wird mit dynamischen Musikanten und Sängerin Cat Simoni, bekannt für ihren Kabaret Stil, auftreten. Zweifellos wird es ein schöner Abend mit Blues und Jazz Musik. Silvan Zingg Blues Jazz BAND besteht aus einigen der erfolgreichsten Musiker Südafrika’s Bassist Marc Duby und Anthony Yoko.

 


Stef Bos – Ruimte

08/02/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R240

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Een zanger
Vertrekt van toen
En reist naar nu
En verder

Een koffer vol songs
Die gespeeld willen worden
Zoals ze ooit zijn geboren
Met eenpiano
En een stem
Afgewisseld met nieuwe ideeën
Die onderweg zijn ontstaan

Een jaar alleen
Zoekendnaar ruimte
Want

Er is altijd een wereld
Die wij nog niet kennen
Altijd een taal
Die wij niet verstaan
Altijd een wonder
Dat we niet kunnen verklaren
Altijd een grens
Om voorbij te gaan

Stef Bos is a real-deal artists and is notorious for his vivacious love for South Africa and her cultures.
In this production of RUIMTE/ Space he will once again bring glorious songs and stories to illustrate his idea of the world and how we can live in it.

Stef Bos ist ein bekannter und beliebter Sänger aus Antwerpen. Er liebt Südafrika und spricht und singt immer zauberhaft über das Leben und die Welt und seiene Erlebnisse in Afrika.
Stef Bos spielt gerne im Oude Libertas Theater und wirft einen spontanen und lebenslustigen Überblick über Südafrika und die verschiedenen Kulturen.

 


Stef Bos – Ruimte

09/02/2019
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: R240

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Een zanger
Vertrekt van toen
En reist naar nu
En verder

Een koffer vol songs
Die gespeeld willen worden
Zoals ze ooit zijn geboren
Met eenpiano
En een stem
Afgewisseld met nieuwe ideeën
Die onderweg zijn ontstaan

Een jaar alleen
Zoekendnaar ruimte
Want

Er is altijd een wereld
Die wij nog niet kennen
Altijd een taal
Die wij niet verstaan
Altijd een wonder
Dat we niet kunnen verklaren
Altijd een grens
Om voorbij te gaan

Stef Bos is a real-deal artists and is notorious for his vivacious love for South Africa and her cultures.
In this production of RUIMTE/ Space he will once again bring glorious songs and stories to illustrate his idea of the world and how we can live in it.

Stef Bos ist ein bekannter und beliebter Sänger aus Antwerpen. Er liebt Südafrika und spricht und singt immer zauberhaft über das Leben und die Welt und seiene Erlebnisse in Afrika.
Stef Bos spielt gerne im Oude Libertas Theater und wirft einen spontanen und lebenslustigen Überblick über Südafrika und die verschiedenen Kulturen.

 


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