SOWETO THEATRE marks a 10-year milestone since its opening in May 2012.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the theatre has a celebration season programme filled with poetry, comedy and music from thespians who have graced our stages in the past decade.
In it’s 10 years, Soweto Theatre has hosted legends both local and international such as, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sello Maake ka Ncube, Dr Hugh Masikela, Blondie Makhene, Sipho Hotstix Mbuse and many South African Award winning artists from Zakes Bantwini, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Sibongile Khumalo amongst many.
The first performance to bring the stage to life was an offering by South African artists Gloria Bosman and Concord Nkabinde followed by, by Malian singer-songwriter Salif Keita and the first play to be staged was, The Suitcase, an adaptation of Es’kia Mphahlele’s “The Suitcase” Directed by South African stage, television and film Director and Actor James Ngcobo.
The festivities will kick off with the Soweto Comedy festival comedians, who will keep audience in stiches such as as J-Boogy, Pele Pele, Kedibone Mulaudzi and Zicco Sithole as they provide a dose of laughter on Friday 27th May.
Saturday 28 – Africa Day Groove with performances by renowned artists from Sjava, Nomfundo Moh, Peanut Butter and Jam, Malcom Jiyane, Bcuc, Crazey Black Dudes, The Brothers Move On, Nathi B, Dj Mofaya amongst many more.
The weekends performances will close on major accord on Sunday 29, with Soweto most loved Seven Colour Sundays.
“As we celebrate a decade, we invite everyone to play a role. By working together, we can improve continuing professional development and opportunities for artists; promote quality and shared values across the arts spectrum and create the conditions within which change can continue to take place,” says Vincent Motau, General Manager at Soweto Theatre.
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Image (Sjava will perform at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday evening).