Current productions



A musical adaptation of the award winning novel by Zakes Mda composed by Neo Muyanga

In Collaboration with CAPE TOWN OPERA The young cast which includes Magnet Theatre and UCT drama graduates, and some of the young Cape Town Opera Members, have come together under the direction of Mark Fleishman to create a musical version of the Zakes Mda novel HEART OF REDNESS. Shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize, […]



IN THE CITY OF PARADISE (Magnet Theatre Trainee Production)

A modern reworking of the ancient story of the House of Atreus

IN THE CITY OF PARADISE is a modern reworking of the ancient story of the House of Atreus in which the descendants of Atreus and Thyestes are locked in an ongoing internecine blood feud. It was originally created in 1998, during the time of the TRC, in workshop with students at UCT under the direction […]


Wednesday 29th April 2015.The Chinese Martial Arts Centre, Obs


An early years production about children and home

Ekhaya is a brand new production for under 10s created by The Magnet Early Years Theatre Company and is an expression of the relationship of children towards home. It delves into their understanding of being ‘’at home’’, in various contexts, and explores their associated feelings using age appropriate language, song, and clear imagery. This production will tour […]



Uvuno: The Harvest

3 Solo Shows and an Exhibition

Magnet Theatre presents 3 brand new works and an exhibition of a professional stage design project. This program has been developed with the 4 Expanded Public Works Program interns who have been with Magnet Theatre since August 2014. They are all 2013 graduates of the Magnet Theatre Full time Training and Job Creation Program. This […]



I Turned Away And She Was Gone

Jennie Reznek's new solo show

Three incarnations of women: a mother, a daughter and an old crone. A haunting of past, present and future selves. Drawing loosely on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, this new play explores the process of individuation, the inevitability of the journey into the shadow and into the unknown, of the bonds that connect mothers and children to each other, of loss and the dense beautiful soaring life that we are all traveling through.