Current productions

G7: Okwe-Bokhwe 2019

G7: OKWE-BOKHWE was originally devised by  Mandla Mbothwe with the fifth cohort of trainees on Magnet’s Full Time Training and Job Creation Programme 2017/2018 and performed at the Gugulethu Memorial site. The Magnet Theatre trainees returned as graduates and third year interns to perform the production for the 2019 tour. This powerful production is based […]


Stone Play

STONE PLAY is a physical theatre performance for 3 -6 year olds which will delight the whole family. It  takes us back to the beginnings of humankind, back to a long-forgotten world of light, shadow, song and storytelling. It traces the beginnings of paint and visual expression – stone, ground into powder, rain to make […]


Anitgone (not quite/quiet)

ANTIGONE (not quite/quiet) “Ninganiki Okungcwele Ezinjeni” This hard-hitting new work created by Magnet Theatre in collaboration with the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Theatre Dance and Performances Studies (CTDPS) explores the nature of protest and responses to power, untangling the tragedy of our current moment in South Africa. Subtitled Ninganiki Okungcwele Ezinjeni which is […]



Ritual and rock, song and sound ground this performance. As they jump from stone to stone, four performers remind us of the importance of family, the power of journey, healing and the significance of finding our way home. Designed by Asiphe Lili With Palesa Mohlala, Asamkela KK Ketelo, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Yvonne Msebenzi Assisted by: […]



SH! In the rustling of paper, we find celebration of both sound and silence. Three actors play amongst discarded pieces of newspaper as they learn about the world around them. News! News! News! It is everywhere! How do we both break away from and engage with a world saturated with news and newspaper? Designed by […]