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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ROCKIN’ MBOKODO

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: […]

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SH!

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 […]

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G7:OKWE-BOKHWE 2017

Directed by Mandla Mbothwe Created with the Trainees on the Magnet Theatre Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme 2017/2018 Okwe-Bokhwe (Like/of a goat) is the final performance project of the year for the 2017/2018 Magnet Theatre trainees. It is a part of a broader project – The Gugulethu 7 Project – that looks at notions […]

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I Turned Away And She Was Gone

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.

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SCOOP: KITCHEN PLAY FOR MOMS AND BABES

SCOOP is the first ever South African baby play for mothers and babies between the ages of 2 weeks to 12 months. This play is performed in a self-contained tent, a relaxing space, and fits 6 moms and babies at a time. With the use of sounds, songs, lights and textures, babies are taken on […]

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KNOCK!

KNOCK! is new indigenous South African theatre especially created for little ones. 4 performers enter the space and explore the natural material of wood, its sounds, what it can do and what it can make. Stimulating for the imagination, the cast create strange and magical animals and images with wonderfully shaped pieces of forest wood. […]

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Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking

A piece about dislocation, about what home means. It explores what it means to lose the safety and security of home as a result of war and the consequences of that irrevocable loss in the life of a young girl. It traces the story of a young girl who loses family and home brutally and irrevocably and is forced to journey to a new place through many dangers and uncertainties.

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