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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Adaptation of a Christmas Classic back by Popular Demand! VR Theatrical expands to collaborate with various artists under the banner Crewworks, to bring to the stage Charles Dickens’ Evergreen tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, with Jason K. Ralph as Scrooge, and Naret Loots as Everyone-one-Else, in this 2-hander adaptation by Elizma Badenhorst. Bah, Haumbug! The famous exclamation of Ebenezer Scrooge will be heard this ...

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

VR Theatrical’s new Mini-Musical comes to Johannesburg.  Stephen Sondheim, arguably the greatest living exponent of the Musical Theatre said: “Musicals aren’t written. They’re rewritten.” The Musical Theatre is the most collaborative of all the performing art forms made up of a rich tapestry of lighting and sound, costumes and special effects, music and lyrics, spoken text and choreography among various other elements. VR Theatrical commissioned ...

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Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Sergei Prokofiev’s Imaginative retelling comes to JHB! This spring VR Theatrical conjures up the irreverent Boy, the grumpy Grandfather, the lovable Duck, the fat Cat, the chirpy Bird and the big ‘bad’ Wolf in a whirlwind stage adaptation of this timeless tale, which has introduced generations of children to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. With a unique South African flair, this miniature ...

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

An Electric and Flamboyant Jolt of Rock and Raunch! by David Simmons Gate69 together with VRT theatrical theatre have once again unravelled this very bold and gutsy story on stage and this time around it is here in Johannesburg. Introducing complex characters to an audience can be a daunting task especially when the themes presented are strong, expressive and at times brutal. However, it is ...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Scrooge comes Alive on Stage this Christmas by Louw Mulder The age old tale of the miserable Scrooge in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, is evergreen and familiar to theatre goers worldwide especially with the silly season in full swing! For the first time ever, the tale of goodwill and cheer, has been adapted for the stage by Elizma Badenhorst, with the aim to entertain ...

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Macbeth, The Adult Panto

Macbeth, The Adult Panto

A Tale Twisted, Sheer Entertainment. by Louw Mulder I often hear all the whines and the moans from Cape Townians and Durbanites who complain about top shows only coming to Johannesburg. However, lately I am constantly seeing marketing and promotional material of quality productions staged in Cape Town, which never get to see the backstage of a Johannesburg theatre. At this moment, I am referring ...

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The Mysteries of Irma Vep

The Mysteries of Irma Vep

Eight Characters, Two Actors… and Irma Vep… By Louw Mulder You see the posters, two of South African Theatre giants in drag. You get convinced to go see this show, just because of VR Theatrical’s reputation. Half way through the first act, you think, “What am I watching”. At the end, when the actors take their final bow, you are saying: “I have to come ...

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I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Off-Broadway’s Second Longest Running Musical Comedy, is coming to Joburg and Cape Town   VRG Theatrical is proud to announce that a new, upscale production of I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change will be presented in Cape Town and Johannesburg from July to September 2016. Written by Tony® Award winner Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts, I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change is Off-Broadway’s love letter ...

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