Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: January 20, 2017



Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as Told by Talented South Africans

Undoubtedly the darling of theatre venues, the Maynardville Open-air Theatre is currently hosting a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, another instalment of the Shakespeare in the Park productions. This is an old tale reimagined for the South African audience. Still filled with passion, betrayal and confusion, the performance began on Tuesday the 17th of January and runs until Saturday the 25th of February 2017.


Amongst Shakespeare’s best-known work, Twelfth Night is a story about twins, Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck during a storm. Stranded on the fictional island of Illyria off the coast of Africa, they immerse themselves into life on the island, making friends, falling in love and becoming entwined in love triangles until the mischievous twins eventually reunite.

The Cast

Bringing Shakespeare’s words to life are actors David Johnson, Elizabeth Akudugu, Lamla Ntsaluba and Awethu Hleli. The performance is directed by Geoffrey Hyland and the original score created by Neo Muyanga. Each brings their own unique flavour, creative interpretation and love of theatre to the performance to produce an entirely unique production of the classic.

The Maynardville Open Air Theatre

The Maynard Open Air Theatre is easily a favourite venue when it comes to anything of the cultural persuasion. Initially however, the land was property of the Dutch East India Company until it was taken over by the British authorities in 1795. It was only around 1949 that the park was able to transition into an open-air theatre venue. The venue became a successful means by which to raise money for local charities.

Book Your Ticket

Performances will take place between now and the 25th of February and it’s highly recommended that you get your ticket now before they are sold out. Ticket prices range from R120 to R180 each and are available from Computicket. The performances begin at 8:15 pm and finish at 10:45 pm.

Keep with the theme of heritage and culture and book your stay at Taj Cape Town. Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is only a 25-minute drive from the hotel and is certain to give your stay in Cape Town the big dollop of culture you need! Contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000. If you are looking for additional entertainment during your stay, simply contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.


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