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Shakespeare at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Inspired by the annual productions in London's Regent Park, Shakespeare has been performed every summer at the open-air theatre in Wynberg, generally performed with a local, contemporary twist to add to the entertainment. Some very talented South African actors and directors have been showcased at Maynardville and the plays are extremely varied despite the fact that they are all Shakespearean. Recently ballet has been added to the Maynardville itinerary, with world-class ballet companies performing. Every season there are at least two or three productions so there is some choice, and they often try to ensure that there is something more traditional and something more original and creative to choose from. On warm summer evenings many theatre-goers begin the evening by picnicking in the park before the show begins. There is also usually a small funfair and a food market with numerous stalls selling different culinary treats, just a little way away from the actual theatre area. For details on what is showing check out the official website listed below, or phone 021 421 7695 for more information.

Venue: Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Date: January to March 2015 TBA

Website: www.maynardville.co.za