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Claremont Dramatic Society Newsletter

The Hok, Thicket Street, Claremont, 7708

PostNet Suite 345, Private Bag X1005, Claremont, 7735

email: claremontdramatic@gmail.com


November 2017 – Number 174

Hi everyone!

This year is galloping away at a quite scary pace at this point – I am beginning to be alarmed. Still, lots of great theatre on before we call it a year so read on, McCDS!

The Unexpected Guest

CDS’s last show for 2017 ran from 27 October to 4 November. Audiences were not quite what we’d hoped for but a fair number of people came through to support and all reactions were positive. Like this one from Sheila Chisholm from the weekendspecial.co.za:

Her [Lynn Moss] treatment of this mystery resulted in The Unexpected Guest being an entertaining piece of theatre. One the Grande Dame herself would appreciate.

The Unexpected Guest is well-directed, well-acted and every word is heard. Well done!

And this lovely shout-out from Hello Muizenberg:

Wow! What a performance by the cast of the Agatha Christie whodunnit, Unexpected Guest.

A huge congratulations to cast and crew!

A huge thanks too to all who volunteered and worked FOH, box office and bar during the run. Your help is greatly appreciated! If you would like to volunteer during any of our shows, please contact a committee member – we always need more volunteers!

Hok cleanup weekend – Take Two!

Our Hok cleanup weekend has been relocated to the weekend of 2–3 December. We need to sort out the Mayor’s Office and the prop drawers. If you can, please pop in for an hour or so to lend a hand so we can make our little clubhouse purty and organised.

Hope to see you there!

CDS members evening – 8 December

The final CDS members evening of the year will take place at the Hok on Friday 8 December. Members evening coordinator Matt is busily compiling the list of entertainment for the evening but cut him a little slack as he’s rather occupied with taking his clothes off at Roxy Revue Bar at the moment! (Don’t worry – it’s in the Full Monty script. See further down in this newsletter for more details.) More info (on the members evening not Matt’s stripping) will be revealed (ha ha) closer to the time.

Hope to see you there!

Inter-society quiz

The inter-society quiz takes place at the Masque Theatre on Sunday 19 November at 18h30 (for 19h00). Tickets are R50, including dinner. The winner of the previous year’s quiz hosts so this year Fish Hoek Dramatic Society are hosting. If you would like to form a team (minimum four members) or join CDS’s current team, please contact a committee member and we will add you to our hopefuls for the Golden Duck!

Pinelands Players present The Full Monty

 full monty

Book now through Quicket.co.za: http://bit.ly/2y1jMR0

Constantiaberg Theatre Players present The Birdcage

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Book now through Computicket: http://bit.ly/2zJ53fD

Masque Theatre Players present Fame!


The Fame Early Bird special has been extended! Hurry, hurry – tickets are flying fast!

Book now through Computicket: http://bit.ly/2zYWWOZ

Director’s tickets

We need new directors for our CDS productions. If you are interested in directing, we’d love to have you! All you need to do is stage a short play or play extract at a members evening to get your director’s ticket. For more information or to propose a play, contact our members evening convenor Matt Roy (contact details at the end of this newsletter).

Digital archive

I am still working my way through the Hok’s collection of old programmes, photo albums, posters and DVDs and am constantly updating the list of CDS (and previously SoE) productions. Please have a nose through when you have a moment and let me know what you think: http://claremontdramatic.weebly.com.

See you at the theatre!



10 Oct–25 Nov Shakespeare in Love

presented by Eric Abraham

Fugard Theatre
10–25 Nov The Full Monty

presented by Pinelands Players

Roxy Revue Bar
17 Oct–11 Nov Die reuk van appels

presented by Theatrerocket

Fugard Theatre
1–25 Nov Die dans van die watermeid

deur Amee Lekas

Baxter Theatre
13–25 Nov Klara Maas se Hart is Gebreek, ensomeer: Die vloeistof trilogie

opgevoer deur Wessel Pretorius en David Viviers

Alexander Bar
14 Nov–2 Dec Moedertaal

presented by Naskrif Produksies

Fugard Theatre
14–19 Nov Die Nag Van Legio

directed by Albert Maritz

14–25 Nov Brother Love 2 Baxter Theatre
15–25 Nov The Champion

presented by Makukhanye Art Room

Alexander Bar
15 Nov–2 Dec The Birdcage

presented by CTP

Masque Theatre
24 Nov–9 Dec I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

presented by Milnerton Theatre Players

Milnerton Playhouse
25 Nov–9 Dec Shrek, the musical

presented by HHDS

Somerset West Playhouse
27–30 Nov Scars; The art in Growing up

written and performed by Shelani van Niekerk

Alexander Bar
27 Nov–9 Dec Nice Coat (Lekker Jas)

presented by Soli Philander

28 Nov–2 Dec Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny

performed by Craig Morris

Alexander Bar
30 Nov–13 Jan Aunty Merle, the musical

featuring Marc Lottering

Baxter Theatre
1 Dec–7 Jan Evita

presented by Peter Toerien and David Ian


presented by Robably Productions

Alexander Bar
11–17 Dec Black

presented by POPUpstairs

Alexander Bar
12–23 Dec Fame

presented by Masque Theatre Players

Masque Theatre
12 Dec– King Kong

presented by Eric Abrahams

Fugard Theatre

Claremont Dramatic Society Committee 2016:

Simon Dutton (Chair) simon.d@mweb.co.za Home: 021 683 8630 Cell: 083 327 7350

Santie du Toit (Treasurer) santsbabe@gmail.com Cell: 074 608 2670

Jenny Brandt (Minutes Secretary and Member Relations Officer): jennybrandt74@gmail.com Cell: 082 492 5984

Matt Roy (Members Evenings): hapunkey83@gmail.com Cell: 062 485 8001

Kim R2 (Communications): tzar42@gmail.com Home: 021 671 8687 Cell: 083 619 2441

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