Whirlwind of excellence in theatre, music, dance at Suidoosterfees

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THE “Cape Doctor” always brings the best medicine, like a stacked festival programme for Suidoosterfees 2022, to be held from 27 April to 1 May at Artscape in Cape Town. This year festival goers can expect a whirlwind of excellence in theatre, music, dance and conversations.

According to Professor Brian Figaji, chair of the festival board, everything is in place to offer festivalgoers a safe, unforgettable experience. “In the past two years the Suidoosterfees had to adapt its activities to meet national safety regulations relating to the pandemic. We hope to be able to present our festival on a bigger scale this year, and we invite everybody to join us.”


Festival organisers are keenly aware of the economic fallout caused by Covid-19; therefore tickets can be purchased at special discounts, and many productions are free of charge to the public – all in a safe, festive environment.

This year’s jam-packed programme emanates from sponsors’ and artists’ commitment to keep creating art, especially during challenging times. People can look forward to top class productions, varying from musical theatre to classical music, drama and youth theatre, to interesting book discussions. Artists on the programme include Nataniël, Brendon Daniels, Dean Smith, Antoinette Kellermann, Charlton George, Frank Opperman, Lauren Dasappa and Marlo Minnaar.

Koeksusters – Gatane Kusch, Dean Smith, Christian Bennett

The festival will require staff, artists and festivalgoers to provide prove of vaccination before entry. More information about this policy is available on the festival website and its social media platforms. For the complete programme, click here. Bookings can be made at Computicket.

The Suidoosterfees is brought to you with the support of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, City of Cape Town, Media24, Die Burger, NATi and kykNET.

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