Dance the winter blues away for a good cause at The Drama Factory this July

The July line-up is:
A Night of the Rolling Stones Unplugged
Gimme Shelter Band
4 July 19h30
Live Music
Tickets cost R 220 / R200

The Rolling Stones are the world’s longest-running rock ‘n roll band and arguably one of the most influential bands of all time. Four of Cape Town’s top musicians pay homage to The Rolling Stones and have been performing to sold out crowds all over the Western Cape. The musical spectacular Gimme Shelter Unplugged : A Night of Rolling Stones Music will be presented by Jake Gunn, Ruben Gerritz, Lenny Miskin and Wouter Reyneke. Stones followers can expect to hear all their favourites, like ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ and ‘Wild Horses’ and even a few they’ve never heard before.

The Drama Factory Fundraiser – Bullets Big Bash at THE DRAMA FACTORY Party!
The Bullets And Friends
5 and 6 July at 19h30
Tickets R200
Non-attending ticket R150

Following the ‘roof-raising’ performance by The Cape of Storms at The Drama Factory, The Bullets have very kindly offered to perform for the event which will not be a formal show but a chance to let your hair down and dance the winter blues away, or to sit and enjoy the music.

The Drama Factory’s roof took flight in April and the venue was fortunately able to get it fixed in quickstep time. While a lot of the damage was covered by insurance, quite a bit was not. The venue still needs to cover the shortfall and hope that you will come and enjoy some good old fashioned fun to that end. Some surprise guest appearances can be counted on for sure!

If you are keen to support our fundraising efforts but not around to party – there is a non-attending ticket option for purchase.

Guitar Heroes With Mel Botes

Mel Botes / Simon Orange / Francois Kruger
12 July at 19h30
Tickets cost R200 / R180
Back By Popular Demand – Get ready for a six-string extravaganza! Acclaimed musician Mel Botes returns to the Drama Factory with an electrifying new show: Guitar Heroes. After captivating audiences for over 30 years with critically acclaimed tributes Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd and Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits, Botes brings his unparalleled talent to a celebration of the guitar greats who have inspired him.

For decades, Botes has mesmerised fans with his meticulous recreations of Pink Floyd and Dire Straits masterpieces. Audiences and critics alike have hailed his ability to capture the essence of these iconic bands, praising his pinpoint accuracy and signature “Botes touch”.

Joined by a team of master musicians, this show also gives Mel the opportunity to showcase some of his original work together with that of a selection of the most successful rock guitarists of all time. Guitar Heroes promises a thrilling new experience, drawing on public demand. This dynamic production showcases Botes’ personal favourites from guitar legends like Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Chris Rea, BB King and many more.

Round of Applause, Reloaded

Written and performed by Marianne Thamm
14 July 16h00
Satirical comedy
Tickets cost R 170

After a whirlwind tour of SA, we are proud to present…Yet another … Round of Applause, Reloaded with veteran journalist and wit, Marianne Thamm. We know what went wrong in South Africa during State Capture, we live with it…but what went right? Come celebrate our strengths and our madness.

Join veteran investigative journalist Marianne Thamm, currently Associate Editor of the Daily Maverick, for an evening of conversation celebrating the strengths of South Africa’s democracy. Get ready for 2024 when things can only get better.

Growing Old Disgracefully
Written & Performed by Tonya Koenderman
19, 20 July 19h30
20 July 15h00
21 July 16h00
Comedy Cabaret
Tickets cost R180 / R160

Join international cabaret artist and comedienne, Tonya Koenderman in her hilarious show, Growing Old Disgracefully – a light-hearted, frank look at the funny side of ageing.

Do you put your car keys in the fridge? Do you forget why you walked into a room? Are your arms beginning to resemble batwings? You are not alone! Come enjoy a glass of wine or six for a show filled with laughter and just a few tears.

All your favourite songs will be featured, with a wicked twist. The evergreen but, no longer relevant “A Few of My Favorite Things” has been rebooted to embrace more age-appropriate, but fun themes, such as Xanax. Alcohol, and men…covered in toffee. “All about That Base” is now an ode to make-up, botox and other anti-ageing tools, while the classic “Memories”, from the musical “Cats”, is now about…well…remembering. All in all, you can look forward to a side-splitting night of entertainment and fun filled frivolity. Sorry, in advance, for the new laugh lines.

Albert Frost & Robin Auld: Brothers in Arms

Albert Frost & Robin Auld
26 July at 19h30
Tickets cost R200 / R180

Brothers in Arms features award-winning Albert Frost and veteran Robin Auld. These two top S.A. guitarists go way back together since the old days of the Brass Bell, when Albert was the young gunslinger with S.A. blues legends, The Blues Broers and Robin was having national hits with Z-Astaire. Over the years they have collaborated many times both as a duo and with bands, headlining shows at Grahamstown, Oppikoppi and many others. Their combined show features the various roots, viz. African, Folk and Blues influences in their playing in a mix of improvisation and roots songwriting. Songs from each other’s catalogues both recent and old are expanded and stretched, along with some select rock classics…a show of musical excellence not to be missed!

Steve Graham – Monsters of Rock

28 July at 16h30
Tickets cost R200 / R180

Steve Graham is now bringing his one-man live show Monsters of Rock, which features him playing the biggest classic rock hits with a virtual Steve Graham Band, inclusive of stunning video and visuals. It’s more than just a show, it’s an experience!

Monsters of Rock is a show that will rock the audience with high-energy songs, amazing guitar skills, and a spectacular stage presence. Steve Graham will take you on a journey through the history of rock music, from the 60s to the 90’s, with songs from bands like Pink Floyd, Meatloaf, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Police, Dire Straits, Van Halen, Toto, Journey and many more. The “Monsters of Rock” show has received such high praise by critics and fans alike. “Monsters of Rock” is a show that appeals to a wide range of audiences, from young to old, from casual to hardcore rock fans. It is a show that will create a memorable and unforgettable experience for everyone who attends.

Bookings for all shows can be made at or contact 073 215 2290

With its fully licensed bar and cosy, welcoming atmosphere, The Drama Factory is the perfect venue to enjoy top-quality entertainment with a group of friends or family. The solar-powered invertor ensures the show will always go on, even when there is load-shedding!

Make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory, booking in with one of their wonderful accommodation partners. Spend the night at The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach or Majorca House to enjoy the beauty and many other activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Visit the website for further details.

The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue.