A Marry Little Christmas at The Market Theatre

Wednesday Nov 29 - Sunday Dec 24       Cnr Lilian Ngoyi St and Miriam Makeba St, Newtown
Enjoy a laughter-filled journey this festive season as The Market Theatre collaborates with How Now Brown Cow Productions to present A Marry Little Christmas. This fresh South African comedy, penned by the talented Greg Homann, promises to be a theatre highlight. 

Showing until Dec 24, book four tickets or more, and you'll pay R150 per ticket. 

The story revolves around Arnold Hartmann, a 45-year-old with grand plans to propose to Natalie Cloete and host the perfect 'traditional' Christmas lunch to unite their two families. However, a nightmarish scenario causes him to oversleep, and before he can work up the courage to pop the question, their families start arriving, setting the stage for a series of comical events and mix-ups. This uproarious play weaves a tale of family, cultural traditions, love and misunderstandings, sure to uplift your spirits. 

This delightful comedy has its origins in the Writer's Collective called How Now Brown Cow. A Marry Little Christmas was crafted by Greg Homann during 2020's hard lockdown (he later assumed the role of artistic director at The Market Theatre in January 2023). 

With the guidance of multiple award-winning director, Charmaine Weir-Smith, a stellar ensemble of nine skilled actors brings the script to life including Antony Coleman and Kim Cloete who take on the leading roles, along with James Borthwick, Judy Ditchfield, Louise Saint-Claire, Ilse Klink, Roberto Pombo, Zolani Shangase and emerging actor Trevor Lynch. 

Playwright Homann explains, "This play has been a few years in the making, with the initial concept stemming from a lively festive lunch with my own family. While not directly based on my family, it draws deeply from the dynamics and antics of my own family."



Nov 29 2023 - Dec 24 2023
Market Theatre
Cnr Lilian Ngoyi St and Miriam Makeba St, Newtown

Price/Additional Info

R150-R250 p.p

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