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The Best of Grahamstown’s Theatre Has Hit Jozi

By Jul 11, 2017 No Comments


Dada Masilo’s Giselle
Photograph by John Hogg

Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival celebrates its 14th birthday this year with a spectacular lineup of 28 theatre, dance and music productions which feature on both the Main and fringe stages at the National Arts Festival 2017 in Grahamstown.

Kicking off this Friday 14th and running until 30th July at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, the popular 969 Festival is providing diverse performances from all over South Africa. The 969 kilometre trek to Grahamstown is one that many theatre lovers cannot make and for Gautengers, the 969 festival is a convenient way to experience a cross-section of local talent. “The diversity of this year’s festival featuring dance, music, theatre and comedy is exciting. We are also delighted to be featuring so many Standard Bank Young Artist winners,” says Gita Pather, Director of Wits Theatre.

Enjoy a full day or night out with the 969 programme, which has been specifically structured for theatregoers to take in several shows with time for a drink at the theatre bar in between.

Join the festival by entering to win double tickets to MMU, one of 969’s most thought-provoking plays and stand the chance of winning an afternoon or night on the theatre scene.


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