May 2023 music line-up at The Drama Factory

Where: The Drama Factory, Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
Special offer: Book for more than one show-  during the weekend of May 26, 27, 28 – and receive a complimentary drink voucher

Bookings: On the website or contact 073 215 2290  

The Drama Factory – about a 45 minute drive from Cape Town- is buzzing with a stunning line-up of music shows for May 2023. There is a special deal: If you purchase tickets for more than one show on the weekend of May 26, 27, 28- you get a voucher for a drink. The bar in the foyer is stocked with lovely nibbles, so get there early and enjoy the good vibes, before the show. There is a generator (solar powered- nice and environmentally friendly) so the shows will go on. Read on for more. Info as supplied:

Music on stage: Get your secret season sizzling, with a great May 2023 music line-up at The Drama Factory

There’s a great music line-up for May at The Drama Factory that’s guaranteed to get your secret season sizzling!

In addition, book for more than one show during the weekend of May 26, 27 or 28, 2023 and receive a complimentary drink voucher! 

There’s nothing like feel-good music to lift our spirits and share great times with friends and family,” says Sue Diepeveen, owner of The Drama Factory. “Come enjoy a night of superb entertainment by our talented South African artists, while celebrating some of the most classic songs of all time.”

The May 2023 music programme at The Drama Factory:

Friday May 26 at 19h30

The Revival: A Tribute to Cat Stevens & Rodriguez” featuring Gareth James Trio

Tickets cost R170/R160

Full House Circle Presents The Revival: A Tribute to Cat Stevens & Rodriguez featuring Gareth James Trio, with Gareth James, Ruben Gerritz and Keith De Bruyn.

A feeling of nostalgia is evoked when listening to the music of legendary artists, Cat Stevens and Rodriguez. This tribute is designed to make you feel exactly that! Gareth James has been performing his sell-out, rave review The Revival: A Tribute to Cat Stevens and Rodriguez in various venues countrywide. Patrons can look forward to hearing Cat Stevens’ hits like “Moon Shadow, Lady D’arbanville” and “Wild World” to mention but a few, as well as Rodriguez’s hits, “Sugar Man, I Wonder” and “Rich Folks Hoax” amongst others.

Saturday May 27 at 19h30

A Tribute to CCR and Smokie featuring Gareth James Duo

Tickets cost R170/R160

Full Circle House Presents A Tribute to CCR and Smokie featuring Gareth James Duo, with Gareth James and Ruben Gerritz. Celebrating 25 years in the music industry this year, self-taught singer / songwriter, Gareth James, brings you his “Tribute to CCR and Smokie”, an unplugged show. Gareth’s Tribute to legendary artists’ Creedence Clearwater Revival and Smokie, will feature popular hits such as “Oh Carol”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n Roll to Me”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain? and “Living Next Door to Alice”, to mention but a few. It has been said of Gareth that he has the ability to capture the attention of his audience and take them on a journey.  Gareth will be joined on stage by rested and well-known Cape Town musician Ruben Gerritz, on acoustic guitar and vocals. 

Sunday May 28 at 4pm

“We Built This City” – 80s Tribute by The Morning After Band

Tickets cost R180/R160

The Morning After Band, featuring Dirk Klut, Gerhard Oosthuizen and Shannon Sutherland-Clark, presents We Built This City” – 80s Tribute.Get ready to rock out to the biggest hits of the 80s, as The Morning After band, who brought you their “Country Roads” show, bring you their ultimate 80s tribute show. When it comes to the 80s, it wins hands down for the most memorable songs of all time! Featuring some of the greatest hits of the decade, including songs from legendary bands like Queen, U2, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac and Def Leppard, to mention but a few, this show is guaranteed to have audiences dancing and singing along to the popular music of the 80s.

Don’t miss this other great music show in mid-May 2023:

May 18 and 19 at 19h30

Amy Winehouse – the diva and her demons

Tickets cost R180/R160

We welcome back Kerry Hiles with her brand new show, Amy Winehouse – the diva and her demons. Rebellious, adamant, gifted, Amy Winehouse was – first and foremost – a jazz singer. This often gets lost within the scope of her enormous pop stardom, her tempestuous love life and substance-abuse problems. She passed away aged only 27, but if we really want to understand how Amy Winehouse died, we need to look at how she lived… This tribute show unpacks the brief and impactful life of this once-in-a-generation talent and features 12 of Amy’s hits acoustically interpreted for a live trio.  With Kerry Hiles (bass) Rob Thompson (guitar) and Kristo Zondagh (drums). Please note: explicit language warning. Creative Team: Written and performed by Kerry Hiles.

Book for more than one show during the weekend of May 26, 27 or 28 and receive a complimentary drink voucher! 

Bookings 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.

Venue info for The Drama Factory:

Address: 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
Driving time from Cape Town: About 45 minutes
Secure parking: In the business park, where the Drama Factory is situated. Bring driver’s license – details recorded at entry for security purposes
Generator: solar powered invertor so shows goes on
Food: Drinks and snacks (including their famous samoosas)

Wheelchair access: Yes

The Drama Factory

Established in 2017, The Drama Factory has become renowned as a prime destination for patrons to enjoy quality entertainment across a range of genres in a relaxed and welcoming environment. As well as showcasing mainstream productions, The Drama Factory offers creatives a venue to workshop performances, providing an affordable space for artists to bring their creative ideas to life. The Drama Factory hosts a number of training initiatives, including a theatre lighting training programme. Through its relationship with organisations such as the Anna Foundation and Masikhule, The Drama Factory enables opportunities for young theatre goers to attend performances and workshops, assisting to build audiences and artists for tomorrow. 

Committed to providing a platform to nurture original South African theatre productions, The Drama Factory also co-produces new work, such as the What Did The Fox Say? series, which was sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

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✳ Featured image: The Morning After Band performs We Built This City – 80s Tribute, on Sunday May 28, 2023 at The Drama Factory in the Strand in the Cape, South Africa. Sponsored content.