Preview: Head into autumn 2022, with awesome April line-up at The Drama Factory, Western Cape

April 2022 shows at The Drama Factory- including premiere of Die Goeie Pa  

Where: The Drama Factory, 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
When: April 2022- scroll down for programme
Booking: With credit card or call 073 215 2290  
Parking: Yes – secure on-site

Staycation of a trip to The Drama Factory:   See the show, spend the night and enjoy the beauty and many activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Contact one of the fabulous accommodation partners, The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach and Majorca House, with proof of your ticket booking to receive a preferential rate on your stay. Info”  

A fabulous season has been programmed at The Drama Factory, for April 2022: Cabaret, music, drama. In 2021, The Drama Factory presented the premiere season of The Unlikely Secret Agent. The play received eight Fleur du Cap Theatre Award nominations and Paul du Toit received the Fleur Du Cap for best director. The same team that produced The Unlikely Secret Agent is presenting the premiere of Die Goeie Pa (The Good Dad), starring Erika Marais.  She was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for best actress in The Unlikely Secret Agent. Die Goeie Pa is based on The Good Dad, the play by celebrated British playwright Gail Louw.  Du Toit has translated the play into Afrikaans and is also in the director’s seat. Die Goeie Pa is described as a “striking drama- moving story of survival, redemption and victory.” The producers muse: “There is something lurking in every house… A happy family. A good father. A dark secret.” The theatre which is in a business park has secure parking and glorious views. Get there early and mingle in the charming foyer. Drinks and nibbles are for sale. Info as supplied:

This month brings cabaret, music, drama as well as a brand new play from the award-winning team behind The Unlikely Secret Agent, which premiered at The Drama Factory last year and was nominated for eight Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. “Kick off your April with some fabulous cabaret with MAD ABOUT THE BOYS (April 6 -10), starring Daniel Anderson, accompanied by Germainne Gamietwhich forms part of our first ever CabaretFest,” says Sue Diepeveen, owner of The Drama Factory. “We are excited to be hosting a gripping new Afrikaans drama, DIE GOEIE PA (April 11 and 12), starring Erika Marais and directed by by Fleur du Cap Theatre Award-winning director Paul du Toit (The Unlikely Secret Agent). Then we’ve got some fantastic music with the return of the always popular Clint Cunningham of Clint & Co, before we wrap up the month with Nick Payne’s beautiful play, Constellations (April 28, 29 and 30), a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory and hope.”

The full April 2022 programme line-up:  


April 6 – 10: MAD ABOUT THE BOYS  

MAD ABOUT THE BOYS is an ode to the lives of 20th century entertainment giants Ivor Novello, Noël Coward and Cole Porter. Think of a certain suave, urban style that reigned in theatre and the movies during the ’20s and ’30s. Think of cigarettes, smoking jackets and cocktails. Think of cynical epigrams, and sexy, witty, world-weary songs. Think of Cole Porter, Noël Coward and Ivor Novello – they virtually invented this style.   Starring Daniel Anderson, accompanied by Germainne Gamiet, this witty cabaret entails a series of vignettes round each of the Boys and, of course, the songs that made them immortal.   “It is the perfect mix of musical performance and storytelling, and Anderson glides seamlessly between the two modes of entertainment.” Madeleine Chaput – Daily Dispatch  


April 11 and 12: DIE GOEIE PA– PG 16 – mature Content GBV  

‘n Gelukkige familie. ‘n Goeie Pa. ‘n Donker geheim. Die vervaardigers van THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT wat 8 Fleur Du Cap nominasies ontvang het, bied aan die Suid-Afrikaanse première van DIE GOEIE PA. Vertaling en regie deur Paul Du Toit (Wenner – Beste Regiseur 2022). DIE GOEIE PA is gebaseer op die toneel stuk van die geprysde Britse dramaturg Gail Louw, THE GOOD DAD, en volg op twee hoogs suksesvolle speel vlakke  in London. Met Erika Marais wat pas ‘n nominasie ontvang het vir beste aktrise vir haar vertolking van Eleanor Kasrils. Moenie hierdie treffende drama misloop nie. ‘n Roerende verhaal van oorlewing, verlossing en oorwinning. DIE GOEIE PA – daar skuil iets in elke huis.  


April 22 and 23: FROM CREEDENCE TO CROCKER with CLINT CUNNINGHAM of Clint & Co  

Clint Cunningham, who has carved out an illustrious career, a well-known brand and legendary name for himself in the music and entertainment industry as a vibrant, remarkable entertainer and consummate performer; singer/songwriter/guitarist; engaging MC.; mesmerising storyteller and celebrated, renowned frontman of the phenomenal rock band, Clint & Co, returns to The Drama Factory for two nights only. Join him on a musical rollercoaster ride, performing hits from Creedence to Cocker in his popular one-man show.   Having garnered a wealth of experience in the world of showbiz Clint Cunningham, quintessentially, a born performer never fails to illuminate and ignite the stage with his powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality. FROM CREDENCE TO CROCKER is full of crowd favourites, hilarious stories and 1 or 2 unique originals.  


April 28, 29 and 30: CONSTELLATIONS  

Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party. They hit it off, and go for a drink. Or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. Perhaps Marianne is engaged to someone else, perhaps Roland is. Maybe she breaks his heart, maybe he breaks hers. Perhaps they come together and their love story can finally take root and grow, or perhaps it will be tragically cut short. Nick Payne’s beautiful play, CONSTELLATIONS explores how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory, and infinite possibility for heartbreak or for hope.   Constellations opened at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs before transferring to the West End, where it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Play.  
Written by Nick Payne, CONSTELLATIONS features Lisa Tredoux and  Jock Kleynhan, directed by Jeff Brooker  

The play may fixate on physics, but the chemistry between the two leads is potent enough to move an audience to tears.” ―Alexis Soloski, The Guardian  

Book for all shows securely online with a credit card at   For enquiries contact 073 215 2290     The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue.        

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About the 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 is also home to Speech Focus drama school and hosts a number of training initiatives, including a theatre lighting training programme.        

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Cabaret: Daniel Anderson, accompanied by Germainne Gamiet is performing in Mad About The Boys, April 6–10, 2022 at The Drama Factory. He will be accompanied by Germainne Gamiet. Supplied.
Music: Clint Cunningham, of Clint & Co  – is presenting from Credence to Crocker, April 22 and 23, 2022, at The Drama Factory. Supplied.
Relationship drama: Lisa Tredoux and  Jock Kleynhan are in Nick Payne’s Constellations, at The Drama Factory, April 28, 29, 20, 2022. Direction is by Jeff Brooker. Supplied.

❇ Featured image: Erika Marais is in Die Goeie Pa (The Good Dad), directed by Paul du Toit, which is premiering on April 11 and 12, 2022, at The Drama Factory. Supplied.