Theatre preview: The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway- spectacular homage to Broadway – staged at historic Cape Town venues- December 2021

The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway- spectacular homage to Broadway – staged at historic Cape Town venues by The Cape Town Theatre Company  

Where and when- there are two performances:  

Dec 17, 2021, 7pm: Gallery 44
44 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town. On-street parking (entrance next to Tiger’s Milk)  

Dec  19, 2021, 8.15pm: Labia Theatre Cinema 1
68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town On-street parking  

Running time: One hour 15 minutes. No Interval 

Tickets: R130. Group, seniors and student discounts available Bookings: The show at Labia is fully booked. To book for Gallery 44- click here:

The Cape Town Theatre Company is staging The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway- a spectacular homage to Broadway -at two heritage Cape Town venues- Gallery 44 on Long (formerly the 2nd site of the legendary Space Theatre) and at the iconic Labia Cinema. The house is sold out for the Labia but there is limited availability for the show on December 17 at Gallery 44. The show is a tribute to divas- Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews. Patti LuPone, Audra Mcdonald, Lea Salonga and Sutton Foster.

As the Cape Town Theatre Company notes: “These are no ordinary names. They belong to seven sensational women who changed the very meaning of musical theatre as we know it today. Women who embody grandeur, talent and grace; women who demand their moment in the spotlight. To put it quite simply – divas.” This tribute to these formidable power divas will include signature ballads such as Don’t Cry Me for Argentina, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I Dreamed a Dream, Don’t Rain on my Parade and Climb Ev’ry Mountain. This musical masterclass showcase features some of Cape Town’s star artistes. Each artist will pay homage the to women that inspired her. They will be supported by “a magical ensemble choir.”

The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway

The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway is a new production and has been conceptualised to be staged at venues which have been a vital part of theatre history in Cape Town. The Labia Theatre and Gallery44 (formerly known as the Space Theatre- the 2nd venue of the famous theatre). This partnership with these venues, is very much about acknowledging the legacy and “rich history of Cape Town’s theatrical heartbeat, while re-imagining theatre after a life altering pandemic.” In years gone by, the Labia was used for live performance but it is primarily used as a cinema. It is wonderful to see The Cape Town Theatre Company, revive the Labia stage – for theatre.

About The Cape Town Theatre Company

The Cape Town Theatre Company was founded with a bottom line: “To create quality theatre for performers  and theatre-goers, while being accessible to all- to create memorable works on – and off stage – which uplift and empower their performers”, says Stephan Fourie who works with a core team on a project-to-project basis. ”We aim to create truly unique experiences from drawing board to final performance and a smattering of opportunities for veteran artists and budding theatre enthusiasts of any skill and experience level.” The company is operated by seasoned thespians and theatre-makers. They give back to the live performance industry by giving their time and waiving fees so that profits can be used to stage shows and ensure high production values – costumes and design (set, costumes, lighting, sound). The Cape Town Theatre Company has established itself as a producer of quality musical theatre shows and has delivered spectacularly during lockdown, with This Moment and A Boarding Line, which were staged at the Masque in Muizenberg – to sold out houses. The company has creatives involved across the Cape Peninsula- from Sea Point to Somerset West. The aim is to present an annual season of works – and to develop  a “nurturing a close-knit community for its players.”

Covid protocols

The Cape Town Theatre Company production team is committed to observing strict Covid protocols and asks audience members, “to please respect social distancing measures and that masks are worn where possible.” There will be temperature checks before entering the venues and sanitiser will be supplied. “We value our patrons and will do everything in our power to keep our cast, crew and audience safe. We encourage audience members to get vaccinated in order to reduce the spread and keep theatres open.”

The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway- spectacular homage to Broadway – staged at historic Cape Town venues- December 2021- the ensemble. Supplied.
The Seven Deadly Divas of Broadway- spectacular homage to Broadway – staged at historic Cape Town venues- December 2021


Directed and created by  – Matthew Kingwill and Stephan Fourie
Musical director – Regina Malan
Costume designer – Liz Roodt
Producer – Cape Town Theatre Company
Production manager – Stephan Fourie
Stage manager – Morag Tison
Lighting and sound designer – Gary Fargher
Tech – Gail Fargher  


Adri Louw – A tribute to Audra Mcdonald
Kaylene Hendricks – A tribute to Lea Salonga
Kristina Burge – A tribute to Sutton Foster
Megan Armstrong-Davies – A tribute to Patti LuPone
Nicolette Fernandes – A tribute to Barbra Streisand
Ruby Paton – A tribute to Judy Garland
Sian Atterbury – A tribute to Julie Andrews  


Bronwyn Carrie-Wilson Ella van der Riet-Field Guilma Stander Sikho Gaika Richard Whittaker Roman van Rensburg Ronel van Dijk Saskia Welz Stephanie Bergsteedt      

Sponsored content. Featured image: Back row left to right: Megan Armstrong-Davies (Patti Lupone), Nicolette Fernandes (Barbra Streisand), Adri Louw (Audra McDonald), Sian Atterbury (Julie Andrews). Middle row: Kaylene hendricks (Lea Salonga(, Kristina Burge (Sutton Foster). Front: Ruby Paton (Judy Garland). Images supplied.