Shows & Workshops 2017-05-19T09:52:49+00:00

Current Shows & Workshops

The South African Lipizzaners

An outing for the whole family!  All the way from Kyalami… experience the magic of the white stallions under lights at the beautiful Uplands equestrian centre.  Come early and browse around the Lipizzaner Shop where you can buy Lipizzaner branded clothing, children’s T-shirts, DVDs, key rings, postcards and lots more!

Fri 26 May 2017  at 7pm |  Adults: R150 – Pensioners and children under 12 : R100

Book Now

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?

A panel discussion facilitated by Dr Ashley Kruger.

Are the new hominin discoveries in South Africa, including Malapa and Rising Star, shaping our understanding of where we come from and further cementing the Out of Africa hypothesis?

What does it mean to be Human?  Perspectives from South African Palaeoanthropology.

Sat 27 May 2017  at 3pm |  Adults: R50 – Scholars : Free

Book Now

Big Boys the Third

The hottest new chapter of the ‘Big Boys’ saga is here. It’s wild, it’s unbelievable and it’s hysterical. Fresh innovative dance routines and larger-than-life action performed by the irresistible multi-award winning dudes. Ash and Brad are so flipping fantastic you’ll want to see it twice! Pre-booking is absolutely essential.

Sat 27 May 2017  at 2:30pm |  Adults: R80 – Scholars : R50

Book Now

Schubert’s Mass in G Major

Schubert’s Mass in G major is perhaps Schubert’s most famous mass and very easy on the ear.  It’s not a long work, about 25 minutes, so we thought it well to include some of the opera and classical music’s most famous works in the second half.  The Habanera and Toreador song from Carmen, Panis Angelicus, the Drinking song, and much more will be sung by the soloists and the two Uplands Prep Choirs, all with orchestra!  Our local Sempre Vino choir (which so brilliantly performed the Messiah last year) will be the main chorus and the soloists will be American soprano Kirsten Hutchinson, mezzo Linette van der Merwe, tenor Chris Mostert and baritone Daniel Verster.

Sat 27 May 2017  at 3pm |  Adults: R150 – Scholars: R50

Book Now

Boo to the Moon – Saturday Evening

Uplands College in association with DALRO is proud to present Paul Slabolepszy’s acclaimed play.

Set in the summer of 1986, Boo to the Moon recalls an incident which occurs in the lives of five Durban teenagers which will change their lives forever.

A car accident on the evening of their Matric Dance leaves them stranded and vulnerable on a deserted highway and the diverse crew is left to fend for themselves.

The leader is the ever-reliable head boy and first team rugby player, Coxie, who has the support of his girlfriend, Jessica. She is a prefect and top academic, confident and conformist, but waiting for a moment to rebel. Allie is the class clown and quintessential nerd; the brunt of all the jokes, but all he yearns for is acceptance. Myrtle is the pretty debating champion who knows so many facts but so little about the real world. And lastly, there is the feisty and rebellious Spider, who has only come along for the ride.

Their initial shock gives way to light-hearted banter along with bursts of energy and action which provides an opportunity to confront their insecurities and personal demons. The play embraces themes particularly relevant to teenagers, including peer pressure, sexual attraction, alcohol abuse and, within the political context, impending national service, or the choice to evade it by taking ‘the chicken run’ and emigrating to Australia.

Sat 27 May 2017  at 5:30pm |  Adults & Children: R50

Book Now

Au Revoir

Six multi-talented performers bring the hit show Au Revoir to the Uplands Festival’s intimate stage.  By popular demand, Vanessa Harris is on stage, and the cast also includes the well loved ginger… Brad.  It’s a cirque-comedy dance extravaganza that will stimulate the senses, with hints of burlesque, a little steam-punk, sensual acrobatics, quirky dance bits, outrageous physical comedy and dynamic vocals.  It’s a carnival smorgasbord for adults.  Escape reality for a night and enjoy this unique concoction of fun.

Sat 27 May 2017  at 7:30pm |  Adults: R120 (No under 16s)

Book Now

Boo to the Moon – Sunday Midday

Uplands College in association with DALRO is proud to present Paul Slabolepszy’s acclaimed play.

Set in the summer of 1986, Boo to the Moon recalls an incident which occurs in the lives of five Durban teenagers which will change their lives forever.

A car accident on the evening of their Matric Dance leaves them stranded and vulnerable on a deserted highway and the diverse crew is left to fend for themselves.

The leader is the ever-reliable head boy and first team rugby player, Coxie, who has the support of his girlfriend, Jessica. She is a prefect and top academic, confident and conformist, but waiting for a moment to rebel. Allie is the class clown and quintessential nerd; the brunt of all the jokes, but all he yearns for is acceptance. Myrtle is the pretty debating champion who knows so many facts but so little about the real world. And lastly, there is the feisty and rebellious Spider, who has only come along for the ride.

Their initial shock gives way to light-hearted banter along with bursts of energy and action which provides an opportunity to confront their insecurities and personal demons. The play embraces themes particularly relevant to teenagers, including peer pressure, sexual attraction, alcohol abuse and, within the political context, impending national service, or the choice to evade it by taking ‘the chicken run’ and emigrating to Australia.

Sun 28 May 2017  at 12:30pm |  Adults & Children: R50

Book Now

Mozart’s Requiem & Charl du Plessis Trio

You will experience music as you have never heard it before!  The Fons Partita Choral Ensemble will perform Mozart’s last work, his Requiem.  The Ensemble performed this in Pretoria in March, and Paul Boekkooi wrote in his review that it was one of the best concerts he has heard in his entire 40 years as a reviewer.

Sun 28 May 2017  at 3pm |  Adults: R180 – Scholars: R50

Book Now