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The Purple Palace on Bree – finally a spot Capetonians can call their own

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

11 September – 28 November
Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00/20h15

About:

Covid-19 is a low down, dirty bitch, but Cape Town’s favourite flight attendants are back to brighten up your lockdown daze! The Trolley Dollies chose to ride out the national disaster in self-imposed silence, which means they’re bursting at the seams with unspoken shade, rage and newly reinstated alcoholic trade! In their brand show, “Big Sister – A Musical Tweet”, the girls dish the dirt (as they see it) on the alarming events of the past few months; whoever said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned never met a drag queen inconvenienced. The opinions expressed by The Trolley Dollies may not be popular, but we know you’re thinking the same thing, bitches!

Cost:

First Class      – R450
Business Class      – R420
Economy Class      – R390

Dress Code:

Look Fabulous! Gentlemen no sandals or shorts, or Cathy Specific will swallow you whole – and spit nothing out!

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

10 February – 01 May
Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00

About:

It’s Twenty-Plenty!… Wait, that’s not right. Wasn’t this rotation around the sun supposed to be the year of plenty? You bet your ass it was! We here at Gate69 intend to make that the case after all…

Plenty wine. Plenty laughs. Plenty love… and plenty SKIN!

It’s been 100 years since the roaring ‘20’s, when people finally woke up from their oppressive Victorian slumber and started having some fun, and it’s high time we followed suit.

Come and see the Trolley Dollies™️ as you’ve never seen them before. These 7-foot girly-boys are channeling agony aunt Aphrodite and her saucy son, Eros, in a bid to throw it back – WAY back. You heard us, the girls are going Greek. Ancient Greek!

Have you heard the one where Eros, Aphrodite, Venus and Cupid walk into a bar? No? Neither have we, but it sounds like a party… and only at Gate69!

Cost:

First Class      – R450
Business Class      – R420
Economy Class      – R390

Dress Code:

Look Fabulous! Gentlemen no sandals or shorts, or Cathy Specific will swallow you whole – and spit nothing out!

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

6 May – 05 June
Thurs, Fri & Sat

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 19h00 and the show starts at 20h00

About:

Cathy Specific, your First Lady of Flying, Queen of the Skies and 7-Foot Aviation Goddess is a firm believer that good things come in threes, but sometimes one must rely on the Power of One! In these dark times of comparative isolation, we have all been forced to take a closer look at ourselves – our values, our lifestyles, our flaws, our psychological foibles – in the context of a world that has shown us that everything we take for granted can be stolen from us in a heartbeat. That’s a lot for one person to deal with, but what if you had two people living inside your head? In Chatty Cathy, A One woMAN Show, Cathy is baring her breast (so to speak) for the world to see. There’s a lot more to this glamazonian girly-boy than meets the eye and she’s ready for her close-up, Mr. DeMille.

Cost:

First Class      – R450
Business Class      – R420
Economy Class      – R390

Dress Code:

Look Fabulous! Gentlemen no sandals or shorts, or Cathy Specific will swallow you whole – and spit nothing out!

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

04 June – 31 July
Thurs, Fri & Sat

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 18h30 and the show starts at 19h30

About:

Swansong
Noun: swan-song
// Metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort or performance given just before death or retirement.
// Referring to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song just before their death since they have been silent for most of their lifetime.

All good things must come to an end.
Now, don’t panic – nobody’s dying or retiring, but the time has come for The Trolley Dollies™️ to spread their wings and fly the coop! We have had the most wonderful five years at our Purple Palace on Bree, but it’s time for the world to see what these three bitches have been working on for all these years.
We’re hitting the road, Jack!
However, before we do that, we’ve got rather a lot to say about what the last five years of our lives have been about. You will never believe the kind of baggage – emotional and otherwise – that three drag queens can accumulate when left to their own devices. We’re airing our dirty laundry for the world to see one last time and leaving nothing to the imagination. We’re taking a trip down memory lane and reliving the musical highs, emotional lows and arthritic plateaus of our years at the theatre.
If you love The Trolley Dollies™️ and you love what we do, this is your last chance to catch us at our beloved Gate69.

Cost:

First Class      – R450
Business Class      – R420
Economy Class      – R390

Dress Code:

Look Fabulous! Gentlemen no sandals or shorts, or Cathy Specific will swallow you whole – and spit nothing out!

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

18 – 19 July
Sunday & Monday

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 14h00 and the show starts at 15h00

About:

Multi award-winning performer, Amanda Strydom, is a national treasure. Her cabaret “Stadig oor die klippers” won the Fiësta Award in 2019 and the Woordtrofee at the Woordfees in 2020. Strydom wrote and directed this glorious piece. The musical arrangements are by Coenraad Rall, her permanent musical director and accompanist.

In this cabaret, Strydom sings and talks about love, life, the human condition, death, souls in need, the “freaks” as well as prejudice and the vulnerable. She covers, as always, a huge spectrum of emotions – from hilarious to gut-wrenching sadness. Songs include a few of her own and others by Johannes Kerkorrel, Sting, Piaf, die Briels and Marlene Dietrich.

Amanda is as delighted as we are to be back at the Purple Palace!

Cost:

First Class      – R450
Business Class      – R420
Economy Class      – R390

Dress Code:

Look Fabulous! Gentlemen no sandals or shorts, or Cathy Specific will swallow you whole – and spit nothing out!

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