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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:

15 November
Sun – ONE SHOW ONLY!

Time:

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

About:

Amanda Strydom wrote State of the Heart in 1993 and won the Dalro and Showtime awards for Cabaret of the Year. It was the first of her six self-penned one woman plays to date, in which she integrates a storyline with music to create a one-woman musical theatre experience.

We are delighted that State of the Heart will celebrate its 27th birthday with us!

This timeless love story gently pokes fun at the Afrikaner soul and gives a glimpse of the history of South Africa from the twenties to the late seventies. It was a time when women had to know their place, peroxided their skins (because freckles were considered common), men wore braces and smoked Springboktwak and Boeremeisies had to marry Boereseuns.

The heroine, Maxie de Meyer (a Boeremeisie) falls in love with Raymond G. Bartlett (a dashing rooinek) who also happens to be a R.A.F fighter pilot – and a drama in the tradition of Springbokradio serials unfolds.

Strydom sings in English, Afrikaans, French, German, Dutch and Zulu.

“Indeed, this is the most delightful cabaret I have seen… en dis sommer alles te lekker!” – Derek Wilson, Argus

“It is thrilling, gloriously sentimental and totally absorbing. It leaves one’s heart singing.” Gill Lord, Cape Times

“…’n aand soos ek lanklaas beleef het!” Egbert de Waal, Die Burger

“In State of the Heart she not only reaffirms her status as a cabaret performer nonpareil, she also shows that she’s an exceptionally gifted writer. State of the Heart represents the emergence of a real writer of South African theatre. Wonderful stuff” Richard Simpson, The Citizen

“She is an entertainer of the highest order.” Andile Xaba, The Star

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:

4 December – 06 February
Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat

Time:

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

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:

March 27 – June 13
Wednesday – Saturday

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 19h30 for a drink in the bar. Doors to the theatre open at 20h00 and the show starts at 20h30.

About:

It’s Twenty-Plenty, and we here at your local Purple Palace intend to act like it.
Plenty food. 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 in 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

This includes a mouth-watering purple Tequila soft serve ice-cream after the show.

Dress Code:

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

SHOW DETAILS

Date:

November 09
Saturday

Time:

Suggested arrival time on our red carpet is 18h30 for a drink in the bar, dinner is at 19h00 and the show starts at 20h15.

About:

ATTENTION!!! Gate69 is all about old school, as you basic bitches know… but honey, the 80’s called and they want their leg warmers back.

So, we’re bringing it forward, paying it forward, dropping it like it’s hot and popping and – let’s just quit while we’re ahead. We don’t even know what that shit means. For one night only, Gate69 presents Kevin Fraser in his unofficial and officially uncensored cabaret debut in the heart of the Mother City!

It’s a one-of-a-kind ticket to his one-of-a-kind world tour, “Leave The World Behind”.

Don’t be a doos, BOOK NOW!

Cost:

First Class      – R600
Business Class – R600
Economy Class – R600

This includes a delicious designer mezze served on a double-tiered Lazy Susan, a separate hot soup and bread service as well as a mouth-watering purple Patron soft serve ice-cream for dessert.

Dress Code:

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

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