Following the successful launch of the Shakespeare Schools Festival in Cape Town and Johannesburg last year, Wynberg Boys' High will be hosting a fund raising event at the Kirstenbosch Gardens on the 27th and 28th of January 2012. Two plays from the 2011 festival will be showcased again - 'Macbeth' by Chris Hani Secondary school and 'As You Like It' by Wynberg Boys’ Acting Association - with female roles played by Wynberg girls. There are two casts - one for each day.


Rosalind - Nina Esterhuysen
Celia - Sarah Curry
Audrey - Emma Blencowe
Phoebe - Amalia de Abreu


Rosalind – Kristen van Graan
Celia – Rachel Hurry
Audrey – Kelly-Beth Oliphant
Phoebe – Genna Moss

It will be an early morning performance held on the steps of the Open Air Theatre in Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the greatest Botanical Gardens of the world. You will be surprised by the talent of our young aspiring actors, and the interpretations of the Bard's most classic plays.

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Scenes from Friday's show 'As You Like It'

The production is only one hour long, which means you can and enjoy the early morning garden after the show. The sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain will be the spectacular backdrop of this theatre, and it surely will give the poetry of Shakespeare's well known plays a whole new life.

We hope that you will support the Wynberg High Schools, and look forward to seeing you amongst our audience.

  • Time: 6:45 for 7am.
  • Place: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Open Air Theatre
  • Cost: R40 or R30 for block bookings of 10 or more.

Tickets can be bought at the gate or by calling the ticket office on 021 761 2866 / 021 799 8728

Kirstenbosch Theatre