Winners for CATA 2017

The annual Cape Amateur Theatre Awards (CATA) were held on 5 March 2018 at the Maque Theatre in Muizenberg. The evening recognised outstanding achievements in the Cape Town Community Theatre.

G&S received 3 awards on the evening: Carrey Wallace received the Best Support Actress in a Musical for her role of the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz; Alastair Cockburn received Best Musical Director for Trial By Jury; and David Bolton received a Certificate of Excellence for his solo “If I were king of the forest” in The Wizard of Oz.

G&S Development presents a Music Literacy Workshop


  • This workshop course is generally aimed at lay folk without any formal music training or real music literacy knowledge.
  • The course will be presented in a fun and informative way with easy to understand information.
  • This course should be viewed as a broad music literacy overview. It is a short course and does not aim to be a complete and detailed course of study.
  • The basic purpose of the course is to give the participant an overall idea of the “language” of music with the ultimate aim of enabling/equipping them to follow (read) the vocal line in a music score more accurately and to follow printed musical directions with confidence and understanding.
  • Also, to give a broad overview and appreciation of various aspects of “classical” music including styles, genres, orchestral structure etc.
  • Participants will have a chance to put their “learning” into practice through GROUP SINGING.
  • It must be emphasised that it is not the purpose of this course to create “instant” musicians of the participants, but rather to enhance their overall appreciation and enjoyment of music in general.

The workshop will be presented as a complete course of five, each approximately 1.5 hour, running from 27 February to 8 March 2018.


G&S paid up members: FREE; Non–G & S Members: R200 per participant.
For more information, contact Alistair Cockburn at

Ruddigore Cast Announcement

After 23 years, Ruddigore returns to the ArtsCape Theatre for a limited run, 21-29 July 2018, this time sporting a South African flair….

We are thrilled to announce the cast:


Sian Atterbury – Rose Maybud
Monika Voysey – Dame Hannah
Kerryn Warren – Mad Margaret
Barend van der Westhuizen – Robin Oakapple
Niel Koekemoer – Richard Dauntless
Stephan Le Roux – Sir Despard Murgatroyd
Matthew Wilke – Sir Roderic Murgatroyd
Waldo Buckle – Old Adam Goodheart


Kaylene Hendricks
Lara Basson
Lorna Hansen
Kerryn Silke
Lindsay Kruger
Jean Wilke
Guilma Stander
Rosemary Wilke
Celia Hubinger
Anke Ermel
Claire Kieffer-Walker
Karla Britz
Marjorie Gibson
Noluthando Takane
Cindy Nixon
Andrea Benkenstein


Marius Steyn
Charles Melzer
Craig Nudelman
Gerard Scholtz
Charles Grey
Mongezi Makoni
Richard Whittaker
Adrian Kettle
Ken Leverton
Stephen Broekmann
Lyle Wilson
Anthony Storr Lister
Kyle Roets
Andrew Gertzen
Christoff van Wyk
James Lister

CATA 2017: G&S receives 16 nominations

The Cape Amateur Theatre Awards (CATA) have announced their nominations for 2017. G&S productions have received 16 nominations in total. See them listed below. Well done to all the nominees!

Artistic Contribution:

Anni Goedhals/Roxy Levy – The Wizard of Oz


Gwen Sharland – Trial By Jury
David Pamplin – The Wizard of Oz

Cameo Performance:

Lara Basson – Trial By Jury
Anke Ermel – Trial By Jury

Most Promising Newcomer:

Alastair Cockburn – Trial By Jury

Support Actress in Play or Musical:

Carey Wallace – The Wizard of Oz

Support Actor in a Play or Musical:

Ian Kirkwood – Trial By Jury
Michael Harris – The Wizard of Oz

Lead Actor in a Play or Musical:

Barend van der Westhuizen – Trial By Jury
Simon Speck – Trial By Jury
Darryl Spijkers – The Wizard of Oz
David Bolton – The Wizard of Oz

Musical Director/Director of a Play or Musical:

Alastair Cockburn – Trial By Jury
Alastair Cockburn – The Wizard of Oz
Roché Haupt-Buckle – The Wizard of Oz