April News

OAPF is a wrap!

We are once again blown away by the talent showcased at our 2019 One Act Play Festival! Year after year the bar is set higher and higher, and this year the productions truly knocked it out of the park!

With eight plays (all original scripts) hitting the stage over two weekends, our esteemed adjudicators had a difficult time finding fault with the productions – in fact, the scores were so close that this year we had three shows in the final!

Well done to all the participants including our friends over at Protea Stage Productions and Startime Players out on the East Rand. Sadly Lefakgomo Youth Development Theatre from Limpopo had to pull out at the 11th hour due to unforeseen circumstances but we look forward to welcoming them back with open arms in 2020. To our Franklin members, you guys are awesome!

Congratulations to all the winners and many heartfelt thanks to everyone involved (on stage and behind the scenes) in yet another highly successful One Act Play Festival. To our valued patrons for your ongoing support, we salute you and are so very grateful for all your applause, laughter, tears and joy – we do this for YOU!!

Last but certainly not least, to our expert adjudicators Kathleen Andersen and Cati Muller, thank you so much for once again being incredibly generous with your time, knowledge and expertise – the festival just wouldn’t be the same without you!

Click here for a detailed list of all the winners and photos of the awards ceremony.


Mid-Year Variety Show

Are you ready?! Auditions are in only two weeks, so bring along your audition pieces or acts and blow us away with your talents! Remember, this year “variety” is the operative word – so ANYTHING goes!!

Sunday 5th May – 2.30pm
Monday 6th May – 7.30pm
Wednesday 8th May – 7.30pm

Please make sure you are available to perform on:
26th & 27th July, 2nd & 3rd August 2019


Events Calendar

Here is a preview of upcoming events and you can find more details on our website calendar – just look for this icon:

  • 5, 6, 8 May
    Auditions for our mid-year production
  • 26, 27 July, 2, 3 August
    Mid-year show
  • 18, 19, 21 August
    Auditions for our year-end production
  • 22, 23, 29, 30 November
    Year-end show
  • 1 December


Protea Stage Productions

Protea performed an original script called “Wonderland” at the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival and they walked away with some great awards: Runner Up Best Supporting Actress, two acting merits and best poster design! Well done to all, the show was awesome and thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. Follow Protea on Facebook


Startime Players

Startime received an impressive list of awards at the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival for their dark comedy “How Chester Wiffle Made a Big Change in Things!” – Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Novice Production, Runner Up Best Director, Best Newcomer, Most Convincing Vocal Performance and an acting merit! Congratulations to all! The show was incredibly well received and enjoyed. Follow Startime Players on Facebook


RLT Productions

RLT Productions congratulates the Franklin Players on yet another fabulous festival with astonishing levels of talent and extraordinary production standards. RLT will be returning to the Roodepoort Theatre Basement 7 and 8 June for a weekend of skits, sketches, one-act plays and major moments from superb dramatic works. Watch this space. If the excitement’s already getting too much for you, contact Graham Shirley on 083 332 9683 or RLTProductions1950@gmail.com for more info. Alternatively, keep an eye on roodepoortlittletheatre.webs.com or follow RLT on Facebook



The EADS Showcase was a great success with two fun evenings of entertainment from singers, one acts, skits, musical mime and improv. Featuring performances by RLT Productions, Protea Stage Management, Startime Players and of course EADS themselves. Keep an eye out for their next production, “Wild West Revue”. Follow EADS on Facebook


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