August News

It’s Panto Time!

We have a cracker of a pantomime hitting the stage this year! The hilarious original script by our resident playwright (and no stranger to the stage himself) is sure to bring on belly laughs and standing ovations from our audiences. We can’t wait to announce the title and plot – so come along to the auditions for the big reveal!

Sunday 9th @ 2.30pm
Monday 10th @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th @ 7.30pm

Fridays 23rd and 30th November
Saturdays 24th November and 1st December

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this year’s big-bang musical extravaganza. Show off your singing / dancing / acting talents, or if you prefer to stay tucked away behind the scenes, we welcome any and all involvement with backstage / costumes / props. 

More information regarding audition preparations will be announced right here, so keep an eye on your inbox. Meanwhile, be sure to diarise the audition dates and we’ll see you there!


Cause For Alarm

Sadly, we had quite a dismal audience turnout for our mid-year production – perhaps the lunar eclipse took center stage 🙂  Having said that, the show was extremely well received by our somewhat intimate audiences and much fun was had by cast and crew with the onstage shenanigans, explosions and technical chaos that went on, good times indeed!

Well done to everybody involved in the production, the set was truly a work of art, and the acting talent was incredible. As always a huge THANK YOU to our regular patrons for your support – we do this for you!

Including our mid-year ticket sales, so far this year we have raised a total of R2,104 for our 2018 charity, Baby Moses Child Sanctuary, which we will hand over at the end of the year.



We are super excited with the progress of our pint-sized plays (10min or less) currently being rehearsed for the 2018 Protea “HANG:10” festival taking place in Benoni in just a few weeks from now. We are entering no less than 7 plays, 6 of which are original scripts!

To our new members taking part, welcome to the Franklin family! Keep up the great work, your talents are inspiring and we are going to knock the socks off our audience next month.


RLT Productions

RLT’s mid-year offering, “ROAR-GUST UN-WIND” was exactly what was promised and more! Comedy, whackiness and seriously impressive improv skills à la “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (remember that awesome show?) The audience had a blast! Thank you RLT members Graham Shirley, Oriela van der Walt, Sylvia Nikolaoy and Nicki Withers, and hats off to top-class comedians Ryan Whittal and Nadiem Solomon for superb entertainment. Follow RLT on Facebook.


Protea Stage Productions

Protea will be hosting their first inter-societal “HANG:10” festival of pint-sized plays this September the 21st and 22nd in Benoni. Franklin members are amped to be entering no less than 7 plays and rehearsals are going well. 

Rehearsals for Protea’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” are well underway. If you would like to be part of the ensemble (which means you get to sing and are on stage a lot) drop them a line! Follow Protea on Facebook.




EADS’ year-end panto is “FROZEN, The Next Chapter” and their rehearsals are already in full swing. Show dates are 27th October, and 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th November. Follow EADS on Facebook.


Startime Players

Startime Players is hosting their “Fangs for the Memories” Halloween Dance Party in October to raise funds for their society and for the Boksburg SPCA. Click on the poster below and also check out the Facebook Event.

Startime Players will also be performing at Protea’s “HANG:10” festival with 2 original scripts. We look forward to sharing the stage with them. Follow Startime Players on Facebook.


Sad News
Norman Sheasby, who was a very dedicated Franklin member in the late 1990s, passed away recently after a long but very bravely and stoically fought battle with cancer. Sincerest condolences to his wife, Tanya, daughter, Jo, and all his family and friends.


A Feast of Celtic Song
If Scottish and Irish traditional song is your fancy, then you’re in for a treat! During the month of September, Christine & the Kilts we will be running at the A&G Theatre on the Square in Sandton for two weeks.

  • Running at 8.15pm every night from 18th to 29th September, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Saturday also has a matinee performance at 5.30pm
  • Ticket prices are R165
  • R145 for block bookings of 10 or more
  • R115 for pensioners or students
  • Half price Tuesdays are R82.50

Booking at Computicket or at the Theatre +27 11 883 8606

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