March News

One Act Play Festival

Less than two weeks to go until opening night! Ticket sales are now open – get in there fast as these tickets are HOTTT property!! Remember to pay upfront in order to secure your seats.

Franklin joins the stage once again with sister societies Protea Stage Management and Lefakgomo Youth Development Theatre, and we welcome Startime Players to the line-up this year. The top two productions will perform again in the nail-biting finals on the last night of the festival. Be sure to diarise the show dates pronto so you don’t miss out!

Friday and Saturdays – 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th April 2019
6.30 for 7pm

This year we have a diverse variety of shows with no less than three productions per night, and ALL original scripts! If you would like to attend all four evenings, a festival ticket will cost you only R250 (Pensioners and students R150).

R80 Adults (or R250 for a festival ticket)
R60 Pensioners and full-time students (or R150 for a festival ticket)
R50 Franklin members

Contact Wendy on 082 366 9987 (WhatsApp or SMS only) to book your seats or email Click on the poster for more information.

Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival 2019

Mid-Year Show

We are still looking for acts for our Mid-Year Variety Show hitting the stage in July and August. Auditions will take place in May so bring along your respective audition pieces / acts to blow us away with! Remember, this year “variety” is the operative word – so ANYTHING goes!!

5th, 6th, 8th May 2019

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, 12, 13 April
    Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival
  • 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 is taking part in the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival with an original script called “Wonderland”. They will also be performing at the EADS showcase this weekend. Follow Protea on Facebook


Startime Players

Startime is bringing two original scripts to the Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival – a dark comedy “How Chester Wiffle Made a Big Change in Things!” and musical drama “The Mess We Make”. They will also be performing at the EADS showcase this Friday. Follow Startime Players on Facebook


RLT Productions

RLT will also be performing at the EADS Showcase this Saturday and will have you rolling in the aisles with some of the craziest skits and sketches from their off-the-wall repertoire, including ‘Powers for Algernon’ (winner of script and acting awards at Protea Stage Productions’ recent Hang 10 Festival). And if that isn’t enough reason to crash the koeksister curtain and head on east, their acclaimed RLT Improvistas, Ryan Whittal, Nadiem Solomon, Sylvia Nikolaoy, Oriela Van Der Walt and Graham Ian Shirley will be closing the show with a mind-blowing set of insane improv fun and games along the (power)lines of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’. Follow RLT on Facebook



Don’t miss the EADS Showcase this weekend, 29th and 30th March at St Chads Anglican Church in Edenvale. 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. Curtain up at 7pm. Tickets only R30 and you can pre-book through Follow EADS on Facebook







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