November News

Panto Success!

We are absolutely thrilled with the audience turnout and amazing feedback we had during the five performances of our 2018 panto, Once Upon A Party. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to another spectacular year-end showstopper! It was a roaring success thanks to the hard work put in by our director, cast, backstage managers, make-up artists, and the committee.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our community! It’s wonderful to see so much fun being had, not only on stage but among the audience members as well. The laughter and applause is a reward much appreciated by the cast and crew.

As we head into the season of giving, we are happy to announce that we have raised a total of R4,465 for our 2018 charity, Baby Moses Child Sanctuary ( Keep a lookout on our facebook page for our 2019 charity poll and help us choose another worthy cause to support next year. 

Another extremely worthy charity is Children of Fire (, Africa’s first burns charity who rehabilitate the most severely burned children from across Africa and assist with their complex medical, psychological and wider rehabilitation including education. We welcomed the kids to our matinee and they had a great time interacting with the cast afterwards. We look forward to hosting these wonderful children again next year.


Royalty Quiz

Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our quiz fundraiser and for making the effort to dress up! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. Well done to the winning team, Magnificent Seven! Congratulations also to the two raffle winners and huge thanks to everyone involved for your wonderful support.



Our AGM is happening this Sunday 2 December @ 12pm at the hall.

This event is for paid-up Franklin members only, and please don’t forget to email your proxy to if you are unable to attend. The necessary documents will be emailed to our current members shortly.

Light snacks will be served so please RSVP your attendance as soon as possible in order to assist with catering requirements.


OAPF 2019

Our Franklin & Friends One Act Play Festival is around the corner!

For the dazzling drama queens wishing to take the spotlight, please diarise the following dates and times:  
•  Sunday, 20th January (14h30)  
•  Monday, 21st January (19h30)  
•  Wednesday, 23rd January (19h30)

Please make sure you are available on the following show dates should you wish to take part in the festival: 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th April 2019

If you have written a script that you would like to see performed on the Franklin stage, the closing date for script submissions is 4th January 2019.  Email your script to and please don’t miss the deadline!

Any budding (or experienced) directors who are keen to direct a play in the festival, please take a look at the Festival Rules and Guidelines on our website and let us know as soon as possible.  We are always on the lookout for new directing talent and this is the perfect way to hone your skills in a co-creative and friendly environment.


Events Calendar

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


  • 2 December
    12pm – AGM 


  • 20, 21, 23 January
    Auditions for One Act Play Festival
  • 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


RLT Productions

RLT is hosting a hilarious evening of charades this Friday evening at Stages Restaurant at the Roodepoort Theatre. Click the poster below for all the details. Follow RLT on Facebook.


Protea Stage Productions

Don’t miss the final performances of Protea’s year-end production Jesus Christ Superstar this weekend. Click the poster below for all the details. Follow Protea on Facebook.




EADS’ year-end panto FROZEN, The Next Chapter is done and dusted! Well done to everyone involved. Keep an eye out for their next newsletter for upcoming events.  Follow EADS on Facebook.


Startime Players

Don’t miss out on Startime Players’ hilarious original musical, “Holiday Mayhem“! 

It’s Christmas Eve when passengers waiting to board SAA Flight 202 to Johannesburg are told the plane has been delayed due to bad weather. Mayhem ensues as the group of strangers are forced to confront the reality that they may spend Christmas stranded together in the airport. Featuring hit numbers from “The Greatest Showman” and others, along with some old Christmas favourites, “Holiday Mayhem” is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Click the poster below for all the details and visit this link for bookings.

Call for Show Proposals! 
Startime Players calls all writers, directors, and actors: if you have an idea for a production you would like to see on stage in 2019, submit your proposal by the 20th December 2018. For more information and a link to the submission form, send an email to
Startime Players will be holding their AGM on Sunday, 20th January 2019. If you would like to attend, please send an email to or WhatsApp/Call Vivian McDonald on 083 308 8630.


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