October News

Once Upon a Party

With less than a month to go til show time, rehearsals are in full frenzy mode, set building has commenced and cast & crew are about ready to start putting on the finishing touches to our year-end Panto showstopper!

Ticket bookings are now open so be sure to get in touch with Wendy pronto and bring along all your family and friends! Email bookings@franklin.org.za or send a WhatsApp to 082 366 9987.

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A reminder that 10% of ticket sales go to this year’s chosen charity, Baby Moses Child Sanctuary – what could be better motivation to get some sell-out performances for this one?!

Fridays and Saturdays: 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th November @ 7 for 7.30pm
Plus a matinee on Saturday 24th @ 1.30 for 2pm

R80 Adults
R60 Students / Pensioners
R50 Franklin Members


Royalty Quiz

Due to much public demand we are thrilled to announce that our next quiz will take place on 17th November @ 1.30 for 2pm at the hall. The theme will be “Princesses Through Time” – not only Disney or animated princesses, but ALL fictional Royalty figures throughout the ages on both the silver screen and stage. Prizes and raffles up for grabs, including best dressed!! 

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Should you wish to take part in the quiz and stay for the evening show, then you get to enjoy a discount on your show ticket – that’s a superb full day of entertainment for a Saturday!

Quiz and Show – R100
Quiz only – R50

As is becoming traditional with our quizzes, coffee and cake will be on sale as well as delicious homemade lemonade and iced tea on tap! See you there!



We had an absolute blast last month at Protea’s Hang:10 short play festival, sharing the stage with our friends from RLT Productions, Startime Players and of course Protea Stage Productions. A big thank you goes out to Mark and Carole Worrell for hosting the social and prizegiving which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners, including our very own Franklin members who took home Best Director (Ashley Nader), Best Supporting Actress (Emily Sebago in Family Planning), Best Chemistry (Daniel Solomons and Liam Christensen in Making Friends), and Best Blooper & Recovery (To Halloumi and Back). We look forward to taking part again next year.



It is nearing the end of the year (can you believe it??) which means it’s time once again for our AGM which will take place on Sunday 2 December @ 12pm at the hall. Only paid-up Franklin members can attend and the necessary documents will be emailed to our current members in due course.

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


Events Calendar

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


  • 16 November
    7pm – Once Upon A Party – Panto opening night!
  • 17 November
    1.30pm – Royalty Quiz
    7pm – Panto evening show
  • 23 November
    7pm – Panto evening show 
  • 24 November
    1.30 – Panto matinee show 
    7pm – Panto evening show
  • 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


RLT Productions

RLT Productions extends its heartiest congratulations to everyone who took part in Protea’s Hang:10 Festival. It was a fabulous experience and a wonderful opportunity to yet again work with old friends and get to know and network with groups with whom we would otherwise probably have very little contact. We wish everyone a hearty ‘break-a-leg’ for their year-end productions and look forward to working with them all again in 2019. Follow RLT on Facebook.


Protea Stage Productions

Protea is gearing up for their year-end production Jesus Christ Superstar which will take place in Benoni on Fridays and Saturdays from 18th November to 2nd December. For all the details, follow Protea on Facebook.

Mark Worrell is in a production of Cinderella at the UNISA Theatre in Pretoria, and we’re told the show is looking really good! Dates are 16 and 17 November only. Tickets are R140. Seats are limited and tickets are selling fast so contact Protea asap for bookings.




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 will be 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. Follow Startime Players on Facebook.


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