The Waiting Game At The Wave Theatre 10 August - 19 August 2023 And Masque Theatre 24 August - 2 September 2023 - Business Media MAGS - A leader in industry-related B2B magazines, current, relevant informative content

The Waiting Game At The Wave Theatre 10 August – 19 August 2023 And Masque Theatre 24 August – 2 September 2023

SPONSORED: A riveting new story set to music and dance exploring the need and want for human connection.

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”  

  • Khaled Hosseini 


Cape Town Theatre Company returns with a brand new production set in the heart of Cape Town and the Muizenberg theatre community. The show is a riveting combination of heartfelt moments, action packed dance sequences and beautiful music all weaved together while taking the audience on a breath-taking journey of self-discovery, healing past traumas and simply finding the joy in everyday life. With a stellar cast of more than 17 performers and an original story set to music and dance, The Waiting Game asks those hard hitting questions we were all faced with after coming out of forced isolation and then having the want and need for human connection.

Kate Howsley playing Jacks Frost

The story follows Skye, a sweet and over thinking actress, with big emotions, an over-abundance of energy and so much heart and Micha a frazzled, endearing, loyal and aspiring writer, who is in a slump after her book keeps getting rejected from publishing houses. Yearning for connection and waiting to find their way in the world, everything changes for good when the two of them meet and instantly become best friends, finding each other in the chaos of this new world. 

However, everything is not sunshine and roses, as Leonard Sinclaire, father of Skye, runs a ruthless political campaign against Jacks Frost, the partner of Micha, to become a prominent senator in power. Skye and Micha are then thrown in the middle of it all and have to navigate the turmoil set forth by their families. A turn of events set them on a brand new path and it suddenly forces them to question everything they hold dear. 

This sincere production is set to warm your heart, intrigue your mind and feed your soul as it explores the concept that we are all waiting for something. Perhaps a job offer to come in, for a doctor’s appointment, for good news, for bad news, to win the race or to find that lifelong connection – we are all waiting for something. The question is, how long are you willing to wait. 

The Waiting Game is the must-see theatre experience of 2023 and is not to be missed.


Dylan Majavie playing Alan

Cape Town Theatre Company is one of Cape Town’s most prolific creators of theatre within the city, and they are thrilled to bring this brand new production to the Western Cape. The Waiting Game is their latest musical exploration in this renowned company’s catalogue of work, and it sees the company returning to the newly managed Theatre now called The Wave Theatre, on 44 Long street and then traveling all the way to Muizenberg’s much loved Masque Theatre. Following their magical production of The Secret Garden and their sold-out smash run of The Great Gatsby last year, this new production is set to leave a lasting impression.  


I remember distinctly that we were all experiencing a sort of frantic energy when coming out of lock down. We wanted to suddenly do so many things, see so many things, be so many things, as if making up for lost time, but we ended up burning ourselves out and losing connection with people even more. I don’t know if it was because we were all forced to slow down or forced to be alone, even when sharing time with others, but it definitely changed the way we consumed art and how fast we suddenly wanted things to go back to “normal”. This and the feeling of waiting for things to change, made me think about how many times we’ve simply waited for things to happen and we were powerless to do anything or refused to take action even when we had the opportunity to do so. All in all, it constantly felt like a waiting game. The uncertainty, feeling out of control and just searching for that one person to actually care about you no matter what. I wanted to capture that and tell a story that we don’t really see too often. The importance of a friendship as the main and most important relationship in a story. That it does not always have to be a romantic relationship to have weight and importance. And that was that. I’ve found that these human stories are not hard to write when done with honesty and it has been such a joy seeing these characters come to life. I have my incredible cast of more than 17 performers to thank for that. They’ve gone on this journey with my team and I and it has just been utter joy seeing them grow as humans and artists. The use of monochromatic colours for the costumes per character (containing or using only one colour in different shades) was also something I’ve always wanted to use on stage. It is almost as if we can see each character’s energy shown through colour and thus literally show us their true colours. All that with the use of a more abstract set, intricate choreography and vibrant projections has created an experience for the senses all the while enveloping the audience in beautiful music which I hold dear to my heart. It is always a risk bringing a new story to the stage with an abstract vision, but as long as we made the audience feel something, then our job as a creative are done.  

Regina Malan, Director 


Thursday, 10 August 2023, 19:00.

The Wave Theatre : 

Street parking available and in front of the theatre. 


The Waiting Game

Dates: 10 August – 19 August 2023.

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes  (with 20-minute interval)

Individual show dates and times for entire run:

 Thursday 10 August 2023, 19:00. (Press/Preview/VIP event) 

Friday 11 August 2023, 19:00. (Opening Night) 

Saturday 12 August 2023 19:00.

Sunday 13 August 2023, 13:00. (Hop Haven Bunny Adoption) 

Wednesday 16 December 2022, 14:00  and 19:00.

Thursday 17 December 2022, 19:00.

Friday 18 August 2023, 19:00.

Saturday 19 August 2023, 13:00 and 19:00. (VIP Events) 

Ticket price: From R150-R180

Booking platform: catch the

Booking link:


Thursday, 24 August 2023, 19:00.

Masque Theatre: 

Parking available at the Theatre parking lot


The Waiting Game

Dates: 24 Aug – 3 Sept 2023

Running time: 2 hours (with 20-minute interval)

Individual show dates and times for entire run:

Thursday 24 August 2023, 19:00. (Press/Preview/VIP event) 

Friday 25 August 2023, 19:00. (Opening Night) 

Saturday 26 August 2023, 13:00 (Hop Haven Bunny Adoption) and 19:00.

Sunday 27 August 2023, 13:00.

Wednesday 30 August 2023, 19:00.

Thursday 31 August 2023, 19:00.

Friday 1 September 2023, 19:00.

Saturday 2 September 2023, 13:00 and 19:00. (VIP events) 

Ticket price: From R150 – R180

Booking platform: Quicket

Booking link:


Masque Theatre:

Parking available at the Theatre parking lot

“So many years my heart has waited. Who’d have thought friendship could be so underrated.” 

Skye Sinclaire, The Waiting Game


Presented by – Cape Town Theatre Company

Director – Regina Malan 

Musical Director – Regina Malan 

Production Manager – Karin Botes

Choreographer – Wendy Henrique 

Set Designer – Regina Malan

Costume Designer – Marna Wright

Stage Manager – Morag Tison                                

Assistant Stage Manager  – Melissa Marcus

Production Secretary – Melissa Marcus

Rehearsal Pianist – Chris Cameron Dow 

Marketing – Justin Veldsman-                                     

Graphic Designer – Christoff van Wyk                                        

Dance Captain – Anastatia Thorne                                

CTTC Representative – Tasneem Karodia      

“I’m waiting, making rent and some friends. Waiting, living my life, enjoying the ride. Putting ambition a bit to the side. In a job I guess I should be hating. And I’m not, and I’m waiting. ”

Micha, The Waiting Game


Skye Sinclaire – Caitlin Barnard

Micha – Emily Suttle

Thommy Sinclaire – Jaun-Claude De Beer 

Jacks Frost – Kate Howsley

Leonard Sinclaire – Sean Dryden

Donna Sinclaire – Tanya Smith 

Victoria Sinclaire – Stephanie Bergsteeldt 

Katherine – Caries Kinsley

Andrew – Jason Bailey 


Kerry – Anastatia Thorne  

Lucca / Hannah – Caitlin Hutchison

Dina – Charmaine Engelbrecht

Taylor – Dewan Brandt

Zach / Phillipe / Alan – Dylan Majavie

Gina / Pats – Kim Mortimer

Richard/Danny – Luke Bollman

Riley – Reeva Craig

Becky – Tazz-Lynn Wagner  


Stage Manager – Morag Tison

Production Secretary – Melissa Marcus

Assistant Stage Manager – Melissa Marcus

Marketing Manager – Justin Veldsman

Graphic Designer – Christoff van Wyk

Photographer – Martin Kluge

Emily Suttle as Micha and Kate Howsley as Jacks Frost

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