J. Bobs Live – A Game Show Double Bill

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J. Bobs Live – A Game Show Double Bill will be shaking up Cape Town at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective from 6 to 8 April 2017 at 8pm.

J Bobs Live is the brainchild of Jefferson Tshabala. Photo by Thato Kobile.
J.Bobs Live is the brainchild of Jefferson Tshabala. Photo by Thato Kobile.

The brainchild of Jozi’s l’enfant terrible, director and playwright, Jefferson Tshabalala aka J.Bobs. and produced by Kiri Pink Nob (KPN), this unique show examines, celebrates, and poignantly reflects on the vast experiences lived in South Africa’s many townships.

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A matinee performance will take place at The Black Box Theatre in Delft on Saturday 8 April at 2pm. Tshabalala will also present an academic paper entitled The Darkie Author – Penning the South African Black Experience.

J. Bobs returns to Cape Town with a hybrid show that is going to have you banging down the door to attend, participate, and let your inner competitor revel in a mash-up of theatre, improv, sketch comedy and game show. It ain’t Survivor, it ain’t Telly Fun Quiz, its Location l Lekeyshini l Lokasie (LLL).

Show Information:


6-8 April 2017 at 8pm @ R70Theatre Arts Admin Collective: Methodist Church Hall, cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town


8 April 2017 at 2pm
Price: To be confirmed
The Black Box Theatre: Rent Office
583 Delft Main Road
Delft South, 7100, Cape Town

This first show on the bill is the zonke bonke, the melting pot or rather the potjie of the Mzansi game show experience. J.Bobs plays host, compere or should we say rabble rouser. It’s a quiz show that’s street and hip and celebrates all things lekeyshini. Teams will vie for points and position. There’ll be games, comedy skits and variety vignettes. Hell, its charades on steroids with a chakalaka twist! You’ll be beatboxing to hit the floor to show how well you can score.

Doubling up the trouble will be the second event for the evening, Off The Record (OTR). This new kid on the block takes hints from its predecessor but is a whole new mixtape of funk. OTR premieres in Egoli before KPN road trips down to eKapa. It’s a triptych of sorts. Undercover of course. A Panel Show that banters about with humour and controversial commentary. QI step aside. A game show ain’t a game show without a quintessential quiz. Your task master J. Bobs is looking for the answers that ain’t oviaas! We will end the evening with some physical games entering this bad ass brew.

The genius, the man behind the madness is a well-seasoned pro. Defying definition Tshabalala is a maverick, an unashamed iconoclast. He moves with swag and skill throughout a multitude of artistic forms. From writing to acting to directing he does it all.

Seats can be reserved via phone (021 447 3683) or email (artsadmin@mweb.co.za)
Five tickets reserved nightly for #PayAsYouCan on a first come first serve basis.

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