Recent Productions

Blood Brothers - Theatre on the Bay - Sept. 2013, Montecasino Theatre - Nov 2013, Fugard Theatre - Feb 2014

David Kramer brings together eccentric musicians from the far corners of Southern Africa and explores the connection between ancient stringed instruments to their modern counterparts.

Ronnie Moipolai, who, like Hannes Coetzee, has become a YouTube cult figure with his upside-down left hand "katara" styling and his flamboyant bass-string technique has to be seen to be believed. It will be the first time that Moipolai will perform outside of Botswana.

Venue: Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch
Time: 8pm (Tues-Sat)

Kalahari Kitaar Blues

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Kat and the Kings

1 May - 18 August 2012
The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town
20 Sept - 18 November 2012
Montecasino Theatre, Johannesburg

"Kat and the Kings is a musical that every South African should see in their lifetime.....and every tourist too for that matter. This award winning musical is a piece of pure brillance beating in the heart of the rich artistic history and creativity of this city" - Faheem abz Abrahams, whatsonincapetown.com

Produced by Eric Abraham and directed by David Kramer, the double Olivier award-winning Kat and The Kings stars veteran actor Danny Butler as Old Kat and newcomer Dean Balie as Young Kat, supported by an energetic young cast. Donveno Prins directs a live onstage Rock 'n Roll band with music by the legendary Taliep Petersen. Set in District Six during the 1950s, it tells the story of a teenage vocal harmony group following their dreams of fame and fortune despite the obstacles of an apartheid South Africa.

"...the energy of the cast, who put not an imaginatively choreographed foot wrong, had the full house on its feet, well before the last song was sung" - Steve Kretzmann, City Press


Some Like It Vrot Header

21 October 2011 - 14 January 2012
Baxter Theatre

A musical comedy written & directed by David Kramer

Starring Marc Lottering, Christo Davids, Alistair Izobell, Abduraghman Adams, Jill Middelkop, Terry Hector & Larissa Hughes

David Kramer has written a musical comedy based on one of Marc Lottering's most lovable characters, Smiley. Christo Davids plays Fuad, his brother, and the audience follows their adventures as they try and escape from Big Bucks, a perlemoen smokkelaar. They need Inspector Mercia Meintjies's help to get away as they move between Grassy Park and the Waterfront, Woodstock and Wynberg.

Some Like It Vrot


NOW ON CD AND DVD:

Now available on CD/DVD

Ghoema

AVAILABLE ON DVD & CD

GHOEMA was the last musical created by David Kramer with his long-time musical partner Taliep Petersen. This multi-award winning  production, which has enjoyed repeat seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg and been  performed internationally, celebrates and explores our musical heritage.


District Six

Available for the first time on DVD!

The 2002 production of the musical Kramer Petersen DISTRICT SIX, which was filmed at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town after a sold out 7 month season. This musical first  opened at the Baxter Theatre in 1987 and was  originally seen by over  350,000 people.

As 12 year olds, Jody Abrahams and Loukmaan Adams shared the role of Broertjie the newspaper vendor. Fifteen years later in 2002, they were cast as leads in a reworked 
production of Cape Town's favourite musical.

“this is world-class musical theatre”
- Argus Tonight

“'n roerende ervaring...ons kinders moet
dit sien”
- Insig

District Six


Available from Musica DVD Stores
and Baxter Theatre Bookshop


Karoo Kitaar Blues
The Documentary
In 2001 David Kramer presented a show called Karoo Kitaar Blues that made South Africa sit up and take notice. It was a concert presenting the eccentric guitar styles of the Karoo the unique finger-picking and tunings of a marginalised people who live in remote villages and outposts of the of the semi-desert areas of South Africa.
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JisJis Jis

Now available on CD

Original on vinyl in 1983, first time on CD in 2006
Recorded live at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town in 1983 using the facilities of Spaced Out Sound Studios.
Musicians include: Steve Newman, Richard Pickett, Phil Smiedt, and Eddie Wilkinson.
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David Kramer - JisJis Jis

Huistoe

The Karoo Kitaar Blues experience has been the inspiration for this collection of songs. It is essentially about the exploration of roots music that evolved in these dry and isolated regions. It is about the lives and the history of the people and the place. About the forgotten writers, composers and players who remain anonymous because their endeavours were not recorded by historians.

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David Kramer - Huistoe