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Welcome to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Studio!

The Montecasino Theatre and Studio is one of Johannesburg’s most well-loved playhouses, featuring productions for 52 weeks of the year. Hits such as Defending the Caveman, Death of a Salesman and Joseph, the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and A Handful of Keys have been performed at this theatre to standing ovations from the many patrons who have visited since the theatre opened in 2000.

The 400 seat Main Theatre was opened by Pieter Toerien and three years later, a 150 seat studio theatre was added to the theatre. This venue has also hosted many award-winning productions since its opening.

Take a look below at the latest shows now playing or upcoming in the near future.

Now on Stage

Now On Stage - Main Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Bobby Heaney Directs The TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST PLAY VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is Broadway's Tony® Award-winning Best Play of 2013. Pieter Toerien presents the South African Premiere of this raucous and surprisingly poignant smash hit by Tony winner Christopher Durang, which will be Directed By Bobby Heaney. Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star! When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, their prophesizing housekeeper Cassandra correctly predicts an unforgettable weekend of rivalry, regret and generally hilarious racket. By the end of their impromptu family reunion, this lovable bunch won't ever be the same!  

Season Dates:
11 July 14 - 10 August 14

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Now On Stage - Studio

WILD

Robert Fridjhon goes WILD Directed by Alan Committie "SO FUNNY, IT HURTS!!" Multi-award breaking Robert returns to the stand-up comedy fold after a long sabbatical in theatre working with herds of actors. WILD is a brand-new solo show based on his experiences in wildlife during which he was bitten, kicked and scratched (mostly by people), and then educated by lions. Robert's stand-up career has taken him through the ranks of Joe Parker’s Comedy Express and John Vlismas’ Comedy Underground where his goonish absurdism garnered a cult-like following. He has also enjoyed great success in some of London’s toughest comedy clubs where his unique brand of humour won him acclaim as well as an invitation to perform on the Main Stage at the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival. WILD is everything you've always wanted to know about the animal world ... why you should never surprise a leopard, how we know polar bears are all left-handed, why giraffes are never in horror films and what would happen if a cat won the next elections.

Season Dates:
21 June 14 - 03 August 14

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