The magic of music at The Drama Factory

Rainer Jadischke in his ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE show

Rainer Jadischke in his ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE show

There’s a packed programme of great music at The Drama Factory this month.

It’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping, bodies dancing and souls soaring.

With its fully licensed bar and cosy, welcoming atmosphere, The Drama Factory is the perfect venue to enjoy top-quality entertainment with a group of friends or family. The solar-powered invertor ensures the show will always go on, even when there is load-shedding!

“Why not make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory, booking in with one of our wonderful accommodation partners,” says Sue Diepeveen, Owner of The Drama Factory. “Spend the night at The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach or Majorca House to enjoy the beauty and many other activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Visit our website for further details.”

The May programme is:

13 and 14 May 19:30: THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE SHOW Music

After the success of the hit movie, “Rocketman”, Durbanville-based musician, Rainer Jadischke, has been paying tribute to the British singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, occasional actor and genius, Sir Elton John, one of the biggest music icons of the 20th Century, in his ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE Show.

Elton John fans can look forward to singing along to the UK icon’s timeless ballads such as “Rocket Man”, “Like A Candle in the Wind”, “Nikita”, “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” and foot-stompin’ Rock ‘n Roll hits like “Crocodile Rock” “I’m Still Standing” and “Club at The End of The Street”, to mention but a few. Rainer will also be sneaking in a hit or two by Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Bob Seger in his virtuosic celebration of the Pop maestro, Sir Elton John’s hits, in this must-see tribute show!

Rainer is a professional vocalist and musician with a background in classical piano. He has been performing full-time in the music industry for the past 30 years. He has worked as a session musician with well-known S.A. artists such as Jesse Clegg, Kurt Darren, Bok van Blerk, Dozi, Mel Botes, the late Theuns Jordaan, Anton Botha and Nicholas Louw.

Sunday 15 May 15:00: SASSY CLASSICS

Classical music

SASSY CLASSICS will dazzle you with an afternoon of beautiful music. The performers are creative musicians who passionately work towards keeping classical music relevant to the times.

Featuring Kobie Du Plessis (Harp), Bradley Martin (Violin), Portia Holmes (Saxophone) and Anninge Kreft, who will present dramatic interpretations of Art Songs, giving the audience a deeper insight into the characters.


Mike McCully (of MCCULLY WORKSHOP and BUCCANEER fame) has put together this amazing TRIBUTE TO ABBA.  It’s a celebration of fun, music and dance with patrons re-living the days of featuring songs like WATERLOO, SUPER TROUPER, GIMME GIMME, MONEY MONEY MONEY, FERNANDO, DANCING QUEEN and many more.

Led by Mike himself on the drums, the show features the two awesome ABBA girls, Luella Holland and Sjanel Vosloo, whose silky smooth vocals bring the music of ABBA to life. Keyboardist Gordon Mackay takes lead male vocal and shows his piano skill in typical ABBA fashion with songs like DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW, CHIQUITITA and many more. Warren Lomberg on lead guitar and Neil Peyton on bass complete the line-up, with all members contributing to the amazing vocal harmonies.

This show has sold out everywhere is has been performed and always ends with standing ovations!

“Absolutely brilliant !!” Cape Argus                               

“A must for Abba fans” Cape Times

“Awesome talent…the girls are fantastic” Die Burger

3 and 4 June 19:30: RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC Live Music Tribute Show

Back by popular demand! RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC  is a tribute show centered around one of Fleetwood Mac’s most successful albums Rumours (1977) that spent 31 weeks at No 1 on the Billboard charts. Rumours remains a candid songwriting triumph that cemented Fleetwood Mac’s status as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Featuring a full band made up of some of Cape Town’s top musicians, RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC  takes the audience into an audio landscape filled with ‘classic time-capsules of memories’ with tracks like Go your own way’, ‘Don’t Stop’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Everywhere’ and ‘Second hand news’.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac features Skye Wilson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Greg Schoeman on lead guitar & vocals, Ant Kinsey on bass & vocals, Malcolm Cassisa on drums & backing vocals and Wendy van Rensburg on keyboards & backing vocals, creating a blend of outstanding musicianship and harmonies.

Book for all shows securely online with a credit card at

For enquiries contact 073 215 2290

The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue.

Notes to Editors

Established in 2017, The Drama Factory has become renowned as a prime destination for patrons to enjoy quality entertainment across a range of genres in a relaxed and welcoming environment. As well as showcasing mainstream productions, The Drama Factory offers creatives a venue to workshop performances, providing an affordable space for artists to bring their creative ideas to life.

The Drama Factory hosts a number of training initiatives, including a theatre lighting training programme. Through its relationship with organisations such as the Anna Foundation and Masikhule, The Drama Factory enables opportunities for young theatre goers to attend performances and workshops, assisting to build audiences and artists for tomorrow.

Committed to providing a platform to nurture original South African theatre productions, The Drama Factory also co-produces new work, such as the What Did The Fox Say? series, which was sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

Christine Skinner
082 855 7277
The Drama Factory

Mike & The Harmonix - ABBA Tribute
Mike & The Harmonix – ABBA Tribute