Wela Kapela Productions

Produced 16 productions since December 2018, won 8 awards, and has played on stages across South Africa. Described as ‘…real renaissance theatre warriors…’ – Cape Robyn.

NEXT!!! – auditions are not for the faint of heart

  • Best Festival Debut – United Solo, New york City 2023
  • National Arts Festival – Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award vFringe 2020

Featuring: Dikelo Mamiala – as Relebogilethata

Musical director/pianist: Jacques du Plessis
Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

 

A STAR IS BORN - The rise and fall of Judy Garland

  • National Arts Festival Standard Bank Ovation Award 2019 (accompanied by Liz Campbell)
  • National Arts Festival Standard Bank Ovation Award 2020 vFringe (accompanied on piano by Nathan Johannesin)

Featuring: Kerry Hiles
Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

VINCENT - his quest to love and be loved

  • National Arts Festival Fringe
    Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award 2022

Featuring: Daniel Anderson

Written and directed by Amanda Bothma
Musical directors: Germaine Gamiet and Jacques du Plessis

JULIE ANDREWS UNCUT

  • National Arts Festival Fringe 2022

Featuring: Alison Hillstead
Musical director/pianist: Nathan Johannisen
Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

MAD ABOUT THE BOYS

  • National Arts Festival Fringe 2021
  • Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance (Professional)
    Winner: Daniel Anderson – The Drama Factory

Featuring: Daniel Anderson accompanied Germane Gamiet
Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

THE STORY OF EVA CASSIDY

  • National Arts Festival Standard Bank Ovation Award 2022

Featuring: Kerry Hiles
Guitar: Kurt Slabbert mmer
Drums: Chris Thorpe
Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

  • Standard Bank Ovation Award 2021

Featuring: Alison Hillstead as Griselda and Nathan Johannisen on piano

Written and directed by Amanda Bothma
Musical director: Nathan Johannisen

THE JACKAL AND THE WOLF

  • National Arts Festival Main Festival 2022
  • Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production (Professional) – The Guild Theatre

Written and directed by Amanda Bothma

Production Team: Amanda Bothma, Reggie Dunster & Sonwa Sakuba
Costumes Judy Raffan, Marion Hillstead
Props Robyn & Jeanne Palm

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

  • Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical (Professional) Winner: Sonwa Sakuba – The Baxter Theatre
  • Best Direction Of A Musical (Professional) Winner: Amanda Bothma- The Baxter Theatre
  • Best Musical (Professional) – The Baxter Theatre
  • Best Ensemble Performance (Professional) – The Baxter Theartre
  • Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance (Professional) Winner: Nathan Johannisen & Akhona Zizipho Nkinti – The Baxter Theatre
  • Best Musical (Professional) – The Baxter Theatre

Music: Stephen Flaherty 2022
Director: Amanda Bothma
Musical director: Nathan Johannisen
Choreographer: Sonwa Sakuba
Sets Design: Amanda Bothma
Set construction: Robyn Palm
Costumes Judy Raffan, Marion Hillstead

LIEWE HEKSIE

Vena Vels verwerk deur Elsa Krantz ,featuring Cara Roberts as Liewe Heksie and Daniel Anderson as Blommie Kabouter. 2021

Director: Amanda Bothma
Musical Director: Tersia Harley

JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT

By Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical (Professional) Winner: Judy Raffen & Amanda Bothma – The Guild Theatre

Director: Amanda Bothma
Musical director: Nathan Johannesin
Choreographer: Nicole Windell
Sets: Shawn Whitfield & Jeanne Mould
Costumes: Judy Raffan & Marrylees Burgess
Props: Robyn & Jeanne Palm

THE DOCTOR INSPITE OF HIMSELF

by Molière
East London Guild Theatre 2019

Directed: Amanda Bothma
Costumes: Judy Raffan & Marrylees Burgess

CINDERELLA

by Rodgers and Hammerstein featuring Kay Moseane as Cinderella and Daniel Anderson as Prince Topher (short for Christopher) 2019

Director: Amanda Bothma
Musical director: Nathan Johannesin
Choreographer: Nicole Windell
Sets: Shawn Whitfield & Jeanne Mould
Costumes: Judy Raffen & Marrylees Burgess
Props: Robyn & Jeanne Palm

SPOT THE FEARLESS FISH

National Arts Festival Fringe 2019

Written and directed by Amanda Bothma
Music composed and arranged: Jacques du Plessis

A LAD AND A LAMP

by Janice Honeyman
East London Guild Theatre 2018

Featuring Daniel Anderson as Aladdin
Director: Amanda Bothma
Musical Director: Jacques du Plessis
Choreographer: Sonwa Sakuba
Sets: Shawn Whitfield & Jeanne Mould
Costumes: Judy Raffen & Marrylees Burgess

What’s Happening Now!

Julie Andrews uncut

When:

Tuesday 25 April: 19h00
Saturday 29 April: 15h00 & 19h00

Where:

East London The Alexander Playhouse

Contact Us

Get In Touch

welakapelaproductions@gmail.com

082 552 4449

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