Cape Town: Hamlet fundraiser for Pride Shelter

Calling all Shakespeare fans in Cape Town!

Abrahamse & Meyer’s internationally acclaimed, all-male production of Hamlet will be on at Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay in April, and the performance at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th has been dedicated to raising funds for the Pride Shelter!

The production takes its inspiration from one of the earliest recorded performances of Hamlet during Shakespeare’s lifetime. On 31st March 1608, off the east coast of South Africa, the crew of the East India ship, Red Dragon, performed it for their captain.

The Pride Shelter helps members of the LGBT community in crisis and provides a safe place for residents to find their feet again, and offers meals, job search assistance and group and individual counselling.

Tickets can be bought through Computicket. There are 256 tickets available and cost R180 each. The Pride Shelter will get R50 from each sale!

Please follow these instructions. Don’t buy the ‘Full price’ or ‘Randgo’ tickets, as they won’t benefit the shelter financially. Get the ‘Pride Night’ tickets.

1) Go to

2) Select the 7.30pm performance on Tuesday 18th April

3) Select as many tickets as you want for R180 each next to ‘Pride Night’

4) Click on ‘Check availability’

5) In the ‘Validation required’ pop-up box, type the code ‘SHELTER’ in the grey box(es) (the number of boxes corresponds to the number of tickets you have selected)

6) Click on ‘Add to basket’

7) If you are happy with the seat selection, click on ‘Add to basket’.

8) You’ll then have 15 minutes to complete the transaction. Go to ‘My basket’ and proceed to check-out.

Be quick! As the performance is open to the general public, not everyone buying tickets for 18th April will know the special ‘SHELTER’ code.

The shelter would love as many people as possible who know the code to get tickets. So please share with your friends and family. You can invite people on Facebook here.

If all 256 tickets are sold via ‘Pride Night’, the Pride Shelter will get R12,800!

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