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POSTPONED: The Life and Times of Michael K will take place in Jan 2022

The Baxter Theatre has pushed back the production of the Life and Times of Michael K to January 2022. Due to further restrictions in level 2 lockdown, the theatre's capacity dropped from 250 to 100 seats in the main theatre. Streaming was an option; however, "it is just not theatre," says CEO and Artistic Director Lara Foot.

Patrons will still be able to marvel at puppetry, performance music and film by the end of January next year. Those who have already booked tickets will be automatically "parked" for the return season. The new dates are yet to be confirmed. You can stay updated with the Life and Times of Michael K’s new dates in our newsletter


The Life and Times of Michael K has had a long journey. It was initially asked to debut at the Düsseldorf Theatre in Germany last year. It was set to mark the start of the prestigious Theater der Welt Festival (a festival that sees countless productions from all over the world). Instead, due to covid-19, the "most ambitious and exciting production," says Baxter Theatre marketing managers, will wow its South African audience at the Baxter Theatre.

The highly anticipated co-production will breathe puppetry, musical and theatrical life into the Nobel Prize-winning author, JM Coetzee’s work.


...the harrowingly beautiful story of Michael K as he sets his mother to rest on the farm where she was born, all while braving the ravaged, civil war-ridden South Africa. Along his way, K “finds strength in his own humanity, his profound connection to the earth and his unique path”, adds Stelleboom and Adams, which, as his journey unfolds, reveals to K his true reason for living.


From January 2022, you'll get to enjoy the preview nightly. It's all thanks to the brilliant minds of Tony award-winning puppeteers Basil Jones and Adrian Kohlerm, who co-own the puppet company that created the puppet design for War Horse; director Lara Foot and theatre legends Sandra Prinsloo and Andrew Buckland.

Due to Covid-19 safety regulations, seating is limited for those wanting to watch it live at the Baxter, so pre-secure your spot fast online via



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