Naledi Theatre Nominations 2020


While scores of theatre makers and practitioners stay safe behind the closed doors of their homes, the curtains opened on Facebook for the announcement of the Naledi Award Nominees for 2020. These nominations are for productions that took place in the 2019 year, and Joburg City Theatres is honored to have collaborated with the some of the nominated productions with renowned and internationally acclaimed producers and companies.

The awards nominations are evident to how the productions were received by the audiences & industry at large and have to be commended for their stellar and impactful performances.

The nominations for the 2019 Naledi Theatre Awards are as follows:


BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY Pockets of Knowledge

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Anele Nene as Malusi (Pockets of Knowledge)

Soweto Theatre is incredibly inspired by the performance of this production that was produced as a partnership. Such results only further support the notion that emerging creators should be supported through partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships.



Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero Produced by Vuyani Dance Theatre & Joburg Theatre

BEST FEATURED/SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Noni Mkhonto for her role as Henrietta Hen in Jack and the Beanstalk

An enormous congratulations goes to AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL that was presented at Joburg Theatre in 2019 for bagging seven nominations in different categories including BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL.

A special mention goes to our very own resident company manager Timothy le Roux for his nomination for BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL – Rock of Ages.

We also extend our congratulations to Peoples Theatre’s, Thokozani Jiyane as Marty the Zebra in Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr in the category BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (MALE/FEMALE (SUPPORTED BY ASSITEJ SA).

JOBURG BALLET BEST CONTEMPORARY DANCE/BALLET PRODUCTION Giselle (with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra) Unbound

Joburg City Theatres continues to open its doors to collaborate with producers with great potential to co-produce amazing and groundbreaking productions.