Let’s Carnivale: A Vaudeville Variety Show.

May 17th and 18th 2024.


At The Barn at Schaftplaas, R45 Langebaanweg, between Langebaan & Hopefield.



Let’s Carnivale invites you to a weekend of unparalleled entertainment, headlined by the charismatic Irit Noble and featuring a stellar cast of performers. From aerial acrobatics to fiery feats, sultry burlesque, dazzling cabaret, uproarious comedy, and enchanting magic, Let’s Carnivale promises a spectacle like no other!

Vaudeville, a popular form of entertainment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, featured a variety of acts including comedy, magic, music, dance, and more, appealing to audiences of all ages and tastes. Let’s Carnivale celebrates this rich tradition with an eclectic lineup of performers, each bringing their own unique flair to the stage.

At the helm of Let’s Carnivale is producer Abbi Masters, a visionary in the world of entertainment. Masters, known for her keen eye for talent and her ability to curate unforgettable experiences, has spared no effort in ensuring that Let’s Carnivale exceeds all expectations. With a passion for bringing diverse acts to the stage and a commitment to creating magical moments for audiences, Masters will transform The Barn at Schaftplaas into a haven of vintage glamour and excitement.

“This isn’t just a show; it’s an experience,” Abbi declares. “We’re bringing the vibrancy and excitement of urban culture to the heart of the countryside. The whimsical weekend promises to be an unforgettable journey into the world of vintage carnival vibes.”

“We are honoured to have Irit Noble headlining Let’s Carnivale,” says Masters. “Her return to the stage is a momentous occasion, and we couldn’t be more excited. This show will be making history, and we encourage everyone not to miss out on one of the most anticipated shows of the year!”

“I am thrilled to be back doing what I love most – entertaining audiences and bringing joy to people’s lives,” says Noble. “Let’s Carnivale is my breakout role of 2024, and I can’t wait to share it with the  world.”

Let’s Carnivale: A Vaudeville Variety Show presents an extraordinary ensemble of talent, showcasing a diverse array of performers who promise to captivate audiences throughout the night. Prepare to be mesmerised by Regardt the magician, whose mind-bending illusions will leave spectators spellbound. Scar-Lit Hearts will take you on a journey through the air with her breathtaking aerial act. Lady Magnolia, South Africa’s burlesque trailblazer, will ignite the stage with her sultry bellydance/burlesque fusion act, while Dez Days dazzles with her fiery performance as a skilled fire artist. Adding a dash of glamour and allure to the proceedings are the captivating burlesque performers Penny Pin-up and Miss Holly Berry, ensuring a night filled with wonder, excitement.

Tickets are now available from Quicket, prices ranging from R400 – R750 (excl accommodation.)

The show will have a 2-night show run: Friday 17 May and Saturday 18 May: Included are Carnival Style Food Stalls. After the show, the audience will dance the night away and are encouraged to embrace the spirit of the carnival with colourful and festive attire.

About Irit Noble:

Irit Noble is a renowned South African entertainer known for her versatile talents in comedy, acting, and performance art. With a career spanning over decades, Noble has captivated audiences with her charisma, wit, and magnetic stage presence. With a comedic style as bold as her personality, Noble rose to fame as the uproarious Ring Mistress of Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams, leaving audiences in stitches. Whether she was cracking jokes on TV, spinning tales on the radio, or dishing out sass in her columns for Cape Argus and Sunday Star, Noble’s infectious humour and irrepressible energy made her a household name.

About Let’s Carnivale: A Vaudeville Variety Show:

Let’s Carnivale is a celebration of vintage entertainment, bringing together a diverse array of acts including magic, burlesque, bellydance, comedy, aerial acrobatics, and more. Produced by Abbi Masters and headlined by Irit Noble, Let’s Carnivale promises to transport audiences to a bygone era of glamour and spectacle.

About The Barn at Schaftplaas:

Nestled on the picturesque West Coast, Schaftplaas is a historic gem with roots dating back to the 18th century. Originally a haven for weary travellers seeking rest and nourishment, the farm is the perfect setting for Let’s Carnivale. Following its rip-roaring success with Let’s Burlesque in 2023, The Barn at Schaftplaas is proud to present its latest creation, Let’s Carnivale. Due to popular demand, the farm has transformed its rustic Barn into a venue capable of seating 200 people, offering an intimate yet vibrant setting that transports guests to a bygone era of entertainment. Conveniently located just one hour from Cape Town, Schaftplaas offers more than just a night of captivating performances. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, including cosy cottages, glamping tents equipped with beds under a sturdy roof, and renovated stables outfitted with comfortable beds and furniture.



For queries and accommodation bookings send an email to:events@schaftplaas.co.za

Meet the cast; Schaftplaas



Immerse yourself fully in the carnival experience by extending your stay amidst the farm backdrop of Schaftplaas. Cosy cottages, camping under the stars – bring your own tent or use theirs, undercover glamping tents, rustic stable lodging, Schaftplaas offers it all!

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