Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell In South Africa: Sex In The City…Meet The Real Carrie Bradshaw

Iconic novelist and the creative mind behind ‘Sex and The City’, Candace Bushnell, is set to captivate South African audiences with her acclaimed one-woman show, ‘True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex in the City’.


  • Showtime Management is bringing this experience to Johannesburg and Cape Town, offering a unique opportunity to meet the real Carrie Bradshaw.
  • Candace Bushnell, an internationally acclaimed best-selling author, has penned ten books, each showcasing her range and literary finesse.
  • This engaging production unveils the journey of a young woman who arrived in the bustling streets of New York City with just $20 in her pocket.
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In True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex in the City, Candace Bushnell, the original Carrie Bradshaw, takes the audience on an enchanting tour of New York City’s vibrant landscape. From the iconic Studio 54 to the world of Sex and The City and beyond, Bushnell weaves her remarkable philosophy through captivating stories of fashion, literature, and, of course, the intriguing topic of sex, all while effortlessly pouring Cosmos in Manolos.


From humble beginnings, she carved her path to success, sharing insights into the creation of Sex and The City and her experiences navigating love and life as a single woman in her 50s. Candace Bushnell’s tales are nothing short of provocative and thought-provoking, reflecting her deep connection to fashion, literature, and the vibrant energy of New York City.


Hazel Feldman, from Showtime Management, emphasizes the impact of Candace Bushnell’s work, which has left an indelible mark on two generations of women. The show offers an intimate glimpse into the life that inspired the beloved character of Carrie Bradshaw, inviting audiences to connect with the real woman behind the iconic stories.


Her debut work, Sex and the City, published in 1996, not only marked its 25th anniversary in 2021 but also served as the foundation for the HBO hit series and two blockbuster movies. Bushnell’s creative brilliance extended to the small screen, with Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries captivating television audiences.



The journey of Candace Bushnell’s show began with a premiere at the legendary Bucks County Playhouse, garnering rave reviews and standing ovations. Its success prompted a move to the off-Broadway stage at the Daryl Roth Theater in 2021, followed by an enthralling tour in 2022 and 2023. Bushnell’s work has graced the pages of esteemed publications like Vogue, Esquire, and The New York Observer, further solidifying her place as a literary luminary.


For those who have ever dreamt of love, embarked on a quest for success, or simply sought the perfect pair of heels, Candace Bushnell – True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex in the City offers an enchanting journey through the life and musings of a true literary trailblazer. As the show lights up stages in Johannesburg and Cape Town, audiences are invited to savor this unique opportunity to connect with the real stories that inspired an iconic generation.


The show will commence at Montecasino’s Teatro on 22 September 2023, at 8pm, followed by weekend performances on 23 September 2023, at 3pm and 8pm, and 24 September 2023, at 3pm. Subsequently, the spotlight will shift to Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre Centre for four shows, starting from 29 September 2023, at 8pm, and continuing with performances on 30 September 2023, at 3pm and 8pm, concluding on 1 October 2023, at 3pm.


Tickets are now available for purchase on the Showtime Management and Ticketmaster website.


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