It’s a packed programme of shows this week at the Cape Town Fringe. Here’s a selection of shows to see on Tuesday…

The Champion – only two chances (Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28) to see this award-winning (Best of Zabalaza 2014) show at Makukhanye Art Room. The work focuses on absentee fathers and grass widow mothers.

Lamentations is on at Zolani Centre and shows at the same venue on 2, 4, 5 and 6 October. The play chronicles a sister’s punishment for the sins of her long-lost brother.

Only two more shows for I am not yet born (26 and 28 September), this complex piece performed by former prisoners tells of criminal life and their time in jail. Catch it at Makukhanye Art Room.

Split is a study of the impressions of early childhood and their effect on memory and identity. The beautiful dance/physical theatre solo work is only on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective.

Today is the last show for iComedy Kona iKasi with Kolping Mbumba at Zolani Centre.

Catch Greg Gelb in his new show Refocused, an exploration of magic and what is important in life. Showing Tuesday 26 September at the Fringe Club before moving to the Jolly Carp on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September. It returns to the Fringe Club for on 3 October.

Don’t miss the last chance to see multi-award winning play The System at UCT’s P4 Studio. This piece about the poverty and inequality in South Africa received excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Festival as well as locally.

Popular comedy In Whorefish and Bloomers: The Waitresses Lament continues at The Alexander Bar daily until 1 October. Don’t miss this sharply scripted play about the experience of two waitresses.

Just two chances (Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 September) to see ISMISM an existential piece at the Makukhanye Art Room.

Kasi Stories: A Story Not Often Told asks pertinent questions about the failure of the father figure in South Africa. Tuesday 26 September at Theatre Arts Admin, then off to UCT Bindery Lab on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September. It ends off at Delft Black Box on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September.

The Book Detectives is a comedy that takes place in fairyland. Will they solve the murder mystery? On daily (except Friday) until 30 September at the Fringe Club.

The Woman with a Baby on her Back is on at The Bindery Lab, UCT on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September as well as 29 and 30 September. Don’t miss this award-winning adaption of Athol Fugard’s short story, To Whom it Must Concern.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is UCT P4 on Tuesday 26 and then again from Fri 29 September until Sunday 1 October only. This play about ‘date rape’ written by Nicola Hanekom has recently been adapted into a film.

Just three more days for One Big Blink (26, 27 and 28 September) at UCT Little Theatre.

Steke premiered on 25 September and plays daily until Thursday 28 September at Alexander Bar. A play in Afrikaans, English and Setswana, it explores issues of sexuality and gender identity.