Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist heads to Pietermaritzburg


Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist has moved his Pietermaritzburg shows to the Winston Churchill Theatre in Leinster Road, Scottsville, due to the uncertainty of student unrest on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus.

Andre uses volunteers from the audience and convinces them to participate in various crazy, zany and downright hilarious routines. It’s the type of comedy in which no two shows are ever the same and even Andre is never too sure what he can expect on stage.

The shows will still take place from Wednesday, September 28 to Saturday, October 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are R70 for the Wednesday evening and R90 (concessions R80) for all other shows. Book at

Tense thriller to air on BBC First


Christina Moxam (NATASHA LITTLE), Ivy Moxam (JODIE COMER), Emma Moxam (KATHERINE ROSE MORLEY), Craig (JOE LAYTON), Angus Moxam (STUART GRAHAM) in Thirteen. Photographer: Todd Anthony

THE tense psychological thriller, Thirteen, will be screened from 8 pm on Wednesday, September 28 on BBC First (DStv channel 119).

The drama follows the story of Ivy Moxham, a 26-year-old woman learning to live again after 13 years in captivity. When Ivy escapes the cellar that’s been her prison since she was abducted, it’s just the start of her story.

She’s beginning to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, but they’re about to be pulled apart again. Her captor is on the run, and as cracks appear in Ivy’s account of her ordeal, the police begin to doubt her motives. What happened in that cellar? And can Ivy really be trusted?