KZN well represented in the Naledi Award nominations

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Clare Mortimer and Ralph Lawson in A Voice I Cannot Silence at the 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The play, directed by Greg Homann, is based on the life, stories and poems of Alan Paton. (Photo: CuePix/Sithasolwazi Kentane)

THE nominees for the Naledi Awards 2016 – which will take place at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on April 19 – have been revealed and according to executive director, Dawn Lindberg, the standard has never been higher.

Several Durbanites are in the running for this year’s awards including KickStArt Theatre Company’s Steven Stead for Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors, Greg King, Tina le Roux, Neil Stuart Harris, Charon Williams-Ros for Sweeney Todd, Caroline Smart for Hinterland and Clare Mortimer and Menzi Mkhwane for A Voice I Cannot Silence.

Short, Stories, Alive, the Nobulali Productions show, directed by former Durban resident, Neil Coppen, is also nominated; as is former Durban actress Janna Ramos-Violante, who gets a nomination for her work in Doubt. Continue reading


Are you ready for an alien abduction? No, then get down to the Hexagon Theatre pronto people…

“Have you ever felt that you don’t belong or that there’s more to life than this? Are your dreams so weird that you are afraid people will judge you? You may not realise it but you have been manipulated by powers beyond your control.

“Yes, you have had an alien abduction experience! The time has come to step out of the dark and defend our planet. If you miss this show it could be the end of the world as we know it!”

Guiding you on this path will be the legendary Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert. Continue reading

Check out the nominees for the MTV Movie Awards


Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has 11 MTV Movie Award nominations.

MTV has revealed the nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for movie of the year, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise. Continue reading

Enjoy music of Chopin in Himeville

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Christopher Duigan. Photo: Val Adamson

ENJOY the music of Chopin at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Himeville at 7.30 pm on Friday, April 1.

Christopher Duigan plays music by Chopin including the Ballade No 3, waltzes and nocturnes alongside other popular compositions from Scott Joplin, tango and contemporary film music.

Tickets are R100, which includes refreshments at interval. Tickets for the concert, sponsored by Moorcroft Manor and Wedgewood Nougat, can be booked with Rosanne at the church office at 033 702 1013 or 082 359 6736 (mornings only).