Lu Dlamini and Madala Kunene will be performing at the Playhouse in Durban

TWO of Durban’s most iconic, revered and recognisable musicians Lu Dlamini and Madala Kunene will be performing in the Drama Theatre at the Playhouse in Durban at 7 pm on Friday, April 29. Both musicians will be launching new albums – Lu’s Ulimi-Lami and Madala’s 1959. Continue reading


Spike – The Celebration of a Madman at Kearsney

bfi-00m-huzKEARSNEY College in Botha’s Hill is hosting performances of Spike – The Celebration of a Madman at 7 pm from May 3 to 5.

This entertaining multi-media production pays tribute to Spike Milligan, the godfather of British comedy, by touching on old favourites with The Goons as well as excerpts from his war diaries.

The shows on Tuesday and Wednesday will be cinema-style, with the Thursday performance in a supper theatre format. Refreshments will be one sale and picnic baskets can also be taken.

Tickets are R50 (R30 students and pensioenrs). Booking is through Computicket.

Applause for KickstArt’s celebration of Sondheim


From left: Puppeteer Brandon Moulder with Milky White the cow, Jack (Graeme Wicks), the Baker’s Wife (Jessica Sole) and The Baker (Bryan Hiles). Photos: Val Adamson

DURBAN theatre company, KickstArt, walked away with three Naledi Awards in Johannesburg recently for their dark and brooding staging of Stephen Sondheim’s blood-drenched classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Meanwhile, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus in Durban, the company is hosting its first production of 2016, another iconic Stephen Sondheim production, the musical fairy tale parable for grown-ups: Into the Woods. Continue reading