The Reals pay tribute to Dire Straits at the Rhumbelow Theatre


The Reals, together with guest guitarist Shaun Dragt,  will be paying tribute to Dire Straits at the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Alan Paton Avenue (Durban Road), Pietermaritzburg at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, September 25.  Continue reading

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?

UKZN to host Decolonising Shakespeare Theatre Festival


Mishka Gounden and Trent Moffet in The Space Between, a stage two-hander written by Janet van Eeden, directed by Clinton Marius which has two performances at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, on 26 and 27 September, both starting at 6.30pm.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Drama and Performance Studies is hosting the SHAKESPEAREmustFALL? Theatre Festival from September 20 to Otcober 2 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus in Durban.

The festival will include a colloquium featuring keynote addresses by theatre and performance art stalwarts, Welcome Msomi and Chris Thurman, from September 30 to October 1 at Studio 5 on the Howard College campus. Continue reading

Fabulous folk music at the MMC

On Tuesday, September 20, the Maritzburg Musician’s Club returns to its roots as one of the few South African folk clubs in the 80s that changed the course of music in South Africa today.

Appearing at the MMC at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg, will be Fiona Tozer, who originated the Durban Folk Club, who will be performing with Dan Wilson in their intergalactic duo – Quark.

These two musicians from diverse musical backgrounds have been fusing the different elements of their musical experience and composing music for a theme album about space-time and the universe.

Always aiming for the unexpected, the eclectic mix focuses on poly-rhythms, unusual time signatures and chord progressions, and features bass, guitar, voice and loops.

The club will also be showcasing the talent of the young musicians:

  • Nish Pillay, who has been making a name for himself as a percussionist and dexterous Tabla performer;
  • Jessica Martins, a vocalist and guitarist from Ballito; and
  • Inner Truth, a hard-working Afro-soul band from Scottsville.

Tickets R40. Doors open at 7pm.