Check out all the nominees in the 2016 The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards


The cast of KickStArt Theatre Company’s Into the Woods which is running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban. Photo: Val Adamson

KickStArt Theatre Company has been rewarded with 54 nominations in this year’s The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. The ceremony will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, November 21. Continue reading


Filmmakers flock to Joburg Film Festival


The inaugural Joburg Film Festival kicks off on Friday, October 28 with the world premiere of Mandela’s Gun. This glitzy event will see filmmakers from across South Africa and the globe are getting ready to descend on the city to promote their films. Continue reading

Dan Patlansky to launch new album at the Barnyard Theatre


When you hear the name Dan Patlansky, it immediately conjures up images of the genius guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues that he is.

So, Durban is in for a treat when Dan launches his new album, Introvertigo, to local audiences when he performers at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway in Umhlanga on Tuesday, November 1. Continue reading

Cinema Nouveau to screen ‘The Threepenny Opera’ as part of NT Live



Cinema Nouveau will be screening the landmark of 20th century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, as part of the National Theatre Live series.

This new production was directed by Rufus Norris for the National Theatre on London’s South Bank and filmed live at the Olivier Theatre. Continue reading

Hilton author shares memories of an adventurous life in the African bush


Anne Southwood has published a memoir, Africa’s Dust in my Hair – True stories of life in the bush in Northen Rhodesia (Zambia). Photo: Estelle SInkins

THE cover of the book, Africa’s Dust in my Hair – True stories of life in the bush in Northen Rhodesia (Zambia), features a young woman paddling a tin bath across the crocodile and hippo-infested Lunga River in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). That fearless young lady was a young Anne Southwood. THELUVVIE.COM’s Estelle Sinkins spoke to her. Continue reading