THE magic of the world of Broadway and West End musicals will be recreated in the main arena at the Royal Show when the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra presents Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends at 10 am on Sunday, June 4. Continue reading
FANS can expect ‘one hell of a party’ when electro hop music duo, Lcnville, takes to the stage at the Royal Rock Concert, in the main arena at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg, on Saturday, May 27, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
ROLLING Stones legend, Keith Richards, once said: “If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”
It’s a comment that could have been penned for South African blues maestro, Dan Patlansky, who will be showcasing his incredible guitar skills and lyrical songwriting in four concerts in KwaZulu-Natal this week, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
The third annual Zakifo Music Festival in Durban will be taking place at the Blue Lagoon Beach until May 28. Continue reading
The Durban Chamber Choir (DCC) will be performing on Sunday, May 28 at St Thomas’s Church, Musgrave, and on Sunday, June 11 at the Lutheran Church, Hayfields, honouring the birthday of Claudio Monteverdi, and the works of another great transitional composer, Gabriel Fauré. Continue reading
Running at the Phezulu Gallery in Durban until June 10 is the exhibition Magical Msinga, which features pencil crayon drawings by Jannie van Heerden and work in leather, clay wood and beads from Msinga. Continue reading
“If music be the food of love, play on…”
Twelfth Night, the acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity – filmed live at the National’s Olivier Theatre in London – is the next National Theatre Live broadcast on the big screen.
The production releases at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau cinemas on Saturday, May 27, for limited screenings. Continue reading
Durban audiences have the chance to catch the much-anticipated touring production of Molière’s Tartuffe coming to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT on May 25 and 26 – for day time schools and evening public performances.
The story centres on Tartuffe, a weasely swindler, disguised as a paragon of piety who manipulates his way into Orgon’s house and unleashes his lecherous reign. Continue reading
Running at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Pietermaritzburg campus from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 at 7pm is The Last Outpost.
Written by UKZN MA candidate Francis Mennigke, a Standard Bank Ovation Award winner for his original script MORGUE in 2014, and directed by Rhodes University graduate, Josh Martin, this dark satire argues that today, 23 years after South Africa’s first democratic election, colonialism still exists.
But rather than imperial forts and army barracks, some of these spaces are psychological. Continue reading
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the establishment of La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (The Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon), a tourism initiative that follows the scenic pilgrimage route through KwaZulu-Natal, taken by a mother in mourning as she followed the footsteps of her son to where he was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.
The Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon was killed in an ambush at uQweqwe, near Nqutu, on 1 June 1879. The following year on the anniversary of his death, his mother, the Empress Eugenie, spent the night in vigil at the very spot, which is now marked as a monument to him. Continue reading