ONE of my favourite shows at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival was Michael Taylor-Broderick’s exquisite one-hander, The King of Broken Things.
It’s a deeply poignant, stunningly lit production with a memorable performance by Cara Roberts (pictured here) as a young boy who wants to prove that broken things, once repaired, are often stronger — and more beautiful — than ever. Continue reading →
A scene from Plastocracy. Photo: Jan Potgieter
THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival offers both the very young — and the young at heart — to experience the magic of theatre. Continue reading →
Katy Moore (left) will play Velma, with Jessica Sole as Roxy in KickStArt Theatre Company’s production of ‘Chicago’. Photo: Val Adamson
DURBAN’s award-winning KickStArt Theatre Company has revealed its 2017 line-up and it promises to be a series of theatrical delights. Continue reading →
Shelby Strange is part of the Rickshaw Collective who will be performing a physical theatre piece, “Dislocation” on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. Photo: Luca Barausse
This weekend, Durban plays host to the inaugural Fresha Festival. This free fun family al-fresco theatre festival will be staged on Durban’s North Beach for three days on January 20, 21 and 22. Continue reading →
Jenna De Beer, Saxola Ketshengane and Kieran Wagner star in ‘Seussical – The Musical Jr’.
Get ready for laughter and rhyme with Seussical The Musical JR at the People’s Theatre in the Joburg Theatre Complex, Johannesburg, this festive season. Based on the much-loved Dr Seuss books, Seussical Jr draws its characters from a number of books; and is filled with music, laughter and feel-good fun. Continue reading →
Mpilo Nzimande, Rowan Bartlett and Clare Mortimer star in the delightful children’s show, ‘Criss Cross Christmas’.
IF you are looking for a way to entertain the little ones in the holidays, then make sure you book for Cris Cross Christmas and Rumpelstiltskin at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road, Umbilo, Durban. Continue reading →
BEAUTIFUL Creatures, in association with Blu Blood, are staging the award-winning children’s stage production, Beautiful Creatures, at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace from December 8 to 18. Continue reading →
Ulwembu, a play which examines the Whoonga drug problem in KwaZulu-Natal, won five prizes at the Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. Photo: File
ULWEMBU, a play which tackles the serious consequences of the Whoonga (low grade heroin) drug problem in Durban, was one of the big winners at this year’s Mercury Durban Theatre Awards.
Over the course of 2015, award-winning playwright and director Neil Coppen (Tin Bucket Drum, Tree Boy, Abnormal Loads and Animal Farm), actress Mpume Mtombeni, KwaMashu-based community-theatre group, The Big Brotherhood, and educational sociologist, Dylan McGarry, set about exploring the crisis.
The result of the two-year research/play-making process was a powerful new theatre production, which gave audiences the opportunity to walk in the shoes of users, dealers, police officers, social-workers and parents of drug users. Continue reading →
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 →
LOOKING for something to do with the kids this weekend? Then why not head down to the Hilton Arts Festival to catch shows aimed at the little ones. Continue reading →