Theatre treats for the young – and young at heart – at the Hilton Arts Festival


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


James Cairns set to dazzle KZN Midlands theatre-goers at the Hilton Arts Festival


James Cairns stars in ‘The Devil and Billy Markham’.

MARITZBURG College Old Boy, James Cairns, returns to the KZN Midlands with two shows — The Devil and Billy Markham and The Old Man and The Sea. Both will be presented at Hilton College as part of the Hilton Arts Festival, which runs from September 15 to 17. Continue reading

Hilton College pupils’ fundraising concert will help vulnerable children in KZN


Hilton College pupils will be performing at the Hilton Arts Festival to raise money for Ingane Yami, a special village for orphaned and abandoned children in the Dassenhoek community, near Hillcrest. Photo: Supplied

THE Hilton College music department will be hosting a special fundraising concert in the Hilton Arts Festival marquee at 6 pm on Thursday, September 14.

Performing at the concert will be the school choir, vocal ensemble, award-winning marimba bands and the school orchestra. Continue reading

Award-winning theatre on offer in the SA Women’s Arts Fest at the Playhouse

Playhouse Mpho-Osei-Tutu-and-Ilse-Klink-in-Scorched.-Photograph-by-Jane-Berg-_-CuePix

Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix

AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).

Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading

Critically acclaimed ‘Inxeba – The Wound’ adds to its awards haul at DIFF


Nakhane Touré (front left) was named best actor for his work in ‘Inxeba – The Wound’, which also won the prize for best SA director for John Trengrove. Photo: File

INXEBA (known internationally as The Wound) won the prizes for best director for John Trengrove and best actor for Nakhane Touré at the Durban International Film Festival on Saturday, July 22, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

This is the latest in a string of awards for the film, which has been lauded at film festivals around the world. Continue reading

Award-winning SA film ‘Inexba’ (‘The Wound’) premieres at DIFF


Nakhane Touré (seated) in a scene from Inexba’, which is having its South African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival. Photo: Supplied

THE South African film Inxeba (known internationally as The Wound) has won the best film award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival, ahead of its African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival at The Playhouse on Friday, July 14.

This is a latest in a string of awards for the film, which explores tradition and masculinity, and the clash between age-old rituals and modernity. Continue reading