The Wits School of Arts and Wits Theatre presents Ten Bush, written by Mncedisi Shabangu and Craig Higginson and directed by award-winning director Prince Lamla.
Ten Bush is a play about witchcraft set against the harsh realities of the South African landscape. It will run in the Downstairs Theatre at Wits from October 13 to 21. Continue reading
Tim Plewman once again dons the Caveman’s skins to perform Defending the Caveman – the perfect date-night theatre outing which sends up the irreconcilable differences between the sexes. Pic: Val Adamson
Tim Plewman dons the Caveman’s skins and steps onto stage to add to his record breaking run of sold out performances of Defending the Caveman at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban until October 14. Continue reading
HOWICK singer Cat Simoni will be performing the music of Françoise Hardy at the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton Avenue, Pietermaritzburg at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on October 8.
Françoise Hardy, ooh la-la!, written and directed by Paul Spence, will also be staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo, Durban, at 8 pm on October 13; 8 pm on October 14 and at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on October 15. Continue reading
THE Playhouse Company is celebrating theatre in KwaZulu-Natal with a special showcase of productions this October, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Co-curated by the Playhouse Company with K-CAP, Umsindo Theatre Projects, the University of KZN drama department and an independent panel, the KZN Arts Showcase features 10 productions. Continue reading
The Woman With A Baby On Her Back.
After months of rehearsing, building stages, scenes, podiums and props, the runway has been prepared and the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival has landed.
From 21 September to 8 October, thirteen Cape Town venues will host over one hundred productions, leaving audiences across the Mother City spoiled for choice (see which shows are first on the line-up below). Continue reading
THE KwaZulu-Natal theatre community will be coming together on Tuesday, September 26 to celebrate the life and career of stalwart, Themi Venturas, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer two weeks ago.
Curtain Up will take place in the Playhouse Opera Theatre from 6 pm. The celebration will include performances, memories and tributes celebrating his life, featuring many of his colleagues and friends. Continue reading
Roelof Colyn (right) and newcomer James Smith will be performing in A Handful of Keys’ in Durban this November.
SOUTH Africa’s iconic piano show, A Handful of Keys, is coming to Durban and the producers are on the lookout for a new pianist to feature in the line-up.
As the show tours, they will be sourcing pianists in each region to guest star with Roelof Colyn and newcomer, James Smith – and they want you to join them in Durban this November. Continue reading
Drama for Life is taking its site-specific performance project AfriQueer, created by the Drama for Life AFRICA Project, written by Tlotlego Gaogakwe and directed by Warren Nebe, on tour.
The acclaimed project, which celebrates LGBTIQ human rights and is based on an ancient creation myth of how the stars were made, will initially tour South Africa, before heading to The Netherlands, Ghana and Mozambique. Continue reading
Raiders of the Caribbean.
ONE of most popular shows at the National Arts Festival each year is Nicholas Ellenbogen’s Raiders production.
From the moment that Raiders of the Lost Aardvark debuted in Grahamstown 29 years ago, the concept gained a cult following. And this year, Hilton Arts Festival-goers get to enjoy the fun. Continue reading
Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
THE brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of the must-see productions at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which runs at Hilton College from September 15 to September 17. Continue reading