Brilliant comedic timing makes this one of the best shows of the year

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Mthokozisi Zulu and James Cunningham. Photos: Val Adamson

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN Durban

“THIS set is a f***ing death trap!” – Never have truer words been spoken by Trevor, the stage technician, played by Adam Dore, in KickStArt’s hilarious production ofThe Play that Goes Wrong. Continue reading

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KickStart Theatre Company’s ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ is panto-tastic!

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Dame Donna Kebab (Bryan Hiles), Sinbad (Lyle Buxton) and Silly Billy Souvlaki (Graeme Wicks) get a lift from a feathered friend in Sinbad the Sailor. Photo: Val Adamson

ESTELLE SINKINS reviews KickStArt Theatre Company’s Sinbad the Sailor at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban

CAN you fall in love with a camel? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ if it’s name is Dimple and its starring in KickStArt Theatre Company’s latest pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor.

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Don’t miss Tim Plewman in ‘Defending the Caveman’ in Durban

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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

Cat Simoni brings a touch of French flair to the Rhumbelow Theatre

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Cat Simoni

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

Fabulous theatre, dance and music at the Cape Town Fringe Festival

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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

Durban’s theatre community to celebrate the life and career of Themi Venturas

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Themi Venturas

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

Are you are pianist? Then why not try out for a spot in the KZN leg of Á Handful of Keys’

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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