Weaving the spell of witchcraft at Wits

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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

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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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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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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

Drama for Life project, AfriQueer, to tour Africa and Europe

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