DUT’s ‘Chronicles of Jack’ takes a wry look at the student experience

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Ace (Muzikayise Mtshali) and Jack (Sbonelo Nzuza) in a scene from ‘Chronicles of Jack’, which is at the DUT Courtyard Theatre on August 18 and 19. Photo: Supplied

A NEW play, which takes a wry look at the experiences of a young student from rural Eastern Cape, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban on August 18 and 19.

Chronicles of Jack, which has been written for DUT by Mbasa Tsetsana (Waiting for Nelson), offers a new perspective of a student from a rural area adapting to city life and of being part of an urban campus in the Fees Must Fall generation. Expect plenty of social complexities, clashing ideologies and a tussle between tradition and self-discovery. Continue reading

Join Heels over Head for some free concerts this women’s month

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Heels Over Head (from (left) Thulile Zama, Rebekah Doty and Taryn Kasaval. PHOTO: Simanga Zondo

DURBAN-based jazz band, Heels over Head, is celebrating Women’s Month with a series of free concerts in the city.

Fans will be able to catch them at 5 pm on Friday, August 11 at the Playhouse Company, 29 Acutt Street, 5 pm at the Rainbow Restaurant on Saturday, August 12, at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown and at 3 pm on Sunday, August 13 at the BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place. Continue reading

BBC and PBS join forces for new television adaptation of ‘Little Women’

THE BBC and Masterpiece on PBS have revealed plans to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, for the small screen.

Created in partnership with the Golden Globe and Bafta-winning drama producer, Playground, the three-part series from Heidi Thomas, the creator of Call The Midwife, Cranford and Upstairs Downstairs, will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary). Continue reading