THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival has given festival-goers in the KZN Midlands the chance to experience everyone from belly-aching stand-up comedy to thought-provoking drama. Estelle Sinkins, shares her thoughts on some of the shows she saw. Continue reading
Hilton Arts Festival: three magical shows from Michael Taylor-Broderick
ONE of my favourite shows at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival was Michael Taylor-Broderick’s exquisite one-hander, The King of Broken Things.
It’s a deeply poignant, stunningly lit production with a memorable performance by Cara Roberts (pictured here) as a young boy who wants to prove that broken things, once repaired, are often stronger — and more beautiful — than ever. Continue reading
Brilliant comedic timing makes this one of the best shows of the year
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
KickStart Theatre Company’s ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ is panto-tastic!
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.
Party with the boys, Vegas-style!
IF you want a guaranteed evening of gre4at entertainment, then get yourself down to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for Tie A Knot In It – (Vegas Baby!), writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Starring three of Durban’s best known actors, Rowan Bartlett, Darren King and Bryan Hiles, the show is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the many singers who have performed in Las Vegas over the years. Continue reading
There is a music revue to suit every taste at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival
THE music of Vera Lynn, Hollywood’s Golden Age, Paul Simon and The Beatles can be enjoyed at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which runs from September 15 to 17 at Hilton College. Continue reading
KickStArt create theatre magic with Roald Dahl’s classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’
ESTELLE SINKINS reviews KickStArt Theatre Company’s James and the Giant Peach, which is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at UKZN. Continue reading
KickStArt Theatre Company brings Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach’ to the Elizabeth Sneddon stage
ROALD Dahl’s classic children’s tale, James and the Giant Peach, is being staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College campus, from July 5 to 23.
Brought to the stage by Durban’s multi-awarding-winning KickstArt Theatre Productions, the show promises to deliver plenty of fun in the school holidays. Continue reading
Durban’s Think Theatre Company delivers a classic ‘Hamlet’ with a contemporary touch
Estelle Sinkins reviews Think Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, which is being staged in Johannesburg and Pretoria in May. Continue reading
KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’ is ‘razzle-dazzling’ entertainment
ESTELLE SINKINS review’s KickStArt Theatre Company’s Chicago, which is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban until April 30. Continue reading