Clinton Marius latest show ‘Salon Sue’ is a comedy with hidden depths

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Maeshni Naicker stars in Clinton Marius’ latest show, ‘Salon Sue’. Photo: Val Adamson

IF there is a lesson to be learned from Clinton Marius’ latest solo show, Salon Sue, it’s that you should never judge a book by its cover, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

Maeshni Naicker set to wow in sassy new solo show by Clinton Marius

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Maeshni Naicker as Salon Sue. Photo: Val Adamson

PUPULAR Durban radio, theatre and film star, Maeshni Naicker (Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, Broken Promises, Florida Road, Curse of Highway Sheila) makes her debut solo appearance in Salon Sue, a bubbly new comedy about hair stylists and their clients.

Written and directed by Clinton Marius, the play will be staged at Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre from July 28 to 30 Copy Dog Productions, the multi-award-winning company behind Lollipop Lane, B!*ch Stole My Doek and Mystic Twisters. Continue reading

Jonathan Cohen stars in the tragi-comedy, ‘White Christmas’, at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg

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Jonathan Cohen in White Christmas. Photo: Val Adamson

THE multi-Durban Theatre Award-nominated tragi-comedy, White Christmas, is being staged at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus, for one performance only on Saturday, December 3 at 7.30 pm.  ESTELLE SINKINS speaks to its star Jonathan Cohen. Continue reading

Check out all the nominees in the 2016 The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards

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The cast of KickStArt Theatre Company’s Into the Woods which is running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban. Photo: Val Adamson

KickStArt Theatre Company has been rewarded with 54 nominations in this year’s The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. The ceremony will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, November 21. Continue reading

Fantastic fun expected at Hillcrest’s Festival in the Hills

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Three of the participants in Festival in the Hills 2016, pictured from left, festival director Judith Hawthorn (in her opening parade persona as ‘Mistress Fantastical’), actor Bongani Mbatha, and guitar whiz Seb Goldwain. Photo: Supplied

A day long feast of family fun entertainment is happening on the last Saturday of August in Hillcrest with a star-studded roster headed by the internationally acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir and more.

The Rotary Club of Kloof presents the Festival in The Hills 2016, a wonderful cultural extravaganza for the whole family, hosted by Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy. Festival in The Hills will take place at Curro HCA in Hillcrest on Saturday, August 27 from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Continue reading

Book now for the delightful ‘Sweetie Darling’

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IF you missed Sweetie Darling during its run at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, you can catch this play -written and directed by multiple award-winning Clinton Marius and starring popular Durban actor Bongani Mbatha- at the Wits 969 Festival at Wits University in Johannesburg on July 13 and 15 and at the Loft Theatre at the Playhouse in Durban from July 19 to 24. Continue reading

ASSITEJ SA doubles number of shows at the National Arts Festival 2016

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Rowin Munsamy and Shona Johnson star in The Fantastical Flea Circus.

The ASSITEJ Family Fare returns to National Arts Festival for the fifth consecutive year to bring to the festival unique, quality theatre for youth and young audiences.

With 20 productions under its umbrella this year, ASSITEJ SA has now more than doubled the number of shows on its bill since the first iteration of the venue in 2012 which had nine shows. Continue reading