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

Greg Homann discusses new SA contemporary theatre

Greg Homann. pic Timmy Henny (6)

Greg Homann. Photo: Timmy Henny

TWIST Theatre Development Projects is hosting a series of free interactive “In Conversation With” sessions in KwaZulu-Natal to launch The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre – a definitive book which looks at the history, status and context of South African contemporary theatre – written by Greg Homann. Continue reading

Alan Bennett’s modern classic is on at the Hilton Arts Festival

Janna Ramos-Violante will be directing two shows at the Hilton Arts Festival.

Janna Ramos-Violante will be directing two shows at the Hilton Arts Festival.

ONE of the plays I am most looking forward to watching at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival is Talking Heads, Alan Bennett’s darkly comic, poignant and uplifting modern theatrical classic. It is one of two productions being directed by former Durban actress Janna Ramos-Violante, who has previously delighted festival goers with her plays Mein Soldat and Callum’s Will. Continue reading