Dame Donna Kebab (Bryan Hiles), Sinbad (Lyle Buxton) and Silly Billy Souvlaki (Graeme Wicks) get a lift from a feathered friend in Sinbad the Sailor. Photo: Val Adamson
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.
Rowan Bartlett, Darren King and Bryan Hiles.
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
Lisa Bobbert will be celebrating the music of Vera Lynn at the 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
Bryan Hiles as Hamlet and Cara Roberts as Ophelia star in Think Theatre’s production of Hamlet. Photo: Val Adamson
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
Chris van Rensburg plays the villainous Iago with Nhlakanipho Manqele as Othello in Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello. Photo: Val Adamson
Renowned for its teaching-aid productions of Shakespeare set works for matric school learners, Think Theatre, in association with The Playhouse Company, presents two of The Bard’s greatest tragedies in 2017 – a new staging of Hamlet, and a revival of the company’s widely acclaimed Othello.
These plays will run in tandem with successive seasons in Hilton and Durban in February and March, and a tour to a number of country venues in KwaZulu-Natal, before transferring to Gauteng for runs in Johannesburg and Pretoria in May 2017. Continue reading
IF you are a fan of music revues and cabaret shows, then this year’s Hilton Arts Festival – which runs from September 16 to September 18 at Hilton College – has plenty to offer. Continue reading
The Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra practises ahead of The Best of Broadway concert on July 31.
THE Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra is presenting the concert, The Best of Broadway, at 2.30 pm on Sunday, July 31 at the Cowan House Theatre, 11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton. Continue reading
Actress Lisa Bobbert will unveil her sizzling new comedy showcase, I Feel Pretty, written by Clinton Marius and directed by Darren King, at 7.30 pm on June 23 and 24 as part of Hilton College Theatre’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Continue reading
Anthony Stonier (left) and Darren King in The Art of Being Ugly.
ONE of the greatest elements of pantomime is the tradition of the pantomime dame, played by a male actor in fabulous costume. Two of Durban’s finest exponents of this art – Darren King and Anthony Stonier – take to the stage at the Hexagon Theatre on March 4 and 5 to celebrate the panto dame in the comedy, The Art of Being Ugly. Continue reading
Anthony Stonier plays Widow Twanky in Aladdin – Grey Street. Photo: Val Adamson
Review: Aladdin – Grey Street, Centenary Room, Greyville Racecourse, Durban
THE adult panto has been part of Durban’s festive season fun for over two decades and this year’s offering, Aladdin – Grey Street, is packed full of double meanings, sexually suggestive props and some fabulous music. Continue reading