Brilliant comedic timing makes this one of the best shows of the year

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Mthokozisi Zulu and James Cunningham. Photos: Val Adamson

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

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KickStart Theatre Company’s ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ is panto-tastic!

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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.

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Don’t miss Tim Plewman in ‘Defending the Caveman’ in Durban

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Tim Plewman once again dons the Caveman’s skins to perform Defending the Caveman – the perfect date-night theatre outing which sends up the irreconcilable differences between the sexes. Pic: Val Adamson

Tim Plewman dons the Caveman’s skins and steps onto stage to add to his record breaking run of sold out performances of Defending the Caveman at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban until October 14. Continue reading

JOMBA! dance project, ‘Cardiac Output’, provides a creative platform for all

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Karl Hebbelmann with Zinhle Nzama in rehearsal for ‘Cardiac Output’, which is being performed at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on September 3. Photo: Val Adamson

DURBAN-based, Flatfoot Dance Company and Adriaan Luteijn, from the Netherlands-based INTRODANS Dance Company, together with four dancers with Downs Syndrome, are blazing a new trail for dance in South Africa.

Their collaboration, Cardiac Output, will be performed at the 19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban on Sunday, September 3 at 6 pm. Continue reading

‘Maritzburg dancer/choreographer, JC Zondi, wins JOMBA! Fringe award

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Londeka Zondi and Sanele Kenneth Mntumba perform in Intimate at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Tuesday in the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Fringe programme. Photo: Val Adamson

PIETERMARITZBURG choreographer, JC Zondi received the inaugural JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe award on Tuesday, August 29 at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, after a riveting ten-performance programme of highly creative work by choreographers from around South Africa. Continue reading

Legendary satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, returns to Durban with his most intimate show yet – ‘The Echo of Noise’

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THE legendary Pieter-Dirk Uys brings his one-man memoir, The Echo of Noise, to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 25 to August 6.

In the show South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool and opens his heart about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears. Continue reading

KickStArt Theatre Company brings Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach’ to the Elizabeth Sneddon stage

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Bryan Hiles as James, Belinda Henwood (right) as evil Aunt Sponge and Clare Mortimer as evil Aunt Spiker. Photo: Val Adamson

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

Comedians, Aaron McIlroy, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins, to deliver ‘An Evening of Chemody’ to support Themi Venturas

Join John Vlismas, Aaron McIlroy and Jem Atkins in An Evening of Chemody at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, June 26 and help raise funds for theatre legend, Themi Venturas’ medical expenses. Continue reading