Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix
AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).
Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading
DURBAN author, actress and storyteller, Gcina Mhlope, will be entrancing children – and any adults lucky enough to get a ticket – with her show, Bones of Memory, at the Hilton Arts Festival on September 16. Continue reading
Sunshine Babies, by Happy go Lucky Productions, stars Mlu Ngidi and deaf actor Sibo Masondo.
THE sixth annual Durban University of Technology Children’s Theatre Festival takes place at the DUT City Campus and the Courtyard Theatre in Steve Biko Road, Durban, from September 8 to 11. Continue reading
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
Pictured in the prison courtyard China Boy (Presley Chweneyagae) and Buttons (Warren Masemola) decide on Magadien’s (Mothusi Magano) fate.
Award-winning director, Khalo Matabane (State of Violence, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon and Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me), has begun shooting his latest feature, 28’s, a gritty exposé of life inside prison.
The film, inspired by Jonny Steinberg’s award-winning non-fiction novel, The Number, its big screen adaptation by Paul Ian Johnson reveals the origins of the fearsome numbers gangs that operate in prisons throughout South Africa. Continue reading
GCINA Mhlope’s beautiful one-woman show, My Travelling Bag, is being staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road, Umbilo, Durban at 2 pm on Sunday, May 15. I was lucky enough to see this show at the 2015 Musho Festival and I urge you to go and see it. Continue reading
IN celebration of Africa Month, social cohesion, unity in diversity and heritage, The Playhouse Company is staging Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on May 6 and 7. Continue reading
Throughout April, Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre will be touring an education programme to primary schools in Durban and its surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
The performance, based on famed Durban author Gcina Mhlophe’s African classic Snake with Seven Heads,is a captivating experience for young viewers. The story is about young people, love and hope, and is made possible through funds from the National Lotteries Commission. Continue reading
The 2015 DUT Children’s Theatre Festival profiles award-winning playwright Neil Coppen and will feature four plays all penned by him, to be staged at the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology on September 18 and again from September 21 to 23. Continue reading
Legendary South African actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author, Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe, better known as Gcina, will be telling free stories at the Hilton Arts Festival on Saturday, September 19 at 12noon. Continue reading