Award-winning theatre on offer in the SA Women’s Arts Fest at the Playhouse

Playhouse Mpho-Osei-Tutu-and-Ilse-Klink-in-Scorched.-Photograph-by-Jane-Berg-_-CuePix

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

Magical storyteller, Gcina Mhlope, to entrance Hilton Festival-goers


Gcina Mhlope

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

Fantastic fun expected at Hillcrest’s Festival in the Hills


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

Cameras roll on Khalo Matabane’s 28’s in KwaZulu Natal

Pictured in the prison courtyard China Boy (Presley Chweneyagae) and Buttons (Warren Masemola) decide on Magadien's (Mothusi Magano) fate.

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

Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre presents Gcina Mhlophe’s Snake with Seven Heads


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