FOR those of you who missed seeing Benny Bushwhacker — conservationist, environmental campaigner and the only man to have thrice walked the length of Africa barefoot — in Durban, then you had better make sure you book to see him at the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend. 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
Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert star in ‘Marriage for Dummies’, a new comedy being staged in Pietermaritzburg to raise money for Awesome SA. PHOTO: supplied
MARRIAGE for Dummies, a new comedy, which explores the ups and downs of married life, is being staged in Pietermaritzburg to raise money for Awesome SA. Continue reading
Phumlani Mtiti. Photo: John Ivins Photography
Arts and Living Cultures at the eThekwini Municipality is supporting 12 Durban theatre groups at this year’s National Arts Festival, which is taking place in Grahamstown until 9 July. Continue reading
Award-winning Durban actress, Lisa Bobbert, will be performing the music of Vera Lynn at the Rhumbelow Theatre, 42 Cunningham Road ,off Bartle Road, Umbilo, Durban at 8pm on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, March 19, 7.30pm on Monday, March 20, and 2pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday, March 21.
For those who cannot get to Umbilo, there will be a 2pm performance A Nightingale Sang… A Tribute To Vera Lynn – which also features the talents of Evan Roberts and Anthony Stonier – on Sunday, March 26 at the Aliwal Theatre. Continue reading
Johnnie Campher in Politrix Kurup
Many of South Africa’s foremost performers, producers, directors and choreographers are returning to the stage where they were first noticed – the National Arts Festival’s Fringe – to take advantage of the opportunity to experiment with their craft and be part of the unmatched energy and camaraderie it generates. 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
CATCH popular actress Lisa Bobbert on top form in Bobbertlicious! at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, June 12 at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban. Continue reading
The cast of KickStArt Theatre Company’s Into the Woods which is running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban. Photo: Val Adamson
Review: Into The Woods – Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
THERE is a saying ‘be careful what you wish for’, but I for one am extremely happy that my wish – that Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods would be staged in Durban one day – came true. Currently running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, KickStArt Theatre Company has again showed what can be achieved by ambitious dreamers and a dream cast and crew. Continue reading
The cast of Into the Woods. Photo: Val Adamson
I remember sending a message to Steven Stead, artistic director of KickStArt Theatre Company, after seeing Disney’s film version of Into the Woods whether he had plans to do a stage version. He just said ‘watch this space’.
This week Durban theatregoers get to see Into the Woods on stage at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus from April 15 to May 1. I for one cannot wait to see Stephen Sondheim’s classic and I urge all my friends and family in Durban and Maritzburg to go and see it. Continue reading