Durban’s Think Theatre Company delivers a classic ‘Hamlet’ with a contemporary touch

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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

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Think Theatre set to stage two of the Bard’s greatest works, Hamlet & Othello

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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

Fresh new theatre and dance on offer on Durban’s bustling beach

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Shelby Strange is part of the Rickshaw Collective who will be performing a physical theatre piece, “Dislocation” on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. Photo: Luca Barausse

This weekend, Durban plays host to the inaugural Fresha Festival. This free fun family al-fresco theatre festival will be staged on Durban’s North Beach for three days on January 20, 21 and 22. Continue reading

Award-winning duo deliver unmissable physical comedy in ‘Feedback’ at The Theatre – St Anne’s in Hilton

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TQ Zondi (behind) and Mpilo Nzimande in Feedback

TWO of my favourite young actors, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande, will be performing in Feedback at The Theatre-St Anne’s College at 7.30pm on Friday, October 28.

This Hexagon Theatre production, directed by Peter Mitchell, is a fantastical murder mystery that, in the peculiar logic of playwright Andrew Buckland, becomes a hilarious, poignant, lyrical and quirky piece of physical theatre. Continue reading

‘Maritzburg actors, Mpilo Nzimande and TQ Zondi, set to delight festival-goers at Hilton 2016

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Mpilo Nzimande and TQ Zondi in Termite!

PIETERMARITZBURG actors, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande, will be having a busy Hilton Arts Festival. The two men are performing in three shows – Feedback, Master Harold and the Boys and Tales of the Termite! – during the festival which runs at Hilton College from September 16 to September 18. Continue reading

Fabulous new theatre on show at the 10th annual Hexagon Minifest

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Grant Jacobs and Liam McDermott star in A Beautiful Wreckage.

The Hexagon Theatre on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is hosting its 10th annual Minifest! on February 26 and 27. Whether you love comedy or drama, this mini festival will offer theatre pieces to suit all tastes. The shows on offer include brand new theatre creations and award winners from other festivals. Tickets are R60 per show and there are special discounts if you book for more than one. Continue reading

Fabulous fun guaranteed at the adult panto in Durban

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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