THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival has given festival-goers in the KZN Midlands the chance to experience everyone from belly-aching stand-up comedy to thought-provoking drama. Estelle Sinkins, shares her thoughts on some of the shows she saw. Continue reading
ACTRESS Michelle Douglas is returning to the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend to appear in The Revlon Girl, a play which tells the story of mothers who lost their children in the Aberfan disaster in Wales. Continue reading
After months of rehearsing, building stages, scenes, podiums and props, the runway has been prepared and the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival has landed.
From 21 September to 8 October, thirteen Cape Town venues will host over one hundred productions, leaving audiences across the Mother City spoiled for choice (see which shows are first on the line-up below). Continue reading
TALENTED local singers and performers will be helping to raise money for the My Tutor Centre (MTC) in Pietermaritzburg, at an arts, crafts and music festival running from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 30. Continue reading
ONE of most popular shows at the National Arts Festival each year is Nicholas Ellenbogen’s Raiders production.
From the moment that Raiders of the Lost Aardvark debuted in Grahamstown 29 years ago, the concept gained a cult following. And this year, Hilton Arts Festival-goers get to enjoy the fun. Continue reading
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
THE Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative’s new work, With nothing but silence they turned their bodies to face the noise, created by PJ Sabbagha and Athena Mazarakis, in collaboration with the company, will be presented on the Main Programme of the National Arts Festival from July 7 to 9 and at the Wits 969 Festival on July 15. Continue reading
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
This July, the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival (SBNYJF) is celebrating 25 years of investing in the country’s young musicians – with yet another unparalleled instalment of great music masterclasses and clinics.
The festival, which runs until July 8, takes place alongside the Standard Bank Jazz Festival – the country’s oldest jazz festival – in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival. Continue reading
Enjoy diverse theatre for everyone at Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival, which runs from July 14 to 30 and features some of the best of Grahamstown for the ultimate mid-winter event.
The drama line-up includes works which have featured on both the Main and fringe stages at the 2017 National Arts Festival. Continue reading