Hilton Arts Festival where all the world’s a stage and the players are marvellous


Jemma Kahn and David Viviers in a scene from Cellist With Rabies. Photo: Harry Lock

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


Fabulous theatre, dance and music at the Cape Town Fringe Festival


The Woman With A Baby On Her Back.

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

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

Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative presents innovative new work at the NAF and Wits 969 Festival


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

Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival – training ground for the stars


Benjamin Jephta, the 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz.

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