Jeannie D will be trying her hand at stand-up comedy in the new show,’ Famous Last Words’, on Comedy Central. Photo: Supplied
WHAT do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?
They are all about to become stand-up comedians in Comedy Central’s new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on DStv channel 122 on Monday, August 14, at 9 pm. Continue reading
The cast of uMabatha, which is being staged at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre. Photo: Siya Meyiwa
The Durban University of Technology Department of Drama and Production Studies will present a re-interpretation of Welcome Msomi’s iconic and critically-acclaimed 1971 play, uMabatha, until 18 May .
Msomi’s play, known as known as ‘the Zulu Macbeth‘, offers a localised reading of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It will be staged at the Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road, Ritson Campus, Gate 6. Continue reading
Great news for music lovers! The International Arts Foundation Inc. from the United States of America, in association with The Playhouse Company, hosts New Orleans-born, Grammy-Award-winning music legend, Cyril Neville and Durban’s own South African Music Award winner, Ernie Smith, in The Playhouse Opera Theatre on Thursday, 4 May at 7.30pm. Continue reading
The inaugural Joburg Film Festival kicks off on Friday, October 28 with the world premiere of Mandela’s Gun. This glitzy event will see filmmakers from across South Africa and the globe are getting ready to descend on the city to promote their films. Continue reading
Sandile Mazibuko, Nosipho Mkhize, Khuleka Xulu and Mbasa Tsetsana
East London-born and Johannesburg-based actor, writer and director Mbasa Tsetsana will be bringing his award-winning production, Waiting for Nelson, to the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies at 6 pm on Saturday, July 23.
This professional staging will be doubled billed with a student version of Waiting for Nelson under the direction of DUT directing student Sphephelo Dlamini. Continue reading
Pieter-Dirk Uys. Photo: Robert A Hamblin
Nobody’s Died Laughing, a theatrical-action-documentary that celebrates the life and work of performing artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, will have its world premiere at the 37th Durban International Film Festival on Sunday, June 19 at 6pm at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Continue reading
THE Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from June 16 to 26, will host a series of free public screenings.
The DIFF will travel to Clermont, Kwangcolosi, Inanda, Umlazi, KwaMashu and the city centre, where people will have the opportunity to watch this year’s opening night film The Journeymen as well as the comedy – Wonder Boy for President, starring Kagiso Lediga. Continue reading
THE 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from June 16 to 26. Continue reading
John Kani in MIssing. Photo: Oscar O’Ryan
HEAD down to the Artscape Theatre this weekend to watch John Kani’s play, Missing. The show is being staged at 7.30 pm on Thursday, May 12, Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Continue reading
On Friday, April 22 the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day initiative succeeded in fulfilling their intentions to set a new world record of laying down the worlds largest crocheted blanket. Continue reading