THE sight of hundreds of people sleeping rough on the streets of Pietermaritzburg galvanised Shainaaz Dawood to start collecting blankets, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
DOUG Weich and his eight-piece band, MSG, return to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for Elvis & Me – The Priscilla Story from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 20.
The show, which will also be performed at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on September 10, tells Elvis’ as seen through Priscilla’s eyes and gives an insight into the couple’s relationship, from when they first met until the day that Elvis died – August 16, 1977. Continue reading
THE Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg will be celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Errol Garner at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton (Durban) Road at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Wednesday, August 9. Continue reading
THE Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Road, Pietermaritzburg will be home to Danny Fisher for two shows only at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, July 23. Continue reading
PIETERMARITZBURG filmmaker, Liana Hassim, is lighting up the South African movie industry with her third Simon Sabela award, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
DAVE Monks and Marion Loudon will be going back to the Swinging 60s in their latest show, being staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Road, Pietermaritzburg at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, July 9. Continue reading
THE Hexagon Dive Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus is playing host to That’s All Folk, an evening of folk music from the sixties and seventies from July 12 to 15. Continue reading
Running at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Pietermaritzburg campus from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 at 7pm is The Last Outpost.
Written by UKZN MA candidate Francis Mennigke, a Standard Bank Ovation Award winner for his original script MORGUE in 2014, and directed by Rhodes University graduate, Josh Martin, this dark satire argues that today, 23 years after South Africa’s first democratic election, colonialism still exists.
But rather than imperial forts and army barracks, some of these spaces are psychological. Continue reading
SOUTH African musicians, Ard Mathews, Dan Patlansky, Locnville and Siphokazi, are among the drawcards at this year’s Royal Agricultural Show concerts, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Music plays a major part in the event, which runs at the Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4. Continue reading
THE Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus will be playing host to two different productions in May.
From Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 6 at 7.30pm, theatregoers can watch The Rise and Fall of the City of Baobabia, devised and directed by William le Cordeur, in the Studio Theatre. Meanwhile, in the main theatre space, there will be a performance of The Ancient at 6pm on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5. Continue reading