Enjoy great theatre for FREE at the Playhouse’s KZN Arts Showcase

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Human Race.

THE Playhouse Company is celebrating theatre in KwaZulu-Natal with a special showcase of productions this October, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Co-curated by the Playhouse Company with K-CAP, Umsindo Theatre Projects, the University of KZN drama department and an independent panel, the KZN Arts Showcase features 10 productions. Continue reading

Join Heels over Head for some free concerts this women’s month

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Heels Over Head (from (left) Thulile Zama, Rebekah Doty and Taryn Kasaval. PHOTO: Simanga Zondo

DURBAN-based jazz band, Heels over Head, is celebrating Women’s Month with a series of free concerts in the city.

Fans will be able to catch them at 5 pm on Friday, August 11 at the Playhouse Company, 29 Acutt Street, 5 pm at the Rainbow Restaurant on Saturday, August 12, at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown and at 3 pm on Sunday, August 13 at the BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place. Continue reading

Celebrated Can Themba work for The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season

Crepsucle Nat Ramabulana plays Can Themba, with Kate Liquorish as his romantic partner in Crepuscule, presented by The Playhouse Company, 3 to 7 May 2017 at The Loft Theatre.

Nat Ramabulana plays Can Themba, with Kate Liquorish as his romantic partner in ‘Crepuscule at the Playhouse Loft Theatre.

Kicking off its New Stages Season, The Playhouse Company presents a work based on the real-life story of cultural icon, Can Themba.

Crepuscule (which means ‘twilight’), written by Themba, has been adapted for the stage by Khayelihle Dom Gumede for the New Stages Season. It is a story about human connection and the search for freedom and humanity in a world that sought to deny it. Continue reading

Durban’s Flatfoot Dance Company to perform ‘Sadhana’ at the Playhouse

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The Flatfoot Dance Company in full flight. Photo: Val Adamson

The Flatfoot Dance Company presents Sadhana at the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban from March 23 to 26.

This is the newest offering from the acclaimed team that created the award-winning Bhakti. Choreographed by Lliane Loots, the work steps boldly into Eastern mystical philosophy and its confluence with African rhythms and dance, creating a dance theatre feast for the senses. Continue reading

Check out all the nominees in the 2016 The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards

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The cast of KickStArt Theatre Company’s Into the Woods which is running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban. Photo: Val Adamson

KickStArt Theatre Company has been rewarded with 54 nominations in this year’s The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. The ceremony will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, November 21. Continue reading