THE KwaZulu-Natal theatre community will be coming together on Tuesday, September 26 to celebrate the life and career of stalwart, Themi Venturas, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer two weeks ago.
Curtain Up will take place in the Playhouse Opera Theatre from 6 pm. The celebration will include performances, memories and tributes celebrating his life, featuring many of his colleagues and friends. Continue reading
Performing in ‘NAACH – The Nature of Dance’ at the Playhouse are (from left) Mahika Cherry, Shivani Singh and Priyal Bhagwandass. Photo: Joanna Tang, Colourise
THE Rampage Dance Company returns to the Playhouse Theatre in Durban at 7.30 pm on Friday, August 4 with a new season of dance. NAACH – The Nature of Dance focuses on the different generations of dance in celebration of Women’s Day. Continue reading
Asinamali!, written by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga at 7 pm on Sunday, July 23 and at 8 pm at the Playhouse the same day. Continue reading
Liana Hassim with her Simon Sabela Award for best student film.
PIETERMARITZBURG filmmaker, Liana Hassim, is lighting up the South African movie industry with her third Simon Sabela award, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
Rory Booth stars in Ashwin Singh’s ‘Reoca Light’ at the Playhouse Loft Theatre in Durban.
The Singh Siblings (an artistic collaboration between Ashwin Singh and Shantal Singh) will present award-winning playwright Ashwin Singh’s one-man play Reoca Light at the Playhouse in April.
The play celebrates the indomitability of the human spirit and pays tribute to unsung heroes in contemporary South Africa as well as those from our recent and distant past. Continue reading
Bryan Hiles as Hamlet. Photo by Val Adamson
BRYAN Hiles never imagined himself in the role of Hamlet, instead he thought he was more suited to playing Laertes, brother to Ophelia, writes http://www.theluvvie.com’s ESTELLE SINKINS.
Director, Clare Mortimer, had other ideas. She could definitely see the Durban-based actor playing William Shakespeare’s titular hero and twisted his arm to take on the challenge in Think Theatre’s Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark, currently running at the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban. Continue reading
Chris van Rensburg (Iago) and Clare Mortimer (Emilia) star in Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. Photo: Val Adamson
Estelle Sinkins speaks to Chris van Rensburg who is playing Iago in Think Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello. Continue reading
As part of the celebration of culture and heritage during Heritage Month, the Headroom, in association with The Playhouse Company, presents Lu Dlamini Live at The Playhouse in Durban at 8pm on Friday,September 30. Continue reading
ANIMAL Farm remains one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever written and Neil Coppen’s adaptation of George Orwell’s work is just as thought-provoking – and if you miss the performances at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban at 10 am and 7 m on August 6 and 3 pm on August 7, you will have missed something very special. Continue reading
The gritty new Meg Rickards-helmed feature film Tess, which will have its world premiere at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on June 18, showcases the astounding talent of some of South Africa’s best actors. Chief amongst them is 20-year old Christia Visser who plays the title role and is certain to garner praise for her raw and powerful portrayal of a young streetwalker. Continue reading