KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’ is ‘razzle-dazzling’ entertainment

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Roxie Hart (Jessica Sole, left) and Velma Kelly (Katy Moore) make a dynamite double act in KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’. Photo: Val Adamson

ESTELLE SINKINS review’s KickStArt Theatre Company’s Chicago, which is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban until April 30. Continue reading

Pieter-Dirk Uys set to share the story of his life on and off the stage

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Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing his show ‘Echo of Noise’ in Pietermaritzburg.

This month sees the return of master satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, to the Hexagon Theatre in Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg, with two of his shows – The Echo of a Noise on Tuesday, February 21, Wednesday, February 22, Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, and An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout on Thursday, February 23 and Saturday, February 25. Uys spoke to http://www.theluvvie.com ahead of the shows. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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The season of ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company continues with the screening of The Golden Age, which releases at Cinema Nouveau on Saturday, November 12 for limited screenings.

The other productions in this season include: The Nutcracker (December 17), Swan Lake (February 18, 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (March 10), A Contemporary Evening (April 21) and finally, A Hero of our Time (May 12). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live. Continue reading

Award-winning duo deliver unmissable physical comedy in ‘Feedback’ at The Theatre – St Anne’s in Hilton

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TQ Zondi (behind) and Mpilo Nzimande in Feedback

TWO of my favourite young actors, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande, will be performing in Feedback at The Theatre-St Anne’s College at 7.30pm on Friday, October 28.

This Hexagon Theatre production, directed by Peter Mitchell, is a fantastical murder mystery that, in the peculiar logic of playwright Andrew Buckland, becomes a hilarious, poignant, lyrical and quirky piece of physical theatre. Continue reading

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Gracing the cover of this year’s National Arts Festival programme are two of South Africa’s most acclaimed satirists. And aptly so, considering that this year the festival organisers have chosen to highlight the genre of satire and freedom of expression in place of their usual “featured artist” category.

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Pieter-Dirk Uys to perform two shows at the Hilton College Theatre

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LEGENDARY South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, will be performing two shows at the Hilton College Theatre.
Adapt or Fly is being staged on Friday, August 7 and An Evening With Evita can be seen on Saturday, August 8. Both shows start at 7.30 pm.
Uys started his one-man onslaught against politicians who should know better with Adapt or Dye in 1981. In Adapt or Fly, he onces again holds up the cracked mirror of satire to a 21-year-old democracy and uses humour as his weapon of mass distraction.
After successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg and a run at the Soho Theatre in London, Uys will hit the stage with Julius Malema, Evita Bezuidenhout, a gang of National Party leaders and a cabal of ANC stalwarts in a show that will put a healthy perspective on our fears and worries.
Bezuidenhout will be back on August 8, and theatre-goers are invited to spend some ‘quality time with the most famous white woman in South Africa’.
A legend in her own lunchtime thanks to her cooking, and an icon who can confront any aikona, Bezuidenhout invites us to share with her the optimism and fearlessness that has made her one of the most respected voices in our wilderness of free speech.
“Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams,” says Uys. “As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future.”

Tickets are R180 to R195 and bookings open on Monday, June 22. To book go to http://www.hiltontheatre.co.za

Evita Bezuidenhout will be sharing her thoughts on South Africa at the Hilton College Theatre in An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

Evita Bezuidenhout will be sharing her thoughts on South Africa at the Hilton College Theatre in An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing Adapt for Fly at the Hilton College Theatre.

Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing Adapt for Fly at the Hilton College Theatre.