ASSITEJ SA doubles number of shows at the National Arts Festival 2016


Rowin Munsamy and Shona Johnson star in The Fantastical Flea Circus.

The ASSITEJ Family Fare returns to National Arts Festival for the fifth consecutive year to bring to the festival unique, quality theatre for youth and young audiences.

With 20 productions under its umbrella this year, ASSITEJ SA has now more than doubled the number of shows on its bill since the first iteration of the venue in 2012 which had nine shows. Continue reading

Ashwin Singh’s works to be explored in an international conference in Durban


Ashwin Singh

ASHWIN Singh’s award-winning plays have made an indelible impact on the Durban cultural landscape over the last decade.

Combining humour and pathos, his numerous works delve into myriad issues in contemporary South Africa and have moved mature, multi-cultural audiences as well as the younger generation. Continue reading

Hot new comedy ‘Mystic Twisters’ gets set to rock

Actresses Sivani Chinappan, Maeshni Naicker & Shona Johnson in 'Mystic Twisters' pictured by Val Adamson (cropped)

Actresses Sivani Chinappan, Maeshni Naicker and Shona Johnson in ‘Mystic Twisters’. Photo: Val Adamson

Sivani Chinappan, Shona Johnson and Maeshni Naicker, three of Durban’s funniest performers, star in Mystic Twisters, a riotous new comedy by multi-award-winning writer/director, Clinton Marius, which premieres at Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre from May 13 to 15. Continue reading

Don’t miss Ashwin Singh’s fabulous Beyond The Big Bangs

big bangs

The Singh Siblings (an artistic collaboration between Ashwin Singh and Shantal Singh), in association with Daphne Kuhn will be presenting award-winning playwright, Ashwin Singh’s comedy-drama Beyond the Big Bangs at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton, Johannesburg from March 1 to 12.

The play, which is also directed by Ashwin Singh, features Shona Johnson (Durban Theatre Award-winner for B!*ch Stole My Doek), Chantal Snyman and Annalisa Gxabu.

It premiered to acclaim at the Playhouse Company’s South African Women’s Arts Festival in August 2014 and continues Ashwin Singh’s legacy as an innovative creator of authentic, multi-cultural South African work and features in his 2013 anthology Durban Dialogues, Indian Voice, published by British publishers, Aurora Metro Books. Continue reading

Expect big fun at the Fantastical Flea Circus


Shona Johnson and Verne Rowin Munsamy

Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes, are invited to come to ‘The Hex’ for some jolly surprises; for a merry morning of magic and mirth, with the Teeniest Tiniest Circus on Earth!

The colourful children’s show, The Fantastical Flea Circus, heads for Pietermaritzburg for the first time, for a short season at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Hexagon Theatre in Scottsville from December 8 to 12.   Continue reading