Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix
AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).
Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading
Naledi award-winners Fiona Ramsay and Janna Ramos-Violante in Doubt.
VETERAN actress, Fiona Ramsay, made history on Tuesday, April, when she won the best lead performance in a play (female) for two different plays – Doubt and Miss Dietrich Regrets at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.
Her co-star in Doubt, Janna Ramos-Violante, won the best supporting actress award. She was one of several actors and companies with links to KwaZulu-Natal who enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. Continue reading
Hot off of sold-out performances in Cape Town, the deliciously camp coming-of-age musical comedy Dragging 30 is about to liven up Johannesburg theatre-goers, no matter which side of 30 they’re on. This fabulous piece of cabaret comedy explodes onto the stage at Auto & General Theatre on The Square from March 14 to 26. Continue reading
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
THE Wits Theatre and Wits School of Arts/Division of Theatre and Performance (TAP) will host a performance by The Wits Trio – Zanta Hofmeyr (violin), Maciej Lacny (cello) and Malcolm Nay (piano) – on August 8. Continue reading
AT 1 pm Friday, July 24, the three soloists from Gauteng Opera will present a beautiful lunch hour opera concert at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square, corner Sandton Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton. Continue reading
Daphne Kuhn presents, by arrangement with Whacked Entertainment Management, comedy legend Mark Banks in Still Banksrupt … it’s just common cents. Continue reading