Top Durban musos to perform in KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’

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Get ready to be Razzle Dazzled by (from left) Katy Moore, Jessica Sole and Charon Williams-Ros in KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’. Photo: Val Adamson

Some of Durban’s top musicians will be performing live for every performance of KickstArt’s high-kicking razzle-dazzle, Kander and Ebb musical, Chicagowhich is at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until April 30. Continue reading

Cinema Nouveau to screen Peter Shaffer’s classic play, ‘Amadeus’

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The next National Theatre Live broadcast to screen at Cinema Nouveau is the 2016 National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, starring Fresh Meat’s Adam Gillen and Misfit’s Karla Crome as Mozart and his wife, and Game of Throne’s Lucian Msamati as the composer’s great rival Salieri.

The stage production, directed by Michael Longhurst, was filmed live for broadcast into cinemas globally at the National Theatre in London, with orchestral accompaniment by the 30-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra.

Opening on Saturday, 4 March there will be for four screenings only. Continue reading

Into the Woods is a wish come true

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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

Review: Into The Woods – Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 

THERE is a saying ‘be careful what you wish for’, but I for one am extremely happy that my wish – that Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods would be staged in Durban one day – came true. Currently running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, KickStArt Theatre Company has again showed what can be achieved by ambitious dreamers and a dream cast and crew. Continue reading

Miller classic The Crucible at Epworth

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AFTER working with pupils on a scene from Arthur Miller’s powerful play, The Crucible, drama teacher, Diana Wilson, was so impressed with their efforts she started to think about staging the full play at Epworth School in Pietermaritzburg.

“They did the scene so well and I was so excited about what I was seeing that I thought their would definitely be something in it if we did the play,” Wilson said.

The Epworth girls will be performing alongside a talented group of Hilton College boys in The Crucible, which is being staged in The Haley Hall, from Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17 at 7pm. Continue reading