Talented Maritzburg and Midlands performers are set to dazzle at the Hilton Arts Festival

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Tim Redpath in Breasts – A Play About Men

GIVEN the current protests around gender-based violence and accusations of rampant sexism amongst male South Africans, Greig Coetzee’s Breasts – A Play about Men couldn’t be more relevant. Continue reading

Fresh new theatre and dance on offer on Durban’s bustling beach

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Shelby Strange is part of the Rickshaw Collective who will be performing a physical theatre piece, “Dislocation” on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. Photo: Luca Barausse

This weekend, Durban plays host to the inaugural Fresha Festival. This free fun family al-fresco theatre festival will be staged on Durban’s North Beach for three days on January 20, 21 and 22. Continue reading

Enjoy naughty but nice fun at ‘Once Upon A Fairy – Not The Adult Panto’

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TQ Zondi as the Prince in ‘Once Upon A Fairy (Not the Adult Panto)’. Photo: Sonneke Kacel

THE world’s best known fairy tales get a – very adult – make-over in the festive froth and frolics that is Once Upon A Fairy (Not the Adult Panto).

Written and directed by Thomie Holtzhausen, with music arrangement by Jaziel Vaugh’ann, the show runs from November 17 to January 15 at Altitude, 25 Silver Avenue, Durban. 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

‘Maritzburg actors, Mpilo Nzimande and TQ Zondi, set to delight festival-goers at Hilton 2016

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Mpilo Nzimande and TQ Zondi in Termite!

PIETERMARITZBURG actors, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande, will be having a busy Hilton Arts Festival. The two men are performing in three shows – Feedback, Master Harold and the Boys and Tales of the Termite! – during the festival which runs at Hilton College from September 16 to September 18. Continue reading

Fabulous new theatre on show at the 10th annual Hexagon Minifest

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Grant Jacobs and Liam McDermott star in A Beautiful Wreckage.

The Hexagon Theatre on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is hosting its 10th annual Minifest! on February 26 and 27. Whether you love comedy or drama, this mini festival will offer theatre pieces to suit all tastes. The shows on offer include brand new theatre creations and award winners from other festivals. Tickets are R60 per show and there are special discounts if you book for more than one. Continue reading

Fabulous fun guaranteed at the adult panto in Durban

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Anthony Stonier plays Widow Twanky in Aladdin – Grey Street. Photo: Val Adamson

Review: Aladdin – Grey Street, Centenary Room, Greyville Racecourse, Durban

THE adult panto has been part of Durban’s festive season fun for over two decades and this year’s offering, Aladdin – Grey Street, is packed full of double meanings, sexually suggestive props and some fabulous music. Continue reading