Don’t miss Welcome Msomi’s iconic play, ‘uMabatha’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre


The cast of uMabatha, which is being staged at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre. Photo: Siya Meyiwa

The Durban University of Technology Department of Drama and Production Studies will present a re-interpretation of Welcome Msomi’s iconic and critically-acclaimed 1971 play, uMabatha, until 18 May .

Msomi’s play, known as known as ‘the Zulu Macbeth‘, offers a localised reading of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It will be staged at the Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road, Ritson Campus, Gate 6.  Continue reading

UKZN to host Decolonising Shakespeare Theatre Festival


Mishka Gounden and Trent Moffet in The Space Between, a stage two-hander written by Janet van Eeden, directed by Clinton Marius which has two performances at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, on 26 and 27 September, both starting at 6.30pm.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Drama and Performance Studies is hosting the SHAKESPEAREmustFALL? Theatre Festival from September 20 to Otcober 2 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus in Durban.

The festival will include a colloquium featuring keynote addresses by theatre and performance art stalwarts, Welcome Msomi and Chris Thurman, from September 30 to October 1 at Studio 5 on the Howard College campus. Continue reading