KZN Philharmonic’s ‘Royal Symphony’ to delight with programme of West End musical melodies 

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The KZN Philharmonic will be delighting classical music fans at the Royal Symphony concert on June 4. Photo: Supplied

THE magic of the world of Broadway and West End musicals will be recreated in the main arena at the Royal Show when the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra presents Music of the Night:  The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends at 10 am on Sunday, June 4.  Continue reading

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’ to be screened in South Africa by NT Live

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Saint Joan – the acclaimed production of the George Bernard Shaw classic play filmed live at London’s Donmar Warehouse – is the next National Theatre Live broadcast to be screened only at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau from Saturday, 18 March.

Directed by the Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Coriolanus) and starring Gemma Arterton (Quantam of Solace, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) in the lead role, this production puts a modern twist on this 1oo-year-old play that follows the life, times and eventual trial of Joan of Arc – a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. Continue reading

Join Cat Simoni and Paul Spence as they celebrate the ‘luvverly’ songs from classical musical, ‘My Fair Lady’

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Catch Midlands songbird, Cat Simoni, in Wouldn’t it be Luvverly! at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo, Durban, at 2pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, January 22 and at the Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg at the Allan Wilson Shellhole at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, February 12.

Written by Paul Spence, who co-stars with Cat, the show celebrates the Higgins & Liza story through all the unforgettable music of the wonderful Lerner and Loewe West End and Broadway show, My Fair Lady. Continue reading

Cinema Nouveau screens National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Harold Pinter’s classic play No Man’s Land

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From left: Damien Molony, Patrick Stewart, Owen Teale and Ian McKellen in ‘No Man’s Land’. Photo: Johan Persson

The first broadcast of 2017 from National Theatre Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau is Harold Pinter’s classic play No Man’s Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart and directed by Sean Mathias.

The West End run follows a massively successful staging of the play on Broadway in New York.

Filmed live at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for broadcast to cinemas globally, it releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on Saturday, January 21 for four screenings only. Continue reading

Don’t miss the screening of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Cinema Nouveau

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Richard Madden and Lily James in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at The Garrick Theatre, London. Photo: Johan Persson

Due to issues with the delivery of the hard drive, the screening dates for Branagh Theatre Live’s production of Romeo and Juliet, have been rescheduled. Please see updated screening dates / times / venues, as listed below (for further information, please visit:  www.cinemanouveau.co.za)

10, 11 and 13 August at 19:3014 August at 14:30 – screening at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg and Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria

11 and 13 August at 19:3014 August at 14:30 – screening at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

13 August at 19:3014 August at 14:30 – screening at Cinema Nouveau Gateway, Durban

Branagh Theatre Live’s William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet is one of three productions from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company which is being screened around the world during its year-long Plays at the Garrick season.  Continue reading