Theatre

Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
It is more than 30 years since Lara Foot first immersed herself in the cultural sights and sounds of the National...
Final curtain for NAF’s Ismail Mahomed
Final curtain for NAF’s Ismail Mahomed
After eight years of developing themes and drawing up the National Arts Festival programme, Ismail Mahomed is stepping down as the artistic...
Rare Shakespeare folio worth millions turns up on Scottish Isle
Rare Shakespeare folio worth millions turns up on Scottish Isle
A rare copy of a First Folio of the works of William Shakespeare has been found in a home on the Scottish Isle of Bute. The First Folio is the name given to the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s 36 plays published in 1623, seven years after he died....
Theatre creatives honoured in Cape Town
Theatre creatives honoured in Cape Town
The great and the good of South African theatre gathered at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday evening for the 51st annual Fleur du Cap...
Both the sacred and profane are fair game on reality TV
Both the sacred and profane are fair game on reality TV
With the boom in the reality TV, nothing happens behind closed doors any longer. Viewers have become nosey neighbours peeking through windows and...
Imbawula: Tales weaved around the fire
Imbawula: Tales weaved around the fire
On paper it seems simple enough. Get a bunch of South Africans - preferably millennials with a degree of social...
Cycle of black despair makes this classic play hit home
Cycle of black despair makes this classic play hit home
One night in February, we squeezed into a packed Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, to see director James Ngcobo’s staging of Lorraine...
Jazztown: Celebrating South Africa's songbook
Jazztown: Celebrating South Africa's songbook
Actor and artistic director of The Market Theatre, James Ngcobo went digging through South Africa’s rich music archives, blowing off some dust on...
Sylvia Glasser dances to her own drum
Sylvia Glasser dances to her own drum
Dressed in a floor-length purple dress and on the arm of dancer Muzi Shili, Sylvia Glasser (75) gyrates and bends to the rhythm as she nimbly...
Reality opera takes you for a ride
Reality opera takes you for a ride
Los Angeles’s premier avant garde opera company, The Industry, with their 2013 production of Invisible Cities, a site-specific performance set in the city’s landmark Union Station, redefined what an opera could be....
Napo Masheane sings a new song of freedom
Napo Masheane sings a new song of freedom
History repeated itself recently when students from the #FeesMustFall protest movement marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand that the government freeze university fees for...
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
John Withers, the man behind the lauded John Wizards band and eponymous album does a lot of work in the advertising industry to diversify...
Kinani comes alive with Maputo's emerging choreography
Kinani comes alive with Maputo's emerging choreography
It was strangely fitting that a work such as Panaibra Canda’s ...
Blistering humour defines ‘Bad Jews’
Blistering humour defines ‘Bad Jews’
Greg Karvellas, general manager and associate producer at Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre, has worked as a director, producer and production manager...
Hollywood actors to perform monologues by SA children
Hollywood actors to perform monologues by SA children
Actors including Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbatch, FKA Twigs, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James McAvoy will perform monologues drawn from...

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