Theatre

 
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
In Zakes Mda and John Kani’s collaboration, The Dying Screams of the Moon, the thorniest of South African issues is used as the pivot...
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...
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
"Your meeting place is the steps of St John’s Church … please bring with you: cash, ID and warm clothes,” reads an SMS a day before the...
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...
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
As the timeless characters of Fritha, a young English lass, and Philip Rhayader, a hunchbacked recluse with a penchant for painting birds, appear...
Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
Critics have argued that he may be South Africa's most important theatre director. Africa's Rimbaud. Now, London-based petitioners are baying for...
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Glenda Oliver faces the judge. She knows she will be sentenced today. Her brother is at her side. When her sentence of four years is handed down, her...
Curious vistas on the platteland
Curious vistas on the platteland
Smithfield is not the most obvious venue for the premiere of a major new work by one of the country's foremost poet-playwrights. But the tiny...
DON'T MISS THIS: 'Madiba, the African Opera'
DON'T MISS THIS: 'Madiba, the African Opera'
Nelson Mandela's great nephew and chief executive of Opera South Africa, Unathi Mtirara, believes there were many aspects of his "grandfather's" life that were being left out, so he put together stories that were personal and not well known. ...
Five Strikes for the festival
Five Strikes for the festival
Acclaimed theatre director and actor Sylvaine Strike is the featured artist at this year's National Festival of the Arts in Grahamstown, which marks...
'Mies Juli' walks away big winner at Naledi awards
'Mies Juli' walks away big winner at Naledi awards
Theatre greats gathered on Monday for the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards. The ceremony, which was for productions staged during 2013, took place...
Balladeer drags Israeli-Palestinian conflict into focus
Balladeer drags Israeli-Palestinian conflict into focus
Certain art forms lend themselves to the Israel-Palestine conflict: epic, despondent, near-silent cinema, say, or interminable sagas about...

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