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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...
Fugard in fine form with tender new play
Fugard in fine form with tender new play
Sensitively directed by Janice ­Honeyman and played against Dicky Longhurst’s brilliantly creative set, it is an intimate examination of...
Blast from the past
Blast from the past
Sibikwa Art Centre’s Kwela Bafana+, billed as “a night in a Fifties shebeen”, is enjoying a repeat season after playing...
A different kind of love
A different kind of love
It is a treat to have a play by a new voice in American theatre and a fully imported production from Syracuse, New York.
Shebeen revival
Shebeen revival
Call it the Mamma Mia syndrome.
Crime story with a realistic bite
Crime story with a realistic bite
There are not that many ways of coming to terms with the reality of crime when someone you know is murdered, but one way is to block out the...
'Women's theatre' comes home
'Women's theatre' comes home
It's August, women's month, and one can only hope that the Market Theatre's current season, consisting of two productions by women directors, is...
Musical triumph has the works
Musical triumph has the works
When the musical Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway in 1981 it was heralded as a musical- theatre breakthrough.

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