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Guy Willoughby

Guy Willoughby

    A rich musical feast
    A rich musical feast
    What is opera — especially in a South African context, with our rich surfeit of musical styles jostling together from three continents? The...
    Front-rankers wank in the front row
    Front-rankers wank in the front row
    When is a foul-mouthed bore with a taste for urinals more than a foul-mouthed bore with a taste for urinals? When s/he's a fully paid-up comedian...
    Zippin' up his boots
    Zippin' up his boots
    Lovers of the untapped cultural riches of this country are in for a rare treat this week. Musical legend David Kramer takes to the Baxter Concert...
    The music of Fugard
    The music of Fugard
    How many stories are there actually out there? Myth critics insist, at base, on a mere handful — and these mainly boil down to one ('the move...
    Bravo!
    Bravo!
    Earthdiving represents a brave departure for the questing Spier Summer Arts Festival in the Stellenbosch winelands — an event that has...
    No sitting on the fence
    No sitting on the fence
    I think I know what happened to 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, of Laramie, Wyoming, United States, on the night he was murdered. He was picked up in...
    Let's get physical
    Let's get physical
    For the first time the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year concedes a new performing arts category: dance and physical theatre. In a...
    Retreat into the heart of the city
    Retreat into the heart of the city
    One of the most gracious and unobtrusive landmarks of an older, gentler Cape Town has to be the Winchester Mansions Hotel, whose distinctive Cape...
    African magic
    African magic
    Adapting our stories for the stage affirms our heritage. This isn't a passion for me — it's an obsession.” Janice Honeyman, multiform show...
    Bristling energy
    Bristling energy
    In a world rushing breathlessly towards globalisation — especially since the United States's 'liberation” of Iraq — the need for...
    Opera in hell
    Opera in hell
    Gobbato was wearing his other hat as head of the University of Cape Town's opera school. His presentation, Towards an African Aesthetic for...
    Long Street to freedom
    Long Street to freedom
    Cape Town is the hottest destination in the known universe this summer. Well, that’s what the tourist people would have you believe, and in...