Theatre

1995 play still relevant today
1995 play still relevant today
Have we come a long way since 1994?
Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
Classic dance tells struggle heroine’s story
A simple stage, reminiscent of a school hall, set the scene for Shree: I Am Shakti. Two small god lamp areas guard either side.
Performers call out for pay rights
Performers call out for pay rights
Darlington Michaels is as flamboyant on screen as he is in person. As the colourfully dressed Papa G for close to 20 years on the soap opera...
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
Callousness. But the word “swagger” might also apply here. More a fraternal meeting than an earnest trial. A fawning judge. An intrepid...
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
The play Museum of Lungs charts the story of a woman living and working in Johannesburg, who is dealing with the aftermath of a devastating medical diagnosis and demands your attention as soon as the lights go down....
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
Author and playwright Siphiwo Mahala asserts that many South Africans know of 1950s Drum generation writer Can Themba only as a journalist. With the exception of the play The Suit, the appreciation of his craft is usually limited to the selection of his writings...
Winston Ntshona put his body in the line of fire
Winston Ntshona put his body in the line of fire
Actor, playwright and mentor Winston Ntshona, who passed away on August 2 at the age of 76, was a pioneer in the manner that he used his acting...
Drama rocks Market Theatre
Drama rocks Market Theatre
A three-way spat between the Market Theatre Foundation chief executive, the chairperson of its board and disgruntled workers threatens to plunge...
So who did plant the seed?
So who did plant the seed?
Sinethemba Twani (29) is a budding playwright from Gugulethu in Cape Town.
What happens after the fest?
What happens after the fest?
Throughout the National Arts Festival (NAF), locals and festivalgoers agreed on one thing: every day of the NAF blurs into the next. Friends...
Playwright opens file on OR Tambo the dictator
Playwright opens file on OR Tambo the dictator
It will never be easy to take a critical look at the legacy of a historical icon such as Oliver Reginald Tambo but playwright Sello Maseko bravely...
Uncovering a family’s truth
Uncovering a family’s truth
My father’s home was a safe house, a refugee camp. It was not a haven where Gogo, his mother, would shower me with wet kisses and light cheek...
The world at her feet
The world at her feet
Theatre forms an integral part of the cultural landscape of South Africa. Before the present day, before democracy, before apartheid, before 1912,...

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