Theatre

Dance Umbrella finds new home
Dance Umbrella finds new home
After existing in South Africa for 30 years, the Dance Umbrella festival celebrated its last run in March last year because of funding woes.
A call for township theatres
A call for township theatres
In the midst of economic uncertainty, in this year’s budget speech Finance Minister Tito Mboweni allocated the treasury funds towards a new...
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
There is an insistent physicality that drives Asia McDonald's performance in The Same Pain. The one-woman play, which hurtles through...
Advertising’s smart pantsula
Advertising’s smart pantsula
It has been more than 16 years since Festus Masekwameng (40) officially touched down in the advertising district.
Music casts light on Isandlwana
Music casts light on Isandlwana
‘The sun turned black in the middle of the battle; we could still see it over us, or we should have thought we had been fighting ’til evening....
Inside advertising: A Q&A with Ahmed Tilly
Inside advertising: A Q&A with Ahmed Tilly
How did you get into advertising?
Play about refugees fleeing as relevant today as it was 12 years ago
Play about refugees fleeing as relevant today as it was 12 years ago
We have all travelled, no matter how short the distance. We know what it means to traverse space and time, and to land in someplace new. We all...
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...
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....
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...
​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...

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