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Louis Viljoen: Theatre’s unruly wunderkind

Playwright Louis Viljoen fearlessly tackles a wide range of subjects in his uncompromising and challenging dramas, like the upcoming 'The Kingmakers'.

‘UMOJA’ narrator Hope Ndaba takes his final bow

After narrating the history of South Africa and the evolution of music on the world's stage for 15 years, storyteller Penuel "Hope" Ndaba has died.

Mbongeni Ngema: Lion of the stage

Since making an indelible mark on South African theatre with <em>Woza Albert!</em>, Mbongeni Ngema has become mired in controversy.

Stages of identity

An academic study dedicated to exploring South African drama could easily be viewed as a turgid exercise in promoting scholarly jargon.

Collective catharsis

Through theatre ordinary people can address difficult issues, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Unspectacular spectacle

Deon Opperman promised his boere musical would be sensational -- it's not, writes Adriaan Basson.

Village awakening

The cast has been working together for three weeks and this is its first complete run-through of <i>Feast Kakhulu!</i> -- a "simple story".

Taking plays to print

If plays stay on stage, never making their way on to the page, South Africans could lose an important aspect of their culture. But not if Robin Malan'

Dancing on airs

Reviewer Matthew Krouse and photographer Lisa Skinner paid a visit to those exotic creatures, the Cha Cha Heels.

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