Theatre

 
Where theatre dreams are made real
Where theatre dreams are made real
‘This is a dream of its own. An authentic dream,” Mandisi Sindo says of the Makukhanye Art Room.
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year's theme of...
Children’s theatre festival cradled creativity and encouraged empathy
Children’s theatre festival cradled creativity and encouraged empathy
In the history of South African theatre, you will be hard-pressed to find any plays for children that have become part of our story in the way that...
A leap into the unknown with Dance Umbrella
A leap into the unknown with Dance Umbrella
The much-anticipated Dance Umbrella, which kicked off on February 23 in Johannesburg, was shrouded in speculation by those in the know that this...
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
In Zakes Mda and John Kani’s collaboration, The Dying Screams of the Moon, the thorniest of South African issues is used as the pivot...
Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
It is more than 30 years since Lara Foot first immersed herself in the cultural sights and sounds of the National...
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
"Your meeting place is the steps of St John’s Church … please bring with you: cash, ID and warm clothes,” reads an SMS a day before the...
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
John Withers, the man behind the lauded John Wizards band and eponymous album does a lot of work in the advertising industry to diversify...
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
As the timeless characters of Fritha, a young English lass, and Philip Rhayader, a hunchbacked recluse with a penchant for painting birds, appear...
Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
Critics have argued that he may be South Africa's most important theatre director. Africa's Rimbaud. Now, London-based petitioners are baying for...
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Inmates bring first-hand ordeals to the stage
Glenda Oliver faces the judge. She knows she will be sentenced today. Her brother is at her side. When her sentence of four years is handed down, her...
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...

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