|King Kong |
27 Dec 17
I avoided "King Kong" at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year due to my ill-informed, foreign assumption that it was a musical production of the American monster film. However, upon discovering my ignorance, I was delighted to find the iconic South African musical returning for another run.
|The Nutcracker |
21 Dec 17
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" is showing at the ARTSCAPE again, and despite having seen it there previously, I just had to return.
|Fame - The Musical |
18 Dec 17
To be honest, I'm not really a fan of musicals. So when invited to review a youth production of "Fame: The Musical" (directed by Yvonne Copley), I was less than enthusiastic. However, on a brisk Sunday afternoon yesterday, I found myself at the Masque Theatre in Muisenberg for the first time.
|UB40’s 25th SA anniversary tour ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey |
18 Dec 17
Big Concerts has confirmed today that UB40 will be returning in support of their 25th SA anniversary tour. They will be performing in Cape Town on 15th May 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Durban on 17th May at the Durban ICC and Pretoria on 19th May at the Sun Arena, Time Square.
14 Dec 17
Directed by Jade Bowers and written by Penelope Youngleson, Black at the Alexander Bar forms part of POPUpstairs 2017, facilitating production exchange between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
|OMG Quiz Night at the Alexander Bar |
23 Nov 17
I'm not a fount of general knowledge. In fact, for a well-travelled lawyer, I'm usually quite embarrassed by my lack of it. I recall attending a quiz night or two when working in Rwanda which was full of smart over-achieving ex-pats. Our team won, but I was relieved to answer just one question all night. So it was with a vague sense of impending doom that I made my way to the Alexander Bar for its weekly OMG Quiz Night yesterday.
|The Fall |
19 Jun 17
Having missed the original production of the Â‘The FallÂ’ which won the 2017 Fleur du Cap Special Encore Award, I was delighted it was returning for a short run at the Baxter. The play is a consideration of the recent student protests which ululated across South Africa in 2015 and 2016.
|The Book Detectives |
14 Jun 17
I never tend to read the rubric too thoroughly for a show IÂ’m reviewing, as I prefer to be surprised.
|Bryan Miles: Live |
14 Jun 17
The Alexander Bar is a beautifully intimate theatre which is absolutely perfect for a spot of magic. Magic? Who doesnÂ’t like it?
|Suddenly The Storm |
13 Jun 17
The atmosphere in the Baxter's Flipside Theatre was bristling with anticipation on Friday night for the opening of Paul Slabolepszy's "Suddenly the Storm", in which he also stars. Directed by fellow-theatre stalwart Bobby Heaney, the play scooped three Naledi awards for Best New South African Script, Best Theatre Set Design, and Best Lighting Design. As there are no scene changes, we'd plenty of time to take in the incredibly detailed stage set deftly created by Greg King. Suddenly, in burst Dwayne (Slabolepszky), clutching a baseball bat.
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