|Your Sho’t Left holiday is only a Shell away |
28 Apr 17
Sponsored: Make a purchase at Shell and you could be 1 of 10 customers to WIN a holiday to a top South African destination valued at R25 000 each.
|Lear’s Fool |
12 Apr 17
It was a shame that the Alexander Bar Theatre was so empty last night, as ‘Lear’s Fool’, directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, was very well done. It’s a one-man show featuring Jeroen Kranenburg, based on William Shakespeare’s King Lear, which I had the pleasure of studying at High School. It’s a tragedy of the most tragic kind, and neither easy reading nor watching.
|Priscilla, Queen of the Desert |
11 Apr 17
To my shame, I hadn’t previously seen either the Oscar-winning film on which the musical ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is based, or indeed the iconic musical in the London’s West End when I lived there. All I knew was that it featured drag queens, had a cult following, and audience members commonly arrived in fancy dress.
|Single Minded |
05 Apr 17
Apparently the comedy sketch show ‘Single Minded’, currently playing at the Alexander Bar, was preceded by a cult-hit by the same writer and director (Jon Keevy) called ‘Dirty Words’. I’m told the humour is similar. It’s a two person performance, and both Kiroshan Naidoo and Kathleen Stephens are superb.
|The Long Shots Improv Comedy |
05 Apr 17
For four nights, The Long Shots will perform improvisation comedy at the Alexander Bar. The troupe consists of a couple of English guys, an American woman, and a bunch of Saffers who’ve performed together since 2011 (consisting of Tamith Hattingh, Pags Bantwana, Eva Gilliam, Mark Penwill, Andre Ballot, Justine Buekes, Steve Larter, and Rob Coutts). It’s a big group for improv, but it works quite well – although inevitably some of the performers gel better than others.
|Chapter 2 Section 9 |
07 Mar 17
Chapter 2 Section 9 premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2016, winning an Ovation Award. Racism is a common theme in South African theatre, the legacy of apartheid still raw and throbbing. However, this play looks at another aspect of hatred.
|Cathy and the Trolley Dollies |
14 Feb 17
Cathy and the Trolley Dollies isn’t a show – it’s an entire aviation-themed sensory experience. I hadn’t heard of the newly renovated Gate 69 theatre and bar on Bree Street until my review, but I’ll certainly be back.
|Bad Jews |
28 Dec 16
Bad Jews was a smash hit in the West End, and this production at the Fugard Theatre, directed by Greg Karvellas, is a must-see. The play contemplates culture, religion, legacy and the meaning of life and love – but with a comic tint.
|Luxury Train Travel with Premier Classe |
21 Nov 16
Affordable and Luxury seem like opposite ends of the spectrum. But why choose one or the other when you can have both on this epic train journey.
|Zestly - Premium Themed Gifts For Every Occasion |
24 Oct 16
Zestly was started by couple Gino Martini and Tamlyn van Rensburg. Entrepreneur’s with a growing love for food and discovering new tastes. Both having day jobs at the time, Tamlyn, started selling sourced gourmet products to family and close friends. Gino encouraged her to turn the love of sharing foods and snacks into a business by selling to more than just family and friends, this is when their journey started.
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