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The Fall
19 Jun 17
Having missed the original production of the ‘The Fall’ 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.
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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 doesn’t like it?
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The Book Detectives
14 Jun 17
I never tend to read the rubric too thoroughly for a show I’m reviewing, as I prefer to be surprised.
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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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Zakifo - It's What You Need
07 Jun 17
Lurking on Durbans beachfront is a music festival done a bit differently. It has eschewed the grubby campgrounds and 24 hour rumbling basslines for a carefully curated inner city experience. This isnt original weve seen day fests come and go but what sets Zakifo apart is its emphasis on importing talented and often underrated artists from across the globe.
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The Eulogists
06 Jun 17
If I had to choose a favourite theatre in Cape Town, it would likely be the Fugard. Intimate, yet not too small, the standard of acting in every cast is excellent without exception. Last night I went to watch the world premiere of Louis Viljoens The Eulogists, and it did not disappoint.
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StarDust Theatrical Dining
31 May 17
I had only recently heard about StarDust Theatrical Dining in Woodstock, but apparently it’s an institution. Operating for ten years, it’s still going strong. Shortly after arrival, we were informed that every waiter would be performing for us.
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Franschhoek Literary Festival
29 May 17
Id never been to Franschhoek, and Id never been to a literary festival so I was delighted to be able to kill two birds with one stone last weekend.
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The Play that Goes Wrong
13 May 17
Prior to yesterday, Id never previously been to the Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay. Its a beautiful space, with a lovely bar and a cozy theatre. Despite it being a Monday night, I was surprised to find the theatre completely packed.
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