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(by Laura Davidson)
16th January 19
Saturday was the fiftieth showing of David Kramerâs new show, LANGARM, produced by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre. Accordingly, we were treated to a rare address by the writer and director himself. The show was a complete sell-out up to Christmas, with overwhelming demand resulting in an extension of the run.
Dry White: Nik Rabinowitz
(by Laura Davidson)
11th January 19
Nik Rabinowitz has returned to the Baxter Theatre with his warmup act Lindy Johnson from Paarl. Johnson was, as ever, rather amusing - but she could do with some new material, as I'd heard it all before. Frustratingly, Rabinowitz was himself afflicted by this initially, with a slightly weak start using old material. However, he recovered well: he sweeps the audience this way and that with his carefully scripted, but beautifully delivered pacey insights on life, love, religion and politics.
Sho Madjozi keeps Breaking Boundaries
9th January 19
Kicking off 2019 on a high note Apple Music shines the New Artist Spotlight on energetic Xitsonga rapstar Sho Madjozi.
Butlers and Body Bags at the Artscape
8th January 19
Anyone who has attended the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the past decade knows the "Butlers" comedy series. The shows have enjoyed huge popularity since first being performed in 2008, with many thousands having seen the murder-mystery plays... and where the audience gets to decide what happens next!
David Kramer’s Langarm extended due to overwhelming demand
20th December 18
With all remaining 2018 performances and New Year's Eve now sold out, the run has been extended to Sunday 3 March 2019. Performances in January 2019 will continue to run from Tuesday to Sunday.
David Kramer adapts hilarious hit Rom Com Happy New Year for SA premiere at The Fugard Theatre
14th December 18
Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of HAPPY NEW YEAR, a hilarious, heart-warming rom com, adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre.
Zahara releases her video for ‘Thembalam’.
13th December 18
It's the season of love, weddings, and celebration. Recorded with renowned producer and songwriter Mojalefa Thebe, "Thembalam" features heartfelt lyrics about trust and commitment. The visuals follow the bride, Zahara, in a heart-warming wedding ceremony and she celebrates the perfect day among breath-taking scenery.
Arno Carstens announced as Bryan Ferry's opening act
11th December 18
Big Concerts announced today that award-winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens is confirmed as the support act for Bryan Ferry.
South African chef lands dream American culinary job
6th December 18
Durban born Kirsten Shaw to work for 3 Michelin starred Dominique Crenn, star of Netflix's Chefs Table.
Steve Carrell - Beautiful Boy launches on 11 January
4th December 18
Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a familyâs unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their sonâs addiction and his attempts at recovery. Based on two memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and one from his son, Nic Sheff. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.
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