Monthly Archives: June 2013

Big Top Burlesque: The Monday Club

Burlesque is a very specific genre of entertainment. Largely Victorian in origin, it has had revivals in America and the United Kingdom over the years and it is currently enjoying world wide popularity. Basically it is an amusing parody of … Continue reading

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Brandy Fusion Festival – a Joburg Highlight

Over the last few years I have been hearing about the Brandy Fusion Festival and what a great evening out it is, so when I met a brandy guru, Derek Ramsden, at a friend’s birthday party recently it gave me … Continue reading

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Spud2: The Madness Continues

Title: Spud 2: The Madness Continues Director: Donovan Marsh Starring: John Cleese (The Guv), Troye Sivan (as John ‘Spud’ Milton), Jason Cope (Sparerib), Jeremy Crutchley (The Glock), Genna Blair (Mermaid) and a host of others including, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Sven … Continue reading

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Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure

A generation ago Johannesburg’s winter theatrical treats for children included the magical Holiday on Ice Shows. These ceased after a while. Eventually the annual Ballet on Ice provided those of us who find ice skating a visual joy with a … Continue reading

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Disney’s Aristocats Kids at People’s Theatre is a delight

I missed The Aristocats. I was too old, at twelve, for animated cartoons when the movie, the last that Walt Disney personally authorised, came out in 1970. Somehow I never actually got introduced to these wonderful little felines during the … Continue reading

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Broken City (Movie Review)

Movie Title: Broken City Director: Allen Hughes Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Natalie Martinez, Jeffrey Wright. Date: 2013 Genre: Crime, drama Rating: 7/10 This is not a great movie, despite its stellar cast, but … Continue reading

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Fly Me To The Moon (Movie Review)

Title: Un Plan Parfai/ Fly Me To The Moon Starring: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnoi Genre: Action, Romance Directed by: Pascal Chaumeil Date: 2012 Country: France (French with English subtitles) Release date: 7 June – Cinema Nouveau … Continue reading

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