Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ubu and the Truth Commission

Ubu and the Truth Commission is now one of the South African theatre classics.  Written by Jane Taylor and directed by William Kentridge, this play was first performed in 1997 at The Market Theatre’s Laboratory.  In 2016, nearly twenty years … Continue reading

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The giving and receiving of rings in a wedding ceremony

Moira de Swardt. Marriage Officer, South Africa. Cell:  082 553 2457 E-mail: moirads@wol.co.za Rings.  A true status symbol.  They are a symbol of your marital status. The words used when exchanging rings vary from traditional to modern.  The officiant can … Continue reading

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Missing!

I worked for The Salvation Army for many years in the role of the “Family Tracing Officer”, a Missing Person’s Bureau run by The Salvation Army.  It was interesting work. 30 August is set aside by the United Nations as … Continue reading

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Khokho’s Treasure is a theatrical treasure

The new updated version of the musical Khokho’s Treasure is currently on the boards at the National Children’s Theatre (NCT) in Parktown from 2 August until 3 September 2016. I did see it earlier, but was unable to write about … Continue reading

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Shared History, ten years of celebration

Time flies when one is having fun.  It is difficult to believe that the first Shared History Festival was ten years ago.  I remember sitting in the Wits Theatre and watching some magnificent drama about Gandhi unfolding on the stage.  … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Living

On Saturday 27 August 2016 at 20:00 at the Linder Auditorium and 28 August 2016 at 15:00 at ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa.  It is fitting that as women’s month draws to a close a female composer’s work is performed in … Continue reading

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Ubu and the Truth Commission returns to Market Theatre

Press Release below: The Market Theatre and the Windybrow Theatre in association with Handspring Puppet Company present  UBU and the Truth Commission  Author Jane Taylor Directed by William Kentridge and associate Janni Younge  25 August – 11 September 2016   … Continue reading

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Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

Press release below: Cinderella – the perfect ballet for Spring   A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is sure to happen when the ultimate fairytale – Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella – returns to Joburg Theatre for just … Continue reading

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Friday night movie magic 12 August 2016

I didn’t preview this one so there is no review, but here’s the official blurb.  The boys look good.  Rated as 6.something on IMDB, but 37% on Rotten Tomatoes. MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES Opens 12 August 2016 DIRECTOR: … Continue reading

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Paul van Kessel at Joy of Jazz

The choices of who to see at the Joy of Jazz festival are always difficult. A friend and I sit together with the programme and “perve” at what we would like to see.  We both stopped at the scheduling for … Continue reading

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