Monthly Archives: January 2017

Odeion String Quartet plays with Florian Uhlig

What a wonderful chamber music concert at Northwards on Sunday 29 January 2017. The Odeion String Quartet (Samson Diamond, 1st violin; Sharon de Kock, 2nd violin; Anmari van der Westhuizen, cello; Jeanne-Louise Moolman, viola) played Bartok’s 5th String Quartet and … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni, live at the Brooklyn Theatre

I attended the Salon Music Don Giovanni at the Brooklyn Theatre as part of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival 2017 season.  What a lovely production! The score has been arranged for a small ensemble so as to make it an … Continue reading

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La La Land

Title: La La Land Year: 2016 Country:  USA Director:  Damien Chazelle Starring:  Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Musical comedy drama. Seven Golden Globe Awards. Best Motion Picture Muical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor (Gosling), Best Actress (Stone), Best Screenplay, … Continue reading

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Allied (2016), chick flick or thriller?

Title:  Allied Year:  2016 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring:  Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard Rating: 13 L S V Runtime: 125 minutes Release Date: 20 January 2017 (South Africa) This is the movie which supposedly caused Angelina to dump Brad because … Continue reading

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Split, brilliant acting from James McAvoy

One of the great characters for any actor to play is Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, a “split” personality, one genial and good, the other completely malevolent.  James McAvoy gets to play many of the 23 personalities which his character, … Continue reading

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Blonde Poison, poignant play

Daphne Kuhn is a brave theatre producer. Without any government sponsorship she occasionally takes on a deserving work without being sure that it will fill houses and pay salaries.  She does it because she feels she owes the theatre going … Continue reading

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The House of Truth

The House of Truth is  play by Siphiwo Mahala.  It premiered at the National Arts Festival in 2016 where it received rave reviews and it is now at The Market Theatre, a very natural home for this work.  It is … Continue reading

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