Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tracks, a theatrical tale

The So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather is now in its fourth year.  This year Pather commissioned a work for the Festival – Tracks by Maude Sandham and Nicola Pilkington. Performed by Maude Sandham, Tracks, with all the wealth … Continue reading

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Man vs Marlin

It is not often that South African theatre ventures into new territory outside the classic international works or material which is of local interest, so it was wonderful to attend the opening of The Old Man and the Sea at … Continue reading

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National Theatre Live – Yerma

The National Theatre Live movie of Yerma by Simon Stone (director/creator) after Federico Garcia Lorca is one of those must see productions.  It is the classic 1934 tale of Yerma (Spanish for “barren”) by Federico Garcia Lorca, but updated from … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects

Title:  The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects Text:  War Museum of the Boer Republics Photos: War Museum of the Boer Republics Cover:  Simon Richardson Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers Date: 2017 Format:  Hard cover ISBN:  978-1-86842-767-3     The War Museum … Continue reading

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Now for something completely different …

The Johannesburg Musical Society is the city’s oldest musical organisation (now 115 years old) but it seldom fails to deliver fresh sounds to its audiences.  The September 2017 concert by the Trio Neuklang (“new sound”) was a prime example of … Continue reading

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Phuma-Langa, culture shock

I don’t always “like” Mamela Nyamza’s work.  It often makes me acutely uncomfortable.  Phuma-Langa falls into this category. I did “love” it though and recommend that you go to  see it tonight (15 September) or tomorrow night (16 September). The … Continue reading

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Tamasha on Hope Street

Rajesh Gopie’s new drama, Tamasha on Hope Street, directed by Gopala Davies, opened at The Market Theatre in September – Heritage month.  This was not an accident, but part of the planning to share a story of racism and xenophobia … Continue reading

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