Monthly Archives: December 2018

Family Day (26 December) Cricket at Centurion

Remember the advertisement “I don’t like cricket … I looooove it!”?  Well, I embody that advertisement. Regular readers of my work will probably have heard this story before, but I will tell it again for those who haven’t. I was … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (the Dickens one)

It was my Standard Six (Grade 8 in modern parlance) set work, and I settled down to read the required number of chapters of A Christmas Carol as homework (I didn’t normally do homework, but I liked reading).  I finished … Continue reading

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The Play That Goes (so deliciously) Wrong

The programme for The Play That Goes Wrong informs us that the action takes place on opening night of the Northriding Polytechnic Drama Society’s production of the murder mystery play “Murder at Haversham Manor”. The set, built by Verita Brand, … Continue reading

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Cinderella, better than ever

Joburg Ballet is on a roll.  They are producing some great ballet at the moment and their current production of Cinderella at Montecasino is no exception. Choreographed by Iain MacDonald to music by Johann Strauss II (or the younger), this … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Cried Ninja is a delight

The youngsters who accompanied me to see The Boy Who Cried Ninja loved it.  They sat in the theatre at the end and demanded to see it again.  The cast, Taryn Bennett, James Cairns and Toni Morkel are fabulous.  They posed … Continue reading

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Goggas!

Jade Bowers directs the now well established South African children’s musical, Goggas, by Gillian Katz as adapted by the late Francois Theron. “Goggas” are what South African children call all creepy crawlies, but particularly insects.  This work features a British … Continue reading

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Ballet Bargains

30% off for tickets on 20 and 21 December 2018 if you book on or before the 15th December 2018. Casting for Cinderella at The Teatro at Montecasino For the roles of Cinderella, Prince, Stepmother, Fairy Godmother, Court Jester / … Continue reading

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