Category Archives: Theatre

Beatlemania on Tour

Context is everything. I hated (and still hate) the tribute shows at Joburg Theatre.  Take that same show, however, to the casinos, in this case Emperors Palace, and one has a wonderful, winning work.  The fun, fluffy production is in … Continue reading

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A sweet and savoury offering

Another One’s Bread is now running at the Market Theatre. As are all Mike van Graan’s plays, this is a complex work with a treasury of social commentary. The play takes its title (Another One’s Bread) from the Afrikaans expression … Continue reading

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#Respect

A musical cabaret, #Respect, directed by veteran entertainer/choreographer Owen Lonzar, starring Black Yoghurt’s Donovan Yaards, Itu Tshabane and Sean McGrath is the festive season fare at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square until 14 December 2017. Created as … Continue reading

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Laughing Matters

I am an Alan Committie fan.  He has a quick wit and great take on so many of life’s ordinary things, with a very marked absence of the general political humour (well, Zuma is funny) which characterises so much South … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Fear and Doubt

You need no history, theology or advanced philosophy to understand Couplet.  Even children can access it.  However … During the 15th century amidst the recurrent bouts of Black Plague, the worlds of the church and the theatre colluded to develop … Continue reading

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Man Up

The second work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Man Up.   This poignant work only had two performances and I caught the second one.  Pity that there are not more performances because … Continue reading

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Tswalo, musing on the universe

The third work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Tswalo. The programme pointed out how this work is made by the creators of the brilliant Just Antigone and goes on to say “Tswalo … Continue reading

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