Category Archives: Theatre

The Salesman (2016) Winner of the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film

  Members of the media previewed the winner of the 2016 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Film – The Salesman (2016) is an Iranian movie directed and written by Asghar Farhadi.  It stars Taraneh Alidoosti (Rana) and Shahab Hosseini … Continue reading

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Moliere’s Tartuffe in Soweto

Sylvaine Strike brought Moliere’s The Miser to The Market Theatre a few years ago.  I loved it.  Now she’s brought Moliere’s Tartuffe to The Soweto Theatre.  I saw its premiere last night.  I loved it. Translated into English by Richard … Continue reading

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Hedda Gabler – Movie from The National Theatre

The National Theatre movies of plays are not quite as popular as the ballet and opera movies, but they are a marvellous opportunity to see works we wouldn’t usually see in South Africa. Hedda Gabler is an Ibsen play, first … Continue reading

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The magic has a Freckleface

I watched the children.  I often do in children’s theatre.  They were absolutely and utterly absorbed.  I looked back into the audience.  So were the parents. The latest production of Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical is, as usual, marvellous.  The National … Continue reading

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Tea with Gita Pather

Venue:  Wits Theatre foyer.  Coffee. Gita Pather is a mover and shaker at the Wits University Theatre. Well, she’s the director of the Wits Theatre.  Apart from the academic programme and administering a space which is regularly used for rental … Continue reading

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The Market Theatre #40yearsofstorytelling

I was a small child when I first visited the market.  Back then it really was a market.  As a family we went to the market once a month, usually mid month when the prices were lowest.  My mother bought … Continue reading

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Johnny Boskak is feeling funny

Playwrite Greig Coetzee has created a gangsta rap play with rhyming lines, although the hero of the play, Johnny Boskak (Craig Morris), finds that his life just isn’t rhyming anymore. The premise of the play is that Johnny Boskak, a … Continue reading

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