Category Archives: Theatre

Celtic musical pleasure

Some friends and I headed out to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton to see “Christine and the Kilts” on Friday evening, 20 September, 2018. The Cape Town based performer, Christine Weir, also known for “Not … Continue reading

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Florence

A long time ago, I attended the first reading of this new play by Myer Taub.  Only years later has it seen the light of day in a format far removed from the early reading. It has been created in … Continue reading

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The Musicals in Concert

This coming weekend is a huge one for music lovers. The South African National Youth Orchestra is performing at Agfa, Oakfields are presenting their productions of A Chorus Line at The Fringe at Joburg Theatre, the Minnesota Orchestra is visiting … Continue reading

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Dream Big – support young artists

Johannesburg’s most spectacular charity event this year is Dream Big, a cocktail party, concert and auction, to be held on Saturday 18 August at the Atlas Studios in Milpark, Johannesburg. The event is in aid of young artists, and is … Continue reading

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Fawlty Flowers, sheer joy

There are probably millions of now aging fans (sorry Annie Robinson and Mark Mulder) of the fabulous BBC television sitcom, Fawlty Towers.  This delightful comedy was ranked first on the list of Greatest British Television Programmes, although there were only … Continue reading

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Education still an inflammatory topic

Education is a hot topic in South Africa.  The declining standards, the apathy and lack of interest from (some) educators, particularly in the poorer provinces, like the Eastern Cape where Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa! is set albeit in … Continue reading

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Show me the bunny

I never saw the 1987 movie version of the psychological thriller, Fatal Attraction. A friend who did says the story line of the one act play by the film script writer, James Dearden, is similar bar the ending and that … Continue reading

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