Category Archives: Theatre

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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If we dig – delving into Jozi’s history

Luli Callinicos.  Born in Johannesburg East Ramd of Greek parents, she is a historian, teacher, writer and social activist.  So she, together with Fiona Ramsay, who portrays her, and her  characters, on stage, write a play about digging into historical … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eyes (October 2016)

I saw a lot of movies in October, including Labyrinth of Lies, Florence Foster Jenkins, Shepherds and Butchers, Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastrict Concert and Bolshoi Ballet’s The Bright Stream at Cinema Nouveau.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hands of … Continue reading

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Suddenly the Storm

Set in the present, Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszky’s latest play  (and his first new play since 2009), delves back into the past to uncover whatever it is that is eating Dwayne Combrink, an angry man whose income as a … Continue reading

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Mo’s Magic

I don’t watch much TV so I missed Mo’s Magic on SABC3.  I do, however, enjoy magic shows, so when the notification of this one landed in my inbox, I made a plan. Unfortunately my plan was for the last … Continue reading

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