Category Archives: Theatre

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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The Little Prince at Montecasino

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince is currently a set work at schools.  There are several productions thereof on the boards either now or in the near future. Elizma Badenhorst’s adaptation of this simple yet profound tale is a mini … Continue reading

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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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