Category Archives: Theatre

Man vs Marlin

It is not often that South African theatre ventures into new territory outside the classic international works or material which is of local interest, so it was wonderful to attend the opening of The Old Man and the Sea at … Continue reading

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National Theatre Live – Yerma

The National Theatre Live movie of Yerma by Simon Stone (director/creator) after Federico Garcia Lorca is one of those must see productions.  It is the classic 1934 tale of Yerma (Spanish for “barren”) by Federico Garcia Lorca, but updated from … Continue reading

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Tamasha on Hope Street

Rajesh Gopie’s new drama, Tamasha on Hope Street, directed by Gopala Davies, opened at The Market Theatre in September – Heritage month.  This was not an accident, but part of the planning to share a story of racism and xenophobia … Continue reading

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On safari in Africa Beneath African Skies

The September production of The People’s Theatre is always dedicated to literacy for International Literacy Day on 8 September.  Sometimes it is the Mother Goose classics and sometimes something else.  This year Jill Girard and Keith Smith have once again … Continue reading

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It’s a knockout – King Kong

In 1959 musical theatre history in South Africa was made when King Kong, an “all African jazz opera”, opened at the Witwatersrand University Great Hall. The then young Nelson Mandela was in the opening night multi-racial audience.  The music and … Continue reading

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Freud’s Last Session, a review

Freud’s Last Session is one of those plays which is founded on a supposed meeting of two historical people of opposing viewpoints.  In this case the protagonists are Sigmund Freud and CS Lewis. Freud considered religion a mass delusion and … Continue reading

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Don’t burn your sausage

Chris Forrest, comedian, and celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood,  join forces to “scrumptiously blend comedy and cooking together in Don’t Burn Your Sausage.” This “ingenious live show is deliciously funny and rather ‘whisk-qué” and the pair show us how food and … Continue reading

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