Category Archives: Theatre

A Passage to Bollywood

A Passage to Bollywood, an Indian musical, is showing at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre.  It is eighty minutes long and it is a narrative dance work.     Choreographed and directed by Bollywood superstar, Ashley Lobo, the work is … Continue reading

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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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