Category Archives: Theatre

Laughing Matters

I am an Alan Committie fan.  He has a quick wit and great take on so many of life’s ordinary things, with a very marked absence of the general political humour (well, Zuma is funny) which characterises so much South … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Fear and Doubt

You need no history, theology or advanced philosophy to understand Couplet.  Even children can access it.  However … During the 15th century amidst the recurrent bouts of Black Plague, the worlds of the church and the theatre colluded to develop … Continue reading

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Man Up

The second work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Man Up.   This poignant work only had two performances and I caught the second one.  Pity that there are not more performances because … Continue reading

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Tswalo, musing on the universe

The third work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Tswalo. The programme pointed out how this work is made by the creators of the brilliant Just Antigone and goes on to say “Tswalo … Continue reading

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When life consists of abuse

The fourth work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was My Koek is Moeg.   This is a harrowing work looking at the life of one so called coloured person from a small place … Continue reading

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Tracks, a theatrical tale

The So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather is now in its fourth year.  This year Pather commissioned a work for the Festival – Tracks by Maude Sandham and Nicola Pilkington. Performed by Maude Sandham, Tracks, with all the wealth … Continue reading

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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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