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A moonbeam in your hand

A visit to the theatre to see The Sound of Music takes me back to 1965 and being an excited seven year old taken to see the Julie Andrews film classic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest hit (first written for … Continue reading

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Underneath a Magical Moon

I am no longer surprised by the excellence of the work of the National Children’s Theatre, under the skilled and imaginative direction of Francois Theron and his team.  I have come to expect it.  It does, however, still thrill me, … Continue reading

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Greenbusters, a toystore with a difference

The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, wrote: “Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” Gree Modern predictors of children who will go on to become successful adults  include three things – first, being read to often, … Continue reading

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Degrees of comparison

The Lady of the Camellias: Showing at Cinema Nouveau from 03 February 2018. I previewed this.  The first act is good.  The second act is better.  The third act is best.  And they are all sublime. Joburg Ballet audiences recognise … Continue reading

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Welcome Miss Universe home

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrives back in South Africa this week for the first time since being crowned Miss Universe. The public is urged to bring posters, banners, South African flags and vuvuzelas to give her a proudly South African welcome at … Continue reading

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Mozart Festival treats for 2018

As Bruce Dennill points out in his review, the annual Viennese New Year Concerts always mark the start of the classical music programme for Johannesburg. (Well, Theatre on the Square’s Friday lunchtime concerts started on Friday as well). These light … Continue reading

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Thank you for your service

Note:  I have not previewed this movie so this is information, NOT a review. Here’s a movie at Cinema Nouveau Theatres many South African men of my generation will find  that they can relate to : ‘Thank you for your … Continue reading

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