It's been almost two years since likeable Cape Town comedian Nik Rabinowitz has performed at the Baxter Theatre and, as he mentioned, two years away from the stage equals a helluva lot of material - especially if you just so happen to live in this colourfully crazy country of ours.
By Ruth Cooper 5 Dec 2013 12:03
Discovery can sometimes uncover the deadliest of secrets and, with the riveting Mud, it's wise to let and sleeping and charismatic fugitive lie low.
By Daniel Dercksen 5 Dec 2013 11:15
Following the performances of Grace at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch, The Cape Dance Company (CDC) presents Cadence at the Artscape Theatre as part of its annual end-of-year season.
By Eugene Yiga 29 Nov 2013 08:08
The opening night of the Loyiso Gola Live show saw Cape Town's iconic Baxter Theatre become the grounds for a comedic clash of cosmic proportions.
By Brandon Williams 21 Nov 2013 13:42
AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, is set to present its annual showcase of graduate student short films and tele-novella productions. We spoke to Garth Holmes, chairman and co-founder of AFDA, to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 18 Nov 2013 09:45
How about a little local rock n' roll fairy tale? Once upon a time, a small somewhat obscure band managed to win backstage passes to an event that featured one of their favourite international bands. Cue an encounter and handover of EP to a member of said band and the offer to come to record a debut album in his studio.
By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2013 12:04
American rock band Red Jump Suit Apparatus will be making their South African debut as the headline act at both the Cape Town and Joburg Synergy Live festivals this year. We chatted to singer Ronnie Winter who, among other things, set the record straight about their Cokefest no show back in 2009.
By Ruth Cooper 13 Nov 2013 11:22
For the second year in a row, The Test Kitchen was named the country's top restaurant at the Eat Out Awards. We spoke to head chef Luke Dale-Roberts to find the secret ingredient of his winning recipe.
By Eugene Yiga 12 Nov 2013 10:46
Matt Bianco, the sensational UK jazz-funk band, is heading to Cape Town for one concert only. We spoke to them to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 11 Nov 2013 10:11
Fifty-five years ago the world's charming Nordic superhero Thor and Mighty Avenger was born and now returns for the super spectacular and highly entertaining big screen sequel Thor: The Dark World.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Nov 2013 10:46
If there are four hours in your life that can truly be celebrated as heavenly, it's experiencing The Metropolitan Opera's lyric opera, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
By Daniel Dercksen 7 Nov 2013 11:13
You might not have heard of Michael Lowman yet, but with his debut album "Crayon Boxes" hot off the press and plans to conquer the States, Michael Lowman might just become a name that will start sounding much more familiar. We phoned the singer/songwriter last week to find out more about his musical journey thus far and his future plans.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2013 10:57
Scores of salsa dancers, DJs and instructors are flying in to Cape Town from around the world to attend the first Mzansi Cape Town Salsa Festival.
By Debbie Hathway 28 Oct 2013 14:25
You might not know who Robbie de Wee is, but after watching the superb Die Ballade van Robbie De Wee, everyone will know who Marno van der Merwe is. Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Marno and talks about his demanding role, as well as the South African film Industry.
By Daniel Dercksen 28 Oct 2013 10:27
For over 30 years Andrew Buckland has worked as a writer, performer, and director across theatre, television, and film.
By Eugene Yiga 22 Oct 2013 11:18
Musicals are the lifeblood of entertainment and judging by the spontaneous response from its opening weekend audience and rousing ovations, Guys and Dolls is a winner.
By Daniel Dercksen 22 Oct 2013 10:56
The power of the life- and goal-affirming Jobs will change your world and the way you live.
By Daniel Dercksen 18 Oct 2013 10:09
If there's a tragic love story that's definitely going to capture your heart, it's Diana, a compelling portrait of the Princess of Wales during the final two years of her life.
By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2013 10:01
The inaugural Delicious Food & Music Festival took place earlier in October at the Blue Hills Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg, Kyalami. Jozi seemed to be the place to be this weekend as the city was abuzz with music and food lovers!
By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Oct 2013 13:41
Classical-pop star Selim Kagee, described by Die Burger as "South Africa's own Bocelli", will perform at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre for one night only. We spoke to him to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 14 Oct 2013 10:08
The imposing Afrikaans musical Ons Vir Jou is not just any musical, it's a spectacular show everyone needs to experience and is on in Cape Town for a short must-see season.
By Daniel Dercksen 11 Oct 2013 13:54
The Cape Consort returns to the Fugard Theatre to continue its Monteverdi Project. Presented in the same spirit as its highly popular precursors, the group's new programme is entitled Anticipating the Apocalypse. We spoke to musical director Hans Huyssen to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2013 11:20
Tennessee Williams has always been running away from death and with the compelling The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, the tragedy of his fearsome obsession is strikingly realised.
By Daniel Dercksen 10 Oct 2013 10:15
The last time that playwright Louis Viljoen and director Greg Karvellas teamed up with actors Mark Elderkin and Nicholas Pauling, the result was the award-winning Champ. Now it looks like they've got another hit on their hands in The Frontiersmen, a dark tale of sex, drugs, and property development.
By Eugene Yiga 8 Oct 2013 12:04
How cold was it at Rocking the Daisies this year?! Bloody hell! I wouldn't have blamed anyone for forsaking their Ocsober oaths just to keep their blood circulating. But forget the weather, Seed Experiences are clearly in the lead for hosting the best outdoor festival of 2013.
By Sindy Peters 8 Oct 2013 10:57
Passionate rivalry brings out the best and worst of two of the greatest champions that the world of sports has ever witnessed in Rush.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Oct 2013 10:35
Since its inception, the Baxter Theatre's annual Dance Festival has been a platform for over 300 choreographers to present works featuring over 1000 dancers from across the Western Cape. Now in its ninth year, the growth shows no signs of slowing down.
By Eugene Yiga 7 Oct 2013 14:10
The afterlife had never been more alive than in the hilarious RIPD. For those who are not familiar with a series of Dark Horse graphic novels from Peter M Lenkov, RIPD refers to the otherworldly Rest in Peace Department, where two cops are dispatched to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of creatures who refuse to move peacefully into the afterlife.
By Daniel Dercksen 3 Oct 2013 10:54
If you've never shnitted, this year is no excuse with the mind-blowing shnit International Shortfilmfestival turning Cape Town and Stellenbosch inside out from 2 to 6 October.
By Daniel Dercksen 1 Oct 2013 09:44
Love and passion are shattered by the malevolent corruptness of fame and fortune in Behind the Candelabra, an intimate odyssey into the madness that was Liberace.
By Daniel Dercksen 28 Sep 2013 09:51
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