Bianca le Grange, currently starring in the South African staging of Blood Brothers, was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award this week. Here's what she had to say about the news.
By Eugene Yiga 28 Feb 2014 10:25
The 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards take place on Sunday 16 March. The Baxter Theatre (this year's host) received 30 nominations:
By Eugene Yiga 25 Feb 2014 10:22
A new one-woman show based on the short stories of American writer and satirist Dorothy Parker is now showing at Cape Town's Alexander Bar. A Certain Lady is directed by Greg Karvellas and is darkly humorous, much like his outstanding work in The Frontiersmen and Champ.
By Eugene Yiga 24 Feb 2014 10:35
Cape Town's Baxter Theatre kicks off 2014 with two award-winning plays that explore what it means to find your home in the world.
By Eugene Yiga 21 Feb 2014 09:21
Chinese philosopher Wu-men once said that if your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the happiest season of your life. I couldn't agree more.
By Eugene Yiga 20 Feb 2014 11:15
Thirty years after Blood Brothers made its debut, director David Kramer's adaptation became one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. Kramer first saw the Olivier Award-winning musical in the 1980s and was impressed by its emotional impact.
By Eugene Yiga 10 Feb 2014 09:29
Mental illness is a serious problem. So serious, in fact, that at some point in our lives, one in four of us is likely to be affected. What can we do? For a start, you can bring three friends to see US-born comedian and TV presenter Ruby Wax in Sane New World, her one-woman show now playing at Cape Town's Theatre on the Bay.
By Eugene Yiga 4 Feb 2014 09:46
I love a good television crime drama but what if the show went one step further? What if the murderer was sitting next to you or what if the next victim was you? That is the premise of 'To Kill a Koeksister', an interactive murder mystery comedy at Cape Town's Kalk Bay Theatre until 25 January 2014.
By Eugene Yiga 13 Jan 2014 12:27
My first visit to Galbi almost didn't happen. Even though the restaurant is visible from Long Street, actually getting inside it required navigating through a back alley and past some shops in an obscure Cape Town mall.
By Eugene Yiga 9 Dec 2013 09:59
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Stuart Lightbody was once taught that our lives are not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Now, fresh from performances at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, the award-winning illusionist (and lecturer at The College of Magic) is creating moments of wonder in his new show.
By Eugene Yiga 27 Sep 2013 11:33
The Cape Town Opera company is set to restage Puccini's classic for a limited run at the Artscape Theatre. We spoke to Albert Horne, chorus master and music assistant of Cape Town Opera, to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 16 Sep 2013 09:40
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