Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email:
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Van Gogh and his art on the big screen

Art buffs will delight in the not-to-be-missed documentary Vincent van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing, a consummate masterwork that forms part of the Exhibition on Screen season and will be showing at Cinema Nouveau for four exclusive screenings on 18, 22 and 23 April at 7.30pm and on 19 April at 2.30pm -in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2015 13:40


First-rate action for adrenaline junkies

If it's action you are looking for, look no further. Run All Night will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Apr 2015 14:31


Explosive Avengers action sequence filmed in Joburg

With Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the filmmakers felt it was important to inject a global relevance into the story for the film as well, and spent three weeks shooting one of the major action sequences in Joburg.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Apr 2015 12:34


A great romance for hopeless romantics

Love rules triumphantly in The Longest Ride, another winner from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, whose novels The Notebook, Dear John, Safe Haven and The Best of Me were adapted into film and spun box office gold.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Apr 2015 11:40


War of the robots

In the entertaining and explosive British sci-fi adventure Robot Overlords a group of teenagers battle an invading force of deadly robots who have taken over the Earth.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Apr 2015 10:15


Dynamic dance duo performs exciting double bill at Baxter

In Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance, Cape Town artists Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf, two of the hottest young talents on the local dance and theatre scenes, take to the Baxter's Flipside stage for a short season.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Apr 2015 10:14


A tribute to Whitney Houston

After debuting with a sold-out six-week run in Joburg in 2014 and a highly successful second season there earlier this year, The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids - will be travelling to Cape Town for a limited season at the Artscape Opera House from 8 to 19 April, 2015.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Apr 2015 11:10


A new season of plays from London's National Theatre on the big screen

A new play from renowned British playwright David Hare, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, is launching the new season from National Theatre Live with four screenings only at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town on 4, 8 and 9 April at 7.30pm, and on Sunday, 5 April at 2.30pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Apr 2015 13:48


An ultimate Cinderella for all ages

Cinderella bursts into glorious life on the big screen and it's an enchanting masterwork from legendary filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Mar 2015 10:59


Death busters

In the mindbender, The Lazarus Effect, a group of researchers bring the dead to life and suffer the consequences when the unimaginable turns into a gruesome nightmare.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Mar 2015 14:53


Danny Collins is most definitely your man!

Al Pacino astounds as Danny Collins, an ageing rock star who receives a life-changing letter and decides to find out what his life could have been like.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Mar 2015 16:29


Ballet on the big screen

All the beauty, grace and magic of the ballet will soon be enjoyed on the big screen with a season of five famous ballets, thanks to a screening partnership between Cinema Nouveau and The Royal Ballet in London, launching with Alice's Adventures In Wonderland on 28 March.

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Mar 2015 13:33


Magical Cobbler

With humour and compassion, the enchanting The Cobbler shows that sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way to find out who you really are.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Mar 2015 13:00


A soulful Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling

Twenty-eight years after it wowed TV viewers, the big screen incarnation of Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling is here at last and it's been well worth the wait, gloriously celebrating South African storytelling and story-making at its best.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Mar 2015 14:21


Unforgettable opera double-bill on the big screen

Opera lovers are in for a double treat with the screening of Tchaikovsky's lyrical fairy tale Iolanta and Bartók's haunting psychological thriller Bluebeard's Castle from 21 March at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide for limited screenings.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Mar 2015 10:02


Lionboy roars its way into the heart of Cape Town audiences

World-renowned British theatre company Complicite's Lionboy makes its South African debut at the Baxter Theatre for five performances only.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Mar 2015 11:24


A rewarding Gambler

In the thrilling remake of The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg is terrific as a fearless and unfiltered nihilistic college professor, who immerses himself in an illicit dark underground world as he pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and risks all for love.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Mar 2015 10:35


Bewitching Crucible

Hardcore theatre buffs will devour The Old Vic Theatre's powerful The Crucible at Cinema Nouveau with four exclusive screenings on 14, 18 and 19 March at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, 15 March at 2:30pm...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2015 11:36


Sexual awakening is a Beautiful Thing

The delightful coming-of-age play Beautiful Thing is on exclusively at the Milnerton Playhouse from 13 March and should not be missed under any circumstances.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Mar 2015 09:16


The tragedy of true love

Eternal love blossoms optimistically in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that explores the heartache of a once-happily married couple who suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Mar 2015 09:54

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