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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This weekend's Big Screen openings

Shepherds and Butchers, Indignation, The Accountant, Ouija: Origin of Evil and The Threepenny Opera are the releases opening on the Big Screen this weekend. Daniel Dercksen gives some background to each of these films.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 hours ago

What's opening on the Big Screen this weekend

Jack Reacher, Hands of Stone, Boo! A Madea Halloween and Trolls are the releases opening on the Big Screen this weekend. Daniel Dercksen gives some background to each of these films.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Oct 2016

NT Live theatre available on the big screen

Theatre lovers are in for a treat Cinema Nouveau's next two broadcasts from National Theatre Live...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2016

Stay peculiar with 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

"The film says be yourself and embrace your uniqueness, as well as the original and peculiar in everyone."

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Oct 2016

Uncover the delightful 'Secret Life of Pets'

For their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present 'The Secret Life of Pets', a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Oct 2016

Q&A with Stiaan Smith of film 'Sy Klink Soos Lente'

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with award-winning actor Stiaan Smith, who stars in the new Afrikaans romantic comedy 'Sy Klink Soos Lente', and also wrote the screenplay.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Sep 2016

Absolutely Fabulous is back!

26 years after "Ab Fab" became a cultural phenomenon on television, the hedonistic "sweetie darling" duo invade the big screen with their Absolutely Fabulous larger-than-life movie...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Sep 2016

Behind the scenes of Du Toit's role as Hedwig

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Paul du Toit, who crawls under the skin of Hedwig, one of the most unique and divine iconic characters to ever hit the musical stage in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Gate 69 in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Sep 2016

Multi-talent in Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Jul 2016

Finding Dory

Director Andrew Stanton is always on the lookout for a new story. His imagination has taken him under the sea and beyond the stars, but this time, a character from his past unexpectedly swam straight into his subconscious.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2016

The Jewel of the Great Karoo shines bright with the 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival

The quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert magnificently celebrates films and film making with its 2nd Indie Karoo Film Festival from 29 June to 3 July.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 May 2016

Electrifying opera at its most potent

The final production in the current 2015/16 Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Richard Strauss's Elektra, releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on 28 May.

By Daniel Dercksen 24 May 2016

Donizetti's rousing opera Roberto Devereux

Opera lovers can indulge in Sir David McVicar's sumptuous production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux in the Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York at Nouveau cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 May 2016

Passionate Madama Butterfly

Puccini's passion will enrich your soul with the Met Opera's Madama Butterfly.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Apr 2016

Jungle Book will steal your heart!

The Jungle Book returns to the big screen in magical, larger-than-live, live-action epic adventure that showcases the art of animation, storytelling and filmmaking, blending live-action performances...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Apr 2016

Hilarious Hangmen is the Royal Court Theatre's first collaboration with NT Live

Theatre buffs are in for a real treat with the screening of the Royal Court Theatre production of Martin McDonagh's sensational Hangmen at Cinema Nouveau. It is one of the best plays you will ever see...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Apr 2016

Love rules in the apocalyptic Z for Zachariah

When the world is devastated by a catastrophic nuclear event in the rousing independent Australian film Z for Zachariah, a solitary young woman (Margot Robbie), thrives on the farm she once shared with her family in a single idyllic valley spared from the radioactive fallout...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Apr 2016

From real life to reel life: Eddie The Eagle

If there's one feel-good film you cannot miss, it's the inspirational story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, a loveable underdog with a never-say-die attitude...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Apr 2016

Take a trip to 10 Cloverfield Lane

Take a nerve-wracking trip down 10 Cloverfield Lane - uncover dark secrets and unravel foreboding fear.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2016

Dangerous Liaisons at Cinema Nouveau

Theatre buffs are in for a royal treat with the screening of Christopher Hampton's deliciously wicked Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Cinema Nouveau and selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas from 5 March...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Mar 2016

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