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Cape Town City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty opens to rapturous applause
Cape Town City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty opens to rapturous applause

Cape Town City Ballet's (CTCB) much-anticipated production of Sleeping Beauty opened to a full house at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town at the weekend...

By Debbie Hathway 19 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Catch the last of local Simon & Garfunkel tribute at Theatre On The Bay
Catch the last of local Simon & Garfunkel tribute at Theatre On The Bay

Here's to You honours the work of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel at Theatre On The Bay until 17 August 2019 with a programme of well-loved and lesser-known songs...

By Debbie Hathway 15 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Burn the Floor in SA. Now, that's entertainment!
Burn the Floor in SA. Now, that's entertainment!

Fuelled from the start by producer Harley Medcalf's vision and the enormous talents of directors and choreographers Burn the Floor has delighted fans of the ballroom and Latin-American dance genres since 1999...

By Debbie Hathway 14 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The Old Man & the Sea and the 'contagious' effect at the Fugard
The Old Man & the Sea and the 'contagious' effect at the Fugard

Following the adaptation of Paul Gallico's Snow Goose, which played to sold-out houses in April this year, Contagious Theatre is back at the Fugard Studio with the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea...

By Terry Levin 5 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Figure Of 8 Dance Collective's Wag (Waiting) is all about soul
Figure Of 8 Dance Collective's Wag (Waiting) is all about soul

Figure Of 8 Dance Collective's Wag (Waiting) is currently on at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Kinky Boots delivers with camp and heart
Kinky Boots delivers with camp and heart

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's production of Kinky Boots is a fast-paced, stiletto-strutting campy romp with a whole lot of heart at its core and a sweet message at the forefront...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Opening night success for Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth
Opening night success for Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth

Because I don't see the point in writing about something without passion and honesty, it was with equal parts excitement and trepidation that I prepared for the much-anticipated opening night of Amaranth, the first triple bill presented by Cape Town City Ballet under new CEO Debbie Turner...

By Debbie Hathway 25 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Choreographer Christopher L Huggins chats new ballet Amaranth
Choreographer Christopher L Huggins chats new ballet Amaranth

Dance fans are in for a treat when Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth opens on Saturday, 22 June 2019. We talk to choreographer Christopher L Huggins about his work included in the triple bill...

By Debbie Hathway 20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

John Kani's Kunene and the King is a triumph and a privilege
John Kani's Kunene and the King is a triumph and a privilege

Following the 2019 premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kunene and the King opened in Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre on 30 April 2019...

By Terry Levin 6 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Chicago delivers with sex, scandal and all that jazz
Chicago delivers with sex, scandal and all that jazz

The South African production of the ever-popular award-winning Broadway and West End musical hit Chicago is currently razzle-dazzling at the Artscape in Cape Town till the 14 April, before shimmying on over to Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Prepare to be moved by Mooi Genoeg om Engels te Praat
Prepare to be moved by Mooi Genoeg om Engels te Praat

Growing up in the apartheid era my experience had been mainly classical ballet and modern dance and I had seldom seen dancers of colour performing anything other than traditional dance...

By Debbie Hathway 21 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Nik Rabinowitz is dry but you can laugh though
Nik Rabinowitz is dry but you can laugh though

Stand-up comedian Nik Rabinowitz is known for his clever wit and fast-paced routines. And so it was when we went to watch his latest show, Dry White currently showing at the Baxter until 12 January...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Thought-provoking musical Langarm ticks all the right boxes
Thought-provoking musical Langarm ticks all the right boxes

Debbie Hathway reviews Langarm - produced and presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, written and directed by David Kramer, with musical arrangements by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, and choreographed by Grant van Ster...

By Debbie Hathway 24 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

A memorable tribute to a dance legend
A memorable tribute to a dance legend

Debbie Hathway reviews A Tribute to Mignon Furman, presented by Gilbert Mayer, star of the Paris Opera Ballet at the Artscape Theatre...

By Debbie Hathway 23 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Tucker, live at the GrandWest Arena in Cape Town. © Lance Peterson.
Chris Tucker tickles our funny bones as he tours SA

American actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker toured South Africa last week with his new comedy show. Juanita Pienaar attended the Cape Town event and shares what she enjoyed most...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

5 highlights from the 2018 Baxter Dance Festival
5 highlights from the 2018 Baxter Dance Festival

Debbie Hathway reports on the impactful and recently concluded 14th annual Baxter Dance Festival curated by artistic director Nicolette Moses...

By Debbie Hathway 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Disney On Ice, Parenting on Point
Disney On Ice, Parenting on Point

One of the joys of parenting is seeing your child happy. Seeing them sit still for 40 whole minutes is the other joy...

By Taryn Springhall 16 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Dynamo: A night of magic and illusion

Illusionist, Dynamo's first show in Cape Town at the Grand West Arena left me and thousands of people in awe as he both read and blew our minds...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca
Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca

As a serial visitor to Nieu Bethesda and the Owl House, I have a more than a subjective interest in The Road to Mecca, the 1984 play by Athol Fugard, currently making its maiden performance at the iconic Cape Town theatre which bears his name.

By Terry Levin 9 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists
Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists

Do you believe in magic? This was a question often asked by David Williamson aka The Trickster and one of the performers from the smash hit show The Illusionists on opening night at Grandwest Casino.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical
Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical

Cape Town Opera is set to debut a new musical based on Tsotsi.

By Eugene Yiga 1 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love

To borrow from the Bard himself, Shakespeare in Love has all the elements of a comedy of errors...

By Nicci Botha 26 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town comedian, Dalin Oliver
Comedy is no joke! Being funny is a serious business

Cape Town comedian and Good Hope FM radio presenter, Dalin Oliver, is back with a brand new stand-up comedy show, Face for Radio, following the sold-out success of his début one-man show, I Came, I Taught, I Left...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Providing opportunities for young performers, Q&A with Artscape's Marlene Le Roux
#YouthMonth: Providing opportunities for young performers, Q&A with Artscape's Marlene Le Roux

We got in touch with Artscape's CEO, Marlene le Roux to find out how the Youth Month Festival is progressing and how the arts can help uplift young communities.

By Ruth Cooper 26 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

What to watch at the Showroom Theatre
What to watch at the Showroom Theatre

If you are looking for world-class entertainment and a well-deserved break, escape to the quaint and cosy Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert in the heart of the Karoo where you can see Elvis Blue, Chris Chameleon, Emile Minnie, Three Tons of Fun and Blacksmith Band and Jenny & the Jameses during June and July.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Gate 69 - a portal to heavenly entertainment
Gate 69 - a portal to heavenly entertainment

If there's one gateway to blissful showbiz, it's the super sumptuous and glamorous Gate 69, a cosy and intimate pleasure palace where Brendan van Rhyn's divine creation Cathy and the Trolley Dollies offers five-star entertainment.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Priscilla offers ultimate escapism
Priscilla offers ultimate escapism

Writer-director Stephen Elliot's cult film Priscilla, Queen of the Desert made a world of difference in creating a profound awareness of the drag culture and same-sex sexuality when it was released 26 years ago.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Go see Blue Man Group!
Go see Blue Man Group!

Blue Man Group now gives Cape Town a taste of their unique entertainment with their New World Tour at GrandWest in Cape Town till 26 March.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

What makes Bad Jews good?
What makes Bad Jews good?

Maybe the title of this sitcom style play currently on at Cape Town's Fugard Theatre was meant to be deliberately provocative. Maybe the 33-year-old New York City based playwright Joshua Harmon really thinks the characters in the play he wrote in 2012 are irredeemably badass.

By Terry Levin 19 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Roll up! Roll up! For the Trash Cabaret
Roll up! Roll up! For the Trash Cabaret

Remember Moulin Rouge? That kitschy, off-the-wall movie starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor? That same raucous, gaudy, risqué vibe pretty much sums up Trach Cabaret...

By Nicci Botha 9 Dec 2016

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