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#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light
#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light

The Hope Project SA is a non-profit organisation that's building a community creating job opportunities and relief for artists and crew members who find themselves in dire financial trouble during our current economic climate...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter
#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter

Marketing manager of the well-loved Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Fahiem Stellenboom, shares his Lockdown Lessons and how the Baxter and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 15 May 2020

Enjoy a feast of free National Theatre and Met Opera streamings during lockdown
Enjoy a feast of free National Theatre and Met Opera streamings during lockdown

If you are looking for world-class entertainment in the comfort and safety of your house during the lockdown, you can indulge in daily free streamings from the National Theatre in London and the Met Opera in New York...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The Fugard
#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The Fugard

General manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, Lamees Albertus, shares her #LockdownLessons, how The Fugard and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 7 May 2020

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. We chatted to National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton to find out how exactly this new virtual format will play out, the opportunities of targeting a wider audience and how creatives can try and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis...

By Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2020

Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees Albertus
Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees Albertus

As of 1 March 2020, Lamees Albertus will assume the role of general manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. We got in touch to chat about her new promotion, plans for The Fugard and supporting the arts...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

'Peter Pan on Ice': 1 more reason to never grow up
'Peter Pan on Ice': 1 more reason to never grow up

Somewhere between live streaming, Netflix and adulthood, I think I forgot how to be entertained. Not just distracted but truly entertained. Until Peter Pan on Ice, that is...

By Taryn Springhall 4 Feb 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape is more than "a bit of fun"
Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape is more than "a bit of fun"

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, currently on at the Artscape Theatre and soon to be moving to Teatro, Montecasino, is the best version of the production we have seen yet says Debbie Hathway...

By Debbie Hathway 18 Dec 2019

Cape Town City Ballet's 'A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge' is sensational seasonal fare
Cape Town City Ballet's 'A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge' is sensational seasonal fare

A refreshing alternative to The Nutcracker, traditionally staged at this time of year, A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge was brand new for many of us in the opening night audience who remained captivated by the on-stage action throughout...

By Debbie Hathway 17 Dec 2019

I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious
I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious

Infecting the City is in full swing in Cape Town city's open spaces and frequently used pedestrian routes. On Tuesday, outside Iziko South African Museum, two events were unfolding simultaneously...

By Michael Britton 21 Nov 2019

Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanity
Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanity

I saw Vaslav recently and came out of the theatre disturbed and saddened. Not by the performance of Godfrey Johnson, his portrayal of Vaslav Nijinsky or by any other aspect of the production.

By Michael Britton 14 Nov 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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