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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic happening at the 12th Baxter Dance Festival
Magic happening at the 12th Baxter Dance Festival

If I were a politician who wanted to be favourably remembered forever I would dig deep into my travel budgets and open the biggest dance school in the Southern Hemisphere...

By Terry Levin 7 Oct 2016

Behind the scenes of Du Toit's role as Hedwig
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

The Inconvenience of Wings
The Inconvenience of Wings

Following rave reviews at the 2016 Grahamstown Festival, The Inconvenience of Wings, a play by acclaimed South African playwright and director Lara Foot, is on at the The Baxter Theatre until mid August.

By Terry Levin 19 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Loyiso Madinga
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Loyiso Madinga

2014 Savanna Newcomer Award winner Loyiso Madinga, who is also performing at the forthcoming 2016 awards, answers a few quick Q&As with us for Bizcommunity's #AfricaMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 16 May 2016

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

Audiovisual magic - celebrating cross-cultural collaboration
Audiovisual magic - celebrating cross-cultural collaboration

The second phase of a cultural exchange project between South Korea and Switzerland has ended with a sold-out dance season in Basel during the 15th anniversary year of Richard Wherlock's leadership of Ballett Theater Basel...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Apr 2016

Soulful Santa Gamka strikes a passionate chord at the Baxter
Soulful Santa Gamka strikes a passionate chord at the Baxter

Marlo Minnaar's powerful one-hander Santa Gamka perfectly captures the heated passion of a young coloured man from the Karoo who sells his body and soul to survive.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2016

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