Le Petit Prince – Review By Chris Sutton

5th November, 2018|Theatre|

In celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, the Alliance Française de Durban, the Durban University of Technology, and the French Institute of South Africa have collaborated to stage an African-inspired adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless masterpiece. This is performed by the Market Theatre Foundation's theatre company Kwasha, which has toured South Africa with the [...]

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When In Doubt, Say Darling – Darling – Review by Chris Sutton

2nd November, 2018|Theatre|

Pieter-Dirk Uys’s great skill is his ability to think deeply, write succinctly and present superbly. I don’t think that calling him a genius is far-fetched and his latest show reinforces his standing as one of South Africa's greatest artists. "When in Doubt, Say Darling" takes a side swipe at political correctness and the inability of [...]

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“One Sees Clearly Only With The Heart”

1st November, 2018|Theatre|

The Little Prince supports Movember Durban DUT, Courtyard Theatre: 1 - 3 November An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French fable, The Little Prince comes to Durban’s DUT Courtyard Theatre for a short run from 1 - 3 November as part of an extensive national tour honouring the story’s 75th anniversary. Presented by Alliance [...]

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30th October, 2018|Theatre|

Thank you, dear Leah Reed, for your sparkling interview with Pieter Dirk Uys on DYR this morning. It was such a great chat! You can catch Uys tonight and tomorrow (Wed) at the Hex in Pietermaritzburg, and in Durban at the Sneddon on Thursday through Sunday this week and next week in his new one [...]

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Guestroom

26th October, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Guestroom: You arrive, you look around, you start to unpack. The room is prepared for you, you move in for a while. Guest and host meet. They chat, they report, they ask, they sit together, they share a piece of time…. Thursday 8 November Guestroom KZNSA Gallery: 19.00 Guestroom is an interactive analogue chatroom for [...]

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Cinderella

18th October, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 7 Dec- 6 Jan DURBAN: This year’s Kickstart annual festive season family pantomime is a magical, brand new production of everybody’s favourite fairy tale about the kitchen maid with the heart of gold, who wins the hand of a handsome prince: Cinderella comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from [...]

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The Little Prince Celebrates His 75th Anniversary

18th October, 2018|Theatre|

“One sees clearly only with the heart” The Little Prince celebrates his 75th anniversary Durban DUT, Courtyard Theatre: 1 - 3 November An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French fable, The Little Prince comes to Durban’s DUT Courtyard Theatre for a short run from 1 - 3 November as part of an extensive national [...]

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When In Doubt, Say Darling!

4th October, 2018|Theatre|

A new entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys ....and other darlings. Hexagon theatre, Pmb: 30, 31 Oct / 6, 7 Nov Sneddon Theatre, UKZN, Durban: 1,2,3,4 / 8, 9,10,11 Nov. The newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show – When in Doubt, Say Darling - will have two seasons in KZN: at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on 30 and [...]

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“Boundaries”

28th September, 2018|Theatre|

A season of contemporary dance Directed by Mdu Mtshali / Choreographed by Mdu Mtshali and Tshediso Kabulu Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 3-5 October at 7pm Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Drama and Production Studies Department presents the Annual Dance Production, a season of contemporary dance entitled “Boundaries”, directed by Mdu Mtshali coming to the Courtyard Theatre [...]

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Picture Perfect Hilton Arts Festival

17th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 Picture-perfect weather, bumper crowds and great art, music and theatre were enjoyed at the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands over the weekend. Atypically the festival was consistently sunny, bright and warm - despite predictions of rain and wind – which encouraged day trippers [...]

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A Curios Man With A Camera

13th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of the longest running, constantly-evolving exhibitions at the Hilton Arts Festival, the Out of Character exhibition by photographer Harry Lock can be seen in the foyer of the Centenary Centre this weekend. The project that started in 2014 with Lock wandering around and capturing portraits [...]

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Review Of Shall We Dance by Chris Sutton

11th September, 2018|Theatre|

The 26th edition of Shall we Dance, hosted by ECR's Damon Beard, produced and directed by Neville Letard and Caryl Cusens, is another bumper edition, hosted by the Playhouse which maintains its classic charm despite the slow onset of urban decay that is creeping over Durban's City precinct. The lineup is an eclectic one, featuring [...]

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All Set For Hilton Arts Festival

8th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College 14 – 16 September 2018 Everything takes place on the campus of Hilton College – over three days: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16. Get there early - there is often a queue to get in through the main gates! Become familiar with the festival map as quickly as possible so you [...]

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Waiting In The Wings

8th September, 2018|Other, Theatre|

Today is the 52nd International Literacy Day. The UN initiative has a focus on Literacy and Skills Development this year, and dancers Braigen Yunnie (10), Madison Behm (11), Phumzile Zide (12), Ammer Basson (15), Teegan Canham (11) and Taurin Yunnie (13) are pictured in the wings of the Playhouse Opera stage during the final dress [...]

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The Life Of Hiles

6th September, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of Durban’s most recognised actors with charming chameleon-like characteristics, Bryan Hiles, has a busy patch ahead of him at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival in four productions with seven performances over the three day festival. He will be front-and-centre in the gentle telling of the [...]

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HAF2018 Celebrates International Literacy Day

5th September, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival celebrates Literacy Hilton College: 14 – 16 September This Saturday marks the 52nd International Literacy Day that will be celebrated globally, sharing the awareness and need for literacy, the 26th Hilton Arts Festival pays homage to the written word. The all-encompassing Midlands festival plays host to three book launches by UKZN Press, [...]

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Who Dunnit? Selwyn and Gabriel

3rd September, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September In the dead of night… that is the how the poignant two hander, Selwyn and Gabriel begins, written by Richard Kaplan, this magical modern mystery about two strangers with secrets comes to the Hilton Arts Festival this year. This is the second production that Kaplan, a [...]

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With A SPRING In Their Step

1st September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Celebrating the first day of spring (Saturday), Hilton College boys leap off the RMB Think Bench that is on campus ahead of the Hilton Arts Festival. The benches that spans 14 meters is one of the large outdoor art pieces that will be part of the three day festival. Pictured are pupils from Hilton College, [...]

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Lighting Up Hilton Arts Festival

24th August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Lighting up people’s lives, Durban’s Michael Taylor-Broderick will be front and centre at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September. Broderick, who is Festival Technical Director, will be overseeing the phenomenal team of bright sparks putting the spotlight on a number [...]

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Doccies And Talks At Hilton Arts Festival

23rd August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September A side serving of fantastic fare at this year’s 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the weekend of 14 - 16 September at Hilton College, includes two award winning documentaries, and two inspiring mindscape talks. Artist and photographer turned documentary filmmaker, Janet Soloman’s beautifully carfted environmental documentary, Becoming [...]

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Double Enjoys A Double Dose Of German “Singspiel”

23rd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Visiting Italian virtuoso pianist, Alessandro Taverna, and DUT actor Mpilonhle Makhaye enjoy tiny bite-size German delicacies to honour Durban’s hosting two productions featuring German “Singspiele” - a small-scale operatic musical drama in which spoken dialogue is interspersed with song Dr Pamela Tancsik stages and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation of the seldom performed [...]

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Cabaret And Tribute Shows At Hilton Arts Festival

22nd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September The hills are alive with the sound of music, at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival enjoy a number of tribute and cabaret shows and some phenomenal original local talents are on offer at festival weekend. Slotting into the section of new and original music, back again, the beautiful husband [...]

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On A Budget At The Fest

21st August, 2018|Art Matters, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 - 16 September As always, the annual Hilton Arts Festival is completely accessible if you are on a budget with tons of free stuff to do over the weekend of 14 - 16 September. A number of venues will host free music throughout the three days of the festival, [...]

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Mike van Graan’s Green Man Flashing For Hilton

20th August, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: 14 – 16 September 2018 One of the two Flagship Productions of the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018, is Mike van Graan’s contemporary fast-paced South African political thriller, Green Man Flashing. The festival invites the most [...]

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Great Comedy At Hilton Arts Festival

17th August, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 There is a particularly strong line up of comedy this year at KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will once again be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018. Some of the country’s most respected comedians will [...]

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