Interview With Byron McNeil: Singing For His Supper (Instead Of Cooking It)

22nd May, 2018|Theatre|

Words by Adrian Rorvik Young actor Byron McNeil, a charmer with a delightful bass singing voice, makes his first appearance in a KickStart production, starring as a knight in Camelot, Lerner and Loewe’s glorious musical about the life and times of King Arthur at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Camelot By Chris Sutton

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

The folklore of King Arthur and his utopian dream of a fair and good world has been the stuff of legend for 100’s of years. Some versions of the tale focus on the concept of Knights and the Round Table, some on King Arthur's relationship with the wizard Merlin and others portray his tempestuous relationship [...]

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The Fashions Of Camelot

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 18 May – 3 June Pictured are cast members from KickstArt’s new musical Camelot which opens this weekend and tells the magical tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – 3 June, 2018. Camelot features [...]

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If You Love Her, Shower Her With Flowers.

10th May, 2018|Theatre|

KickstArt’s Camelot Mother’s Day: Sunday 13 May ‘The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.’ Dorothea Dix Rising star, young actor Jake Savage offers his mother, Philippa a single rose in honour of Mother’s Day. Jake (12) a Grade 6 pupil [...]

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The Knights Of Star Wars!

4th May, 2018|Theatre|

May the fourth be with you! To many, today is believed to be Star Wars day, playing with the pun May the Force be with you! Related to Geek Pride Day, the fun day has been celebrated annually worldwide since 2011. Classical radio stations in the UK have dedicated whole programmes to Star Wars music, [...]

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Camelot

25th April, 2018|Theatre|

Lerner and Loewe’s glorious musical about the life and times of King Arthur Camelot Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 18 May – 3 June 2018 Hot on the heels of the delicious The Play that Goes Wrong, is the magical tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table: Camelot which comes to the Elizabeth [...]

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Wushwini Gala Fundraising Dinner

18th April, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage Pan African Evening ICC: 26 April 2018 Appropriately ahead of Freedom Day, the Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage will be hosting an elegant Pan African Evening – a bespoke fundraising gala dinner at the Durban ICC on 26 April. The centre is [...]

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Triskaidekaphobia on Stage

13th April, 2018|Theatre|

Today is Friday 13th – one of two Friday 13 this year (the other one is in July). Officially known as “Triskaidekaphobia”, which is the fear of Friday 13th, people are often nervous of bad luck, freak accidents and ghost sightings on Friday 13th. Thespians (theatre folk) are particularly superstitious. In a theatre, typically one [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Play That Goes Wrong By Chris Sutton

9th April, 2018|Theatre|

I can honestly say that this is the most hilarious pieces of theatre that I have ever seen. So if you are in for a busy Monday and don’t have time to read the whole review - DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW ! The "Play That Goes Wrong" was first staged in London. After winning [...]

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Today is World Theatre Day!

27th March, 2018|Theatre|

If you ever doubt magic's existence, just walk into a theatre. You are immersed into a completely different world involving talent, human contact, effort, creativity and of course, magic. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 and is celebrated annually. The goals of he day are to promote theatre in all its forms across the [...]

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DUT Drama Students To Travel To Germany

21st March, 2018|Theatre|

Taming of the Shrew Folkwang Shakespeare Festival: 11-23 April An innovating telling by DUT Drama and Production Studies’ students under the direction of Prof. Deborah Arlene Lütge of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies: The Taming of the Shrew, will be heading off for Germany in mid-April as part of an innovative global exchange / [...]

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KicstArt Presents The Play That Goes Wrong

14th March, 2018|Theatre|

“Choreographed Mayhem” The Independent Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 6 - 29 April 2018 Durban: The KickstArt 2018 year kicks off with the delicious award-winning new hit comedy: The Play that Goes Wrong which will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre just after Easter: from 6 – 29 April. Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, [...]

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“Things Left Unsaid”

8th March, 2018|Theatre|

Flatfoot Dance Company presents its 15th anniversary celebratory season of dance theatre Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 21 – 25 March 2018 In a remarkable feet of perseverance in the arts, Durban’s inimitable Flatfoot Dance Company celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018 as one of South Africa leading contemporary dance companies. With an international touring reputation for [...]

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KickstArt 2018 Programme

28th February, 2018|Theatre|

The year of Mega, Majestic, Mayhem, Magic, Merry and Mythical Adventures Top Durban theatre producers, KickstArt, have announced a full programme of four productions for 2018: a fun comedy; a magical musical; a delightful children’s show and its end of year family pantomime – all to be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN [...]

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Durban Enjoys A Feast Of Tchaikovsky

22nd February, 2018|Music, Theatre|

KZNPO 2018 Summer Season: Playhouse: Thurs 22 Feb at 7.30pm Royal Moscow Ballet: Playhouse: Sat 10 March at 2pm and 6pm Tribute to Tchaikovsky: Lovers of the music of great Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose works are among the most popular music in the romantic classical repertoire, are in for a double treat with [...]

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Auditions For Dim-Dep, Musical Environmental Production

14th February, 2018|Theatre|

Auditions for Dim-Dep a musical project focusing on the environment, will take place at the Bat Centre, Durban’s small craft harbour, from 19-21 February. Popular musician and theatre producer, Atlas Philani Duma, brings back his revitalised and re-energised 2015 show, Dim-Dep Musical: Faces of Environmental Success. He wants to use Dim Dep as a vehicle [...]

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Will You Be My Valentine?

14th February, 2018|Theatre|

Synergy Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 14 - 18 Feb Love is in the air at the Sneddon this week! Real life Valentines Ian von Memerty and his wife, dancer Vivienne will be serenading Valentine’s audiences with Synergy - a romantic programme of beautiful musical theatre love songs exploring glorious partnerships in music and dance, with Roelof [...]

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Royal Moscow Ballet Tribute to Great Russian Composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

9th February, 2018|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera: 10 March: 2pm and 6pm Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in March with a programme paying tribute to great Russia composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which comes to Durban for two shows only on Saturday March 11 – at 2pm and 6pm. In a country starved of professional ballet, the regular [...]

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Auditions! KickstArt Theatre Productions 2018

16th January, 2018|Theatre|

CINDERELLA and CAMELOT Who will wear the crystal slipper? Who will sit at the Round table? This year, multi award-winning Durban theatre company, KickstArt Theatre Productions, is on the hunt for new talent! In addition to finding an adult ensemble for the forthcoming production of Lerner and Loewe’s magical classic musical, CAMELOT, the company is [...]

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Synergy

10th January, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 14 – 18 February 2018 Billed as the most glamourous show of the year heads for Durban this Valentine’s season, with Ian von Memerty and his wife, Vivienne hotting up the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre stage with their latest show, Synergy from 14 – 18 February. The ‘King of Versatility’ and the ‘Queen [...]

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Fresha Festival Programme

9th January, 2018|Theatre|

Fresha Fest of Free Open Air Theatre, on the Beach! North Beach, Durban: 19 - 21 January 2018 The Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre will be staged for the second time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 19, 20 and 21 January. FRESHA [...]

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Fresha Fest Of Free Open Air Theatre, On The Beach!

3rd January, 2018|Theatre|

North Beach, Durban: 19 - 21 January 2018 The Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre will be staged for the second time on Durban’s North Beach, at the end of the holidays for three days on 19, 20 and 21 January. Festival Director Emma Durden considered: “What could be more quintessntially Durban than [...]

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Review of KickstArt’s Sinbad the Sailor by Chris Sutton

7th December, 2017|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre productions provide true entertainment. Watching a Pantomime is a 'real' experience that absorbs you from the time you take you seat till long after the final curtain has fallen. Adults and youngsters were agog. Gone were the jaded looks seen on children's faces when engaged with a smartphone or tablet. If it wasn't [...]

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Durban Will Be A Buzz With Nautical Themes

18th November, 2017|Theatre|

This festive season, Durban will be a buzz with nautical themes. Pictured in front of the massive BuzzArt’17 Mural by Kev Seven outside the KZNSA Gallery are KickstArt performers Lyle Buxton and Mthokozisi Zulu. The duo will be surging onto the stage in the annual family pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor. ‘Popeye’ looks down on well-known [...]

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2018 Fresha Fest!

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

North Beach, Durban: 19 - 21 January 2018 The Fresha Festival is the free fun family al-fresco theatre festival to be staged for the second time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 19, 20 and 21 January. Festival Director Emma Durden considered: “What could be more [...]

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