Putting on the Glitz

8th March, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 3 – 7 April Its glitzy, its glamorous – it’s Ian von Memerty, together with his ‘better half’, Vivienne in their latest production Putting on the Glitz, coming to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 3 – 7 April, 2019. Returning to Durban by popular demand, Ian von Memerty renowned [...]

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Return Of The BFG

28th February, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 21 – 31 March Perfect family fare for the Easter school holidays: KickstArt’s glorious The BFG returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UZKN campus from 21 – 31 March. Following the sold-out success of KickstArt's July 2018 season of The BFG, Greg King returns to redirect this enchanting reimagining of Roald [...]

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Olive Schreiner Prize Presented To Neil Coppen’s Tin Buck Drum

20th February, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Neil Coppen’s Tin Bucket Drum, wins English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize Wits University Press is delighted to announce that Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum, has won the English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2018). The Olive Schreiner Prize for drama forms part of a larger annual competition [...]

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USiza – An Adaptation Of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

12th February, 2019|Theatre|

DUT Drama Studies presents its annual IsiZulu Production: USiza An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 1-8 March 2019 nightly at 6 pm DUT Drama Studies presents its annual isiZulu production, USiza - an adaptation of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Julius Caesar at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT running from 1 - 8 March [...]

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The Show Must Go On….

10th February, 2019|Theatre|

Performers Ian von Memerty and Gino Fabbri are doing a pop-up mini-tour of KZN as they take their comedy / music show Common and Class to the suburbs since their show was closed down by protesting students on Friday evening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. On Friday evening, approximately 200 striking students held an audience [...]

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Common & Class

31st January, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 6 - 17 February Two riotously hilarious and versatile performers in a laugh-a-minute clash of cultures. The ultra-classy Ian von Memerty (Strictly Come Dancing, SA’s Got Talent and A Handful of Keys) reluctantly teams up with the unashamedly Philistine from De Aar, Gino Fabbri (Gino Fabbri is Completely Nuts) for an outrageous [...]

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New SA Tour Of Russian Ballet For 2019

29th January, 2019|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera on Saturday 9 March at 2pm and 6pm Russian cultural impresario, Edouard Miasnikov, has announced the 2019 tour of the Royal Moscow Ballet to South Africa presenting three pieces: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture: Fantasy; the third movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 (Pathétique); and excerpts from Carl Orff’s scenic cantanta, Carmina Burana – [...]

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Fresh Weather At Fresha Festival

21st January, 2019|Theatre|

Fresha Festival 2019 Durban North Beach: 18 – 20 Jan Not even the dull drizzly weather could dampen the third annual Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre staged on Durban’s North Beach over the weekend. 80 performers staged 14 theatre productions, and early morning yoga and dance classes, and interactive public workshops. The [...]

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Fresha Festival 2019

7th January, 2019|Theatre|

Durban North Beach: 18 – 20 January 2019 The Fresha Festival of free fun family al-fresco theatre will be staged for the third time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 18, 19, 20 January. The Fresha team has selected a programme of vibrant, engaging works that [...]

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KickstArt’s Cinderella – Review By Chris Sutton (The Rat Line)

13th December, 2018|Theatre|

The best things in life are stories. I was blessed with a Grandfather and Father who were great story tellers.They instilled in me the knowledge that a life of thrill and adventure was only a bookshelf away. I too told my children stories and relished the obvious pleasure they got from fairy tales and other [...]

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KickstArt’s Cinderella Is Back

23rd November, 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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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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