Heat City Comedy Festival

22nd July, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Durban: July 30 to August 4. The third annual Heat City Comedy Festival returns to Durban venues for six days of hilariousness featuring an astonishing array of some of South Africa’s most exciting, boundary breaking and innovative comedians, from July 30 to August 4. The proudly local festival spreads its wings this year as it [...]

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Comedy At Hilton Arts Festival

17th July, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Theatre|

Hilton College: 13 to 15 September There is a powerfully funny line up of comedy at this year’s Hilton Festival now in its 27th year taking place from 13 to 15 September. Dry White ….having recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis just in time for Cape Town to almost become the world’s first city to [...]

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Benny Bushwhacker In Human Nature

12th July, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 29 July – 11 Aug The inimitable Benny Bushwhacker comes to Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 29 July to 11 August. The Republic of South Africa proudly welcomes home, Benny Bushwhacker, world renowned conservationist, environmental campaigner, and the only man to have thrice walked the length of Africa barefoot. The legend returns [...]

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KickstArt’s Charlotte’s Web – Review by Chris Sutton (The Rat Line)

18th June, 2019|Theatre|

This gem of a story, penned by American author E.B White, should depress sales of bacon and pork sausages for a bit. But maybe not - as Charlotte points out; humans have short memories! Whilst White was not a vegetarian himself he was apparently very aware that a farmer is one who betrays his animals [...]

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2019 Jongosi Youth Programme Released

13th June, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: Friday 13 September Bookings are now open for the 2019 Jongosi Youth programme at the Hilton Arts Festival. The full programme and all details are available on www.hiltonfestival.co.za . Jongosi takes place on the first day of the annual Hilton Arts Festival – 13 September this year – in the grounds of [...]

KickstArt acknowledges World Environment Day

5th June, 2019|Theatre|

Wednesday 5 June Charlotte’s Web Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 13 June -7 July 2019 KickstArt actors Mthokozisi Zulu and Lyle Buxton who are appearing in Charlotte’s Web, the timeless children’s book by E.B White which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre on UKZN campus from 13 June until 7 July, add their name in support of [...]

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The New Revitalised Young Performers Production

21st May, 2019|Theatre|

Curtain Up! Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 16 May – 2 June This year’s Young Performers Project, Curtain Up! opened to huge critical acclaim at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus where it runs until 2 June. The score includes fabulous musical classics from The Wiz; Little Shop of Horrors; Cats; Cabaret; Fiddler on the Roof; [...]

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The New, Revitalised Curtain Up! Opens This Week

14th May, 2019|Theatre|

The new revitalised Young Performers Production: ‘CURTAIN UP!’ Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 16 May – 2 June 2019 The newly-invigorated Young Performers Project is re-staging a reprise of its very first production, Curtain Up! at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 15 May until 2 June. Curtain Up! has been re-written and updated by [...]

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KickstArt Presents Charlotte’s Web

10th May, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 13 June - 7 July 2019 KickstArt’s Greg King directs and designs Charlotte’s Web, the charming and timeless children’s book by E.B White, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre on UKZN campus from 13 June until 7 July. Charlotte’s Web comes to vivid life in Greg King’s enchanting stage adaptation. It [...]

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Calling All Teachers Of The Arts

7th May, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 13 – 15 September Jongosi Youth Day CALLING ALL TEACHERS OF THE ARTS!! Would you like your school / drama students to spend a day seeing three different productions, taking part in interactive workshops, attending arts related talks and debates, immersing themselves in visual arts and crafts as well as [...]

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King Of Broken Things

26th April, 2019|Theatre|

Written and Directed by Michael Taylor-Broderick Performed by Cara Roberts Seabrooke's Theatre, DHS Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April, 19h30 The world does its best to break everyone and everything, but afterwards most things are stronger in their broken places. The King of Broken Things is an adventurous and magical excursion into the rehabilitation of [...]

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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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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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