Durban is doubly Footloose!!!

By | 13th September, 2017|

Fans of Footloose - the iconic 80’s movie with a great soundtrack, featuring a youthful Kevin Bacon as the tenacious and rebellious city teenager, Ren and John Lithgow as the conservative Rev Shaw Moore, are [...]

A Thoughtful Pose

By | 12th September, 2017|

One of the evocative photographs by Harry Lock from his exhibition of theatre portraits, Out of Character, which will be displayed at this weekend’s Hilton Arts Festival. The Hilton Festival has a special focus on [...]

Young soloists in the spotlight for the final symphony season concert

By | 12th September, 2017|

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season 2017 Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Final concert: Thurs 14 September On Thursday 14 September, The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra wraps up its four-week Early Spring [...]

Good Vibrations now playing in heaven!

By | 12th September, 2017|

Obituary: Themistocles “Themi” Venturas 1958 – 2017 Last night the South African theatre community lost one of its brightest, most beloved and most versatile stars with the passing of Themistocles “Themi” Venturas who lost his [...]

Review of Shall We Dance by Chris Sutton

By | 11th September, 2017|

This is the 25th Edition of "Shall We Dance" and it is a cracker of a show. Opening night is always exciting, especially on a Friday when the audience is getting into weekend mode. The [...]

Review of Young Performers Project’s Footloose by Chris Sutton

By | 11th September, 2017|

Presented by the Young Performers this remake of the American musical has been adapted for Durban audiences by Director Daisy Spenser. Music Director Dawn Shelby also takes to the stage with the live band "The [...]

Evita Bezuidenhout & the Kaktus of Separate Development

By | 7th September, 2017|

Pieter-Dirk Uys’s famous alter-ego rewrites history Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 31 October – 19 November 2017 Get a revised history lesson from South Africa’s most famous white woman, Evita Bezuidenhout, as she presents her side-splitting, satirical [...]

World Champions, Benji And Alex Share Their Adventure With Durban Sailors

By | 6th September, 2017|

Point Yacht Club Zhik 29er Worlds Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California: 31 July – 5 August Two phenomenal talents collided in an impromptu pairing that resulted in the title of 29er World Champion [...]

Art Abounds @ Hilton Arts Festival

By | 6th September, 2017|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September Festival organisers are thrilled to have negotiated three much-anticipated, internationally-acclaimed major art exhibitions, as well as a myriad other carefully-curated exhibitions, to come to this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, [...]


By | 5th September, 2017|

Fresh from its success at the recent 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland, acclaimed playwright, director and producer, Lara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings and Karoo Moose transfers to the Hilton Arts Festival in [...]

Interview with Durban North’s Dancing Couple by Haylea Heyns

By | 5th September, 2017|

Durban’s Dance Power Couple shake up Shall We Dance The annual showcase, Shall We Dance, returns to The Playhouse Company’s Opera Theatre for it’s quarter-centenary year, and choreographing the Belly and Line Dancing section of [...]

Pedro the Musicman takes the XyloFun project to schools in KwaZulu-Natal

By | 5th September, 2017|

In association with Concerts SA, Pedro the Musicman continues the national schools’ tour of XyloFun, a performance-based program designed to help teachers to implement the music curriculum effectively while having great musical fun along the [...]

From Evita Bezuidenhout

By | 4th September, 2017|

I am shocked to read suggestions in the media that I had an affair with Cyril Ramaphosa! I am a married Afrikaner Christian who, in spite of being a member of the ANC, still regard [...]

Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

By | 4th September, 2017|

The Color Run is back! In 2017, it’s bringing The Superhero Tour to Durban’s shores. Strap on your capes – it’s gonna get colourful. 4 September 2017 – The Happiest 5K on the Planet is [...]

Opening Cruise for the Summer Sailing Season 17 / 18

By | 3rd September, 2017|

Point Yacht Club Sailing Season 2017 / 2018 Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and Durban is hotting up, Durban’s sailors are set to come out of their short winter hibernation and kick [...]

All Beethoven programme this week at the KZN Philharmonic Early Spring Season

By | 3rd September, 2017|

Season: Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Concert Three: Thursday 7 September The third concert in the KZN Philharmonic Early Spring Season on the 7 September is an all-Beethoven programme and, conducted by [...]

Make Way for the Young

By | 2nd September, 2017|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 110 August 2017 The creative industries provide platforms for sharing, engaging and grappling with issues whether social, personal or political. The stories shed light on what takes place in our hearts [...]

Siyakwamukela Ntwasa Hlobo!!

By | 1st September, 2017|

Thandeka Msweli (left) and Melita Vurden mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Thandeka and Melita are part of the Conference Company team, planning the Mini World Youth Day, a highlight in the calendar [...]

Springing Into September

By | 1st September, 2017|

Comedian Neil Green welcomes spring in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day. Neil joins Annalakshmi, Glen Biderman Pam, Neil Green, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins in the comedy line up at KZN’s foremost [...]

A ‘Springling’ Of Colour

By | 1st September, 2017|

Actor / singer/ performer Bryan Hiles has fun in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day, by serenading “Lola” who joins Bryan as part of the cast of Tie Another Knot in It, a [...]