Alice In Wonderland Review By Chris Sutton (The RatLine)

5th December, 2019|Theatre|

Betterer and Betterer! KickstArt have trumped the deck with this year's pantomime! Alice in Wonderland was not my favourite story when I was a child. When opening a gift of a richly illustrated edition I was put off by a scary picture of the Cheshire Cat. My interest in the story was rekindled much later [...]

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KickstArt’s Alice in Wonderland

26th November, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 29 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 KickstArt's family end-of-year 2019 pantomime is a spectacular new production based on the classic book by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 29 November until 5 January. Durban’s daring and bold theatre production company, KickstArt, has a [...]

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#HeTwo Review By Chris Sutton (The RatLine)

21st November, 2019|Theatre|

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said that "Evita Bezuidenhout is not a woman, Evita Bezuidenhout is a legend." 25 years after his veritable tent full of clowns relinquished power to a new dispensation, Pieter-Dirk Uys still makes the legendary Tannie relevant. In a series of movie clips and on stage appearances, Pieter-Dirk Uys reveals how and [...]

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Here Kitty Kitty

19th November, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo: Evita Exposed Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Dbn: 19 – 24 Nov Enjoying a quiet moment after setting up for his show, entertainer Pieter Dirk Uys opted to spend some quality time with some lucky kitties: Cal the Ginger won the heart of the well-known South African entertainer [...]

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Q&A #HeTwo: Pieter Dirk Uys Exposed

14th November, 2019|Theatre|

The Hexagon, Pmb: 14 – 16 Nov Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Dbn: 19 – 24 Nov Multi– award winning, multifaceted South African performer, author, satirist and social activist, Pieter Dirk Uys returns to KZN to perform in his latest show, #HeTwo: Evita Exposed. Pieter Dirk Uys will deliver his new show #HeTwo: Evita Exposed.in Durban at [...]

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#HeTwo

31st October, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo is coming to KZN! The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November "It's a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to [...]

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Private Lives Review By Chris Sutton (The Ratline)

28th October, 2019|Theatre|

Written by Noel Coward in 1929, during a time where the moneyed classes were, in the main, educated in the classics which resulted in them entering adulthood long on romanticism and rather short on pragmatism; Private Lives is a dark comedy about the chaotic relationship between two divorcees who accidently meet up whilst of their [...]

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We Love Paris In The Springtime!

26th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

KickstArt Presents Private Lives by Noel Coward Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 Oct - 3 Nov & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct French Connections: there are two productions on the Durban stages at present, both sharing a French [...]

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A Feast Of Words!

24th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust presents National Storytelling Day Bluff Showgrounds opp Bluff Towers: Thurs 24 Oct, 11am until 3pm & Botho Heritage Festival 2019 Wushwini, Inanda Dam: Wed 23 – Sun 27 Oct & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & [...]

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Botho Heritage Festival 2019

22nd October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Wushwini: from 23 to 27 October Wushwini Pan African Centre alongside Inanda Dam stages its ground-breaking Botho Heritage Festival festival from 23 October until 27 October. Wushwini Pan African Centre, spearheaded by its founder, Jerry Pooe, will host a five-day arts festival titled Botho Heritage International Festival ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’. This annual cultural initiative runs [...]

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Review for Empatheatre’s Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden

17th October, 2019|Theatre|

Review for Empatheatre's Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden on behalf of Artsmart - https://artsmart.co.za/ This is a must-see production for both young and old as it calls South Africans to action to be involved and halt the destruction of one of our biggest resources, the Sea. (Review by Jean van Elden) What a privilege [...]

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#HeTwo

15th October, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo is coming to KZN! The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November "It's a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to [...]

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Private Lives By Noel Coward

3rd October, 2019|Theatre|

KickstArt Presents... Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 October to 3 November KickstArt is staging the delicious, sophisticated and enormously funny Noel Coward evergreen, Private Lives, at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre from 24 October until 3 November. Amanda and Elyot used to be married. Now they are divorced. And starting life again with newer, younger, nicer spouses. [...]

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Listen To The Sea

2nd October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Empatheatre presents Lalela uLwandle Square Space Theatre Durban, UKZN: 15 – 19 October 2019 Lalela uLwandle (isiZulu for ‘listen to the Sea’) is an interactive immersive theatre and public storytelling experience, led by the Empatheatre collective. The project makes visible the stories of living with the ocean that are seldom heard in the public domain, [...]

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Kerry Hiles Is Judy Garland

10th September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: 13 – 15 September “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little bit more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe we would like each other a little bit more.” Wise words from iconic screen and vaudeville actress, Judy Garland: [...]

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Shall We Dance Review By Chris Sutton (The Rat Line)

7th September, 2019|Theatre|

The majestic Playhouse retains its wonderful charm and sense of opulence. It's bar, longer than a politicians wrap sheet, is just the place to enjoy a soothing libation before the show, or during the interval; a place where the trials of the day are eclipsed by the delights of the theatre. The 27th edition of [...]

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Ole!

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

We honour all things Spanish There is nothing quite like the energy, vibrancy and passion of beautiful Spanish music and dance. Over the next few weeks, there are some fabulous opportunities to enjoy magnificent Spanish culture: next Thursday (5 Sept) on the programme of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s third concert in the Early Spring season [...]

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Ballet For The Eyes And Ears

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Balletomanes are in for a treat: there are two options of immersing yourself into glorious ballet – this Thursday (5 Sept) as part of the programme for the third concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring season, the orchestra will play two pieces by one of ballet’s greatest composers: Tchaikovsky: his Variations on a [...]

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#MyBoyCan #BoysDanceToo

3rd September, 2019|Theatre|

#BoysDanceToo Shall We Dance Playhouse Opera: 6 – 15 September 21st JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and other venues: 27 August - 8 September Hilton Arts Festival Hilton: 13 – 15 September Durban is part of the topical global response honouring boy and men dancers, dubbed #BoysDanceToo sharing the strong message against bullying, [...]

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Next Comedy Stop…. Hilton

2nd September, 2019|Theatre|

Hilton College: 13 to 15 September The region’s biggest arts festival is a few days away. One of the features of this year’s annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place from 13 to 15 September, is a powerfully funny line up of comedy (as well as music, drama, art, crafts, musical theatre…). Pictured getting ready to [...]

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Spring Is Around The Corner

31st August, 2019|Theatre|

Spring is indeed around the corner – officially the first day of spring is tomorrow (Sunday 1 September). Getting ready for the change in season are performers Bryan Hiles and Cara Roberts. Bryan will be playing with Platform Jazz for their 30-year celebration at S43 today (Saturday 31 August 31) and at the Durban Jewish [...]

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MADE Arts Institute

29th August, 2019|Theatre|

MADE Arts Institute to open in the inner city MADE Institute: Diakonia Centre Durban arts entrepreneurs MADE (Mzansi Arts Development) are opening an arts institute to be based at the Diakonia Centre in the inner city, to teach music skills and dance instruction to encourage live arts practitioners to have the qualifications to formalise their [...]

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From Berea To Hilton

29th August, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Many of the country’s top theatre-makers and artists will be heading to the Midlands for the annual Hilton Arts Festival from 13 – 15 September which offers an artistic smorgasbord from serious music to stand-up comedy and everything in between. Jem Atkins from On Fire Comedy (Scared Scriptless, Rob van Vuuren’s Again) and Kwazi Mhlongo [...]

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Michelle Douglas Back At Hilton Arts Festival

28th August, 2019|Theatre|

Aberfan: The Mistake that Cost a Village its Children Photographer Harry Lock captured Johannesburg actor Michelle Douglas at last year’s festival after her performance in Mike van Graan’s tense political thriller, Green Man Flashing, as part of his Out of Character photo essay. This year Douglas will return to the festival as one of the [...]

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2 – 4 – 1 Special

28th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Be ready to log on to book tickets at 08h00 on 2 September to take advantage of this 24 hour special. From 08h00 on 2 September for 24 hours you will be able to take advantage of this buy one get one free offer. It is only applicable to certain productions so [...]

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