The Ultimate Countdown

18th September, 2020|Music, Theatre|

Rockwood Theatre, Sibaya: online from 18 Sept This Friday, 18 September sees the launch of The Ultimate Countdown - the first online show to be staged at Rockwood, Sibaya. “We are counting down some of the best songs from our show,” explains show host, theatre owner and the creator of the shows, Andrew Webster. “It [...]

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Online Acting Coaching With Steven Stead

22nd June, 2020|Other, Theatre|

FROM TOP SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE DIRECTOR STEVEN STEAD Steven Stead is a multi-award winning, widely praised theatre director with over thirty years of experience in the professional industry, and a wealth of national and international experience directing plays, musicals and operas. He holds an Honours degree in Drama (cum laude) from the University of Natal, [...]

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KickstArt’s Into The Woods Up For Naledi Awards

14th April, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions Durban’s premier theatre production company, KickstArt, has a strong presence in the nominations line up for this year’s annual Naledi Theatre Awards for productions staged in Johannesburg in 2019. The multi award-winning Durban based creative has been nominated for 12 Naledi Awards this week for their sumptuous version of Steven Sondheim’s Into [...]

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A VIRTUAL HUG FROM Pieter-Dirk Uys

25th March, 2020|Other, Theatre|

The last time that we were immersed in a story like this, it happened in the cinema and we had popcorn on our laps and a Coke in our hands. But this time there is no Bruce Willis to find a vaccine or an Angelina Jolie to be the cure. Covid-19 – not the greatest [...]

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An Unromantic Comedy

13th March, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions presents An Unromantic Comedy Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 2 – 19 April Durban: We have all done it - accidentally sent a text to the incorrect person! KickstArt Theatre presents a fresh, fabulously funny, contemporary and thought-provoking three hander, An Unromantic Comedy which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 2 – 19 [...]

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Renovating Rocks!

6th March, 2020|Theatre|

Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April Renovating Rocks! Durban North resident, Jonathon Wardle, and his team of prop makers and scenic artists, have concluded a labour of love – refurbishing the decades-old Durban Passion Play set ahead of this year’s season in the Playhouse, opening on 25 March. The effects of [...]

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Durban Honours The Deaf

27th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

A Bouquet of Beethoven ends KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season. Durban City Hall: Thurs 27 Feb & 5 March @ 7.30pm Signed performance: Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: Saturday 4 April at 2.30 in the afternoon Karishma Kallichuran (I Can! Corporate Disability Solutions in Durban North) (front centre) demonstrates “deaf” and “music” in Sign language to [...]

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Juliet And Her Romeo

20th February, 2020|Music, Theatre|

Love themed concert - KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall: Thurs 20 Feb: 7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 28 Feb – 6 March at 7pm February is the month of love – and there are two opportunities to get a taste of the greatest love story ever told: William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. [...]

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Love Reigns In Durban Passion Play

14th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April The Durban Passion Play embodies love - both spiritual and secular! This quite extraordinary event – hosted by the Durban Catholic Players’ Guild which takes place every five years – comes to the Playhouse Drama Theatre from 25 March until 12 April. Cast members claim their involvement in [...]

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Beer Halls, Pass Laws And Just Cause

13th February, 2020|Theatre, Uncategorized|

KwaMuhle Museum: 14 March 2020 A Day At The Museum, PhD student, Stephanie Jenkins will be bringing history to life with her Beer Halls, Pass Laws and Just Cause at the KwaMuhle Museum on Saturday 14 March. As part of her PhD, Jenkins is conducting a study exploring the role museum theatre can have in [...]

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“Oberammergau Of Africa”

11th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April The Durban Catholic Players’ Guild will present the 15th Durban Passion Play at the Playhouse Drama Theatre from 25 March until 12 April. The Passion Play strives to restore the true meaning of Easter. It is an epic scale dramatic production depicting Jesus' passion, covering [...]

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Unique Magic Show At Seabrooke’s Theatre This December

9th December, 2019|Other, Theatre|

DHS: Seabrooke’s Theatre from Thursday 19 December. A unique magic show, Mysteries, is opening at Seabrooke’s Theatre in Durban on Thursday 19 December. Created by and starring acclaimed magician Russell Comrie, and directed by former Durban director, academic and magician, Murray McGibbon, this one-man show explores the nature of secrets and how they shape our [...]

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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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