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THE DINING ROOM
DUT presents delicious witty, poignant and dramatic peep into family life around the dinner table. (article published 2008-08-26) - Read more

SANTA’S FOOTPRINTS
Production at Kwasuka Theatre to benefit Feed The Babies Fund. (article published 2008-08-23) - Read more

NEW SUBURBIA
Ashwin Singh, Hamish Kyd and Dhaveshan Govender – with the help of Shika Budhoo – present amusing sketch-styled show at Catalina. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-22) - Read more

OUT THE BOX FAMILY FESTIVAL
Think Theatre and Adi Paxton productions for Cape Town Festival. (article published 2008-08-19) - Read more

NEW SUBURBIA
Hilarious sketch-based topical comedy moves to Catalina Theatre: (article published 2008-08-18) - Read more

FALLIBLE FABLES
New short story collection adds to impressive collection of writing for young people. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-17) - Read more

FINALISTS OF 10TH ANNUAL ACT AWARDS
Award structure recognises those who play an integral role in arts development and promotion. (article published 2008-08-16) - Read more

TAXI JAM
Kwasa production still has the same vibey energy 18 years down the line! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-16) - Read more

RESEARCH IN DRAMA EDUCATION - CALL FOR PAPERS
Scholarly papers, provocations, interviews or scripted conversations are invited for RiDE. (article published 2008-08-15) - Read more

SITUATION VACANT!
Production Manager / Co-ordinator needed for Cape Town musical drama. (article published 2008-08-15) - Read more

REALITY BYTES
Amusing and cleverly-devised send-up of reality shows has much humour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-13) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE COMPANY SCHOOLS SEASON
Double bill of matric setworks especially adapted for the stage. (article published 2008-08-12) - Read more

PROPOSALS FOR 2009 NAF
The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown invites proposals for presentations at 2009 Festival. (article published 2008-08-11) - Read more

DURBAN SHOWS AT HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Top-rate Durban stage shows dominate festival programme. (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2008-08-11) - Read more

STORYTELLING DAY AT ASHBURTON
Gcina Mhlope to ply her magic for young people. (article published 2008-08-11) - Read more

THOSE INDIAN GUYS!
Comedy with an East Infection for Suncoast Supernova. (article published 2008-08-10) - Read more

REALITY BYTES
Winner of this year’s Fringe Audience Favourite Award to appear at Square Space Theatre, UKZN. (article published 2008-08-10) - Read more

WHOLEBANGSHOOT IN FACEBOOK
Online casting and talent management solution launches Facebook application. (article published 2008-08-10) - Read more

MAN’S WORLD
Continuing collaboration between Eager Artists and Netherlands-based Het Waterhuis produces powerful drama sensitively handled. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-7) - Read more

CLASSROOMS IN THE SHADE
Shanthee Manjoo’s latest book adds a unique perspective to South Africa's history. (article published 2008-08-7) - Read more

CHOPS, CHOONS & SPAN OF DOPS
Two performances of laugh-a-minute comedy at Suncoast. (article published 2008-08-7) - Read more

FAUST AND FURIOUS
Durban High School presents humorous reworking of the Faust story. (article published 2008-08-4) - Read more

LOCAL ‘N LEKKER COMEDY
Cadbury celebrates launch of 2008 chocolate range with countrywide comedy tour. (article published 2008-08-4) - Read more

REAL HEAVYWEIGHT COMEDY JAM
The Heavyweight Comedy Jam returns fitter and funnier than ever before. (article published 2008-08-4) - Read more

NIGHT, MOTHER
Excellently performed, Marsha Norman’s beautiful script deals frankly and realistically with the subject of suicide. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-2) - Read more

THE LOVER
Josette Eales and Liam Magner present Pinter’s simmering tale of marital folly. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-2) - Read more

NEW SUBURBIA
New sketch-based topical new comedy show for Sibaya and Catalina. (article published 2008-08-2) - Read more

THE GAME
Duma Ndlovu’s script and direction plus ensemble cast of strong actresses make for compelling theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-08-1) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE’S SAWAF 2008 UPDATE
Updated programme of Playhouse Company’s 12th South African Women’s Arts Festival (article published 2008-07-30) - Read more

ST ANNE’S THEATRE FESTIVAL 2008
Strong line-up for festival taking place from August 6 to 13. (article published 2008-07-30) - Read more

SOPHIATOWN FOR SCHOOLS
Special school performances for Catalina Theatre production. (article published 2008-07-30) - Read more

DEATH OF BLAISE KOCH
Actor and dialogue coach dies on July 21. (article published 2008-07-30) - Read more

SOPHIATOWN
Young cast does justice to the legend of Sophiatown in Catalina production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-27) - Read more

LIGHT SEEKERS ENTERTAINERS
Local production of comedians from KwaMashu and various townships. (article published 2008-07-24) - Read more

HIGHLIGHTS AND FOOTLIGHTS
Photographer Bob Martin’s tribute to South African stage and screen. (article published 2008-07-23) - Read more

THE GAME
Duma Ndlovu's acclaimed stage drama forms centrepiece of SA Women's Arts Festival. (article published 2008-07-23) - Read more

SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2008
Playhouse Company’s 12th South African Women’s Arts Festival to run from July 29 to August 16. (article published 2008-07-20) - Read more

CHOPS, CHOONS & SPAN OF DOPS
Two performances only of laugh-a-minute comedy on August 16 at Suncoast. (article published 2008-07-20) - Read more

GAIL SAMUELS FOR LOTUS
SABC appoints new manager for Lotus fm (article published 2008-07-19) - Read more

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Delightful family fantasy musical from KickstArt due to be presented in August. (article published 2008-07-19) - Read more

LAUNCH OF COMEDY THEATRE LABORATORY
A cuppa chai, chillie bites and comedy at the BAT Centre. (article published 2008-07-17) - Read more

CASSANDRA @ No.77
Dark comedy written and produced by Pranesh Maharaj to be shown at Comedy Theatre Laboratory launch. (article published 2008-07-17) - Read more

CATCH
Jacobus van Heerden does excellent job of communicating the story. (Review by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2008-07-17) - Read more

THE COMEDY REVOLUTION
Use of perpetual four-letter word mars otherwise enjoyable evening. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-07-15) - Read more

NIGHT, MOTHER & THE LOVER
Square Space Theatre to host double bill of the best of British and American theatre. (article published 2008-07-15) - Read more

CINDY NGIDI FUNERAL
Funeral for Durban actress/singer to take place on July 13 with Memorial Service at the BAT Centre on July 18. (article published 2008-07-10) - Read more

JULY WOW COMEDY JAMZ
Eubulus Tracy and Glen Bo share the stage with John Vlismas and Marc Lottering. (article published 2008-07-10) - Read more

TRIBUTES TO CINDY NGIDI
Hamish Kyd and Siyakhanya Event Co-Ordinators pay tribute to the young Durban actress who died on Monday. (article published 2008-07-9) - Read more

THE COMEDY REVOLUTION TOUR
Africa’s longest, most cutting edge stand-up tour for Durban. (article published 2008-07-8) - Read more

LOLLIPOP LANE
New comedy for Lotus FM by Clinton Marius. (article published 2008-07-8) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR DARK OUTSIDER
Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg looking for actors for Anthony Akerman play. (article published 2008-07-8) - Read more

DEATH OF CINDY NGIDI
Talented actress and singer passed away this morning after heart complications. (article published 2008-07-7) - Read more

BIKO: WHERE THE SOUL RESIDES
Exciting and dramatic play honouring his achievements but allowing us to know the man. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

# UNTITLED
Disturbing but excellently presented journey dealing with fear from Young Artist Award Winner. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

JAKOB
Endearing story uses wonder gizmos to produce magical lighting effects. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

TEN BUSH
Dramatic and intensely visual tale of witchcraft and intrigue. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

THRASH
Twelve talented youngsters in story dealing with the challenges that beset young people these days. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

I, CLAUDIA
One of the most beautiful pieces of theatre on the festival. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-6) - Read more

BAR FLIES
Brilliant piece of physical theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-5) - Read more

AUSTRALIA VS SOUTH AFRICA
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane link up with Australian duo for highly amusing and innovative production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-5) - Read more

FOR YOUR EARS ONLY
Brilliant “master-class” on radio theatre from Paul Slab. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-5) - Read more

STONE ANGEL
Compelling drama reaching across the span of over a century from Kobus Moolman. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-07-5) - Read more

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PALACE
NAF: Effective DHS production (Review by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2008-07-4) - Read more

CONQUERING THE FRINGE
Seminar given by Geraldine Naidoo and Matthew Ribnick at The National Arts Festival. (Report by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2008-07-4) - Read more

GODS, FATE AND A LIBRARIAN
NAF: Directed by Michael Pearce with Haidee Crowe and Erica Glyn-Jones at Vicky’s. (Review by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2008-07-2) - Read more

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE WORKSHOP
A Day at the Theatre is offered on July 12. (article published 2008-07-2) - Read more

MICHELLE CONSTANT NEW BASA CEO
Business & Arts South Africa appoints new CEO. (article published 2008-07-2) - Read more

BARRY HILTON - TUNING YOU SINCE ‘82
South Africa’s favourite cousin back at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom. (article published 2008-07-2) - Read more

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE WORKSHOP
A Day at the Theatre is offered on July 12. (article published 2008-07-2) - Read more

STORY SEEKER
A delightful piece of innovative theatre. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2008-07-1) - Read more

BARRY HILTON - TUNING YOU SINCE ‘82
South Africa’s favourite cousin back at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom. (article published 2008-07-1) - Read more

KZNPO CONCERT: JUNE 26 2008
US conductor Leslie Dunner seems to be able to extract the best from our orchestra, and their playing was uniformly good. (Review by Michael Green) (article published 2008-06-29) - Read more

LOTUSFM WINTER DRIVE CAMPAIGN
Enjoy LotusFM’s radio drama? Then help the station make a difference. (article published 2008-06-29) - Read more

THIS FRAGILE VEHICLE
Relevant, intelligent, sexy new comedy/drama by Ian Hadfield for Kwasuka. (article published 2008-06-29) - Read more

THE BAT CAFÉ SUPPER CLUB RETURNS!
Vivian Moodley of BAT Café to present follow-up to highly successful inaugural event. (article published 2008-06-27) - Read more

SPRINGBOK RADIO ONLINE
Springbok Radio programmes to be available on internet. (article published 2008-06-25) - Read more

MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Quirky comedy about two misfits who meet in an airport holding area. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-24) - Read more

NEW ACTS STAND-UP COMPETITION
Thunder Rock Diner to host first Durban competition of stand-up. (article published 2008-06-23) - Read more

THEATRE EXPOSED!
Explore the myriad and magic of live theatre at the Durban Art Gallery. (article published 2008-06-23) - Read more

CONNEXXIONS OF COMEDY
Four of SA’s top comic acts for iZulu Theatre at Sibaya. (article published 2008-06-23) - Read more

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Superb performances in John Kani’s play makes for riveting entertainment. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-20) - Read more

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Mature, focused and well-controlled professional performances from DHS matric pupils in Slabolepszy classic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-19) - Read more

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Mature, focused and well-controlled professional performances from DHS matric pupils in Slabolepszy classic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-18) - Read more

NOT THE GRAHAMSTOWN FESTIVAL
Catalina Theatre to host a selection of local productions headed for the National Arts Festival. (article published 2008-06-17) - Read more

THE SUITCASE MAKER
Preview of student production going to Grahamstown. (article published 2008-06-15) - Read more

ANTIQUE AND DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION
Next event at Old Church Auction Gallery on June 18. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

NEA FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
National Eisteddfod Academy 2008: final call for entries. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

NAF FRINGE PHYSICAL THEATRE
Productions probe topical issues in Grahamstown. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

WHATS IN THE BOX?
Four day performing arts workshop for ages 8 to 15. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

BOO TO THE MOON
Hilton College and St Anne’s College combine to present Paul Slabolepszy play. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

AUDITION FOR TOTO
KickstArt to hold dog auditions for forthcoming production of The Wizard Of Oz. (article published 2008-06-14) - Read more

DECADENCE
Fundraiser performance for new artists management company. (article published 2008-06-11) - Read more

STYLEBUDD
Props and Wardrobe Hire company opens in Durban. (article published 2008-06-11) - Read more

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
Red-letter event for theatre-goers in KwaZulu-Natal. (article published 2008-06-7) - Read more

STORY SEEKER
A magical, musical shadow play for ages 7 to 107 from Kwasuka. (article published 2008-06-7) - Read more

FUNERAL OF ALFRED NOKWE
Funeral of theatre luminary to take place in Kwa Mashu tomorrow (June 7). (article published 2008-06-6) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ALFRED NOKWE
The passing of a valued friend and a Durban theatre legend. (Tribute by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-06-4) - Read more

MARC SALEM
World-renowned mentalist set to wow Durban again! (article published 2008-06-4) - Read more

DEATH OF ALFRED NOKWE
Death of entertainment industry legend. (article published 2008-06-3) - Read more

HEXAGON AUDITIONS FOR CABARET
Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg to audition for the musical “Cabaret”. (article published 2008-06-2) - Read more

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
The search is on for stars for new reality series. (article published 2008-06-2) - Read more

ALL-NEW THEATRE AT NAF
Nine premieres are on the cards for main National Arts Festival programme. (article published 2008-06-2) - Read more

EZASEMANDULO – CELEBRATING AFRICA
BAT Centre event aims to connect people of different cultures and embrace the kaleidoscope of SA people and their cultures. (article published 2008-05-30) - Read more

RAJESH GOPIE AT HILTON COLLEGE THEATRE
“Out of Bounds” - award winning play written and performed by Rajesh Gopie for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2008-05-30) - Read more

HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST FOR SIBAYA
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist to perform his humorous band of hypnosis at Sibaya. (article published 2008-05-30) - Read more

CHAROUES ARE THE MANJAROES
Catalina Theatre surges forth with new vigour and entertaining double bill. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-29) - Read more

SUPPER CLUB AT BAT
Good buffet, live music and comedy at BAT Cafe on June 1. (article published 2008-05-27) - Read more

THE CRUCIBLE
I was stirred by the sheer ‘passion for performance’ of those on stage in successful rendition of Arthur Miller’s play. (Review by Shika Budhoo) (article published 2008-05-27) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
On performance of Rajesh Gopie’s award-winning play for The Theatre - St Anne’s College. (article published 2008-05-26) - Read more

SHIRLEY VALENTINE
Lisa Bobbert does full justice to Willy Russell’s famous Liverpool housewife character in a splendid performance. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-25) - Read more

AZIBUYE ESEZADLULA
Well-directed vibrant musical production looks at traditions versus contemporary Western values. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-23) - Read more

SHOSHOLOZA
Premiere of brand new, full-scale theatrical musical at Winston Churchill Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

DURBAN PRESENCE ON ARTCHA
New arts programme on Wednesday nights on SABC2 at 20h00. (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

WOW COMEDY JAMZ
Traditional names in comedy as well as fresh and very funny new blood. (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST IN PMB
High voltage humour at the Hexagon Theatre from popular performer. (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

SHIRLEY VALENTINE
The inimitable Lisa Bobbert appears in much-loved drama. (article published 2008-05-19) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS FOR QUEEN III
One of the most remarkable productions the legendary musicals director Geoffrey Sutherland produced was Queen at the Opera. This spectacularly-dramatic tribute to the music of the British rock group Queen was presented in the Playhouse Opera (for which it was designed) and since that time there have been similar re-runs of the work. (article published 2008-05-18) - Read more

HOPE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE
Letter from Shantal Singh, Theatre Producer/Clinical Psychologist. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

STORY SEEKER
Magical musical shadow play for all ages to run at Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre in June. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

CHAROUES ARE THE MANJAROES
Two fun one-hander productions to provide comic relief at the recently-revived Catalina Theatre. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR ALADDIN
Actor’s Co-Operative to hold auditions for next show on May 18. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

WESTVILLE THEATRE CLUB AUDITIONS
Vibrant amateur theatre group hold auditions for annual Civic show. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

MADRAS MASALA 2 - MOVIE MUJJA
Joke-shedding takes to the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya in pukka hot show. (article published 2008-05-17) - Read more

THE CRUCIBLE
DUT to stage iconic Arthur Miller play written in the early 1950s. (article published 2008-05-12) - Read more

FAMILY
Adaptation of the Greek tragedy “The Oresteia” for UKZN Drama Dept and environs. (article published 2008-05-12) - Read more

REACH FOR A DREAM
Jabulani the Dreamer to visit hospital wards dispensing large doses of laughter. (article published 2008-05-12) - Read more

COMEDY REVOLUTION TOUR
Nine comedians head for Durban in SA’s longest, most rural and cutting edge stand-up tour. (article published 2008-05-12) - Read more

SCREENING FOR GEMMA
Respected theatre technician finds innovative way to support daughter’s project. (article published 2008-05-10) - Read more

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT WENT TO SEE
Robin Singh directs delightful musical version of Edward Lear’s poem. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-10) - Read more

PASSION ON LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Evening of Chekhov on the Bluff endowed with a spirit of discovery. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-05-8) - Read more

KING OF OLD TRAFFORD
Dhaveshan Govender’s entertaining one-man show for Witbank. (article published 2008-05-4) - Read more

PROPOSALS FOR PLAYHOUSE
Playhouse Company invites proposals for productions in 2009/10. (article published 2008-05-4) - Read more

LIFELINE FOR CATALINA THEATRE!
Rainbow Chicken agrees to resolve the theatre’s financial predicament. (article published 2008-05-3) - Read more

RECORDINGS.CO.ZA
Exciting new project aims to centralise entertainment industry co-ordination. (article published 2008-05-2) - Read more

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Biennial Dramatic Learning Spaces conference invited proposals for academic papers, workshops and posters. (article published 2008-05-2) - Read more

WARNING THIS IS DURBAN!
Charity Comedy show at BAT Centre on May 2. (article published 2008-04-29) - Read more

LIFE CHECK
Youth Development Initiative at BAT Centre on May 3. (article published 2008-04-29) - Read more

BRUTAL TUNES REVISITED
Devised, directed and performed by a brilliant quartet of talents, the show could hold its own on stages round the world. (Review by Lynne Goodman) (article published 2008-04-26) - Read more

SOMEWHERE IN TIME
DHS takes original rock musical to its own theatre. Review by Caroline Smart (article published 2008-04-26) - Read more

11TH BUSINESS DAY-BASA AWARDS NOMINEES
Celebrating the art of business sponsorship, nominees vie for prestigious awards. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Interview by The Bloomington Alternative with Murray McGibbon on his production of “the Tempest” in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

THUNDER ROAD COMEDY
Stand-up comedy show for Florida Road music venue on April 24. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

PANSA IN TURKEY
Themi Venturas attends at the European Festivals Association Conference in Turkey. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

99% ZULU COMEDY SHOW
The most trusted brand of Zulu stand-up comedy in KZN for Playhouse Drama. (article published 2008-04-24) - Read more

CATALINA THEATRE CLOSES DOORS
Wilson’s Wharf venue to close at end of April. (article published 2008-04-21) - Read more

CALLING VODAFONE EXTRAS
Navigator Films aiming to rectify unfortunate situation where extras were not paid for appearances. (article published 2008-04-20) - Read more

NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS ON SABC3
Top viewing for Freedom Day will be a 90-minute special of the recent controversial awards ceremony. (article published 2008-04-20) - Read more

INNOCENT TIMES
Groundbreaking green screen magic in new six-part drama on M-Net. (article published 2008-04-19) - Read more

NEW DIRECTORS
Season of half-hour plays directed by UKZN PMB Honours students in Drama and Performance Studies for Hexagon. (article published 2008-04-19) - Read more

WOW COMEDY JAMZ
Traditional names in comedy circuit as well as fresh and very funny blood! (article published 2008-04-19) - Read more

PASSION ON LIGHTHOUSE ROAD
Newly formed Bluff theatre group presents Chekhov on the Bluff. (article published 2008-04-19) - Read more

FREEDOM EXTRAVAGANZA
Enjoyable family outing at Riverdene Secondary School. (article published 2008-04-19) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE B.E.E!
A triumph for Ben Voss in this laugh-a-minute one-man/woman show! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-04-18) - Read more

BRIDESMAID
Amusing and entertaining look at bridesmaids will appeal to males and females alike! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-04-17) - Read more

BRIDESMAID AND MY CV
Short season of top one-woman plays for the Catalina: (article published 2008-04-14) - Read more

KING OF OLD TRAFFORD
Amusing yet poignant play from Dhaveshan Govender offers an entertaining theatre experience. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-04-11) - Read more

KING OF OLD TRAFFORD
Dhaveshan Govender launches his one-man play. (article published 2008-04-10) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE B.E.E!
Beauty Ramapelepele presents a “fly on the wall” view of South Africa’s new black elite superbly. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-04-7) - Read more

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Enjoyable retelling of classic story with new twists and turns to keep children and adults entertained. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-04-7) - Read more

THE JAMAL SYNDROME
Revival of Essop Khan and Mohammed Alli’s comedy production to play Truro Hall on April 11. (article published 2008-04-7) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2008
Sixth annual Fools Award took place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on April 1. (article published 2008-04-7) - Read more

JOHN SIMPSON MEMORIAL CELEBRATION
Memorial celebration of veteran broadcaster and radio actor to take place on April 8 at the Durban Country Club. (article published 2008-04-6) - Read more

DEATH OF JOHN SIMPSON
Veteran broadcaster and radio actor dies in Durban at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke. (article published 2008-04-2) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: THEATRE
Treasure trove of talent expected for the NAF in Grahamstown, taking place from June 26 to July 5. (article published 2008-04-2) - Read more

WIZARD OF OZ AUDITIONS
KickstArt to hold auditions for forthcoming production on April 12. (article published 2008-03-31) - Read more

BOBBIN AND THE MYSTIC PATHWAY
Fun play for children directed by Peter Mitchell at Hexagon theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2008-03-31) - Read more

JUST SO STORIES
Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre hosts another charming Actors’ Co-Operative production for youngsters. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-03-28) - Read more

SPEECH & DRAMA ASS CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Prof Mervyn McMurtry highlighted serious challenges facing the Association at the AGM. (article published 2008-03-24) - Read more

ELECTIONS AND ERECTIONS IN THE US
Pieter-Dirk Uys to spend two months in the United States. (article published 2008-03-24) - Read more

WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Amy Kleinhans-Curd encourages nominations for prestigious award. (article published 2008-03-21) - Read more

99% ZULU COMEDY SHOW
Comedy show to take place at the Playhouse on March 27. (article published 2008-03-21) - Read more

WOW COMEDY JAMZ
Durban’s funny man Afzal Khan to appear in new comedy show. (article published 2008-03-21) - Read more

DEATH OF MRS ANDRE
Familiar personality linked to NAPAC and the Playhouse dies at the age of 97. (article published 2008-03-17) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE B.E.E!
Ben Voss’s new show is hailed as “Black by Popular Demand!” (article published 2008-03-16) - Read more

GOINGPLACES
Arts and tourism promotion company now has a presence at the Dept of Arts and Culture’s new offices. (article published 2008-03-15) - Read more

RISING STAR EASTER WORKSHOP
Booking for the Rising Star Academy Easter Holiday Workshop is open! (article published 2008-03-15) - Read more

INSPIRED!
Uplifting weekend of creative connection this weekend (March 15 and 16) at Umdloti Beach. (article published 2008-03-12) - Read more

BUCKLAND & PEARSON AT THE HEX
Andrew Buckland and Ellis Pearson at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg this weekend! (article published 2008-03-12) - Read more

OLEANNA
No academic diatribe but a riveting and extremely well-presented dramatic slice of life. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-03-12) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR ROCKY HORROR
Barnyard Theatres invite local performers to try out for a role in famous rock ‘n roll musical. (article published 2008-03-9) - Read more

CLASSICFEEL GOES NATIONWIDE
Demand necessitates extended distribution for upmarket magazine. (article published 2008-03-8) - Read more

SCHOOL OF ROCK SA AUDITIONS
High School learners who can sing, dance and act invited to audition for Unilever Young Performers Project. (article published 2008-03-8) - Read more

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Dingalings Productions to entertain little ones with charming re-telling of children’s story. (article published 2008-03-8) - Read more

EXTRA HAMLET
Extra public performance of schools’ production on March 6 at Playhouse. (article published 2008-03-6) - Read more

HERO
Craig Morris to appear in latest production in Pietermaritzburg on February 29 and March 1. (article published 2008-02-28) - Read more

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
William Shakespeare’s comedy for Hexagon Studio Theatre. (article published 2008-02-28) - Read more

MY NIRVANA: KILL THE LIGHTS
South African stand up Glen Bo to perform at Dockyard. (article published 2008-02-22) - Read more

BEYOND THE BOX
Corrie “the Postmaster” Campbell to present show at Treverton as well as interview with John van de Ruit. (article published 2008-02-22) - Read more

WARNING! THIS IS DURBAN
Variety talent performance showcasing KZN talent at BAT Centre. (article published 2008-02-22) - Read more

OUT THE BOX AUDITIONS
Organiser looking for fresh singers, dancers and actors for corporate events. (article published 2008-02-22) - Read more

LITTLE TRAVELLER
Exhibition at Durban Art Gallery features work from Woza Moya project. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

PRO HELVETIA
Call for Grant Applications to support professional art projects involving exchange within the SADC countries. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Deadline for the 11th Annual Business Day-BASA Awards 2007 has been extended to March 14. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

OLEANNA
Fascinating theatrical study fuelled with sexual tension by David Mamet. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

RADIO LIVE!
Radio personalities present fund-raiser to support colleague. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

JAMAL SYNDROME
Essop Khan and Mohamed Ali return with updated version of smash hit comedy. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Biennial Dramatic Learning Spaces conference scheduled to take place in Pietermaritzburg in September. (article published 2008-02-20) - Read more

HAMLET
Iain Robinson puts in excellent performance as an alert, roguish and pragmatic Prince of Denmark. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-02-17) - Read more

PIETER-DIRK AND EVITA TO BERLIN
Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout to attend the 58th Berlin Film Festival. (article published 2008-02-15) - Read more

RETURN OF DE COMPLEAT HSTRY OF DBN
Amusing historical comedy returns to Catalina Theatre for a short run. (article published 2008-02-15) - Read more

AMAGAMA AMATHATHU
While dealing with HIV/AIDS this is an entertaining piece of theatre for young people. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2008-02-15) - Read more

BRETT GOLDIN BURSARY
Applications invited for auditions for the 2008 Brett Goldin Bursary. (article published 2008-02-10) - Read more

NAF FRINGE DEADLINE
Registration deadline looms for National Arts Festival Fringe. (article published 2008-02-2) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD'S BEST
Dynamic new schools production suitable for grades 8 to 12 presented by SparepArts Productions. (article published 2008-02-2) - Read more

AT THE PLAYHOUSE IN 2008
Wide variety of shows to be presented catering for a broad spectrum of communities. (article published 2008-01-27) - Read more

MICHAEL NAICKER RETURNS TO SIBAYA
Super-cool, rebel-without-a-clue South African Indian comedy character returns to KZN. (article published 2008-01-27) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY-BASA AWARDS 2007
Business sponsors of the arts are invited to enter the 2007 Business Day-BASA Awards. (article published 2008-01-25) - Read more

ART MATTERS
January 2008 column by Illa Thompson. (Courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2008-01-23) - Read more

MUSHO FESTIVAL CLOSING CABARET
Superb gesture by organisers of the festival sees Musho close in fitting style. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-23) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS
Nominations invited for 6th awards online voting system. (article published 2008-01-23) - Read more

MOTOWN FOR EVER!
Enjoyable theatre and I'll be back for a second helping. (Review by Brian Roodt) (article published 2008-01-21) - Read more

MUSHO CLOSING PARTY
Musho! Cabaret Closing Party & PANSA Fund Raiser to take place on January 13 at 19h30. (article published 2008-01-13) - Read more

JAKOB
Excellent and energetic performance from Bryan Hiles in Musho Festival production. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-13) - Read more

THE TRICKY PART
Riveting performance from Peter Hayes in Musho Festival production. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-13) - Read more

BOMBSTYLE
Entertaining production on Musho Festival tends to be repetitive. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-11) - Read more

FELIX AND FRED
High energy performance by Kobus van Heerden of an entertaining, very humorous, well written story of the friendship of two young boys. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-9) - Read more

THE LION KING (THE BOOK)
Beautifully-presented and fascinating record of Julie Taymor’s creative journey in production the musical of “The Lion King”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2008-01-8) - Read more

LAUNCH OF CHARLIE
Hamish Kyd to launch his debut novel on January 17. (article published 2008-01-7) - Read more

ARAB'S DREAM
Poignant examination of Israeli society via the identities of the Israeli Jew and the Israeli Arab. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-7) - Read more

OPENING OF MUSHO
Response to opening of Musho Festival and first production. (Review by Dawn Haynes) (article published 2008-01-7) - Read more

THE LIFE AND WORK OF PETROVIK PETAR
Jason Potgieter holds audience enthralled in one-man show on Musho Festival. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2008-01-5) - Read more

GUMBO
Endearing and highly amusing production for St Anne’s College reflects triumph over disability. (article published 2008-01-3) - Read more

MUSHO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Programme of One and Two Hander Theatre at Catalina and Kwasuka Theatres. (article published 2008-01-3) - Read more

HAPPY NEW 2008!
All the best for the new year! (article published 2008-01-1) - Read more

PRODIGAL
Much-acclaimed production featuring Tim Redpath for St Anne’s College in January. (article published 2007-12-26) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
All the best for a Happy Christmas! (article published 2007-12-24) - Read more

COMMANDO
Boer War on a budget (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2007-12-23) - Read more

KGOSI, THE MOON AND THE BABOON
New from Botswana, this fun-filled romp will delight children of all ages. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2007-12-21) - Read more

AFRICAN MOTHER CHRISTMAS
Gcina Mhlophe “invents” a new Christmas icon that is truly African in enchanting show. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-20) - Read more

WORD: CUSTOMIZED HYPE
Rising star in South African Hip Hop, Ewok - aka Iain Gregory Robinson – publishes his work. (article published 2007-12-17) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF JABULANI JO
Delightfully entertaining production for children in Durban Botanic Gardens. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2007-12-16) - Read more

A WOMAN’S BUM IS LIKE THE MOON
Strictly for adults only slice of reality in the life of women, not without considerable humour. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-12-12) - Read more

ROBIN HOOD
Right royal riotous romp in Sherwood Forest with 11th annual festive adult panto. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-11) - Read more

KRAZY KIPLING KAPERS
Energy-filled fun children’s theatre should be included in holiday entertainment calendar. (Review by Janet Whelan) (article published 2007-12-11) - Read more

KGOSI, THE MOON & THE BABOON!
Aldo Brincat makes welcome return to Durban with enchanting magical story. (article published 2007-12-10) - Read more

MUSHO 2008
International Festival of One and Two Hander Theatre for January. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

KRAZY KIPLING KAPERS
Garth Anderson takes up the reins again to direct lively children’s play in Hillcrest. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

AFRICAN MOTHER CHRISTMAS
Gcina Mhlophe appears in her own delightful festive season story theatre production. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

11th ANNUAL BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS 2007
Closing date for entries is 28 February 2008 for 2007 awards. (article published 2007-12-9) - Read more

DE COMPLEAT HSTRY OF DBN
Highly amusing rollercoaster ride through the history of the city of Durban. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-5) - Read more

A WOMAN’S BUM IS LIKE THE MOON
A 21st century fairy tale for adult audiences. (article published 2007-12-4) - Read more

JAMIE KENNEDY
Comedy cult hero to perform at Suncoast on December 11. (article published 2007-12-4) - Read more

ALADDIN
Family pantomime set to woo a new generation of theatre lovers. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer) (article published 2007-12-3) - Read more

THREE STANDING UP
Mervyn Pillay, Eubulus Tracy and Neville Pillay come together for the first time in stand-up comedy. (article published 2007-12-3) - Read more

GUYS AND DOLLS
Highly enjoyable interpretation of musical with youthful verve, cartoon book style and magical music. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-12-1) - Read more

MASTER CLASS
See two shining stars in one night. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-11-29) - Read more

ALADDIN
This splendid holiday season pantomime for all ages deserves full houses. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-11-28) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS
The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards 2006-2007 winners. (article published 2007-11-27) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF JABULANI JO
Fun holiday entertainment offered by the Durban Botanic Gardens in new amphitheatre. (article published 2007-11-25) - Read more

AFRIKA! AFRIKA! AUDITIONS
Auditions for Europe's most successful travelling musical show. (article published 2007-11-25) - Read more

NAF FRINGE REGISTRATION
Registration for 2008 Fringe at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown opens December 1. (article published 2007-11-24) - Read more

CAVEMAN AT DTA
Tim Plewman to launch book at The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. (article published 2007-11-24) - Read more

VOICE OF THE HEART
Duncan Mackintosh returns to South Africa to bring alive the universal message of 13th Century Persian poet and mystic Jelaludin Rumi. (article published 2007-11-19) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY-BASA AWARDS
Enter The 11th Annual Business Day-BASA Awards 2007. (article published 2007-11-17) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards 2006-2007 nominations list (article published 2007-11-17) - Read more

ROBIN HOOD MATINEES
Sunday afternoon matinees of adult pantomime introduced in response to public demand. (article published 2007-11-17) - Read more

THE MERCURY DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS
Get out your feather boas and sparkly tiaras for glitzy glamorous awards evening! (article published 2007-11-17) - Read more

HAMLET AUDITIONS
Auditions for 2008 Shakespeare production to be held on November 21 and 22. (article published 2007-11-17) - Read more

DEVIL IN DISGUISE
An entertaining new look at hell, devils and a wannabee Elvis Presley. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-11-16) - Read more

MASTER CLASS
Clare Mortimer returns as Maria Callas in McNally’s Tony Award winning play. (article published 2007-11-14) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE B.E.E
Ben Voss’s hilarious one-hander for Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-11-14) - Read more

ALADDIN
Festive season traditional pantomime from KickstArt. (article published 2007-11-14) - Read more

ACT AWARDS 2007 WINNERS
Former KZN residents Georgina Thomson and Ronnie Govender honoured at recent ACT Awards 2007. (article published 2007-11-9) - Read more

THREESOMES
Perspicacious and entertaining look at the friendship of three bachelors facing romance and betrayal extended until November 11. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-11-9) - Read more

RUSSELL PETERS COMEDY FESTIVAL
“Hysterical” Canadian comedian not so hysterical. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2007-11-9) - Read more

ROBIN HOOD
Right royal riotous romp in Sherwood Forest with 11th annual festive adult panto. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

GCINA MHLOPHE LECTURE
Gcina Mhlophe to give retrospective lecture at Albert Luthuli Museum. (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

NATIONAL FINALS OF NEW WRITINGS
NLDTF / PANSA Festival of Contemporary Theatre Readings of New Writings at Kwasuka on November 10 and 11. (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

IMBIZO AT PLAYHOUSE
Arts imbizo to take place on November 16. (article published 2007-11-8) - Read more

WINGS
Arthur Kopit’s play about stroke and language disorder for Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-11-4) - Read more

WINNERS OF NLDTF / PANSA FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
Kobus Moolman’s “Stone Angel” wins competition of Readings of New Writings. (article published 2007-11-4) - Read more

SASOL FEVER
Well-directed production sees fine performances from a cast of young artists. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-11-4) - Read more

DEATH OF HENRY CELE
Leading figure on the South African and international film and theatre scene dies in Durban. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-11-3) - Read more

RISING STAR ACADEMY
Fun and interactive workshops will take place in December and January in Westville. (article published 2007-10-31) - Read more

PATRICK MYNHARDT FUNERAL SERVICE
Funeral service for legendary actor to take place in Johannesburg on November 6. (article published 2007-10-31) - Read more

HAIRSPRAY
First production at Gold Reef City’s splendid new Lyric Theatre a pure delight! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-10-30) - Read more

DINALEDI PROGRAMME
Using drama to add language to the maths and science equation. (article published 2007-10-26) - Read more

ALADDIN
Family festive season traditional pantomime promised from KickstArt. (article published 2007-10-25) - Read more

JACO BOUWER
Winner of Standard Bank award for Drama 2008 (article published 2007-10-25) - Read more

DEVIL IN DISGUISE
Enact Theatre Company presents latest production with stellar cast at Suncoast Casino. (article published 2007-10-24) - Read more

SONG OF THE ATMAN
Ronnie Govender’s book is first South African novel published in India. (Courtesy of The Daily News) (article published 2007-10-24) - Read more

SEARCH FOR SASOL ARTISANS
Names of artisans who perished at the time of the Sasol Boom needed for ”Sasol Fever”. (article published 2007-10-24) - Read more

READINGS OF NEW WRITINGS
KZN Regional Finals of NLDTF / PANSA Festival of Contemporary Theatre Reading of New Writings. (article published 2007-10-22) - Read more

DE CUMPLEAT HISTRY OF DBN
History of Durban - Without the Boring Bits… and with Music! (article published 2007-10-17) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO KETAN LAKHANI
Ketan Lakhani – First Class Traveller (by Nicky du Plessis, courtesy of The Daily News) (article published 2007-10-16) - Read more

MIKE VAN GRAAN WINS WRITING AWARD
Writer Mike van Graan wins Best New Script in Afrikaans at the Aardklop festival for “Die Generaal”. (article published 2007-10-11) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Rajesh Gopie’s story of the rise to manhood of a young Indian boy still offers compelling theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-10-11) - Read more

MATRIC SHOWCASE
Annual highlight of St Anne’s College Drama Department performances. (article published 2007-10-9) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Rajesh Gopie returns to Durban with his smash hit one-man play. (article published 2007-10-9) - Read more

ROBIN HOOD
11th Annual Durban Adult Panto for Seabrooke’s Theatre. (article published 2007-10-9) - Read more

HALLELUJAH!
Marc Lottering's hit show to be performed at the Playhouse Drama. (article published 2007-10-7) - Read more

BAFANA REPUBLIC
Lindiwe Matshikiza entrances audiences at Catalina in Mike van Graan’s entertaining satirical play! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-10-5) - Read more

BORN THROUGH THE NOSE
While the production may have lost a little of its original blazing sincerity, Bheki Mkhwane’s performance is still rock-solid. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-10-4) - Read more

MONDIG
De Vries still tops! (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2007-10-1) - Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Garth Anderson responds to review of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. (article published 2007-10-1) - Read more

DEATH OF LINDA NGWENYA
KZN actor shot over a piece of meat. (article published 2007-10-1) - Read more

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR KETAN LAKHANI
Venue is Clare Estate Crematorium. (article published 2007-09-30) - Read more

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Garth Anderson’s Shakespeare play offers enchanting outdoor family leisure time. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-29) - Read more

DEATH OF KETAN LAKHANI
Well-known Durban theatre and media personality dies at the age of 52. (article published 2007-09-29) - Read more

FESTIVAL OF MINIMALISTIC PRODUCTIONS
KZN production “Tin Bucket Drum” to appear at State Theatre festival. (article published 2007-09-29) - Read more

BENEFIT FOR BUSI MHLONGO
Performance of “Ivoti – Inside the Idols Story” at Catalina Theatre on September 30. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS
Book auditions for Gcina Mhlophe’s “African Mother Christmas”. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

BORN THRU THE NOSE
Celebrated stage and screen actor Bheki Mkhwane to present one-man show at the Playhouse. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

MONDIG
Casper de Vries to perform at iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino from September 28 to 30. (article published 2007-09-28) - Read more

RUSSELL PETERS
Popular comic to perform at Durban Expo Centre on October 17 and 18. (article published 2007-09-26) - Read more

LIFE CHECK
Youth development through arts and culture at the BAT Centre. (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

GUMBO
Strong performances by deaf and hearing actors offer perfect example of theatre teamwork. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

BEETHOVEN IN RAPTUS
Interesting play dealing with the relationship of Beethoven and his adopted son. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

BAFANA REPUBLIC
Despite knowing precious little about soccer, I loved every minute of Mike van Graan’s play! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

THE TRAVELLERS
Fascinating piece of theatre beautifully performed. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-24) - Read more

CHRONICLES OF A CAR GUARD
Entertaining and very moving production now tighter and smoother in Kwasuka presentation. (Review by Caroline Smart (article published 2007-09-21) - Read more

SUPASTAGE
Supastage now to reach a bigger and broader market. (article published 2007-09-20) - Read more

CHRONICLES OF A CAR GUARD
Lisa Bobbert brings her successful new one-woman show to Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2007-09-18) - Read more

DEATH OF WONDERBOY GUMEDE
Veteran member of Eager Artists theatre company dies in a car accident in London. (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

ANIMAL FARM
UKZN Pietermaritzburg Drama and Performance Studies students aim to breathe new life into the widely known classic. (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

CHERRY CELEBRATES!
Adi Paxton celebrates Cherry the Magical Clown’s 21st birthday in fun family show. (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

THE WINTER’S TALE
Shakespeare’s bittersweet story of love and redemption forms part of the 7th Annual Shakespeare Festival. (article published 2007-09-13) - Read more

BLOOD ORANGE
Tour de force performance from Craig Morris in this stunning piece of theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-09-11) - Read more

CASPER DE VRIES FOR SIBAYA
South African funnyman for Sibaya Casino. (article published 2007-09-9) - Read more

A READING IN SOLIDARITY WITH ZIMBABWE
Poetry readings and discussion by some of SA's top poets and activists on September 9. (article published 2007-09-8) - Read more

SASOL FEVER AUDITIONS
Call for auditions on September 9. (article published 2007-09-4) - Read more

T-RIFIK
Village full of entertainment treasures at Ushaka Marine World (article published 2007-09-4) - Read more

100 % ZULU STAND-UP COMEDY
BAT Centre, Umlazi and Ekaya Multi Arts to present four top professional stand-up comedians. (article published 2007-09-4) - Read more

THUNDERHEAD COMEDY CLUB
Regular monthly comedy evenings around KwaZulu-Natal. (article published 2007-09-2) - Read more

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Ambitious production using students succeeds superbly. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-08-31) - Read more

FROM MY POINT OF VIEW
Intriguing portrayal of sexual activity to escape loneliness in off the wall physical theatre. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-08-29) - Read more

BROADWAY WITH MAURICE
An update on the Broadway Theatre Scene, New York (Report by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-08-26) - Read more

FROM MY POINT OF VIEW
Clare Mortimer and Darren King bring their Berkoff adaptation to Kwasuka. (article published 2007-08-26) - Read more

BAFANA REPUBLIC
Mike van Graan’s latest play to come to Catalina Theatre in October. (article published 2007-08-26) - Read more

BILTONG & POTROAST STARS FOR KZN
Show at Le Domaine brings comedy giants together again. (article published 2007-08-23) - Read more

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Actors Co-Operative to present Shakespeare’s most popular play in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2007-08-23) - Read more

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
Mildly manic, hectically hilarious and excellently executed! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-08-22) - Read more

DEATH OF RAD THUMBADOO
Respected theatre personality dies at the age of 82. (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

MAKE LAUGH NOT WAR
Afzal Khan to appear in first national Muslim comedy show in South Africa. (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

KWA MANDINA
Workshop production by the UKZN Drama students directed by Gcina Mhlophe (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

ANDRE AT HEXAGON
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist for Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-08-19) - Read more

UPBEAT FESTIVAL
Kearsney College goes Upbeat with weekend festival. (article published 2007-08-14) - Read more

STANDARD BANK EXTENDS NAF SPONSORSHIP
Standard National extends its National Arts Festival sponsorship by three years. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

REMEMBERING YOU LIKE SOMETHING I'D FORGOTTEN
Poignant new play by Pietermaritzburg playwright for Hexagon Theatre. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

BLOOD ORANGE FOR MARITZBURG COLLEGE
Craig Morris brings his hit one-man show to Pietermaritzburg college. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

FOREVER HOME
Original home-grown musical drama directed by Hamish Kyd to be presented in Hilton. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

PASSING THROUGH
New one hander about five women working the night shift at the Mariannhill Toll Road Plaza. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

WOMEN: A GRAMMATICAL ERA
Programme of contemporary poetry, verse and narrative by four women wordsmiths running at Catalina. (article published 2007-08-10) - Read more

MIND GAMES
Hilarious, mystifying, fun entertainment with Marc Salem. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-08-9) - Read more

MASTER CLASS
If you see nothing else this year, see this! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-08-8) - Read more

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Bertolt Brecht’s well-known and last major play comes to the Catalina Theatre. (article published 2007-08-7) - Read more

DEATH OF SKHUMBUZO NSELE
Young up-and-coming director dies tragically after disappearing with his friend. (article published 2007-08-7) - Read more

IN THE CONTINUUM
Superb performances from ultra-versatile Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter in Women’s Arts Festival drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-08-4) - Read more

THE TEMPEST
Stephen Gurney offers a wickedly manipulative Prospero at the Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-08-2) - Read more

INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN GURNEY
Margaret von Klemperer interviews former Durban actor appearing in “The Tempest”. (Courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2007-07-30) - Read more

SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL
Women to shine on Playhouse stages in SAWAF 2007 (article published 2007-07-30) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE INVITES PROPOSALS
Deadline extended for call for stage productions for presentation at the Playhouse Company. (article published 2007-07-30) - Read more

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
“Penny Dreadful” campy melodrama tribute to Gothic horror films to star Steven Stead and Michael Gritten. (article published 2007-07-30) - Read more

MAIN OU’S ARE BACK!
Hamish Kyd and Gail Snyman back at Catalina Theatre with their hit comedy double bill. (article published 2007-07-30) - Read more

KOLLIG FESTIVAL
Port Natal School to host 12th Absa Kollig Festival showcases the best of Klein Karoo Arts Festival. (article published 2007-07-22) - Read more

ANDRÉ THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST
High voltage humour from popular entertainer as he returns to Durban. (article published 2007-07-21) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OPERATIVE IN BOTANIC GARDENS
Catch today’s performance or wait till September for next production! (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-21) - Read more

NATIONAL THEATRE AND DANCE RESEARCH
SATI to provide platform for theatre practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas on the future of the sector. (article published 2007-07-21) - Read more

MASTER CLASS
Clare Mortimer is Maria Callas in McNally’s Tony Award winning play. (article published 2007-07-20) - Read more

BILTONG & POTROAST
Comedy giants Mel Miller and Tony Stewart back together for once-off Durban show. (article published 2007-07-20) - Read more

THE TEMPEST
New production directed by Murray McGibbon featuring Stephen Gurney for Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-07-20) - Read more

RUGGA BUGGERS
Thomie Holtzhausen and Francois Vermaak take a fun look at rugby. (article published 2007-07-19) - Read more

UPBEAT FESTIVAL
The Valley of 1000 Hills is set to explode with rhythm, sound, theatre and fun at Kearsney College festival. (article published 2007-07-19) - Read more

MARC SALEM
World-renowned mentalist for Sibaya. (article published 2007-07-19) - Read more

NOT THE BIG EASY
Paul Slabolepszy’s enjoyable and often hilarious take on the game of golf generates many laughs. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-19) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA – DIRECTOR’S CUT
James Cuningham proves excellent partner for Ben Voss in rerun of hilarious sketches. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-18) - Read more

PROF. VAYALA VASUDEVAN PILLAI WORKSHOP
Workshop on Indian Theatre and Reviving Community Theatre on July 16. (article published 2007-07-17) - Read more

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Delightful presentation of much-loved tale from KickstArt. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-14) - Read more

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
A charming story for young people from the Actors Co-Operative. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2007-07-12) - Read more

GOOD EVENING
Four of South Africa’s top exponents of irony in fascinating play about the foursome that changed the face of British comedy. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-12) - Read more

DEATH OF BILL FLYNN
One of South Africa’s finest actors dies at the age of 58. (article published 2007-07-11) - Read more

CHRONICLES OF A CAR GUARD
Lisa Bobbert’s new play offers great potential and much food for thought. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-7) - Read more

JUTRO
Heart-warming poignant story beautifully portrayed by James Cuningham and Keren Tahor. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-07-4) - Read more

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Superlative performances from Sean Taylor and Fiona Ramsay in Edward Albee classic. (article published 2007-07-3) - Read more

CHRONICLES OF A CAR GUARD
Lisa Bobbert’s new show set to take the Grahamstown fringe by storm. (article published 2007-07-3) - Read more

KZN ARTS IMBIZO
Arts practitioners invited to attend arts Imbizo to be held in Durban. (article published 2007-06-29) - Read more

TWO PMB SHOWS FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
Two Pietermaritzburg plays to run during the National Arts Festival. (article published 2007-06-29) - Read more

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Actors Co-operative to present charming comedy for children in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2007-06-29) - Read more

DE KRUIK
Het Waterhuis the well-known Dutch Theatre company is back in South Africa. (article published 2007-06-29) - Read more

MAIN OU’S
Fascinating humorous exploration into the feisty and forthright coloured community of Durban. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-06-28) - Read more

FUGARD PATRON FOR ACT
Fugard follows Mandela as Patron of Arts & Culture Trust. (article published 2007-06-27) - Read more

DRAMA ON THE FRINGE
Dramatic diversity on the National Arts Festival Fringe in Grahamstown. (article published 2007-06-27) - Read more

LECTURER JOB AT RHODES
Rhodes University Department Of Drama invites applications for senior lecturer/lecturer job. (article published 2007-06-27) - Read more

KIDS THEATRIX
Rising Star to present holiday workshop from July 10 to 12. (article published 2007-06-27) - Read more

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Garth Anderson directs production for young people in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2007-06-24) - Read more

FOUR DINGALINGS AND A DING 2
Sequel to popular comedy perforfms at various venues throughout KZN. (article published 2007-06-23) - Read more

NOT THE BIG EASY
Paul Slabolepszy’s one-man comedy about golf for Catalina Theatre. (article published 2007-06-23) - Read more

LUVUYO ART CENTRE
Vusi Shashu’s Dedicated Artists establish new art centre in Clermont. (article published 2007-06-23) - Read more

MO MAGIC
A scientist’s ingenuity and an artist’s passion working together produce Mo Magic. (article published 2007-06-20) - Read more

BAD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN
Short season of entertaining drama at Izulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino. (article published 2007-06-20) - Read more

HOOK'S TREASURE: LET THE HUNT BEGIN
Delightfully colourful family production for Sibaya Casino. (article published 2007-06-20) - Read more

NAF FRINGE FESTIVAL
The 2007 National Arts Festival Fringe promises to be a winner. (article published 2007-06-19) - Read more

NEW COMEDY CLUB
Durban to have new developmental comedy club at ThunderRoad Rock diner. (article published 2007-06-19) - Read more

THE ONUS CHRONICLES
Two performers bring to life a variety of characters encountered each day in South Africa. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

BOSMAN'S WOMEN
Two-hander directed by Bets Basson gives performances in KZN as well as Eastern and Western Cape. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

THE PEG LEG PIRATE
Holiday family show for Catalina in July. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

PINOCCHIO
Magical multi-disciplinary production for the whole family for Kwasuka in July. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

CALL FOR STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Arts practitioners invited to submit for consideration proposals for stage productions in the areas of dance, drama and music. (article published 2007-06-18) - Read more

WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2007
Playhouse hosts showcase for the impact women make on the lives of South Africans. (article published 2007-06-17) - Read more

THE ROAD TO MECCA
Steven Stead’s direction, creative use of stage intimacy and spaces and riveting performances in Fugard work. Review by Carol Brown (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

THE BOY INSIDE
Powerful documentary about growing up with autism (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

ALADDIN AUDITIONS FOR SINGERS & DANCERS
Performers needed for Festive season traditional pantomime. (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

MAIN OU’S
Two one act comedy-plays starring Hamish Kyd and Gail for Catalina Theatre: (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

EXTREME GLITZ
Cast of female impersonators with a little bit of drag to perform at Bellevue Guesthouse. (article published 2007-06-16) - Read more

NEON ANTHEMS
Three good-looking young men turn skilful tomfoolery, clever lyrics and good musicianship into a highly entertaining show. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-06-13) - Read more

PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOPS
Spier Contemporary to present performance workshops facilitated by Jay Pather. (article published 2007-06-11) - Read more

MANKWALI DESTINATION
Arts emporium concept store due to launch at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. (article published 2007-06-11) - Read more

THE LION KING
Explosive feel-good experience brilliant in concept, execution and design presented in splendid new theatre! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-06-8) - Read more

DIONYSUS IN THE WINELANDS
An International Theatre Conference in Stellenbosch (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

THE JUNGLE BOOK
KickstArt in association with The Playhouse Company to present popular holiday production. (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER
Playhouse Mobile stage schools tour. (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

NEON ANTHEMS
Popular award-winning comedy duo returns to Catalina Theatre as a threesome! (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

SIFISO MAJOLA IN LADY ANNE
KZN dancer appears in highly acclaimed theatre production. (article published 2007-06-3) - Read more

CALL FOR NAC ARTISTIC ADVISORY PANELLISTS
Public nominations invited for panellists in various disciplines. (article published 2007-06-1) - Read more

EVITA FOR PRESIDENT
Pieter-Dirk Uys aids Evita Bezuidenhout’s campaign to be the next President of South Africa. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-31) - Read more

EVITA FOR PRESIDENT
Entertaining but if you’re looking for the kind of satire that will make you cringe - and think - you will not find it here. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2007-05-31) - Read more

NEON ANTHEMS
Multi award-winning Jacobus van Heerden and Liam Magner back with third instalment. (article published 2007-05-27) - Read more

PRODIGAL
Tale of Eastern Cape farm boy as he seeks his fortunes in racy faced-paced Johannesburg. (article published 2007-05-27) - Read more

THE ROAD TO MECCA
Don’t miss this beautifully presented production at the new theatre at DHS. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-26) - Read more

THE ROAD TO MECCA
Don’t miss this beautifully presented production at the new theatre at DHS. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-26) - Read more

SPICE ‘N STUFF
Noteworthy performances shine in Ashwin Singh’s new comedy-drama. (Review by Illa Thompson) (article published 2007-05-26) - Read more

HAMLET DECONSTRUCTED
Innovative take on “Hamlet” being staged at the Courtyard Theatre. (article published 2007-05-22) - Read more

HAMLET DECONSTRUCTED
Innovative take on Hamlet being staged at the Courtyard Theatre at Durban University of Technology. (article published 2007-05-22) - Read more

BRYAN HILL AT TEATRO (CORRECTED STORY)
Apologies all round for naming the wrong hotel in my previous article on General Manager of the new Teatro theatre at Montecasino. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-19) - Read more

SPICE ‘N STUFF
Ashwin Singh’s new comedy to run at Catalina Theatre in May. (article published 2007-05-19) - Read more

BARRY HILTON FOR LE DOMAINE
“The cousin” performs at Le Domaine in Hillcrest. (article published 2007-05-16) - Read more

SPEAK FOR JOY!
Highlights of the National Creative Arts Youth Festival’s Life Skills competition on May 23. (article published 2007-05-16) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE QUIZ
National Creative Arts Youth Festival popular high school quiz heads for the finals. (article published 2007-05-16) - Read more

BASA SEMINAR ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Art organisations invited to attend seminar on Corporate Governance and role of Board and Management in Arts Organizations. (article published 2007-05-15) - Read more

MOYO CONCEPT, AUDITIONS & TRAINING
Modern, sophisticated pan-African restaurant seeks performing talent. (article published 2007-05-14) - Read more

BRYAN HILL AT TEATRO
It’s a real honest-to-God theatre! says General Manager of the new Teatro theatre at Montecasino. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-14) - Read more

RENT
Production of musical boasts all-South African cast. (article published 2007-05-13) - Read more

EVITA FOR PRESIDENT
Pieter-Dirk Uys in Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: (article published 2007-05-13) - Read more

THE ROAD TO MECCA
KickstArt launches 2007 artistic programme with production of Athol Fugard masterpiece. (article published 2007-05-13) - Read more

WESTVILLE THEATRE CLUB AUDITIONS
The Westville Theatre Club will hold auditions for their 2007 musical on May 27 and 28 (article published 2007-05-13) - Read more

DAVID NEWTON: POLITICALLY INCORRECT
Enjoyable stand-up comedian returns to Catalina. (Review by Tom Lucas) (article published 2007-05-12) - Read more

LADIES AND GENTS
New theatre piece at Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre needs toning down to extract the humour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-10) - Read more

FUNK 2007
Annual schools programme of dance theatre to be held at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2007-05-9) - Read more

KWAZULU PLACE OF HEAVEN, WOZANI!
KZN heritage showcased through new stage production at the Playhouse. (article published 2007-05-7) - Read more

SEABROOKE'S THEATRE OPENS
Official opening of new Durban High School theatre. (article published 2007-05-7) - Read more

MORE JEREPIGO GEMS FOR KZN
Patrick Mynhardt to present an evening of stories in Lions River on June 1 and 2. (article published 2007-05-6) - Read more

LADIES AND GENTS
New contemporary Durban comedy set to run at the Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre. (article published 2007-05-6) - Read more

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Yateen Dayaran and Farai Gwaze impress in university play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-2) - Read more

GUYS AND DOLLS AUDITIONS
Open auditions for professional singers, dancers and actors from May 7 to 9. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

A-LIST ENTERTAINMENT AT ZJL
Zulu Jazz Lounge offers A-list roster of live entertainment for May. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

HITS AUDITIONS
Highway Intimate Theatre to hold auditions for next play. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

BRETT GOLDIN BURSARY WINNER
Johannesburg actor, Omphile Molusi, becomes the first winner of the Brett Goldin Bursary. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

MICHAEL NAICKER FOR SIBAYA
One of South Africa's most sought after comedians back in his home town to perform at Sibaya. (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Fast-moving multi-costumed joyous celebration of COTA’s 21 years. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-05-1) - Read more

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Rajesh Gopie directs Nikolai Gogol's classic satire. (article published 2007-04-30) - Read more

SPICE ‘N STUFF
Ashwin Singh’s new comedy to run at Catalina Theatre in May. (article published 2007-04-28) - Read more

TIN BUCKET DRUM
Magical theatre piece featuring Ntando Cele is not to be missed. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-04-27) - Read more

DEATH OF GABY LOMBERG
Well-known actress dies after long battle with cancer. (article published 2007-04-26) - Read more

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Company of Theatre Arts marks 21 years in showbiz with gala performance. (article published 2007-04-24) - Read more

X MARKS THE SPOT
Freedom Day Programme at Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre on April 27. (article published 2007-04-24) - Read more

AND … 5. 6,7 8!
Watch out for this show if it comes your way. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-04-22) - Read more

BAD GIRLS DO GO TO HEAVEN?
Watch out for fun play at a venue near you. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-04-22) - Read more

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Review by Illa Thompson which should have been published on March 14. (Apologies to all concerned) (article published 2007-04-13) - Read more

THE ROAD TO MECCA
KickstArt launch artistic programme for 2007 with Athol Fugard masterpiece. (article published 2007-04-13) - Read more

AND 5, 6, 7, 8!
Fascinating and intriguing look at the private lives of dancers while backstage during their performance. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

TIN BUCKET DRUM
Witness the Rhythmic revolution that changed the face of Africa’s history. (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

A GOOD WOMAN
Multimedia theatre piece for Hexagon draws upon Japanese Noh and Kabuki Theatre aesthetics and contemporary sensibilities. (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

THE LION KING
Two months to the arrival of one of the biggest, most ambitious musical shows of all time. (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ROGER DWYER
Tribute to late actor from Bev Steward (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

JOHNNY BOSKAK IS FEELING FUNNY
Greig Coetzee’s acclaimed work to perform at Hexagon Theatre for two nights. (article published 2007-04-11) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ROGER DWYER
John Moss pays tribute to former colleague and friend. (article published 2007-04-6) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR CAPE TOWN PRODUCTIONS
Portobello Productions calling for auditions for two exciting new productions in Cape Town. (article published 2007-04-5) - Read more

BAD GIRLS DO GO TO HEAVEN?
Romp at a bridal shower explores issues of sex, pre-marital sex, live-in relationships, contraception and marriage. (article published 2007-04-5) - Read more

ROGER DWYER - MEMORIAL - GET TOGETHER
Friends and colleagues will gather at Kwasuka Theatre tomorrow (April 5) at 14h00. (article published 2007-04-5) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ROGER DWYER
Friend and colleague Murray McGibbon sends this tribute from the US. (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2007 WINNERS
Fifth annual Fools Awards honoured artists in KZN. (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

TIN BUCKET DRUM
Popular production comes to Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre. (article published 2007-04-3) - Read more

CINDERELLA
Actors Co-Operative’s charming production to be held in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2007-04-2) - Read more

DEATH OF ROGER DWYER
Well-known popular actor dies in Cape Town. (article published 2007-04-1) - Read more

THE SECRET OF MRS MOPPET’S GARDEN
Delightful play to charm all ages features three new talented kids on the block. Remember the names! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-31) - Read more

MAGNIFICENT 7
You will be doing yourself a disservice if you miss out on this one. (Review by Julian Carter) (article published 2007-03-31) - Read more

DEATH OF LINDELANI BUTHELEZI
Former Durban actor dies in Johannesburg. (Tribute by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-31) - Read more

WTC AUDITIONS!
The Westville Theatre Club to hold auditions for Songs From Les Misérables. (article published 2007-03-31) - Read more

PHOENIX AND MARIE FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
Young thespians headed for National Arts Festival fringe. (edited story courtesy of Kwana Newspaper) (article published 2007-03-31) - Read more

CUZZIE’S BACK AT SIBAYA
Barry Hilton back as South Africa's favourite cousin at Sibiya. (article published 2007-03-30) - Read more

THE SUICIDE KINGS
Innovative and virtually brand new drama production for new Kwasuka vision. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-29) - Read more

DRAMA ON 2007 NAF
United voices of art! Pleasure with a healing purpose for NAF in Grahamstown. (article published 2007-03-27) - Read more

…AND 5, 6, 7, 8!
World premiere of new play opens at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2007-03-27) - Read more

HEXAGON THEATRE MINIFEST
Report on Minifest presented by Hexagon and UKZN Pietermaritzburg Drama Studies Department. (Report by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2007-03-27) - Read more

THE MAGNIFICENT 7
Top production companies collaborate for tribute to the seven greatest bands of all time. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

TA TA MA CHANCE
Hilarious play, directed by Kevin Palium, for iZulu Theatre at Sibaya. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

KZN SCHOOLS FEST
KwaZulu Natal Schools Festival of English, Drama and the Arts serves up arts feast for teens. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

WEDDING OF RAMA AND SITA
Experience of rich cultural diversity promised with first of its kind production. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

THE SECRET OF MRS MOPPET’S GARDEN
Charming magical children’s play at Catalina for the holidays. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

THE SUICIDE KINGS
Success story from Musho festival comes to Kwasuka (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

KWA-THANKS
Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre gets off the ground courtesy of many helping hands. (article published 2007-03-25) - Read more

CLOUD NINE
Jerry Springer… in Crinolines … at The Courtyard Theatre! (Review by Illa Thompson) (article published 2007-03-23) - Read more

CLOUD NINE
Ambitious DUT undertaking was entertaining and showcased much potential talent – Review by Maurice Kort (article published 2007-03-23) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA FOR KRAKATOA
Sibaya Casino to host hilarious, fast-paced, clever satire from Ben Vos and John van de (article published 2007-03-23) - Read more

EWOK AT CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL
Durban performer Iain Robinson to appear at the festival’s “Local Goes Vocal”. (article published 2007-03-18) - Read more

DRAMA/THEATRE WORKSHOP
Andrea Zorab-Kaminski to host workshops for young people. (article published 2007-03-18) - Read more

MICHAEL ATKINSON BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Legendary stage, film, television and radio actor Michael Atkinson turns 80 at the Baxter Theatre. (article published 2007-03-18) - Read more

DEATH OF THABANI PATRICK TSHANINI
Death of talented KZN actor and dancer. (Tribute by Themi Venturas) (article published 2007-03-17) - Read more

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Slick high school production of Harper Lee set-work classic. (Review by Illa Thompson) (article published 2007-03-14) - Read more

CLOUD NINE
Second production by DUT Drama Department sees quirky comedy by Caryl Churchill. (article published 2007-03-11) - Read more

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AUDITIONS
Famed Cirque du Soleil seeks new talent for its thirteen current productions. (article published 2007-03-11) - Read more

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AUDITIONS
Famed Cirque du Soleil seeks new talent for its thirteen current productions. (article published 2007-03-11) - Read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
S’dumo Mtshali’s excellent performance tops off rewarding week of drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-10) - Read more

SPITFIRE: THE RETURN OF RED-I
Astonishing, razor sharp challenge to the social conscience through entertainment. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-9) - Read more

HELP FOR KWASUKA
Kwasuka Theatre needs your treasures in its redecoration process. (article published 2007-03-7) - Read more

CONFUSIONS
Director Robin Singh pulls good performances from his student cast in Ayckbourn comedy classic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

ANNIE AUDITIONS
Auditions for 2007 Unilever Young Performers’ ’Project. (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

AWAKENING RAW TALENT
Entertainment workshops to be held at Glenwood Boys High School. (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

DOUBLE-BILL FOR ST ANNE’S
The Theatre - St Anne's College to present “Passion” and “Lux In Tenebris”. (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

TWO-TONE SHOES
Supernova Theatre to host Farook Khan’s musical docu-drama. (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS ARE FIVE
Vote online now for your favourite KZN artists! (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

SIDE PORTION OF THE LIMELIGHT
Theatre experience of a new and stimulating nature for Playhouse New Stages. (article published 2007-03-4) - Read more

IT'S THE BANK'S FAULT!
No “F” word but still biting and laser sharp – Banks wows the Heritage! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-03-1) - Read more

DEATH OF RICHARD WALNE
Well-known musician and singer/songwriter dies in Cape Town. (article published 2007-02-26) - Read more

SPITFIRE: THE RETURN OF RED-I
One-man award-winning slam poetry masterpiece for Kwasuka Cutting Edge Theatre. (article published 2007-02-26) - Read more

DOUBLE DOSE
Westville Theatre Club to present supper theatre evening of two one-act plays. (article published 2007-02-24) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA WINS
Smash hit satirical theatre piece wins Naledi Theatre Award. (article published 2007-02-24) - Read more

HAMLET
Actors Co-Operative production follows same formula but learners respond well. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-02-23) - Read more

DEFENDING THE PLANET FOR HILTON
Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert to present their popular hit on alien abductions at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2007-02-22) - Read more

KZN SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
Drama festival organised by the Grahamstown Foundation to run at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2007-02-22) - Read more

LOTUS FM SHORT STORIES
Big prizes for short story competition - deadline on March 9. (article published 2007-02-21) - Read more

MUSINGS OF A MEANDERING MIND #31
Bev Pulé kicks off the year musing yet again about Music and Movies – those of the Must-See-Must-Hear Variety. (article published 2007-02-21) - Read more

ROYAL COURT THEATRE RESIDENCY
The 19th International Residency for emerging playwrights from July 15 to August 11, 2007. (article published 2007-02-18) - Read more

LIFE'S A PITCH
Paul Slabolepszy's smash hit comedy about cricket umpires for Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-02-18) - Read more

BLOOD ORANGE
Acclaimed show has two performances at Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-02-18) - Read more

CONFUSIONS
DUT to stage by Alan Ayckbourn play directed by Robin Singh. (article published 2007-02-18) - Read more

JUNGLE BOOK AUDITIONS
KickstArt to hold auditions for forthcoming July holiday spectacular. (article published 2007-02-16) - Read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
Harold Pinter’s modern stage classic to have three-day run in Playhouse Loft. (article published 2007-02-16) - Read more

JAMAICAN JAM
Revived in time for a visit by the Marley family, this show has lost none of its fun and entertainment value. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-02-14) - Read more

DEATH OF ROBERT KIRBY
Well-known satirist and playwright dies after a long illness. (Tribute by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-02-12) - Read more

DOWN WITH THE BROWN
Enjoyable and amusing humour from Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy at Sibaya. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-02-12) - Read more

MAURICE KORT REVIEWS #3
Third part of Maurice Kort’s reviews from his recent trip to London and New York. (Report by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-02-12) - Read more

MAURICE KORT REVIEWS #2
Second part of Maurice Kort’s reviews from his recent trip to London and New York. (Report by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-02-12) - Read more

MAURICE KORT REVIEWS #1
Maurice Kort covers the theatre scenes on a visit to London and New York. (Report by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-02-12) - Read more

NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD AWARDS 2007
Academy calling for entries to annual awards competition. (article published 2007-02-11) - Read more

WAVE OF COMEDY AT EST
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre to host a number of comedy shows. (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2007-02-11) - Read more

LOTTERY SUPPORTS HILTON FESTIVAL
National Lotteries Board to support innovative and wide-reaching arts projects and initiatives at annual festival. (article published 2007-02-5) - Read more

SUCCESSFUL MUSHO FESTIVAL
New works played to good houses and enthusiastic response. (article published 2007-02-5) - Read more

NAKED HEART
Hot and steamy performance art at historic Durban Manor. (article published 2007-02-5) - Read more

PEACE IN OUR LIFETIME
Jerry Pooe’s “Peace in the Valley” reworked to focus on peace on the African continent as a whole. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-02-3) - Read more

PEACE IN OUR LIFETIME MUSICAL
Eager Artists to musical in the Playhouse Drama Theatre. (article published 2007-01-30) - Read more

CHRIS SEABROOKE THEATRE @ DHS
Construction underway for 120-seater theatre at Durban High School. (article published 2007-01-30) - Read more

IDEAS FOR KWASUKA
Scheduling for Kwasuka Theatre underway and projects and ideas are invited. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

HEXAGON NEWS
Coming up at the Hexagon in February is Snow White and Blood Orange. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

HAMLET FOR HILTON
Eight day time performances of government school matric setwork at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

HAMLET
Actors Co-operative in association with the Playhouse Company presents Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
Harold Pinter’s frightening study of a political torture for Playhouse Loft. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

NAKED HEART
Artists invited to participate in new venue. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

BRYAN HILL FOR TEATRO
Key theatre appointment sets the stage for industry’s growth. (article published 2007-01-28) - Read more

WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER
Action Youth Artists present musical play at Mr View Civic Centre. (article published 2007-01-26) - Read more

SPITFIRE: THE RETURN OF THE RED
After successful Musho! Appearance, Ewok takes his play to St Anne’s College. (article published 2007-01-26) - Read more

AUDITION FOR KWA-ZULU
Bonginkosi Shangase invites all talented artists to audition for new theatre production. (article published 2007-01-26) - Read more

SNOW WHITE
Popular adult pantomime moves to Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

DOWN WITH THE BROWN
Sugar Sammy stars in comedy show at Sibaya with Loyiso Gola as support act. (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

MUSHO CLOSING PARTY
Successful theatre festival ended with a bang. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

BLOOD ORANGE
Physical theatre at its best on Musho! Festival. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

COTA AUDITION NOTICE
Company of Theatre Arts invite participation for their 21st birthday show. (article published 2007-01-23) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2007
Nominations invited from production companies for 2007 Fools Awards (article published 2007-01-22) - Read more

THE BLUE PERIOD OF MILTON VAN DER SPUY
Excellence, great humour and much pathos from Greig Coetzee in gentle portrayal of a disabled artist. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-21) - Read more

SPITFIRE: RETURN OF THE RED
Brilliant material and faultless performance from Ewok at Musho! Festival. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-21) - Read more

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Thoroughly modern, thoroughly feel-good and thoroughly loads of fun! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-01-20) - Read more

INDIAN WITH AN ATTITUDE .... AND A WIFE
Well acted and effectively presented short piece on Musho! Festival. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-20) - Read more

THE ONUS CHRONICLES
Enjoyable evening of contemporary drama with good presentations. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-20) - Read more

SHRIMPS
Brilliant performances but talents could be used to better effect in something else. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-19) - Read more

SUICIDE KING
Well constructed play with a great plot line. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-19) - Read more

THE SUICIDE KING
Nice build-up of tension in two-hander written b y the irrepressible Marc Kay. (Review by Frank Graham) (article published 2007-01-19) - Read more

SHRIMP
Incredible performances from Dorit Weintal and Simon Rowe in international production on Musho! Festival. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-01-18) - Read more

SOME MOTHERS’ SONS
Faultless and utterly convincing performances by Wiseman Sithole and Gideon van Eeden. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-15) - Read more

SPITFIRE
Ewok spits fire on a rollercoaster ride at Musho! Festival. (Review by Frank Graham) (article published 2007-01-15) - Read more

DEATH OF LAWRENCE FOLLEY
Well-known baritone dies in the UK after long battle with cancer. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2007-01-15) - Read more

EXPLETIVE DELETED
Outstanding performance by Thomie Holtzhausen as human firewall in Musho Festival drama. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-14) - Read more

THE HORSESHOE
Outstanding performances by Bheki Khabela and Sduduzo Khawula in Musho Festival drama. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-14) - Read more

BRIDESMAID
Attention to detail superb in one-woman show featuring Mary Steward. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-12) - Read more

EXILE AT HOME
Production addresses variety of cultures and problems of the people who live in Israel. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2007-01-12) - Read more

BEGGAR
First staging for Musho of new play by Pranesh Maharaj. (article published 2007-01-9) - Read more

MUSHO FESTIVAL
One & Two Person theatre festival at Kwasuka and Catalina Theatres. (article published 2007-01-9) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO WAYNE DELPORT
Long-time friend and colleague Shanthan Pillay pays tribute. (article published 2007-01-7) - Read more

HEXAGON NEWS
Productions lined up for 2007 for Hexagon Theatre. (article published 2007-01-1) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE INTER-SCHOOLS QUIZ
National Creative Arts Youth Festival challenges young people to battle their knowledge of Shakespeare against each other. (article published 2007-01-1) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All the best to artSMart regular readers and visitors for 2007! (article published 2006-12-31) - Read more

EXILE AT HOME
Arab-Israeli Play for Musho. (article published 2006-12-30) - Read more

STUART MEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO WAYNE DELPORT
Dockyard owner and director pays tribute to Wayne Douglas Delport (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Just the thing to convince kids, and adults, that theatre is a Good Thing. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
The artSMart team wishes all readers and advertisers a happy Christmas. (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

STUART MEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO WAYNE DELPORT
Dockyard owner and director pays tribute to Wayne Douglas Delport (article published 2006-12-25) - Read more

DEATH OF WAYNE DELPORT
Talented young singer dies of a heart attack at the age of 25. (article published 2006-12-24) - Read more

NOT QUITE BILLY
Fantastic performer pays tribute to Billy Connelly. (Review by Guy Sclanders) (article published 2006-12-22) - Read more

DEATH OF TALIEP PETERSON
Cape Town theatre personality murdered in his own home by robbers. (article published 2006-12-18) - Read more

DEATH OF MARJORIE CHASE
Legendary figure in Durban ice skating circles dies aged 98. (article published 2006-12-18) - Read more

MALUJU ZULU MUSICAL
A tale of love and war written and directed by Bonginkosi Shangase. (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP COURSE
Sancta receives a substantial Grant from The Arts and Culture Trust. (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS 2006
Business sponsors of the arts invited to enter awards for innovative and effective sponsorship. (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

THE BEST KEPT SECRET…SHHHHH
Amusing and entertaining show for youngsters deals with dreams and wishes. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-15) - Read more

SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Amateur theatre group focusing on fundraising productions. (article published 2006-12-14) - Read more

THE BEST KEPT SECRET…Shhhhh
Dingalings Production Company to present children’s show at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2006-12-14) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS
Evening of comedy at Sibaya Casino with some of South Africa’s top comic talent. (article published 2006-12-13) - Read more

FREDDY THE FROG
Latest in the Freddy the Frog series for the very young running at Durban’s Botanic Garden. (article published 2006-12-13) - Read more

CINDERELLA
Energetic cast delights young audiences in Actors Co-Operative’s version of traditional tale. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-12) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Pure KickstArt enchantment from start to finish. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-11) - Read more

DEATH OF MERVYN GOODMAN
Former theatre impresario and co-owner of The Cellar takes his own life. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-9) - Read more

MY FAIR LADY
Playhouse Opera back in business with top-notch production of much-loved musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-6) - Read more

THE BEST KEPT SECRET…SHHHHH
From Dingalings Production Company comes an exciting new children’s play. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Pieter Scholtz to enact some of his favourite tales at Blue Zoo Café. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

LET DURBAN LAUGH
Ethekwini Municipality features internationally acclaimed and celebrated performers and comedians. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

100% ZULU STAND-UP COMEDY
First performance of Ethekwini comedy festival line-up at DLI Hall on December 1. (article published 2006-12-4) - Read more

INTERVIEW WITH HAZEL BARNES
Margaret von Klemperer interviews retiring head of Drama Studies Department on UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. (courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-12-3) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF BUBBLE THE CLOWN
Lighthearted romp for the little ones at Catalina Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

PHILIPPART AND ANJA
Slick, highly entertaining, very visual and extremely amusing hour-plus of humour, magic and song. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

BHAMBATHA KAMANSINZA!
Musical epic of the wars of resistance honour the Day of Reconciliation. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

OUR STORY MAGIC
Gcina Mhlophe launches collection of children’s stories. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

CINDERELLA & BROTHERS GRIMM
Actors Co-Operative back in force at Killie Campbell Museum with two shows for young audiences. (article published 2006-12-2) - Read more

NOT QUITE BILLY
Mark Palmer pays tribute to Scottish stand-up comedian Billy Connolly. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF BUBBLE THE CLOWN
Delightful and interactive circus adventure for family audiences at Catalina. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
True traditional pantomime at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre over the festive season. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

ONE MOUTH ONE MIND ONE MIC
One-man performance poetry piece featuring Creamy EWOK Baggends. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

MUSHO
Musho: One & Two Person Theatre festival for Catalina and Kwasuka Theatres in January. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

FOUR DING-A-LINGS AND A DING 2
Sequel of successful show to run at Supernova at Suncoast. (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

TO HOUSE REVIEW
Excellent set and lighting design facilitate good production of new piece of contemporary South Africa theatre. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-11-29) - Read more

DTA WINNERS
The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards recognises excellence in the Durban theatre industry. (article published 2006-11-28) - Read more

LOOKING AT “TO HOUSE”
In the age of electronic communication it is easy to lose sight of the pivotal role live theatre play. (Report by William Charlton-Perkins, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-11-23) - Read more

DEATH OF KENNETH HENDEL
Veteran actor and broadcaster dies in Johannesburg at the age of 75. (article published 2006-11-23) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARD NOMINATIONS
The list of nominations for The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards 2005-2006. (article published 2006-11-20) - Read more

BOSMAN'S WOMEN
Barbie Meyer’s look at Herman Charles Bosman for Nottingham Road Pink Festival. (article published 2006-11-15) - Read more

THE MERCURY DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS
Get out your feather boas and sparkly tiaras for Durban’s annual glitzy “Oscars” night. (article published 2006-11-5) - Read more

TO HOUSE
Theatre carrying strong message about the choices people make. (article published 2006-11-5) - Read more

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE UNCLE TRANCE
Zany stage production for Suncoast. (article published 2006-11-5) - Read more

AFRICAN QUEEN
Bheki Mbili directs production that abounds with big energy and a spirit of optimism. (article published 2006-11-5) - Read more

SNOW WHITE
Adult pantomime back on track with latest offering at Catalina Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-11-1) - Read more

THE MERCURY DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS
Fourth annual glitzy Durban Theatre Awards welcomes The Mercury as its media partner. (article published 2006-10-29) - Read more

NOT THE BIG EASY
Paul Slabolepszy’s lighthearted approach to the cult of getting to know the inner self through motivational events. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer) (article published 2006-10-29) - Read more

NOTTINGHAM ROAD PINK FESTIVAL
First annual “Pink Festival” offers a weekend of extravagance, music, theatre, dance and magical meandering! (article published 2006-10-23) - Read more

TO HOUSE
Fast-moving and exciting interplay between two men marks Ashwin Singh’s play at the Playhouse. (article published 2006-10-23) - Read more

GHOSTS
Hexagon to present Henrik Ibsen play to mark the centenary of his death. (article published 2006-10-22) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
KickstArt to present new production of the classic fairy tale! (article published 2006-10-22) - Read more

TWO - THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Clare Mortimer and Neil Coppen in play which explores reality and fiction, fantasy and flawed memory. (article published 2006-10-21) - Read more

BUBBLE THE CLOWN
Circus adventure for the young at Catalina over the festive season. (article published 2006-10-18) - Read more

NOT THE BIG EASY
Paul Slabolepszy's cracking one-man comedy for Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg at end of October. (article published 2006-10-18) - Read more

TOKOLOSHE COME & GO!
Award-winning duo to perform entertaining production at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2006-10-18) - Read more

CONTEMPORARY THEATRE READINGS
Deadline for the NLDTF/PANSA Festivals of Contemporary Theatre Readings 2006/7: now extended to October 31. (article published 2006-10-16) - Read more

EDITORIAL ON HOLD FOR A WHILE
artSMart editor out of action for a while. (article published 2006-10-8) - Read more

DEFENDING THE LAID MAN
David Newton hits the mark! Review by Luke Thomas (article published 2006-10-7) - Read more

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Wow! The long-awaited “We Will Rock You” is everything it’s hyped up to be. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-10-4) - Read more

LOST IN THE STARS
Sifiso Mathenjwa and Nolwazi G Shange shine in DUT’s production of Alan Paton musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-10-3) - Read more

LOST IN THE STARS
Sifiso Mathenjwa and Nolwazi G Shange shine in DUT’s production of Alan Paton musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-10-3) - Read more

GRANDPA GRUMP & HIS MAGICAL JUNK SHOP
Bryan Hiles presents delightful entertainment for the little ones – and accompanying adults! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-10-1) - Read more

SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD
Coup of Witness Hilton Arts Festival was revival of one of South Africa’s most famous pieces of theatre. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer) (article published 2006-10-1) - Read more

LUNGILE - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE LAND
Dance drama collaboration between Gcina Mhlophe and Mark Hawkins is pure delight from start to finish. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-09-30) - Read more

GRANDPA GRUMP AND HIS MAGICAL JUNK SHOP
Ryan Hiles presents pacey whirlwind trip to dusty old junk shop. (Review by Charlotte Fairfax) (article published 2006-09-28) - Read more

GROET DIE GROTMAN
Afrikaners is plesierig, dit kan julle glo! Afrikaaners are truly joyous. Believe it. (Review by Luke Thomas) (article published 2006-09-28) - Read more

LION KING AUDITIONS
Auditions for a role in The Lion King take place in Durban on September 27 and 28. (article published 2006-09-26) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
UK Premiere of Kobus Moolman’s award-winning play. (article published 2006-09-26) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Durban is in for a magical treat this December with traditional pantomime from KickstArt. (article published 2006-09-25) - Read more

DEFENDING THE LAID MAN
David Newton’s hilarious send-up of the sex chase comes to Catalina Theatre. (article published 2006-09-25) - Read more

JUST DON’T … DO CRIME
Edmund Mhlongo and Durban’s K-Caps performing at Johannesburg Civic Theatre. (article published 2006-09-25) - Read more

SUSSIE IS NOU SUUR
Comedy with Marion Holm for The Theatre - St Anne's College. (article published 2006-09-25) - Read more

BROADWAY & WEST END HITS FOR SA
Billy Suter reports on musicals soon to be seen in South Africa. (Article reproduced courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

PADDA POSSIBILITREES
Children’s play from Adi Paxton in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2006-09-24) - Read more

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS
Frank Graham performs programme of candlelight theatre in Ashburton on September 30. (article published 2006-09-23) - Read more

GRANDPA GRUMP & HIS MAGICAL JUNK SHOP
Catalina Theatre presents Bryan Hiles in traditional holiday fare for younger audiences. (article published 2006-09-23) - Read more

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Stand by to be astounded by sheer performance and technical power. (article published 2006-09-21) - Read more

UNDER ETHEKWINI SKIES
Celebrate cultural diversity on Heritage Day at uShaka Marine World. (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

NOTTINGHAM ROAD PINK FESTIVAL
Notties goes Nancy from November 24 to 26. (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

NOT THE BIG EASY
Paul Slabolepszy's cracking one-man comedy for Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg at end of October. (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

LUNGILE
New dance drama marks unique collaboration between Gcina Mhlophe and Mark Hawkins. (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM
Raunchy talking blues by the late Shel Silverstein is perfect vehicle for Graham Clarke’s talents. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

TWO … IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Fascinating one-acter by Clare Mortimer and Neil Coppen still to achieve its rightful potential. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-09-18) - Read more

ABBAMANIACS
Wild manic mayhem from Aaron McIlroy woven into the music of ABBA makes for glorious fun evening of entertainment. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-09-15) - Read more

BARRY AND MARIO
Barry Hilton and Mario Monteregge's Music Unlimited for Sibaya. (article published 2006-09-12) - Read more

JOHNNY BOSKAK FOR HILTON
Greig Coetzee’s Edinburgh Festival award winning piece for Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2006-09-12) - Read more

SEMINAR ON DRAMA & RELIGION
Call for Papers for international seminar to be held in Tehran. (article published 2006-09-12) - Read more

KICKSTART DUO
Three scheming women and three angry men in rerun of two comedies. (article published 2006-09-12) - Read more

POST OF LITERARY MANAGER
Market Theatre in Johannesburg is looking for a Literary Manager to join its Artistic Team. (article published 2006-09-11) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS
Country’s top comic talent at Sibaya Casino. (article published 2006-09-11) - Read more

THE CRUCIBLE
Collaborative effort between honours students and UKZN Drama and Performance Studies results in riveting production of Miller classic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-09-10) - Read more

THE MADRAS MASALA COMEDY
Durban Comedy from 12 hot new comics at Suncoast Supernova. (article published 2006-09-7) - Read more

THE CRUCIBLE
UKZN Drama and Performance Studies and Possible Productions present Arthur Miller classic. (article published 2006-09-5) - Read more

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Slick, clever, multi-media take-off of Award winners by talented actor and script writer Clinton Marius. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-09-4) - Read more

SPUD WINS AWARD
John van de Ruit’s novel wins Booksellers’ Choice Award 2006. (article published 2006-09-3) - Read more

THE CRUCIBLE
Honours Acting students of the Drama and Performance programme present Arthur Miller classic. (article published 2006-09-3) - Read more

WOZA ALBERT!
Don’t miss two young DHS learners putting in fine professional performances in this SA classic piece. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-08-30) - Read more

WOZA ALBERT
DHS production to be presented at Catalina and Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2006-08-26) - Read more

PINK FESTIVAL
Invitation to submit proposals for new annual arts festival in Nottingham Road. (article published 2006-08-25) - Read more

14TH HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Head for the hills for the annual festival at Hilton College. (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-08-22) - Read more

GROET DIE GROTMAN
“Defending the Caveman” is back in Afrikaans. (article published 2006-08-22) - Read more

MY FAIR LADY BOOKING OPENS
Booking now open for Playhouse Company festive season musical. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

MARTIN WHITE IN NZ
Former member of the Deez M Beez (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

ACT AWARDS 2006
Call for Nominations for The Arts & Culture Trust ACT Awards 2006. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

NAF APPLICATIONS
National Arts Festival welcomes applications for presentations at the 2007 festival. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

VERDA VARIETY FUNDRAISER
Gatskop for Werda High School in Hillary to be hosted by Barry Hilton. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO ROB AMATO
Leading figure in protest theatre killed in vehicle collision in Johannesburg in July. (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

SOPHIATOWN
Jerry Pooe interprets Junction Avenue Theatre Company masterpiece at Catalina Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-08-20) - Read more

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Durban writer-performer Clinton Marius is back with a new, off-the-wall stage comedy. (article published 2006-08-15) - Read more

SOPHIATOWN
Jerry Pooe directs Junction Avenue Theatre Company's well-known musical at Catalina. (article published 2006-08-13) - Read more

ART & BOSTON MARRIAGE
Three scheming women and three angry men make for two fascinating comedies at Catalina. (article published 2006-08-13) - Read more

SIS’STRATA IN DA HOOD
Robin Singh produces high energy and amusing modern day counterpart to Aristophanes’ classic play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-08-10) - Read more

ACT AWARDS 2006
Call for Nominations for The Arts & Culture Trust ACT Awards 2006. (article published 2006-08-8) - Read more

HYPNOTIST FOR HEXAGON
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist moves up to Pietermaritzburg after Durban run. (article published 2006-08-8) - Read more

BIRD’S EYE VIEW
Moving tale of growing up, sacrifice and taking responsibility to appear on St Anne’s Theatre Festival. (article published 2006-08-7) - Read more

WORKSHOP NEGATIVE
One of Zimbabwe’s important post-independence plays for Hexagon Theatre on August 10. (article published 2006-08-7) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS
Evenings of comedy with some of the country's top comic talent at Krakatoa at Sibaya Casino. (article published 2006-08-7) - Read more

SHWELE BAWO!
Award-winning Motshabi Tyelele presents her play at the Playhouse Company’s Women’s Arts Festival. (article published 2006-08-6) - Read more

TOKOLOSHE COME AND GO
An hour of delicious mayhem at Catalina Theatre from the inimitable Neon Anthems. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-08-3) - Read more

NATIONAL SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
Once again, an unforgettable Festival comes to an end and we are enriched by the experience. (Report by Dawn Haynes) (article published 2006-08-1) - Read more

SIZWE BANZI FOR HILTON
Athol Fugard classic to appear on the Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2006-08-1) - Read more

RAEESA MOHAMED
Drama programmes on Lotus FM. (Interview by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-07-29) - Read more

TOKOLOSHE COME & GO!
Neon Anthems bring fun and quirky tales of Africa to the Catalina. (article published 2006-07-29) - Read more

ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST
Popular hypnotist returns to Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2006-07-24) - Read more

SIS’STRATA IN DA HOOD
Robin Singh adapts ancient Greek comedy about role played by women in stopping wars. (article published 2006-07-23) - Read more

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Clinton Marius in send-up of film awards in collaboration with Durban University of Technology. (article published 2006-07-23) - Read more

KOLLIG FESTIVAL
Line-up of forthcoming Absa Kollig Arts Festival. (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-07-22) - Read more

THE ART OF CHARF
Paul Slabolepszy's delightful comedy to have short run at Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2006-07-22) - Read more

BAYEDE SHAKA
Henry Cele plays uShaka Zulu in return season of original musical. (article published 2006-07-21) - Read more

URBAN VOICES
Performance of International Spoken Word Festival at BAT Centre on July 30. (article published 2006-07-21) - Read more

WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL
Playhouse Company to present its 10th annual International Women’s Arts Festival. (article published 2006-07-21) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA
Uncompromising sharpness to sketches which are socially astute and extremely clever. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-07-20) - Read more

BOSMAN'S WOMEN
Production brought back by popular demand to South Coast’s Riverbend Conference Centre. (article published 2006-07-20) - Read more

TO HOUSE AUDITIONS
Playhouse Company to hold auditions for Ashwin Singh’s play to be presented in November. (article published 2006-07-20) - Read more

THEATRE READINGS 2006/7
PANSA receives massive boost from NLDTF. (article published 2006-07-20) - Read more

NEW SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYS
Durban author Ashwin Singh featured in collection of plays. (article published 2006-07-15) - Read more

RADIO DRAMA
Troubadour Productions looking for people with good imagination, flair for mimicry and talent for accents. (article published 2006-07-15) - Read more

MISSING LINKS
Extremely well thought out and funny comedy based on evolution with superb quips by Mark Sampson. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-07-14) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Delicious holiday entertainment for little ones at Durban Botanic Gardens. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-14) - Read more

JIMBO
Original production by Hamish Kyd blazes back onto the Playhouse stage 13 years later. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-13) - Read more

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
St Anne’s College showcases speech and drama students. (article published 2006-07-11) - Read more

MISSING LINKS
Mark Sampson's r-evolutionary comedy at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2006-07-11) - Read more

THE SHOOTING GALLERY
Clever idea with marvellous imagery but the end result doesn’t fulfil the potential. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-8) - Read more

EXPLETIVE DELETED
Fascinating new play by Janet van Eeden has strong potential. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

TIN BUCKET DRUM
The kind of piece that would be perfect for the Edinburgh Festival. (Review by Luke Thomas) (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

CRACKING UP WITH COLIN COTTONBOTTOM
Superb comic timing and imaginative use of various bits of rubbish. (Review by Luke Thomas) (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

TWO IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END
The kind of gem I like to see at arts festivals. (Review by Luke Thomas) (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

TWO TO TANGO
Mike van Graan’s entertaining two-hander sees the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Actors Co-Op present a production that’s “finger pricking good”! (Review by Charlotte Fairfax (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

WINNING PLAYS AT NAF
NLDTF/PANSA winning plays at the National Arts Festival 2006 (article published 2006-07-7) - Read more

THE SECRET LETTERS OF JAN VAN RIEBEECK
Robert Kirby’s wit as biting and ruthlessly satirical as ever in fine performance from Robin Smith. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-6) - Read more

MICHAEL DIED
Mix of clowning and actuality written and directed by Libby Allen shows strong potential. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-6) - Read more

COUPÉ
Extremely skilful direction and acting makes this drama an absolute must! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-4) - Read more

TWO IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END
You won’t find better writing and better acting at the Festival. (Review by Andrew Verster) (article published 2006-07-4) - Read more

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Alan Swerdlow and cast produce hugely entertaining perfect festival fare. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-07-1) - Read more

THE FARAWAY FOREST
Fun forest frolics at Catalina Theatre. (Review by Charlotte Fairfax) (article published 2006-07-1) - Read more

WINNIE THE POOH
AA Milne’s delightful tale brought to life with fun and gusto. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-06-29) - Read more

SARAFINA! IN TOP TEN
Vibrant musical motion picture notches up record attendances. (article published 2006-06-24) - Read more

LE DOMAINE
Cheers Comedy and whisky tasting at Hillcrest venue. (article published 2006-06-24) - Read more

SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD
Urgent appeal to the public and to schools. (article published 2006-06-24) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Fresh new take on much-loved fable offers holiday entertainment for young and young at heart. (article published 2006-06-23) - Read more

PERTULIA RAMAPHALA
Former Kwasuka Theatre Manager returns to South Africa. (article published 2006-06-21) - Read more

A MATTER OF TIME
Play by Janet van Eeden to premiere at National Arts Festival. (article published 2006-06-21) - Read more

FARAWAY FOREST
Tickets include harbour boat ride for holiday family show at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2006-06-21) - Read more

MINCE AND THE CITY
Mince “girls” offer same world-class performance in their latest show. (article published 2006-06-19) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE WINTER SEASON
Hip Kulcha kicks off busy winter season at Durban's Playhouse. (article published 2006-06-17) - Read more

ACT SUPPORT
ACT announces R1 million support for 31 Projects. (article published 2006-06-17) - Read more

ANNIE
Northcliff High School returns to Durban for annual musical production. (article published 2006-06-12) - Read more

NORTHLANDS GIRLS WOW NCAYF
Northlands Girls receive straight “A”s at National Creative Arts Youth Festival. (article published 2006-06-11) - Read more

WINNIE THE POOH
KickstArt promises fabulous family holiday fare in the Playhouse Opera. (article published 2006-06-8) - Read more

TAMING OF THE SHREW
New 'take' on popular Shakespeare comedy from Hilton College and St Anne’s College. (article published 2006-06-8) - Read more

DEATH OF MICHAEL LOVEGROVE
CEO of the South African State Theatre dies in Pretoria. (article published 2006-06-8) - Read more

D.O.F.
Aaron McIlroy focuses on forensics in his most entertaining and tightly-directed production to date. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-06-7) - Read more

D.O.F.
Entertainment from Aaron McIlroy that could be physically damaging! (article published 2006-06-2) - Read more

ACT R1 MILLION SUPPORT
ACT Announces R1 Million Support for 31 Projects (article published 2006-06-2) - Read more

BOSMAN’S WOMEN
ColaborArt project directed by Bets Basson. (article published 2006-06-2) - Read more

RAIN
Children's musical based on ancient San tale for Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2006-06-2) - Read more

ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
Highway Intimate Theatre Society promises a "witches brew" of suspense and drama. (article published 2006-05-29) - Read more

BASA SUPPORTS FRINGE
Business and Arts South Africa make special grant available for the 2006 National Arts Festival. (article published 2006-05-28) - Read more

DEATH OF ANTHONY FARMER
Leading light in South African history of theatre design dies aged 86. (article published 2006-05-24) - Read more

DRAMATIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
Speech and Drama College (SA) to host workshop for educators and High school learners. (article published 2006-05-24) - Read more

THE WIZ
2006 Unilever Young Performers show to take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 7 to 23. (article published 2006-05-21) - Read more

LIBBY ALLEN SHOWS
Durban’s Libby Allen to take two shows to 2006 NAF in Grahamstown (article published 2006-05-21) - Read more

RASHOMON
Impressive production by DUT Department of Drama Studies. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-20) - Read more

NAF FRINGE
Fabulous finds on the National Arts Festival Fringe for 2006. (article published 2006-05-20) - Read more

REACH FOR A DREAM
Hospital Entertainers needed to fulfil dreams of children facing life-threatening illness. (article published 2006-05-20) - Read more

JUST DON’T
K-Cap Alive Kids move into the world of pure drama with their first compelling play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-20) - Read more

WAITING FOR GODOT
Excellent interpretation of Beckett classic absurd theatre piece at Catalina. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-19) - Read more

BARRY HILTON FESTIVAL
Lightning speed repertoire from excellent stand-up comic who does not resort to insult gags. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-05-18) - Read more

GAYNOR IN WOOLWORTHS
Durban actress forms part of ongoing advertising campaign. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-18) - Read more

RISING STAR WORKSHOP
Holiday drama and theatre workshop for Rising Star theatre school. (article published 2006-05-16) - Read more

SPEAK FOR JOY!
Showcase of highlights of the National Creative Arts Youth Festival’s Life Skills competitions. (article published 2006-05-15) - Read more

JUST DON’T
K-Cap Alive Kids Productions drama tells story of male prisoner wrongly accused of rape. (article published 2006-05-15) - Read more

THEATRE AT NAF
South African theatre history is written at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2006-05-13) - Read more

RASHOMON
DUT to stage Fay and Michael Kanin’s production adapted from the celebrated film by Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. (article published 2006-05-13) - Read more

TWELFTH NIGHT
UKZN, Durban’s Drama Department presents Shakespeare play in Open Air theatre. (article published 2006-05-9) - Read more

WINNIE THE POOH
Loads of young talent in KickstArt’s new version of A A Milne’s classic tale. (article published 2006-05-9) - Read more

SA PLAYS IN LONDON
The Oval House Theatre to stage new South African plays in May. (article published 2006-05-9) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE PROPOSALS
Productions sought for presentation in association with the Playhouse Company. (article published 2006-05-9) - Read more

BARRY HILTON FESTIVAL
Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom to present South Africa's favourite funny man. (article published 2006-05-8) - Read more

POPCORN - 2006
Michael Gritten and Belinda Henwood blaze through with flying colours, just as they did in 2000! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-5) - Read more

GYPSY KINGS
Jayson Jay King’s lively tribute to flamenco and pop legends at Suncoast Casino. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-05-4) - Read more

DEATH OF STRINI MOODLEY
Durban playwright and former black consciousness activist and journalist dies in his home town. (article published 2006-05-2) - Read more

ACT CALL FOR INFORMATION
ACT compiles list of formal and informal academic institutions offering training in arts, culture and heritage. (article published 2006-05-2) - Read more

ROMEO & JULIET
Eager Artists present vibrant musical version of Shakespeare’s ever-popular love story for schools audiences. – (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-04-29) - Read more

CHALO CINEMA 2
Fresh new look at glamour and glitz of Bollywood dance extravaganzas set to have the town talking. (article published 2006-04-25) - Read more

KWAKA KWABA NJE
Artists Productions present 2006/7 Zulu set work for grades 10, 11 and 12 at Playhouse. (article published 2006-04-24) - Read more

NAKED PART ONE
Put on your stylish party best for Naked Part One with Peroni at BBB. (article published 2006-04-23) - Read more

LORD OF THE FLIES
Durban High School to present stage adaptation of William Golding’s novel. (article published 2006-04-21) - Read more

WAITING FOR GODOT
DHS drama department presents Samuel Beckett’s classic play at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2006-04-21) - Read more

TECHNICOLOURED EXTENDED
Stand-up comedian and illusionist Stuart Taylor extends show at Catalina to end April. (article published 2006-04-21) - Read more

OLIVER TWIST
Stage adaptation of Dickens’ classic from Hilton College. (article published 2006-04-21) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Youth initiative to get young people into the theatre has another popular gathering on April 24. (article published 2006-04-21) - Read more

TAPPING HEARTS
Vigorous tap routines punctuate interesting play about women’s issues. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-04-20) - Read more

ARTS MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Symposium for arts and culture structures, theatre managements, artist managers, booking agents, directors, agents and government officials. (article published 2006-04-17) - Read more

THE NEW LOOK PLAYHOUSE
Stunning plush renovated Playhouse foyer on a par with the best of Broadway and the West End. (Report by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-04-17) - Read more

TECHNICOLOURED
SA Comedy Magic Champion intersperses his stand-up routine with acts of illusion and magic. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-04-17) - Read more

POPCORN
Hit comedy thriller is back from KickstArt! (article published 2006-04-15) - Read more

IN RELATION
Play at Pietermaritzburg’s Hexagon Studio Theatre takes a hard look at relationships. (article published 2006-04-13) - Read more

PANSA AGM
PANSA Members urged to attend the postponed Annual General Meeting on April 24. (article published 2006-04-10) - Read more

NAKED PART ONE
Event at BBB explores interaction of art styles in relaxed and innovative form. (article published 2006-04-9) - Read more

DURBAN POISON COMEDY ROADSHOW
Seasoned Durban comedy old-boys John Vlismas and Alyn Adams with newcomer Martin Jonas for Durban. (article published 2006-04-9) - Read more

THE LOSER RETURNS!
Funnyman Aaron McIlroy plays the Heritage Theatre from April 12. (article published 2006-04-9) - Read more

COMEDY AT KRAKATOA
Comedy Express - an evening of comedy with Joe Parker and friends – at Sibaya Casino. (article published 2006-04-6) - Read more

THE WIZ AUDITIONS
Calling all talented high school learners: auditions for 2006 Unilever Young Performers. (article published 2006-04-6) - Read more

TECHNI-COLOURED
Funny man Stuart Taylor makes his Durban debut at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2006-04-6) - Read more

DIRECTORS OF THE FUTURE
Catalina Mentorship Programme – directing module taking place at Catalina Theatre from April 4 to 9. (article published 2006-04-6) - Read more

A CIRCUS ADVENTURE (CORRECTED REVIEW)
Anthony Stonier makes his directorial debut in charming theatre piece for children. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-04-5) - Read more

A CIRCUS ADVENTURE
Anthony Stonier makes his directorial debut in charming theatre piece for children. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-04-5) - Read more

SPIER SUMMER ARTS SEASON
Call for submissions for December 2006 – March 2007 season. (article published 2006-04-3) - Read more

ROMEO & JULIET
Eager Artists to present Shakespeare’s ever-popular love story. (article published 2006-04-3) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2006
Winners of SM/Copydog Fools Awards 2006. (article published 2006-04-3) - Read more

TAPPING HEARTS
Johannesburg’s Abangani Theatre Group presents cutting-edge piece about South African women. (article published 2006-04-3) - Read more

BOBBERT UNCUT
Lisa Bobbert excels in her one-woman 'This is Your Life' show which is brilliantly conceived and executed. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-04-2) - Read more

POSTHUMUS AWARD FOR DOBROWSKY
Naledi Awards honours late Frantz Dobrowsky. (article published 2006-03-31) - Read more

COMING UP ROSES
The Hexagon Studio Theatre in Pietermaritzburg to present “Coming Up Roses”. (article published 2006-03-31) - Read more

LORD GANESHA
Dance-drama extravaganza will appeal to those with appreciation of dance or an interest in spiritual mythology and deity. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-03-30) - Read more

CANCELLATION OF SNOOPY!!
Durban run of musical directed by Elzabe Zietsman has been cancelled. (article published 2006-03-25) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS
Leading contenders for the Fools Awards – but anything can happen between now and Sunday! (article published 2006-03-24) - Read more

TINA LE ROUX
Durban lighting designer’s life is looking good. (article published 2006-03-24) - Read more

RAIN
Music and puppets enhance ancient San myth. (article published 2006-03-23) - Read more

NAF THEATRE
Theatre programme on National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2006-03-20) - Read more

A CIRCUS ADVENTURE
Fun romp for children written and directed by Anthony Stonier at iZulu Theatre. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

SA VS OZ
International comedy tour featuring S.A and international Australian acts at Sibaya Casino. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

THANK YOU VERY MUCH POSTPONED
Clinton Marius multi-media satire on Hollywood award ceremonies postponed until later in the year. (article published 2006-03-19) - Read more

RADIO DRAMA BACK ON SAFM
Anthony Akerman’s play about Robert Sobukwe heralds return to airwaves of radio drama in English. (article published 2006-03-18) - Read more

AUDITIONS
Community Theatre (Drama) and Dance groups invited to audition for Stop Crime Drama Festival. (article published 2006-03-18) - Read more

WINNIE THE POOH
Auditions for KickstArt's production in the Open Air Theatre. (article published 2006-03-16) - Read more

GHETTO DUST
Dance spectacular at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2006-03-16) - Read more

EPISODES OF AFRICA
Second leg of Playhouse Company's New Stages features musical by Gauteng based Lubikha Theatre Project. (article published 2006-03-13) - Read more

BOBBERT UNCUT
Popular and irrepressible stage star unleashes her lethal comedic skills in the Playhouse Loft. (article published 2006-03-13) - Read more

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
St Anne's College girls to appear in Shakespearean play. (article published 2006-03-13) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE ON HALLMARK
Feast of adaptations of "honey-tongued" William Shakespeare’s plays revisited on Hallmark. (article published 2006-03-12) - Read more

BLACK COMEDY
DIT drama students give good performances in Peter Shaffer’s farce about light reversal. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-03-12) - Read more

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Clinton Marius appears in new multi-media satire on Hollywood award ceremonies. (article published 2006-03-9) - Read more

HOOT
Worthy successor to “The Chilli Boy” has Matthew Ribnick entering the volatile taxi industry! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-03-8) - Read more

PANSA REGIONAL AGM
The Performing Arts Network of SA (PANSA) KZN chapter to hold its regional AGM on March 25. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

BARLOWORLD ARTWORKS
Mentoring programme seeks business mentors for the arts. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

THE HUNGRY
Playhouse New Stages 2006 season opens with vibrant new South African play. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

HOOT
Hysterical new comedy from the creators of “The Chilli Boy” at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

FOUR DING-A-LINGS AND A DING
Hilarious new company set to delight Tongaat audiences on March 17. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

A CIRCUS ADVENTURE
Anthony Stonier to direct children’s theatre piece at iZulu Theatre. (article published 2006-03-7) - Read more

BLACK COMEDY
Allen Auld directs Peter Shaffer's magnificent farce about reversing light and dark at DIT. (article published 2006-03-6) - Read more

PRANADRAMA
Pamela Tancsik hosts acting and performance courses at OSCA. (article published 2006-03-6) - Read more

GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER
Violent and entertaining play by Sam Shepard for Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

SNOOPY!!!
Howl three times and for “Snoopy!!!” (by Adrienne Sichel, courtesy of The Star Tonight – February 7, 2006) (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

DEATH OF AUBREY LOUW
Major figure in the Computicket organisation passed away on February 24. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2006
Sunday Tribune SM comes on board as media partner for the 2006 Fools Awards. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

CEFF/PANSA CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation in partnership with PANSA invite proposals for funding. (article published 2006-03-4) - Read more

KING LEAR
Excellent presentation of Shakespeare’s tragedy with towering performance from Ron Smerczak. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-03-3) - Read more

WHEN BASIL MET ELVIS
Delightful concept marks Clinton Philander’s debut as creator of theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-03-2) - Read more

MORE JEREPIGO
Lions River Club in the Midlands to host Patrick Mynhardt in “More Jerepigo” on March 3 and 4. (article published 2006-02-28) - Read more

BENEFIT CONCERT
Mark Banks and John Vlismas for Garth Anderson and Darren King Benefit Concert on March 6. (article published 2006-02-28) - Read more

THE CHILLI BOY
Matthew Ribnick’s compelling performance offers an entertaining masterclass for anyone seriously interested in theatre as a career. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-02-22) - Read more

KING LEAR
Review by Margaret von Klemperer of performance at Hilton College Theatre. (Courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-02-20) - Read more

UMTHATHE UZALA UMLOTHA
New dramatisation for high schools of the Zulu set work novel. (article published 2006-02-20) - Read more

EPISODES OF AFRICA
Playhouse Company’s New Stages presentation directed by Michael Lubisi. (article published 2006-02-20) - Read more

DEAN ROBERTS FOR MUSICAL
Durban actor to appear in South African production of award-winning West End musical. (article published 2006-02-19) - Read more

MARKETING CONFERENCES
The British Council and PANSA to host two Arts Marketing Conferences in March. (article published 2006-02-19) - Read more

THE HUNGRY
Bheki Mkhwane and Ellis Pearson to perform as part of Playhouse Company’s 2006 New Stages. (article published 2006-02-19) - Read more

DRAMATIC LEARNING SPACES
Call for proposals/abstracts for University of KZN Pietermaritzburg conference in September. (article published 2006-02-19) - Read more

TAPPING HEARTS
Ekhaya Multi Art Centre hosts work directed by award-winning Julian Seleke Mokoto. (article published 2006-02-17) - Read more

COMEDY AT KRAKATOA
Comedy Express at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. (article published 2006-02-16) - Read more

WHAT’S UP AT THE SNEDDON?
Arts Editor of The Mercury, Billy Suter, reports on forthcoming events at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (Courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2006-02-16) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE SCHOOLS SEASON
Fine productions for education and development programme. (article published 2006-02-16) - Read more

MY TALENT MY BREAD
Charmaine Mpofu’s work to have three performances in Durban before leaving for Dance Umbrella. (article published 2006-02-16) - Read more

WHEN BASIL MET ELVIS
Clinton Philander, Lisa Bobbert and John Didlick appear in new musical comedy at Catalina. (article published 2006-02-14) - Read more

4 DING-A-LINGS AND A DING
Highly successful comedy returns by public demand to the SuperNova Theatre at Suncoast. (article published 2006-02-14) - Read more

TOO LATE
Jerry Pooe directs a 60-strong cast of DIT Drama Studies students in Gibson Kente musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-02-11) - Read more

BHAMBATHA KAMANCINZA! MUSICAL
Ikhwezi LeAfrika to present musical epic in Kwa Mashu’s Ekhaya Multi Art Centre. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

ILOBOLO
Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg to present short drama by Vuthela Youth Drama Project. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

KING LEAR
Shakespeare's King Lear opens on February 13 at the Playhouse in Durban. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Next event at Catalina Theatre on March 6. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS
Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for funding. (article published 2006-02-7) - Read more

NOT GUILTY
Johannesburg theatre company presents thought-provoking play for Grades 11 and 12. (article published 2006-02-5) - Read more

STEF'S SIDESPLITTING HYPNOSIS
Good-natured hypnotist – and his volunteer audience members - offers a good evening’s entertainment. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-02-3) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Riveting and gripping thriller drama with magnificent performance by Anriette van Rooyen. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2006-02-3) - Read more

LEND ME A TENOR
The Highway Intimate Theatre celebrates 45 years with hilarious farce. (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

STEF THE HYPNOTIST
Effervescent entertainer to appear at Catalina Theatre in February. (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

TOO LATE
DIT Drama Studies Department to present musical by the late Gibson Kente. (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL RICHARD
Interview by Margaret von Klemperer (courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Review of Kobus Moolman's award-winning play by Margaret von Klemperer. (Courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-02-2) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS
Joe Parker is joined by Eugene Khoza, Vittorio and Darren Maule at Krakatoa on February 8. (article published 2006-02-1) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO FRANTZ DOBROWSKY
Debbie Lutge pays tribute to the late South African actor. (article published 2006-02-1) - Read more

WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER
Director Khaya Ngema to stage a musical adaptation of Bessie Head’s novel in Verulam. (article published 2006-01-31) - Read more

EISTEDDFOD AWARDS
Entries called for National Eisteddfod Academy Awards 2006. (article published 2006-01-31) - Read more

THE DEMON OF THE CURRY POWDERS
Struik Publishers and Adams Booksellers to launch book by Pieter Scholtz on February 15. (article published 2006-01-31) - Read more

DE WET’S DREAM
The Theatre – St Anne’s College to host highly physical two-hander. (article published 2006-01-31) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Folk singer Miriam Erasmus pays tribute to the late Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2006-01-30) - Read more

DEATH OF AN ACTOR
Janet van Eeden interviews director Garth Anderson about the late Frantz Dobrowsky. (article published 2006-01-28) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO FRANTZ DOBROWSKY
Stephen Kay pays tribute to the late actor Frantz Dobrowsky. (article published 2006-01-28) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Kobus Moolman’s award winning play to come to Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2006-01-24) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO FRANTZ DOBROWSKY
Steven Stead and Greg King pay tribute to the late actor. (article published 2006-01-24) - Read more

DIT DRAMA STUDIES PROGRAMME
Department of Drama Studies at DIT to present five exciting productions in 2006. (article published 2006-01-23) - Read more

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF OUR BODIES
Form 4 Drama Residency Performance at The Theatre – St Anne’s College. (article published 2006-01-23) - Read more

THREE DOZEN ROSES
Invited production to Musho Festival offers excellent performances, direction and scriptwriting. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2006-01-22) - Read more

HILTON THEATRE NEWS
Future programme for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2006-01-22) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Kobus Moolman’s award winning play to come to Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2006-01-22) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA
John van de Ruit and Ben Voss head for Hilton with their venomous comedy with a deadly bite! (article published 2006-01-22) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO FRANTZ DOBROWSKY
Fellow actor Peter Terry pays tribute to well-known South African actor. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

DEATH OF FRANTZ DOBROWSKY
Well-known actor commits suicide. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

COLOUR ME EVIL
Opening production of Musho! Theatre Festival makes for interesting, very watchable theatre. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Business and arts partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2006-01-21) - Read more

NEW MANAGEMENT FOR KWASUKA
Kwasuka Theatre under new management with Themi Venturas as director. (article published 2006-01-15) - Read more

THOMAS MORE CULTURAL PROGRAMME
Thomas More College about to embark on exciting new project. (article published 2006-01-15) - Read more

KWASUKA LEASE CHANGES HANDS
KickstArt hands over running of Kwasuka to Themi Venturas. (article published 2006-01-12) - Read more

BOMBAY CRUSH
Bollywood-styled musical at Sibiya extended by popular demand! (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE QUIZ
National Creative Arts Youth Festival 2006 invites High Schools and Secondary Schools to participate in unique competition. (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

JACK & HIS BIG STALK
Popular festive season panto to have one performance on January 27. (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

ARTICLES ON AFRICAN THEATRE COMPANIES
Articles called for to examine circumstances under which African Theatre is produced and presented. (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

COORDINATION CREATIVE WORKERS MEETING
Meeting to discuss importance of responding to the challenges faced by the Arts Community. (article published 2006-01-10) - Read more

SLEEPING BEAUTY AUDITIONS
Four young actors needed for The Actors Co-op's Kidz Show for 2006. (article published 2006-01-8) - Read more

WTC AUDITIONS
The Westville Theatre Club auditions for March production. (article published 2006-01-8) - Read more

MASTERCLASS FOR MUSHO!
Art United from Holland to conduct master class on January 9 at Stable Theatre. (article published 2006-01-5) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing all readers the very best for 2006! (article published 2005-12-31) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA AT BAXTER
John van de Ruit and Ben Voss present their hilarious satirical show in Cape Town. (article published 2005-12-28) - Read more

KRAKATOA NEWS
Comedy, Steve Hofmeyr and Bhangra and Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels at Sibiya venue. (article published 2005-12-25) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
All the best for Christmas and the festive season. (article published 2005-12-24) - Read more

MERRY WIDOW
Carl Rosa Opera Company announces all-star casting for South African production. (article published 2005-12-23) - Read more

VIVIAN MOODLEY AT NEW YEAR
Well-known actor to appear at Embizweni Conference Centre. (article published 2005-12-23) - Read more

MOST AMAZING SHOW FOR SABC 2
Corne and Twakkie make their much anticipated television debut on SABC 2. (article published 2005-12-19) - Read more

LEND ME A TENOR
Highway Intimate Theatre to present Ken Ludwig’s farce in February. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

RICO THE CLOWN
Happy Holiday Fun for Botanic Gardens in January. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA FOR HILTON
Joint Durban Theatre Award winner for Best Script comes to Hilton College Theatre in 2006. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

THE WORLD IN AN ORANGE
Irene Stephanou and Leila Henriques pay tribute to Barney Simon in new publication. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

ILLA THOMPSON
Report from Colin Roopnarain (courtesy of the South Coast Sun) (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

FREDDIE THE FROG
Froggy hero saves the world in show at Botanic Gardens. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

ALDO MOVES TO BOTSWANA
Popular Durban entertainer Aldo Brincat to move to Gaborone. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE NEW YEAR
Join the fun and welcome the New Year in at the Playhouse. (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

BOMBAY CRUSH
Review by Margaret von Klemperer (courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2005-12-16) - Read more

THEATRE FESTIVAL
KwaCulture to showcase best productions in the City of Umhlathuze. (article published 2005-12-14) - Read more

SUNCOAST CASINO ENTERTAINMENT
Much fun to offer youngsters at Suncoast Casino in the build-up to Christmas Day. (article published 2005-12-13) - Read more

PROF ELIZABETH SNEDDON
Tribute from the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre management team. (article published 2005-12-13) - Read more

CAROLINE SMART READS 60TH BOOK
Tape Aids For The Blind volunteer completes what is possibly at least her 60th book. (article published 2005-12-9) - Read more

LONDON THEATRE SHOWS BY BILLY SUTER
Billy Suter has just returned from a pig-out on London theatre. (Report by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2005-12-9) - Read more

THE FROG PRINCE
Fun children’s show is accompanied by harbour boat ride. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-12-7) - Read more

NAF FRINGE REGISTRATION OPENS
National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, invites entries for the Fringe. (article published 2005-12-6) - Read more

LILLIPUT LEARNERS CONCERT
Youngsters communicate passionately their concern for all-important concepts (Review by Lylie Musgrave) (article published 2005-12-6) - Read more

THE FROG PRINCE
Magnificently magical children’s show planned for Catalina for festive season. (article published 2005-12-5) - Read more

DNA EMPORIUM
Warren Morck opens his brand new studio and store in Durban North. (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

DT ENTERTAINMENT
Guy Sclanders of DT Entertainment offers acting courses. (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

MUSHO
One & Two Person Theatre festival for Catalina Theatre & Kwasuka Theatre in January. (article published 2005-12-4) - Read more

SNOW WHITE
Every cast member a scene stealer in this entrancing and delightful entertainment for the whole family. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-12-3) - Read more

DURBAN ARTS IN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Durban Arts Association plays major role in COSATU Workers’ Cultural Festival & Exhibition. (article published 2005-12-2) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Glen Stephen pays tribute to Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Loshani Puymann pays tribute to Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

DARKHORSE PRODUCTIONS
Jane Cross and Megan Levy branch out on their own. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

CATALINA SEASON TICKET
Catalina Theatre offers festive season gift to enjoy six shows in 2006. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Durban Institute of Technology’s Department of Drama Studies pays tribute to Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

NCAYF TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
National Creative Arts Youth Festival pays tribute to its illustrious director. (article published 2005-12-1) - Read more

MCMURTRY TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Tribute to Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Sneddon by Professor Mervyn McMurtry. (article published 2005-11-30) - Read more

KZNPO TRIBUTE
The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2005-11-30) - Read more

AZRA DANIEL FRANCIS
Tribute to Professor Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2005-11-30) - Read more

RICHARD PARKER
Playhouse lighting designer is honoured for his contribution to dance. (article published 2005-11-30) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
Heinrich Reisenhofer pulls all facets of Rajesh Gopie’s play into a skilfully-moulded, dramatic and entertaining whole. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-27) - Read more

DEATH OF PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Professor Elizabeth Sneddon has died in Durban at the age of 98. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-24) - Read more

DEATH OF PROFESSOR SNEDDON
Professor Elizabeth Sneddon has died in Durban at the age of 98. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-24) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS
Glittering awards ceremony honour top talent in various performing arts categories. (article published 2005-11-22) - Read more

CONTEMPORARY THEATRE READINGS DURBAN WINNERS
Durban winners of NLDTF/PANSA Festival 2005. (article published 2005-11-16) - Read more

FROG PRINCESS FAIRYTALE
Children’s entertainment at Catalina includes a boat ride around Durban Bay. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

FREDDY THE FROG
Fun-filled froggie adventure for Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

ANDREA’S DRAMA SCHOOL
Andrea Zorab-Kaminski to open a drama school for children in Westville in January 2006. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Business and arts partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

CAPE TOWN YOUTH FESTIVAL
2006 event calls for workshop proposals. (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

LET DURBAN LAUGH
Comedy Festival planned for BAT Centre on December 2 and Gateway on December 4 (article published 2005-11-14) - Read more

COLE PORTER/DINNER FOR ONE
Westville Theatre Club presents Christmas show from December 8 to 10. (article published 2005-11-13) - Read more

CONTEMPORARY THEATRE READINGS
NLDTF/PANSA Festival has two more plays tomorrow. (article published 2005-11-13) - Read more

BOMBAY CRUSH
Bollywood fun in new major musical set to open in the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya. (article published 2005-11-11) - Read more

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS
Standard Bank announces winners for 2006. (article published 2005-11-11) - Read more

FUNERAL OF GRANT ERSKINE
Funeral of popular and well-known Independent Newspapers photographer to take place on November 11. (article published 2005-11-10) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Durban theatre talent to be honoured in awards ceremony on November 21. (article published 2005-11-10) - Read more

DRACULA
Steven Stead's reworking of Bram Stoker classic. (Review by Guy Sclanders) (article published 2005-11-10) - Read more

JACK AND HIS BIG STALK
Usual wild and whacky adult panto nonsense that only bears vague resemblance to original nursery fable. (Review by Caroline Smart (article published 2005-11-9) - Read more

DEATH OF GRANT ERSKINE
Well-known Durban photographer dies in the KZN Midlands. (article published 2005-11-7) - Read more

SOUND OF MUSIC
Booking now open for Playhouse Company’s festive season production. (article published 2005-11-7) - Read more

THULESIZWE
Musical by Thulebona Mzizi features enthusiastic and committed cast in Playhouse New Stages production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-6) - Read more

TASTES LIKE STRAWBERRIES
Playhouse New Stages present compelling three-hander by Sphamandla Mzobe and Mbongeni Ngubane. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-5) - Read more

SPUD
John van de Ruit’s first novel tells the delightful tale of a youngster starting off in an elite boarding establishment. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-4) - Read more

BEACH FESTIVALS
Durban’s summer season to incorporate three Beach Festivals. (article published 2005-11-4) - Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS
30th Comparative Drama Conference in LA. (article published 2005-11-4) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
Rajesh Gopie’s acclaimed play with Durban origins for Playhouse Drama. (article published 2005-11-4) - Read more

BEV PULÉ
New contributor for artSMart offers Musings of a Meandering Mind. (article published 2005-11-3) - Read more

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE!
Skilfully-told endearing tale with manic Bollywood imagery and shades of The Goons and Monty Python! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-3) - Read more

DRACULA
Impeccably directed production by Steven Stead continues the Dracula legend. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-11-1) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS & BHANGRA BASH
Joe Parker and his outrageously funny comics take to the Krakatoa stage as does the Bhangra Bash. (article published 2005-11-1) - Read more

ZIYABUYA EMKHUMBANE
Jerry Pooe takes his latest musical to the wider community in KwaMashu. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-10-29) - Read more

DRACULA FOR HALLOWEEN
Erotic Gothic Horror for Kwasuka. (article published 2005-10-28) - Read more

THEATRE SYMPOSIUM
Symposium on Theatre in Post-apartheid South Africa. (article published 2005-10-28) - Read more

MENTOS CLOSE TO ENDING
Final week of the Mentos International Comedy Festival at Sibaya. (article published 2005-10-24) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Tim Plewman back again in hilarious one-man smash-hit. (article published 2005-10-24) - Read more

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES
Family pantomime planned for Kwasuka Theatre over December. (article published 2005-10-24) - Read more

JACK AND HIS BIG STALK
Durban's annual adult panto returns for the festive season, this time to Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-10-24) - Read more

THE COUSIN
Barry Hilton appears at Hilton College Theatre in fundraiser for local pre-school. (article published 2005-10-20) - Read more

FESTIVALS OF THEATRE READINGS
Finalists announced for NLDTF/PANSA Festivals of Contemporary Theatre Readings 2005: (article published 2005-10-20) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS 2004-2005
The third annual Durban Theatre Awards ceremony will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on November 21, 2005. (article published 2005-10-20) - Read more

DEATH OF NAPIER DUNN
Former Mercury cartoonist dies at the age of 67. (Report by Patrick Leeman & Xoliswa Zulu, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2005-10-19) - Read more

NEW UJ ARTS CENTRE
New Arts Centre of University of Johannesburg comprises art gallery and 435 seat theatre. (article published 2005-10-19) - Read more

BARLOWORLD ARTWORKS
Barloworld Artworks Mentoring Programme seeks business mentors for the arts. (article published 2005-10-19) - Read more

BOMBAY CRUSH!
South Africa’s first locally-produced major West End-styled Bollywood stage musical. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

PLEDGE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
Khomanani invites the public to make a pledge on December 1 for “A nation caring together”. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE NEW STAGES
Playhouse Company to showcase two cutting edge works: “ThuleSizwe” and “Tastes Like Strawberries”. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

DEATH OF BILL SMALE
Stalwart of many NAPAC drama productions in the 70’s and 80’s dies in the UK. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

ART EXPLOSION FESTIVAL
Eager Artists Theatre Company presents mini festival of three productions and a fundraiser in BAT Hall. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

BEST OF BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Season to showcase the cream of the crop of edgy, ambitious and exciting new talent. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

NLDTF CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund invites applications for Arts, Culture & National Heritage. (article published 2005-10-17) - Read more

DEATH OF LYNDSAY MARITZ
Former NAPAC poster designer dies unexpectedly at her home in Westville. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
PANSA responds to full list of nominees for the new NAC Board. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

GODFREY HERBERT TRIBUTE
Tribute to late veteran Durban actor by Pat Bailey. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE DRAMA WORKSHOP
Workshop with Action Space Theatre Company on October 22. (article published 2005-10-15) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO CHRIS WELLS (CORRECTED)
Well-known Durban actor pays tribute to his late brother. (Corrected tribute) (article published 2005-10-12) - Read more

ASHWIN’S SUCCESSES
“To House” selected for publication in the UK. (article published 2005-10-12) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO CHRIS WELLS
Well-known Durban actor pays tribute to his late brother. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

MATRIC SHOWCASE
St Anne’s College Drama Department share work with friends, teachers and family. (article published 2005-10-11) - Read more

DEATH OF CHRIS WELLS
UKZN graduate and member of the RSC dies in the UK. (article published 2005-10-7) - Read more

DEATH OF GODFREY HERBERT
Well-known veteran actor dies in Durban. (article published 2005-10-7) - Read more

MUSHO!
International Theatre Festival to be held in Durban in January 2006. (article published 2005-10-7) - Read more

THE INCREDIBLE BEER SHOW
Wacky one man show might not be everyone's cup of tea but it is focused and enjoyable. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2005-10-7) - Read more

KING UBU
Amusing 50 minutes of entertainment from DIT first-year students. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

MENTOS INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Sibiya Casino offers 20 of the world’s top comedians featuring along with some of SA’s best. (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

BOSMAN SHORT STORIES
“A Leopard, a Tree, Bosman, You & Me” for Margate Art Museum. (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA FOR HEX
Ben Voss and John van de Ruit’s new show moves to Pietermaritzburg after Durban run. (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

KING UBU
DIT Department of Drama Studies to present Alfred Jarry’s satirical farce. (article published 2005-10-6) - Read more

FACES FOR AFRICA
Dynamic children’s production takes place every Saturday in October in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2005-10-4) - Read more

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Durban radio drama to be broadcast on October 9. (article published 2005-10-1) - Read more

MORON THAN OFF
Silent comedy at its best. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2005-09-30) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Tim Plewman makes a very welcome return to Durban in his one man tour de force, a rare treat. (Review by Maurice Kort) (article published 2005-09-28) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
He’s back again! No introduction needed! (article published 2005-09-26) - Read more

BOLLYWOOD AUDITIONS
Call for auditions for 90-minute Bollywood-inspired stage musical. (article published 2005-09-24) - Read more

CHERRY’S MAGIC FUN SHOW, TOO
Adi Paxton presents fun for little ones in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2005-09-24) - Read more

INCREDIBLE BEER SHOW
The history of mankind as seen through a beer glass from Gaetan Schmid for Catalina. (article published 2005-09-24) - Read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
Durban production of Pinter play invited to MACUFE Festival. (article published 2005-09-24) - Read more

FRANK GRAHAM
Well-known comedian and raconteur for Kloof High School fund-raiser on September 30. (article published 2005-09-23) - Read more

IDENTITY
Exploration around issues of identity workshopped by Rekha Nathoo at the Hex. (article published 2005-09-23) - Read more

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Tennessee Williams' famous 'memory play' for the Hex. (article published 2005-09-23) - Read more

DRACULA
An Erotic Gothic Horror directed by Steven Stead for Kwasuka. (article published 2005-09-21) - Read more

MORON… THAN OFF
Aldo Brincat brings his highly original show to Catalina Theatre for nine performances only. (article published 2005-09-21) - Read more

TEACHERS SHOWCASE
90-minute programme for 2006 Playhouse schools productions. (article published 2005-09-21) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA
Pulling no punches, uncompromising and highly un-PC sequel to “Green Mamba” gleefully slithers into Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-21) - Read more

JOHN VAN DE RUIT
Margaret von Klemperer talks to actor and playwright John van de Ruit about his new book. (Courtesy of The Witness). (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

WITNESS REVIEWS
Compilation of reviews on the Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (Courtesy of The Witness: September 19, 2005). (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

DON’T PUT A TEAT ON THE WHISKEY BOTTLE!
Amusing, endearing and highly entertaining one-man-show from John Whiteley reminds us of South Africa’s rich theatrical history. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

HERO
Brilliant performance but the piece becomes convoluted and loses its impact. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

ART OF CHARF
Elise Cawood and Wilson Dunster give fine performances in Paul Slabolepszy two-hander. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-20) - Read more

NOISES OFF
Student cast members acquit themselves well in Michael Frayn’s brilliant production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

THE WITNESS HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Annual festival at Hilton College Theatre from September 16 to 18 true to its own benchmark form. (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Festival programme centres on concert with Ladysmith Black Mambazo among the headline acts. (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONS
Performance proposals invited for 2006 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

JACK & HIS BIG STALK
Adult pantomime comes to Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-09-15) - Read more

TAP DOGS BLAZE BACK!
Second time around this brilliant stunt tap extravaganza has lost none of its magic. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-14) - Read more

GROOTBEK
Hour-long one-man show of engaging, delicious humour from Marc Lottering. (Review by Pauline Dalais) (article published 2005-09-13) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA
More venomous comedy with a deadly bite at the Hilton Festival and Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2005-09-11) - Read more

AUDITIONS CATALINA YOUTH MENTORSHIP
Pro-active programme to hold open auditions on September 17. (article published 2005-09-11) - Read more

MAKEOVER FOR ACT AWARDS
Annual award system undergoes radical facelift. (article published 2005-09-9) - Read more

NOISES OFF
Comedy on campus with Michael Frayn’s hilarious farce. (article published 2005-09-9) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Tim Plewman’s back! This time at Sibaya. (article published 2005-09-8) - Read more

EVITA’S ROAD!
A Swartland boulevard called Evita Bezuidenhout. (article published 2005-09-5) - Read more

TAKING BACK THE STABLE
First round of auditions for Mbongeni Ngema’s musical to take place on September 3 and 4. (article published 2005-09-2) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEWOMAN
Female send-up of the male version draws the laughs at iZulu Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-1) - Read more

HAVE YOU SEEN ZANDILE?
Beautiful piece of theatre, full of humour and energy with some very moving moments. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-09-1) - Read more

COMEDY EXPRESS
Smorgasbord season of comedy acts explodes onto the Krakatoa stage. (article published 2005-09-1) - Read more

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE!
Sophisticated and sharpened comedic look at East meets West. (article published 2005-08-30) - Read more

CIRCUS LIFE PROJECT
The Swedish circus group Cirkus Cirkor back in Durban again. (article published 2005-08-30) - Read more

THE SCORPION
The Theatre - St Anne's College to host production directed by Andrew Buckland. (article published 2005-08-28) - Read more

WAVE
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane’s latest production available for schools. (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEWOMAN
Uproarious female response to its dramatic male counterpart. (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

AUDITION
Mature, male, black actor required for Aldo Brincat production. (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

PRE-SPRING POETRY FLING
Shirley Gault, Meryl Raw, Sharon Scott and Graham Lancaster will read their poems in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

UBOM! FOR KZN
Eastern Cape Drama Company to present workshops and performances (article published 2005-08-23) - Read more

COMEDY INVASION TOUR
Three international comedians, three South African stars, three nights at the Playhouse. (article published 2005-08-22) - Read more

PRINCESS NEEDED
Durban’s annual adult pantomime in search of a heroine. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

PANSA FORUM
Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) KZN presents forum on arts funding. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

ENTRANCES AND EXITS
Latest of Athol Fugard’s autobiographical pieces now in stock at Adams. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

LAUGHING WITH DURBAN
Suncoast Casino & Nu-metro offer the “silliest, craziest, funniest comedians” the city has to offer. (article published 2005-08-21) - Read more

ART
The simple art of buying a painting rocks a long-term relationship and the process is hilarious. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-08-20) - Read more

BOSTON MARRIAGE
Power failure gives show a late start but opening night audiences respond with delight. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-08-19) - Read more

BOSTON MARRIAGE
Droll comedy of very bad manners set in a Victorian drawing room. (article published 2005-08-16) - Read more

ART
Remarkable wise, witty and intelligent comedy touches a universal nerve. (article published 2005-08-16) - Read more

ST ANNE’S THEATRE FESTIVAL 2005
Theatre festival at prestigious Hilton-based school now in full swing. (article published 2005-08-15) - Read more

WELL, I NEVER!
Good old-fashioned night out of eloquent language and graceful manners in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2005-08-14) - Read more

WELL, I NEVER!
Good old-fashioned night out of eloquent language and graceful manners in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2005-08-14) - Read more

THE SAVAGE SISTERS
Janet van Eeden Harrison’s production to appear at Hexagon and Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2005-08-14) - Read more

THE SAVAGE SISTERS
Janet van Eeden Harrison’s production to appear at Hexagon and Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2005-08-14) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC COURT CASE
Media statement by the Performing Arts Network Of South Africa (PANSA) on the National Arts Council (NAC) court case: (article published 2005-08-7) - Read more

DEATH OF PINKY MTSHALI
Young Durban actress and former DIT student dies unexpectedly. (article published 2005-08-7) - Read more

A COOKIE IN THE KITCHEN
Two new talents move into mainstream theatre in a play that is well-constructed but needs work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-08-4) - Read more

WAITING
Musical at Stable Theatre deals with HIV/AIDS awareness in a clearly-thought out and accessible way. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-08-2) - Read more

FRANK & STEIN
Last chance to see ghoulish send-up of Mary Shelly’s gothic novel. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

ARTMOVES AFRICA
Mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

WAITING
Vukani Dlamini and Sipho Kunene direct and appear in edutainment piece at Stable Theatre. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

POETS BATTLE IT OUT
Young artists compete in break-dancing, rapping, graffiti art and Dee-Jaying on August 6. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

A COOKIE IN THE KITCHEN
Life in the new South Africa through the eyes of a subservient suburban South African Indian woman. (article published 2005-08-1) - Read more

HOW TO BE A PRINCE
Documentary about Prince William on BBC Prime on DStv. (article published 2005-07-23) - Read more

TWO SHOWS ONE SET
Three men, three women, two comedies one season, one set. (article published 2005-07-23) - Read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
Exciting new director moves onto the theatre scene. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

THE STAND-UP
Aaron McIlroy back by popular demand at Heritage Theatre. (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

RETURN OF HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist provides high voltage humour for hypnotist enthusiasts. (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

PANSA RECEIVES BOOST FROM LOTTERY
Call for scripts after massive boost received for festivals of playreadings. (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

HAVE YOU SEEN ZANDILE?
New Gcina Mhlope production for Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-07-22) - Read more

WAH-WAH FOR EDINBURGH
Richard E Grant’s directorial debut “Wah-Wah” to open Edinburgh Film Festival. (article published 2005-07-21) - Read more

JOE PARKER’S COMEDY EXPRESS
Smorgasbord season of comedy acts explodes onto the stage at Sibaya’s Krakatoa. (article published 2005-07-21) - Read more

GROWING NUMBERS FOR NAF
Growing numbers indicate great support for the 31st National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL
Ninth Playhouse South African Women's Arts Festival to take place from August 5 to 7. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE APPLICATIONS
Productions sought for presentation in association with the Playhouse Company. (article published 2005-07-17) - Read more

BORN THROUGH THE NOSE
Bheki Mkhwane’s consummate storytelling makes this a compelling dramatic piece. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-16) - Read more

FRANK & STEIN #2
I took my own advice and visited the show a second time to concentrate on the music score! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-15) - Read more

LONG, LONG AGO
Youngsters delight in time -honoured Hans Christian Andersen story given a robust African twist. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-15) - Read more

THE WALKING PROJECT
International performance and cultural exchange project about walking in KZN and Detroit, USA. (article published 2005-07-13) - Read more

FROM MY POINT OF VIEW
Use of movement in well-presented Berkoff piece takes it out of the sleaze. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-12) - Read more

ADVENTURES OF JABULANI JO RETURNS
Rerun of delightful children’s production at Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-07-10) - Read more

BLACK MAMBA
Flamboyantly un-PC with some hilarious and bitingly clever sketches! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-9) - Read more

NOISES OFF
Michael Frayn’s brilliant farce still draws the laughs in Pieter Toerien production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-9) - Read more

WOOD FOR THE TREES
Helen Iskander and James Cuningham team with Gys de Villiers and Rob van Vuuren for magical visual experience. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-9) - Read more

STATIC
Clare Cassidy and Brian Wallace produce “comedy in 432½ acts” that should work well on the Fringe. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-7) - Read more

FRANK & STEIN
The brilliance is re-born in Grahamstown with the revival of Murray McGibbon’s hilarious horror spoof. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-7) - Read more

BUSINESS & ARTS SOUTH AFRICA SEMINARS
Seminar series July/August 2005: Making the most of fundraising: how to build effective partnerships. (article published 2005-07-6) - Read more

CHERRY UNDER MY FOOT
Josette Eales and Janna Ramos-Violante present fascinating journey into a woman’s subconscious mind. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-6) - Read more

THE STRONGER
Superb performances in brilliant production of Strindberg work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-6) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Kobus Moolman creates excellent and riveting drama with superb performance from Anriette van Rooyen. (Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-5) - Read more

THE SAVAGE SISTERS
Janet van Eeden explores the lives of the three authors through the eyes of students. (article published 2005-07-4) - Read more

GREIG AT NAF
Double dose of Greig Coetzee for Grahamstown. (article published 2005-07-4) - Read more

HOSTILE TAKEOVER
Mike van Graan pulls no punches with his latest play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-4) - Read more

NAF: THE ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN
Student theatre piece deals with Johannesburg archivist who records testimonies of those who knew Isaiah Shembe. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-3) - Read more

HAMLET
NAF: Janet Suzman’s “Hamlet” presents a gutsy, volatile Prince of Denmark. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-07-3) - Read more

GOING TO GRAHAMSTOWN
artSMart Editor to relocate to Grahamstown temporarily for the Festival. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

STATE THEATRE PLANS
Pretoria landmark declared a cultural heritage. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

BOET ‘N SWAER
Sexist and very politically incorrect duo to perform at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Research sponsored by BASA into arts coverage in the mass media. (article published 2005-06-28) - Read more

URBAN VOICES
International Festival 2005 includes events in Durban. (article published 2005-06-21) - Read more

FULL CIRCLE
Kobus Moolman’s award winning play for National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2005-06-21) - Read more

LONG LONG AGO
Actors Co-Op presents Hans Christian Andersen in Africa! (article published 2005-06-20) - Read more

LAND AHOY
Are we at sea or are we not? Highly competent and talented cast create interesting new piece of theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-19) - Read more

IN LOVE ALL BY MYSELF
Vivian Moodley’s two-hander offers a frank and often amusing interaction between two prostitutes. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-19) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OP NEEDS ASSISTANCE
Temporary, part-time employment offered. (article published 2005-06-17) - Read more

MHLOPE PRODUCTION AUDITIONS
Auditions to be held at Catalina Theatre on June 25 and 26 for new Gcina Mhlope production. (article published 2005-06-17) - Read more

YOUNG PERFORMERS TO PARIS
Mlu Zondi, Ntando Cele and Siyanda Duma to present new collaborative work. (article published 2005-06-17) - Read more

THE MUTLIX
Whacky hour-long entertaining diversion features best performances from the cast to date. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-16) - Read more

PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Northcliff High makes annual visit to Durban with yet another top class musical. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

LOCAL ART FORUMS
Durban Arts demonstrates its firm positioning back on the arts scene. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

BLUEBEARD
UKZN Drama Studies and Woza Theatre present an adaptation of the tale of Bluebeard. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

COKEY FALKOW’S BACK
Leading funnyman returns to Catalina Theatre by popular demand. (article published 2005-06-15) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OP AUDITIONS
Actors Co-Operative theatre company invites auditions. (article published 2005-06-13) - Read more

GREIG SPEAKS AT MACS
Midlands Arts & Craft Society in Pietermaritzburg hosts talk by Greig Coetzee. (article published 2005-06-13) - Read more

HIP KULCHA
Two-day festival, now in its second year, promises all the buzz of last year's highly successful launch. (article published 2005-06-13) - Read more

CELEBRATE AUDITIONS
Westville Theatre Club to hold auditions on June 19 and 20. (article published 2005-06-12) - Read more

CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL
Artists in all disciplines invited to take part in March 2006 Festival. (article published 2005-06-12) - Read more

MORON THAN OFF
St Anne’s College celebrates Youth Day with Aldo Brincat production. (article published 2005-06-11) - Read more

D’ARTS MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Durban Arts Association’s highly popular magazine is back in business! (article published 2005-06-11) - Read more

NOAH
Hilton College production is a modern ‘take’ on a very old story. (article published 2005-06-9) - Read more

FRANK&STEIN
Return of The Monstrous Hit, irreverently based on the gothic novel by Mary Shelley. (article published 2005-06-9) - Read more

IAIN ROBINSON
Durban poet to be invited guest of 36th Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. (article published 2005-06-9) - Read more

WELL I NEVER!
Candlelight theatre production with Vera Clare and Garth Anderson. (article published 2005-06-7) - Read more

THULASIZWE
New musical makes its Pietermaritzburg bow following success in Gauteng. (article published 2005-06-7) - Read more

YOUNG BASADZI FORUM
Women invited to join funky group of female poets every Thursday at the BAT Centre. (article published 2005-06-6) - Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL FUN
Durban Botanic Gardens hosts four-day educational programme. (article published 2005-06-6) - Read more

NEON ANTHEMS FLYING COMEDY SHOW
Two new actors on the professional scene produce amusing madcap romp that has a serious side. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-06-3) - Read more

UBHAMBATHA & OTHER STORIES
Vusi Shashu presents two productions at Hammarsdale Community Hall. (article published 2005-05-30) - Read more

LAUGHTER IN THE DARK
Craig Higginson takes highest honours at Sony Academy Radio Awards. (article published 2005-05-30) - Read more

NEON ANTHEMS FLYING COMEDY SHOW
Liam Magner and Jacobus van Heerden make their official professional stage debut. (article published 2005-05-30) - Read more

THE BEST OF OPEN MIC
Showcase of acts from the UKZN Howard College Campus Open Mic competition on May 31. (article published 2005-05-30) - Read more

IPI NTOMBI
Jerry Pooe directs high octane production for DIT of acclaimed musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-29) - Read more

ALFRED HINKEL TRIBUTE TO MATHESON
Artistic Director of Jazzart Dance Theatre pays tribute to the late David Matheson. (article published 2005-05-29) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO DAVID MATHESON
Death of David Matheson marks the passing of one of South Africa’s major musical directors. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-29) - Read more

DOUBLE UP
Westville Theatre Club present a “double up” of one-act plays. (article published 2005-05-29) - Read more

AUDITION FOR HITS SHOW
Highway Intimate Theatre Society to hold auditions on May 30. (article published 2005-05-25) - Read more

DEATH OF TERRY DA SILVA
Stalwart of the Durban Catholic Players Guild dies in Durban. (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Robust and energetic interpretation of Shakespeare’s delightful tale of lovers, fairies and travelling players. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-24) - Read more

STRESSED ALBERT
Problem solving theatre project presents industrial theatre presentation on stress in the workplace. (article published 2005-05-22) - Read more

DEATH OF DAVID MATHESON
Former Durban musical director dies in Cape Town. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO NERISSA LIVINGSTONE
Professor Pieter Scholtz pays tribute to former colleague. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

THE MUTLIX
New production company to produce brand-spanking-new piece of theatre. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

COLABORART
Considered to be the most entertaining, eclectic, art happening on the South Coast. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

IPI NTOMBI
Department of Drama Studies at DIT presents well-known Bertha Egnos and Gail Lakier musical. (article published 2005-05-20) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA STRIKES AGAIN!
Popular duo to present show in Johannesburg for the final time! (article published 2005-05-19) - Read more

WHY Z?
Trilogy of animal tales for children with puppets in Botanic Gardens on Saturdays. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS DUE
Arts and Culture Trust to disburse R1,5 million. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
All info to be found on the Festival pages. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

EXCELSIOR
NCAYF programme celebrates the achievements of the youth of KwaZulu-Natal. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

ACT APPLICATIONS
Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) to disburse R1.5 million in arts funding. (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

COKEY FALKOW
Stand-up comedy at its best. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2005-05-16) - Read more

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Shakespeare’s delicious comedy in Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre on UKZN campus. (article published 2005-05-15) - Read more

KWASUKA BENEFIT GALA
Two performances at charming theatre venue on May 22 and 23 launch new Friends scheme. (article published 2005-05-15) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Next in the series takes place at Catalina on May 30. (article published 2005-05-15) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS
Enjoyable and entertaining evening in the splendid surroundings of the Royal Hotel’s Grillroom. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-12) - Read more

CHALO CINEMA
Magnificently visual dance programme marks worthy celebration of Nateshwar Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-11) - Read more

NATIONAL CREATIVE ARTS YOUTH FESTIVAL
Brainchild of Professor Elizabeth Sneddon now in its 16th year. (article published 2005-05-9) - Read more

SPEAK FOR JOY! SHOWCASES
Features cross-section of the highlights of the NCAYF Life Skills competition. (article published 2005-05-9) - Read more

BRUSH-UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE
Highly popular annual event sees impressive knowledge of Shakespeare from high school learners. (article published 2005-05-9) - Read more

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare’s delicious comedy about mistaken identities for UKZN. (article published 2005-05-8) - Read more

DDC MEETS RED EYE
Premier arts event joins forces with established Fashion Extravaganza on May 13 and 14. (article published 2005-05-7) - Read more

COOLIE ODYSSEY AUDITIONS
Actors and actresses invited to audition for principal roles in festival season production. (article published 2005-05-7) - Read more

ABAPHANSI AUDITIONS
Community organisation Dedicated Artists invites actors, singers and dancers to audition for new work. (article published 2005-05-7) - Read more

COKEY FALKOW
Stand up comic for Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-05-5) - Read more

FRANK&STEIN’S BACK!
Murray McGibbon revives clever spoof of the Frankenstein story. (article published 2005-05-5) - Read more

ACTS OF LOVE UNDER A SOUTHERN MOON
Innovative Flatfoot Dance Company explores notions of love and being in love against the backdrop of SA history. (article published 2005-05-5) - Read more

OUR TOWN
Gem of a 55-minute drama production at DIT Courtyard Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-05-4) - Read more

SANCTA ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2005
New and existing amateur drama groups invited to join the fun at annual festival. (article published 2005-05-2) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Rajesh Gopie’s award-winning production features 25 diverse characters. (article published 2005-04-30) - Read more

GREIG ON THE SQUARE
Greig Coetzee presents two one-man plays at Liberty Life Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg. (article published 2005-04-30) - Read more

CHALO CINEMA
Nateshwa Dance Company with Afzal Khan and Jailoshini Naidoo for Playhouse Drama. (article published 2005-04-30) - Read more

CHICAGO
Stunning production proves we can go it alone in SA! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-30) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS!
Aldo Brincat takes his acclaimed one-hander comedy to the Royal Hotel Grill Room. (article published 2005-04-27) - Read more

GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA
Exuberant comedy opens on April 3O in the Hexagon Studio Theatre in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2005-04-27) - Read more

MAYNARDVILLE SHAKESPEARE TURNS 50!
Directors invited to submit proposals for the 2006 Golden Jubilee in the Park season. (article published 2005-04-27) - Read more

DEATH OF NERISSA LIVINGSTONE
University of KwaZulu-Natal lecturer dies in Durban. (article published 2005-04-27) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS 2005
The Art of Business Sponsorship celebrated at Eighth Annual Business Day/BASA Awards. (article published 2005-04-27) - Read more

ALIVE WITH POETRY
Energetic exploration of KZN grade 12 set poetry through song and dance, presented by DIT Drama students. (article published 2005-04-25) - Read more

OUR TOWN
Allen Auld to direct Thornton Wilder’s evergreen drama for DIT. (article published 2005-04-25) - Read more

PERCY TUCKER HONOURED
Rotarian Paul Harris Fellowship Award for founder of Computicket. (article published 2005-04-25) - Read more

HERITAGE THEATRE OPENS
New supper theatre opens in Hillcrest and looks set for great things to come. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-22) - Read more

CIRKUS CIRKOR WORKSHOP
Project to train and prepare street children for a circus tour of South Africa and Sweden. (article published 2005-04-21) - Read more

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AUDITIONS
Acclaimed company auditions for physical actors and dancers for the first time in South Africa. (article published 2005-04-21) - Read more

LA COCO ROCHE
Little gem of a two-hander at Catalina features new faces to the Durban theatre scene. (Review by Caroline Smart). Corrected review - italics now under control! (article published 2005-04-20) - Read more

LA COCO ROCHE
Little gem of a two-hander at Catalina features new faces to the Durban theatre scene. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-20) - Read more

AFRICAN EAGLES & UGLY DUCKLINGS
The Playhouse Company revives its disability arts programme. (article published 2005-04-19) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Next in the highly successful series takes place at Catalina Theatre on April 18. (article published 2005-04-18) - Read more

CRIMES OF THE HEART
Don’t miss this hilarious and fascinating play set in the American south. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-17) - Read more

COMING TO HERITAGE
Productions planned for the new Heritage Theatre at Hillcrest Village Heritage Market. (article published 2005-04-16) - Read more

HERITAGE THEATRE
Custom-built 240-seater supper theatre at Heritage Market on track to open on April 21. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-16) - Read more

CALIFORNIA DREAMING
David Gouldie’s fine direction turns tribute to Mamas and the Papas into highly entertaining and watchable production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-16) - Read more

THE HA!MAN SHOW
Unique, innovative and entertaining one man act comes to Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg on April 16. (article published 2005-04-14) - Read more

PEGGY THE PINT-SIZED PIRATE
Delightful play aimed at four to 10 year olds to run at Hexagon in Pietermaritzburg (article published 2005-04-14) - Read more

NLDTF INFO CENTRE
National Lotteries Board Information Centre now based at DTI campus in Tshwane. (article published 2005-04-14) - Read more

CRIMES OF THE HEART
Delicious international comedy directed by Greg King for Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2005-04-11) - Read more

LA COCO ROCHE
Cell phones, supermodels and celebrity status in the Sandton suburbs. (article published 2005-04-11) - Read more

SPOILS OF WAR
Consistent, well-articulated and believable performances from excellent cast in thought-provoking play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-9) - Read more

UP BEAT
Kearsney College to host eclectic autumn Music Festival in May. (article published 2005-04-8) - Read more

CROUCHING COMICS
Mark Banks and David Vlismas to appear with other top comedians at ICC Durban. (article published 2005-04-7) - Read more

TAKEN FOR A SONG
Essop Khan, Mohamed Alli and Savy Ramsamy present new play at Suncoast. (article published 2005-04-7) - Read more

BRAVO! NIGHT AT THE OPERA (CORRECTED VERSION)
Pure delight to enjoy a glorious night of opera again at The Playhouse. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-6) - Read more

BRAVO! NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Pure delight to enjoy a glorious night of opera again at The Playhouse. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-6) - Read more

SPOILS OF WAR
University of KwaZulu-Natal drama studies programme present thought-provoking drama. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS NOMINEES
Nominees for Eighth Annual Business Day/BASA Awards celebrate The Art Of Business Sponsorship. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

MAMMA MIA!
Show put to ABBA music is everything it’s hyped up to be … and much, much more! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

FUNDING FOR YOUNG PROJECTS
Unilever Growing Arts and Culture in South Africa helps to nurture arts and culture within South African youth. (article published 2005-04-4) - Read more

THE STAND-UP
Favourite McIlroy characters are there in hilarious one-man show but it’s time to move on. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-3) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF JABULANI JOE
Two highly talented young actresses present enchanting hour-long tale for youngsters (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-04-2) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2005
Winners of the Fools Awards 2005 were announced last night at the Catalina Theatre. (article published 2005-04-2) - Read more

SANCTA FESTIVAL
26th Annual Sancta Festival to be held in Johannesburg from August 15 to 27. (article published 2005-03-27) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
Popular two-hander on stage in the Tesson Theatre running until April 24. (article published 2005-03-27) - Read more

HENNIE FOR CALABASH
Hendrik Baird appointed North West Cultural Calabash Project Co Ordinator. (article published 2005-03-27) - Read more

CRIMES OF THE HEART
Delicious international comedy for Durban (article published 2005-03-26) - Read more

CRIMES OF THE HEART
Delicious international comedy for Durban (article published 2005-03-26) - Read more

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
Durban Botanic Gardens to host play for children, two jumping castles and a face painter (article published 2005-03-23) - Read more

THEATRE AT NAF
New scripts, top directors and fine performers for Grahamstown Festival. (article published 2005-03-23) - Read more

RICO THE CLOWN AND EASTER MAGIC
Entertainment for children in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2005-03-23) - Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF JABULANI JOE
Youngsters in for a treat when original story brings children’s imagination to life. (article published 2005-03-23) - Read more

NEW STAGES - DANKIE PITOLI & JUST 4 U
A ferociously challenging dance work and a flippant musical comedy offer highly contrasting insights into the same theme - has anything changed since apartheid? (Review by Lynne Goodman) (article published 2005-03-21) - Read more

MEDIATECH 2005
Industry gears up to explore advanced technology at MediaTech 2005. (article published 2005-03-20) - Read more

AWARDS FOR WOMEN
South Africa invited to put forward nominations for the Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 Woman of the Year Award. (article published 2005-03-20) - Read more

VAREKAI IS POSITIVE ABOUT KZN
Varekai Productions applaud Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism and comment on positive outlook for the future. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-16) - Read more

CRACK UP AT KRAKATOA
Barry Hilton and The Blarney Brothers for Sibaya Casino on March 23. (article published 2005-03-15) - Read more

HERITAGE SERIES
Indian Academy of South Africa to present respected and much acclaimed Dr Bala Murali Krishna. (article published 2005-03-15) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Next get-together of successful Catalina Theatre initiative on March 21. (article published 2005-03-15) - Read more

THE CHALK CIRCLE
Robin Singh’s intelligent and consistent direction makes for interesting interpretation of Brecht play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-13) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2005
Voting online now open to the public for awards acknowledging top achievers. (article published 2005-03-12) - Read more

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF AUDITIONS
Young people between 13 and 18 needed for 2005 Unilever Young Performers’ Project. (article published 2005-03-12) - Read more

MID YEAR RED EYE
Call for artists, musicians & performers for popular Durban Art Gallery initiative. (article published 2005-03-9) - Read more

AWARD FOR THEMI
Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival honours Themi Venturas with Leslie French Memorial Salver. (article published 2005-03-7) - Read more

THE STAND-UP
Stand by for Aaron McIlroy’s all-new side-splitter. (article published 2005-03-7) - Read more

FUNNY MEN AT KRAKATOA
Graham Boyle and Des Meyer at Sibaya nightspot on March 10. (article published 2005-03-7) - Read more

DURBAN PASSION PLAY
Some 53 years on, this abridged version of the famous Oberammergau production still impresses. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-6) - Read more

MACBETH
Quincy Fynn’s Macbeth is hip, cool and intelligent but crumbles under his own dastardly deeds. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-5) - Read more

YOUNG WOMEN POETS
Live Poets’ Society highlight collective of young women at next meeting on March 9. (article published 2005-03-3) - Read more

DEATH OF LOUISE SINCLAIR
Tribute to former Playhouse box office staff member who died in January. (article published 2005-03-3) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE SELL-OUT SUCCESS
Newly renovated Playhouse has its first sell out success for 2005. (article published 2005-03-3) - Read more

TO HOUSE
Good to see a new piece of well-written, well-directed and well-performed South African theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-3) - Read more

AMAGAMA AMATHATU
HIV/AIDS message put across well in entertaining programme for young people (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-03-2) - Read more

HELLO … IS THERE ANY BODY THERE?
Highway Intimate Theatre presents farce by Ian Hornby in Pinetown Library this weekend. (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

GREIG COETZEE IN UK
Multi-award winning “White Men with Weapons: currently touring United Kingdom. (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

THE CHALK CIRCLE
Robin Singh directs simplified version of Brecht’s well known play using second and third year DIT students. (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE DOUBLE BILL
“Amagama Amathatu” and “Genesis – After the Storm” form part of exciting Senior Primary Schools programme. (article published 2005-03-1) - Read more

ARTS NETWORK FORUM
Invitation to all arts practitioners to attend important meeting. (article published 2005-02-26) - Read more

RICHARD BURTON
Documentary on legendary actor for BBC Prime on DStv on February 26. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

YES MINISTER’S BACK!
Popular British comedy series back on BBC Prime on DStv. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH
Powerful theatre at the Playhouse from Garth Anderson and The Actors Co-operative. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

FORMER DURBAN ACTORS IN HARD COPY
SABC3’s new local drama series to feature performers originally based in Durban. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

TUKS CELEBRATES DEMOCRACY & RECONCILIATION
University of Pretoria to host Arts and Reconciliation Festival and Conference. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

NAF FRINGE DEADLINE
Deadline for submission of registration for National Arts Festival Fringe February 25. (article published 2005-02-21) - Read more

RODNEY FRANKLAND
Pietermaritzburg theatre personality dies at the age of 63. (Report by Stephen Coan of The Witness) (article published 2005-02-18) - Read more

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ALDO BRINCAT CANCELS
“New Millionaires and Old Cash Cows” season cancelled at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2005-02-16) - Read more

BANKS AT KRAKATOA
Inimitable Mark Banks to give one performance at Sibaya on February 23. (article published 2005-02-15) - Read more

DEATH OF LOUISE SINCLAIR
Former box office assistant at the Playhouse Company dies in Durban. (article published 2005-02-15) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO KEN JACKSON
Murray McGibbon, former artistic director for drama for the Playhouse Company remembers the late actor. (article published 2005-02-15) - Read more

DAWIE’S BIG NIGHT IN
Thomie Holtzhausen gives good performance in interesting and multi-layered dramatic piece. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-02-14) - Read more

MASTER HAROLD …AND THE BOYS
Athol Fugard’s classic drama to be performed by Hilton College pupils. (article published 2005-02-13) - Read more

COLABORART EIGHT 8
Invitation to artists of all disciplines to exhibit at or attend the quarterly ColaborArt exhibition. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

THEATRE ON A BUDGET
Three of Durban’s theatre managements ensure affordable options for their respective theatre shows. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

HAMP
Michaelhouse school play to run from February 15 to 16. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

TO HOUSE
Premiere of new play at the Catalina from March 1 to 13. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

2004 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Deadline extended to February 15. (article published 2005-02-11) - Read more

NEW MILLIONAIRES & OLD CASH COWS!
While amusing and entertaining, Aldo Brincat’s new show still needs polishing. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-02-9) - Read more

WHAT’S UP IN 2010?
Anyone planning events for the 2010 World Cup soccer fans should submit information to artSMart. (article published 2005-02-9) - Read more

DURBAN PASSION PLAY 2005
12th Passion Play presented by Durban Catholic Players Guild in association with the Playhouse Company. (article published 2005-02-7) - Read more

AWARD FOR JOYCE LEVINSOHN
Founder, architect and doyenne of Children’s Theatre in South Africa t receive Naledi award. (article published 2005-02-7) - Read more

DAWIE’S BIG NIGHT IN
Fascinating drama is written by Clare Mortimer and performed by Thomie Holtzhausen. (article published 2005-02-7) - Read more

NEW MILLIONAIRES & OLD CASH COWS!
Aldo Brincat presents his new show in the form of a financial farce. (article published 2005-02-6) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO KEN JACKSON
Friends and colleagues pay their respects to Durban actor. (article published 2005-02-6) - Read more

BUMS AND ROSES
Engaging theatre piece offers best performances to date by Arnie Field and Hamish Kyd. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-02-5) - Read more

RUSH-IN RU-LET
Director Dawn Harrison pulls consistent and credible performances from youngsters in Catalina Youth Mentorship production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-01-29) - Read more

ALADDIN
Highly enjoyable adult pantomime transfers successfully to Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2005-01-28) - Read more

RAMOLAO MAKHENE
Standard Bank makes a Posthumous Award in its Young Artist Awards for 2005. (article published 2005-01-26) - Read more

MPUMELELO PAUL GROOTBOOM
Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for drama is Development Officer at the State Theatre. (article published 2005-01-26) - Read more

CREATE SA
Creative industries skills development programme. (article published 2005-01-19) - Read more

ALADDIN MOVES TO KWASUKA
Previously running at the Royal Hotel, popular adult panto moves to Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

EMAC WEBSITE
K-CAP EMAC Centre has new website at www.ekhayaartcentre.co.za (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

RUSH-IN RU-LET
Latest show staged by aspirant young performers in Catalina Youth Mentorship programme. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

CANADIAN AWARD FOR NTHATI
Former Durban actress Nthati Moshesh wins the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

TSUNAMI RELIEF TABLE
Essenwood Market has a collection point for donations for tsunami victims. (article published 2005-01-18) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Fifth staging of forum to encourage young performing artists to explore, create and innovate. (article published 2005-01-11) - Read more

UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND AUDITIONS
University of Zululand’s Centre for Arts and Culture searches for young talent from all over KZN. (article published 2005-01-10) - Read more

DEATH OF IAN CALDER
Tributes to former leading Durban radio actor. (article published 2005-01-10) - Read more

DANCE FOR PERFORMERS
Janet Hare starts dance classes for singers and performers. (article published 2005-01-3) - Read more

DEATHS OF IAN CALDER & KEN JACKSON
Former radio actors die within a month of each other. (article published 2005-01-3) - Read more

THE JUST-SO STORIES
Brenda Lauth's company performs again at Campbell Collections’ charming garden amphitheatre. (article published 2005-01-3) - Read more

CINDERELLA ON M-NET
Johannesburg Civic Theatre production to be screened on M-Net on January 2. (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

ART WRAP
Report by Margaret von Klemperer, Arts Editor: The Witness (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

TSUNAMI DISASTER FUND
East Coast Radio establishes disaster fund account. (article published 2005-01-1) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Everything of the best for 2005. (article published 2004-12-31) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
All the best of good cheer for the festive season. (article published 2004-12-23) - Read more

LYNDA NICHOL
Former Theatre Manager of Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre now Operations Manager for Sadler's Wells. (article published 2004-12-22) - Read more

NACSA MEDIA RELEASE
Network for Arts and Culture South Africa (NACSA) welcomes sacking of National Arts Council Board. (article published 2004-12-22) - Read more

MESSIAH MUSICAL
Jerry Pooe creates rough diamond of a new work at the Stable Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-19) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Fourth staging of forum to encourage young performing artists. (article published 2004-12-19) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE FESTIVE EXTRAVAGANZA
Playhouse pulls out all the stops and blasts back into the Durban theatre stratosphere. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-18) - Read more

ACT NEW GM
Arts And Culture Trust appoints new General Manager. (article published 2004-12-17) - Read more

COMEDY GAMES
Wacky sketches involving characters and situations suggested by the audience for Hilton. (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

FESTIVE SEASON EXTRAVAGANZA
Playhouse Opera explodes in a retrospective celebration of highlights of ten favourite shows. (article published 2004-12-13) - Read more

CRAZY FOR LOVING YOU
Full of humour, this risqué yet endearing production adds drama to the current festive theatre offerings. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-12) - Read more

A CHRISTMAS KEREL
Charles Dickens’ classic tale brought up to date in a South African context with a cast of youthful performers. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-11) - Read more

WIN FOR ANTONY COLEMAN
Former Pietermaritzburg actor wins Best Actor in a Feature Film at the New York film festival. (report by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2004-12-9) - Read more

NUNSENSE
Fiona Ramsay’s consummate direction pulls excellent performances in this delicious romp. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-8) - Read more

THE ALL NEW SUMMER HOLIDAYS ADVENTURES OF BRER RABBIT AND FRIENDS
Bouncy, infectious fun and energy with the latest – and longest - title in the series. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-7) - Read more

TOKOLOSHE IN CHICAGO
Pieter Scholtz's play to be presented by DePaul University in Chicago. (article published 2004-12-6) - Read more

CINDERELLA
Expertise backstage manoeuvring supports magical pantomime at Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-4) - Read more

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS
Standard Bank announces its Young Artist Award Winners for 2005. (article published 2004-12-4) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN FRINGE
The 2005 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown requests Fringe Applications by February 27. (article published 2004-12-4) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
2004 awards to be presented by Anglo American. (article published 2004-12-4) - Read more

MACBETH
Actors Co-operative to present William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. (article published 2004-12-3) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE MD & CFO DISMISSED
Playhouse Council announces dismissals of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. (article published 2004-12-3) - Read more

SQUAWK
Ellis and Bheki delight with skilful and creative telling of a special gathering of birds. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-12-2) - Read more

CINDERELLA
Traditional family panto at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2004-11-30) - Read more

SQUAWK AND RUBBISH
Two family plays by Durban’s innovative, masterful, madcap duo Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane. (article published 2004-11-30) - Read more

DA STATEMENT
DA welcomes indications that the whole NAC Board has been fired by the Minister. Statement issued by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP (DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture) (article published 2004-11-30) - Read more

ASINAMALI!
Some 20 years on, Mbongeni Ngema’s production has lost none of its vitality and impressive dramatic energy. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-11-27) - Read more

ASINAMALI RETURNS HOME
Mbongeni Ngema’s multi-award-winning musical drama returns to the Playhouse. (article published 2004-11-25) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC #2
PANSA commends Minister for moving towards the dissolution of the NAC Board. (article published 2004-11-25) - Read more

PANSA ON NAC
Media statement by The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) on The National Arts Council. (article published 2004-11-25) - Read more

RECOGNITION AWARDS
Bartel Arts Trust’s sponsorship of Durban Theatre Awards includes five recognition awards. (article published 2004-11-24) - Read more

GAYNOR YOUNG HONOURED
Durban Theatre Awards acknowledges Gaynor Young’s passion for theatre and her capacity to perform against many challenges. (article published 2004-11-24) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARD WINNERS
Glitzy evening attended by Durban’s theatre ‘who’s who’ honoured top performers and productions for 2003/2004. (article published 2004-11-24) - Read more

THE LAHNEE'S PLEASURE
Ronnie Govender's play to have week-long run at Suncoast Casino. (article published 2004-11-13) - Read more

DTA NOMINEES
Amended version of Durban Theatre Award nominees (previous article omitted a children's theatre production). (article published 2004-11-12) - Read more

DTA NOMINEES
Nominees have been announced for the Durban Theatre Awards 2004. (article published 2004-11-8) - Read more

ALDO BRINCAT AUDITIONS
Close on 100 performers, actors, dancers, models and comics needed for exciting promotion. (article published 2004-11-8) - Read more

ACT AWARD WINNERS 2004
Winners of Annual Arts And Culture Trust (Act) Awards Announced. (article published 2004-11-7) - Read more

MARKETING MANAGER
The Market Theatre Foundation seeks dynamic individual. (article published 2004-11-3) - Read more

FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR
PANSA to host free financial planning seminar on November 10. (article published 2004-11-3) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-11-2) - Read more

TALKING SPIRITS & AFRICAN QUEEN
Good to see the work of Zeph Nzama and Bheki Mbili included in Playhouse New Stages season. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-10-31) - Read more

MALUJU ZULU!
(CORRECTED VERSION): Bonginkosi Shangase finally pulls off fine musical theatre production of love and war. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-10-31) - Read more

DEPT OF ARTS & CULTURE HAS LET SA DOWN
Statement issued by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP (DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture) (article published 2004-10-28) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS 2004
Get out your feather boas and tiaras… it’s party time!! (article published 2004-10-27) - Read more

MALUJU ZULU!
Bonginkosi Shangase finally pulls off fine musical theatre production of love and war. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-10-26) - Read more

TALKING SPIRITS AND AFRICAN QUEEN
Second slot in Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. (article published 2004-10-26) - Read more

DIRECTORS PROGRAMME
10 months directors learnership training programme presented by Eager Artists and Create SA. (article published 2004-10-26) - Read more

2004 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-10-19) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Young performers invited to book their spot at the Catalina Theatre on November 29. (article published 2004-10-15) - Read more

BLACKS LIKE ME
Entertaining piece with excellent performances marks launch of collaboration of new theatre group. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-10-13) - Read more

RADIO DRAMA RESIDENCY
Kobus Moolman to take part in residency hosted by British Council, BBC World Service and PANSA. (article published 2004-10-10) - Read more

PUBLIC SPEAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Young South African takes high honours in the World Championships of Public Speaking. (article published 2004-10-10) - Read more

ALLAN HAGAN COMES HOME
Varekai Productions names Durban as its new home. (article published 2004-10-7) - Read more

BLACKS LIKE ME
New and original play from Aldo Brincat at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2004-10-6) - Read more

BLACKS LIKE ME
New and original play from Aldo Brincat at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2004-10-6) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
Exciting initiative geared for young performers and theatre enthusiasts meets on October 11. (article published 2004-10-5) - Read more

AWARDS FOR KZN SABC STAFF
SABC Durban technology staff members win three out of nine national awards. (article published 2004-10-4) - Read more

NEW PLAYHOUSE COUNCIL
National Minster of Arts and Culture appoints new Council for Playhouse Company. (article published 2004-10-4) - Read more

ALADDIN AUDITION
Beautiful Princess Jasmin needed for adult pantomime taking place at the Royal over Christmas. (article published 2004-10-1) - Read more

KZN ON THE AIR FOR SAFM
KwaZulu-Natal to feature prominently in new week-night broadcast schedule on SAfm Radio. (article published 2004-10-1) - Read more

CROOKED
Streamlined and more effective version of John van de Ruit’s play offers much humour in a botched kidnapping saga. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-30) - Read more

HELLO, I’M 10
Endearing production for young people from mentorship programme. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-30) - Read more

THE ‘WAH WAH’ EXPERIENCE
Article written by Caroline Smart for The Mercury published on August 20. (courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2004-09-26) - Read more

ISIGCINO NGESAMI
Young director Skhumbuzo Nsele’s proves his mettle in adaptation of grade 12 set work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-25) - Read more

TO THE OTHER SIDE
Riveting and accurate production deals with the story of Jim Morrison’s troubled life. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-23) - Read more

BANKS AT BARNYARD
Mark Banks at his best in a hilarious programme without a single “f” word! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-22) - Read more

WITNESS HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Wrap-up of 12th annual festival held at Hilton College. (Report by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2004-09-21) - Read more

HELLO I'M 10
Youthful performers stage third production at the Catalina. (article published 2004-09-21) - Read more

CATALINA GETS CROOKED
Ripping new black comedy from author of “War Cry” and co-creator of “Green Mamba”. (article published 2004-09-16) - Read more

DEATH OF KEN SHUTER
Death of co-founder of the NAPAC Loft Schools’ Company. (article published 2004-09-16) - Read more

NAC MUST REINSTATE SUSPENDED STAFF
Statement by Diane Kohler-Barnard MP, DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture. (article published 2004-09-16) - Read more

PANSA MEDIA STATEMENT
Performing Arts Network of South Africa (Pansa) on the National Arts Council. (article published 2004-09-14) - Read more

BIRO
Riveting performance by Los-Angeles based Ntare Mwine. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-14) - Read more

MALCOLM PURKEY
Market Theatre Foundation appoints Artistic Director. (article published 2004-09-12) - Read more

PRODUCTIONS SOUGHT
Playhouse Company invites arts practitioners to submit proprosals for productions. (article published 2004-09-12) - Read more

THE THREEPENNY OPERA
DIT drama student production takes its reference from black and white cinematography. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-12) - Read more

THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN
Entertaining student production of Bertolt Brecht’s famous play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-09-11) - Read more

ARTSCAPE RE-OPENS
Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre scheduled to reopen at the end of September. (article published 2004-09-8) - Read more

SONGS & TALES UNDER AFRICAN SKIES
Joyce Levinsohn’s timeless and topical latest production for Playhouse. (article published 2004-09-8) - Read more

ISIGCINO NGESAMI
Skhumbuzo Nsele directs his adaptation of SG Zulu’s set work for grade 12’s. (article published 2004-09-7) - Read more

AUBREY SILIYANA
Plays promoting environmental conservation to be seen at Natural Science Museum. (article published 2004-09-7) - Read more

THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN
Drama students of University of KwaZulu-Natal to present Bertolt Brecht’s famous stage parable. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

AXING OF SAFM PERSONNEL
Statement by Dianne Kohler-Barnard MP, DA Spokesperson on Arts and Culture (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

BASA MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
BASA/Marketing Federation South Africa Mentorship Programme ready to be implemented. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

IZULU THEATRE
Richard Loring’s smash hit “African Footprint” to open 620-seat theatre at Sibaya. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

TWO PROFS AND A POET
Prof Pieter Scholtz and Caroline Smart to read Michael Chapman’s poetry at Live Poets Society meeting on September 8. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

NAF APPLICATIONS
Performance applications open for 2005 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2004-09-5) - Read more

ALLERLEIRAUH
Clinton Marius returns to Durban performance arena with the delightful theatre experience. (article published 2004-09-3) - Read more

TUT TURNS THIRTY!
Former Technikons Pretoria, North-West and North Gauteng drama department of celebrates 30th anniversary! (article published 2004-09-3) - Read more

TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Actors Co-op to present popular children’s production in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2004-09-1) - Read more

THE WITNESS HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
12th annual arts festival takes place at Hilton College from September 17 to 19. (article published 2004-08-28) - Read more

SEE HOW THEY RUN
Classic British farce from Highway Intimate Theatre. (article published 2004-08-26) - Read more

STILL CRAZY
Funny man Mel Miller re-unites with master of country rock Brian Finch at Catalina. (article published 2004-08-26) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR YOUNGSTERS
Young performers aged between 10 and 13 invited to audition for Catalina productions. (article published 2004-08-22) - Read more

OEDIPUS REX
Dramatic presentation of Sophocles’ tragedy features strong up-and-coming talent from DIT first years. (article published 2004-08-21) - Read more

CHICAGO
Razzle dazzle musical to reach South Africa in April 2005. (article published 2004-08-20) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR NUNSENSE
Five actresses needed for production to be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in December. (article published 2004-08-20) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Pieter Scholtz to read from his new collection of short stories for young people on August 22. (article published 2004-08-20) - Read more

GAYNOR RISING
Resounding anthem of triumph through entertaining, humourous, poignant and beautifully presented production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-08-18) - Read more

HELLO AND GOODBYE
Powerful and moving production as young performers breathe new life into renowned classic. (Review by Clinton Marius) (article published 2004-08-14) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR SHOWBOAT
Singers, actors and dancers invited to audition for Cape Town Opera production. (article published 2004-08-14) - Read more

MARK BANKS
Much-loved stand-up comic shakes up a cocktail of satire and comedy at the Barnyard Theatre. (article published 2004-08-13) - Read more

OEDIPUS REX
Classic Drama to be staged at Courtyard Theatre. (article published 2004-08-13) - Read more

GAYNOR RISING
Highly entertaining show from former Durban actress and UKZN drama graduate. (article published 2004-08-13) - Read more

DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Christopher Hampton’s brilliant tale of sexual betrayal moves to Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2004-08-13) - Read more

BLUE MONDAY PLATFORM
PANSA aims to develop theatre club. (article published 2004-08-13) - Read more

ARTS & CULTURE STAKEHOLDERS FORUM
Minister of Arts, Culture and Tourism talks about proposed KZN Arts Festival. (by Margaret von Klemperer, Arts Editor, The Witness) (article published 2004-08-12) - Read more

ALDO FOR KEARSNEY
Aldo Brincat appointed Artist-in-Residence at Kearsney College. (article published 2004-08-6) - Read more

HELLO AND GOODBYE
Fugard’s poignant tragic-comedy for the Catalina. (article published 2004-08-1) - Read more

SHATTERED DREAMS
Julian Seleke-Mokoto’s powerful award-winning play has a major infusion of humour and should be seen by one and all. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-30) - Read more

SA WOMEN'S ARTS FESTIVAL 2004
Playhouse Company’s eighth annual celebration of women through the arts. (article published 2004-07-29) - Read more

DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Stylish, sophisticated and beautifully designed, this is one for the senses. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-28) - Read more

SHATTERED DREAMS
Award-winning play from Johannesburg playwright for Playhouse Loft. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

SA SWEDISH PARTNERSHIP
SA and Swedish cultural ministers enter partnership programme. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

CLASSIFIEDS
Visit artSMart’s classified section – see link above the Archive list. (article published 2004-07-26) - Read more

NATAL WITNESS HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
The 2004 festival takes place in the Hilton College Theatre from September 17 to 19. (article published 2004-07-25) - Read more

BILLY SUTER IN LONDON (#3)
Third part of Mercury Arts Editor’s report on his London visit deals with drama productions. (article published 2004-07-25) - Read more

JENNY STEYN & PETER BUTLER FOR GLOBE
South African actors for International Artistic Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe. (article published 2004-07-25) - Read more

INKWENKWE
UKZNP Drama Studies delivers remarkable production for National Arts Festival 2004. (Review by Clinton Marius) (article published 2004-07-24) - Read more

DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Lust, seduction and revenge at Kwasuka! (article published 2004-07-23) - Read more

OLIVER!
Young Performers stage delightful musical retelling Charles Dickens’s timeless tale. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

WOMEN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Joyce Levinsohn, Masingita Masunga and Susan Harrop-Allin finalists in the Arts & Culture category. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

DAH-LINGS
Roald Dahl compilation for Catalina Youth Mentorship Programme from July 12 to 18. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

HANSEL AND GRETTEL
Durban Botanic Gardens to host all-new show for youngsters from Actors Co-operative. (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

HONOUR
Impeccable direction and superb cast present sophisticated story of marital break-up. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

TALL STORY
Belinda Chapman proves she walks tall as a performer. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

THE KING OF LAUGHTER
Hilarious play deals with the skill of understanding laughter. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-10) - Read more

JOHNNY BOSKAK IS FEELING FUNNY
Greig Coetzee’s new solo show explores the situation of one small man against the world. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness Arts Editor) (article published 2004-07-9) - Read more

APOLOGIES
Difficulties in gaining access to online facilities have restricted publication of stories. (article published 2004-07-9) - Read more

GREEN MAN FLASHING
Mike van Graan’s new play pulls no punches. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-07-7) - Read more

THE END IS NAAI
Sultan of satire celebrates his 28th year of performing at the NAF. (Review by Clinton Marius) (article published 2004-07-5) - Read more

GURU FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
Highly entertaining comedy about the New Age movement to play the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2004-06-29) - Read more

BROTHERS GRIMM
Actors Co-operative to perform its delightful piece of children’s theatre in the July Holidays. (article published 2004-06-29) - Read more

THEATRE ON THE 2004 FRINGE
Seasoned writers and directors rub shoulders with newcomers NAF fringe theatre programme. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

ARTICLES NEEDED
SA Theatre Journal calls for contributing articles to a special issue on Directors and Directing. (article published 2004-06-28) - Read more

NAF FUN
Comedy on the 2004 Fringe of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2004-06-24) - Read more

ME AND MY GIRL
Northcliff High’s annual Durban season is a delightfully tuneful musical comedy. (article published 2004-06-18) - Read more

THE LARK
Hilton College production deals with Joan of Arc. (article published 2004-06-18) - Read more

MUCH ADO PROPOSALS
Pick a Bard for Maynardville 2004. (article published 2004-06-18) - Read more

INTSHA FESTIVAL
Stable Theatre to host annual Youth Festival. (article published 2004-06-14) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA EXTENDED
Overwhelming public demand demands extension of popular two-hander at Kwasuka. (article published 2004-06-14) - Read more

YOUTH CONTRIBUTION
South African youth take the future with tribute to Ten Years of Democracy at Bat Centre. (article published 2004-06-14) - Read more

TWO FOR GLOBE
South African actors for international artistic residence at Shakespeare's Globe. (article published 2004-06-12) - Read more

LUNATIC, LOVER & POET
Setting of Durban’s romantic Manna Restaurant for cost winter evening’s entertainment. (article published 2004-06-7) - Read more

HIP KULCHA
A series of hip and happening events aimed at youth at the Playhouse on June 12. (article published 2004-06-6) - Read more

PERCY TUCKER INTERVIEWS JOHN KANI
Radio Today on 1485am offers sec of the new series of programmes. (article published 2004-06-6) - Read more

PANSA’S WINNING PLAYS
Winners of PANSA UCT Festival to hit the boards shortly. (article published 2004-06-6) - Read more

DEFENDING THE PLANET
Energy at full voltage from Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert in zany discourse about aliens. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-06-5) - Read more

CREATESA/MAPPPSETA LEARNERSHIP
Innovative programme to be launched on June 4 at the BAT Centre. (article published 2004-06-3) - Read more

THE LUNATIC THE LOVER & THE POET
Two performances at Hilton of Actors Co-operative popular touring production for high schools. (article published 2004-06-3) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE PLANS
The Playhouse Company’s new arts plans begin to unroll. (article published 2004-06-3) - Read more

YAEL’S LOVE STORY
The National Arts Festival produces a love story for real. (article published 2004-06-2) - Read more

NAF OUTDOOR THEATRE
Eight free outdoor shows in Grahamstown for National Arts Festival (article published 2004-06-2) - Read more

CLASSIFIEDS
Visit artSMart’s classified section – see link above the Archive list. (article published 2004-05-31) - Read more

A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
Robin Singh makes welcome return to the Durban theatre scene to direct Moliere play for DIT. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-05-30) - Read more

A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
Robin Singh directs farce for DIT Campus at Courtyard Theatre from May 29. (article published 2004-05-30) - Read more

LARA FOOT NEWTON ROLEX WINNER
South African winner in Rolex Arts Global Mentor and Protégé Awards. (article published 2004-05-30) - Read more

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR RESIDENCY
The British Council, PANSA and the BBC announce third phase of writing for radio project. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE COUNCIL TAKES ACTION
Four members of Playhouse management staff suspended, pending disciplinary action. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Companies making innovative and effective use of arts sponsorship recognized. (article published 2004-05-29) - Read more

TALES OF THE TOKOLOSHE
Pieter Scholtz to publish book of African tales. (article published 2004-05-22) - Read more

WOMEN WRITING IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
Prolific Italian writer, poet and essayist, Dacia Maraini to be guest speaker at sminar on May 28. (article published 2004-05-22) - Read more

ROMEO AND JULIET
Fine acting, good voice projection and mature attention to the text tends to get diluted by too much “business”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-05-21) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA AT KWASUKA
Original material still pulls in the laughs and some sketches are brought up to date with gleeful surgical precision. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-05-20) - Read more

AARDKLOP SEEKS NEW DIRECTORS
Deadline for applications is May 17 for free crash course in May in Johannesburg. (article published 2004-05-16) - Read more

WOZA ALBERT!
Durban High School to present highly successful play. (article published 2004-05-16) - Read more

DEATH OF STEVE MORRIS
Further tribute to supper theatre trailblazer. (article published 2004-05-15) - Read more

NORMAN COOMBES
Author, director and playwright passed away peacefully in Johannesburg on May 11. (article published 2004-05-15) - Read more

PANSA CALLS FOR SCRIPTS
PANSA calls for entries for third Festival of Reading of New Writing: Deadline for Scripts is June 30. (article published 2004-05-14) - Read more

ARTSLINK CALENDAR
Artslink.co.za's annual calendar offers a national directory of annual arts festivals and entertainment events. (article published 2004-05-14) - Read more

DEFENDING THE PLANET
Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert join forces on stage together for the first time in two years. (article published 2004-05-12) - Read more

ROMEO & JULIET
Shakespeare under the stars in the Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre from May 18 to 29. (article published 2004-05-12) - Read more

STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST AWARD DRAMA
This year’s award goes to Durban-born Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu. (article published 2004-05-12) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA STRIKES AGAIN!
John van der Ruit and Ben Voss forge ahead with re-run of old favourite and new shows. (article published 2004-05-12) - Read more

PUBLIC SHADES PERFORMANCE
Show running in the Drama Theatre open to the public on May 14. (article published 2004-05-11) - Read more

PUBLIC SHADES PERFORMANCE
Show running in the Drama Theatre open to the public on May 14. (article published 2004-05-11) - Read more

DOUBLE TROUBLE
The Highway Intimate Theatre in Pinetown is to present two one-act plays for an evening called Double Trouble. (article published 2004-05-11) - Read more

DIANNE IS SHADOW MINISTER
Dianne Kohler Barnard appointed DA spokesperson on Arts and Culture. (article published 2004-05-11) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE DRAMA IS TRANSFORMED
Playhouse technical team come up trumps in turning Drama Theatre into the round. (article published 2004-05-6) - Read more

THE RETURN OF ELVIS DU PISANIE
A must for all audiences and anyone considering themselves a performer or studying to go into professional theatre! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-04-30) - Read more

THE RETURN OF ELVIS DU PISANIE
A must for all audiences and anyone considering themselves a performer or studying to go into professional theatre! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-04-30) - Read more

THE PRIVATE EAR
While not quite Shaffer, young graduates did justice to highly entertaining script. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-04-28) - Read more

THE ART OF BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP
KZN organisations among the nominees for the Annual Business Day/Basa Awards. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

STABLE THEATRE PROGRAMMES
Launch for 2004/5 Arts Programmes to be held on May 1. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS FOR FESTIVAL
National School of the Art’s Festival of Fame includes Rajesh Gopie’s drama. (article published 2004-04-27) - Read more

HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
This year’s festival to run from September 17 to 19. (article published 2004-04-26) - Read more

RESIDENCE AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
Call for applications - two South African actors wanted! (article published 2004-04-26) - Read more

ATONEMENT
Performance of Ian McEwan work for IEB Matriculants at Hilton College Theatre on April 29. (article published 2004-04-26) - Read more

THE R.I.T.E. COMPANY
Research in Theatre Education company designed to empower young theatre artists. (article published 2004-04-25) - Read more

EXODUS
Ellis Pearson directs group of DIT students. (article published 2004-04-25) - Read more

THE RETURN OF ELVIS DU PISANIE
Paul Slabolepszy’s brilliant one-hander returns to Durban. (article published 2004-04-23) - Read more

FOXWOOD THEATRE
Clive Rodel, former Durban actor and academic, involved in new community theatre in Houghton. (article published 2004-04-23) - Read more

ISIGCINO ESAMI MUSICAL
Vibrant yet educational musical stage play for grade 12 learners. (article published 2004-04-22) - Read more

SHADES OF MARGUERITE POLAND
Dramatic one-hour exploration of well-known Durban novelist’s sweeping novel of the Eastern Cape (article published 2004-04-22) - Read more

OLIVER! AUDITIONS
Talented high school learners aged 13 to 18 needed for UBR Young Performers Show. (article published 2004-04-11) - Read more

NAF THEATRE PROGRAMME
Celebration as the 30th National Arts Festival Programme is announced. (article published 2004-04-6) - Read more

LOTTO NOT FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS
National Lotteries Board clarify Uthingo’s recent donation by to political parties not from funds earmarked for good causes. (article published 2004-04-5) - Read more

GEOFFREY SUTHERLAND TRILOGY
36th Episode of “Just the Ticket” to feature legendary theatre director’s trilogy of Broadway musicals in 1989. (article published 2004-04-3) - Read more

FUNDRAISING WORKSHOPS
PANSA secures services of Dr Riaan Els to conduct workshop in Durban on May 21. (article published 2004-04-3) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
Second annual Fools Awards presented on April 1. (article published 2004-04-3) - Read more

BERGVILLE STORIES FOR NEWTOWN
Newtown celebration of ten years of democracy includes Duma Ka Ndlovu’s “Bergville Stories”. (article published 2004-04-3) - Read more

SINDERS AUDITIONS
Emcee Productions looking for a Sinders and a Princess Britney for adult panto in Grahamstown. (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

GRAFSTEENSANGERS
Grafsteensangers to visit KZN (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

AARDKLOP 2004
New, contempory and cutting edge work encouraged for Aardklop National Arts Festival. (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

UNCUT TO CAPE TOWN
Clinton Marius performs his one man production at Cape Town’s ArtsCape Arena from April 6 to 17. (article published 2004-04-2) - Read more

FORUM ON POLITICAL PARTIES’ ARTS POLICIES
Arts community in all its disciplines invite political parties to present overview of arts and culture policies on April 3. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

BRIDGING FINANCE
Praise for the generosity of the Bartel Arts Trust. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

STITCH
Hghly humorous and entertaining slice-of-life play about women companions hiking in the Berg. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

AREPP THEATRE FOR LIFE
Dynamic creative educational organisation helps children to negotiate life. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

RETURN OF ELVIS DU PISANIE
Smash hit Paul Slabolepszy play for Durban and Hilton. (article published 2004-03-28) - Read more

SENZENJE CHORALE
Following successful community outreach competition, Playhouse Company presents story of South Africa in song. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-03-27) - Read more

WEDDINGS
Essop Khan and Mahomed Ali to stage new comedy at Pattunden Theatre on March 26 and 27. (article published 2004-03-27) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA STRIKES AGAIN!
John van der Ruit and Ben Voss forge ahead with re-run of old favourite and new shows. (article published 2004-03-26) - Read more

THE CHILLI BOY
Matthew Ribnick is master of delightful cleanly-drawn characters in his witty and enjoyable one-man show. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-03-24) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS
Durban-based publicity company opens voting for top achievers in KZN arts community for 2003. (article published 2004-03-23) - Read more

PANSA ELECTIONS FORUM
All parties have been invited to speak to arts and culture practitioners on the theme: “Why should artists vote for you?" (article published 2004-03-23) - Read more

GAYNOR RISING
Gaynor Young to appear in new show. (article published 2004-03-22) - Read more

OUR TOWN
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play for Hilton College opens on March 23. (article published 2004-03-22) - Read more

MIND GAMES
Marc Salem’s show is like none other. (Review by Patrick Leeman) (article published 2004-03-19) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE INVITES PROPOSALS
Artistic Director Linda Bukhosini invites arts practitioners to submit proposals for productions. (article published 2004-03-19) - Read more

CULTURAL ENTREPENEURSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMME
CREATE SA, in partnership with Arts Training Consortium Consortium calls for applications. (article published 2004-03-19) - Read more

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Triumphant yet moving tribute to womanhood. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-03-18) - Read more

BRUTAL TUNES
Slick and delightful antidote to everyday blues in “new look” Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Patrick Leeman) (article published 2004-03-17) - Read more

FRANK ‘N STEIN
Athol Henderson directs Kearsney College pupils in entertaining version of Ken Campbell’s madcap send-up. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-03-16) - Read more

THE CHILLI BOY
Hilarious new South African play for Catalina Theatre. (article published 2004-03-11) - Read more

BRUTAL TUNES
Smash-hit supper theatre production has a return season at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2004-03-7) - Read more

NKONYENI HIGH SCHOOL
Well-directed and exciting production of Aubrey Sekhabi’s musical at Courtyard Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-03-5) - Read more

GURU
Clinton Marius demonstrates his versatility in amusing swipe at topical targets. (Review by Patrick Leeman) (article published 2004-03-4) - Read more

R2 BILLION TO LOTTO BENEFICIARIES
Allocation for current financial year to be made public after March 31 2004. (article published 2004-03-4) - Read more

DAC CELEBRATION EVENTS
Department of Arts and Culture launch of 10 Years of Freedom Programme. (article published 2004-03-1) - Read more

SCRATCH
Darkly-comic one-woman show for Catalina. (article published 2004-02-29) - Read more

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” directed by Dawn Lindberg heads for the Elizabeth Sneddon. (article published 2004-02-28) - Read more

TSHEPANG
Lara Foot Newton’s play to be presented for schools performances at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre. (article published 2004-02-28) - Read more

NKONYENI HIGH SCHOOL
Vibrant musical production written by Aubrey Sekhabi for DIT students. (article published 2004-02-28) - Read more

GURU
Memorable characters as satire slides into farce. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2004-02-27) - Read more

OUR TOWN
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play for Hilton College. (article published 2004-02-21) - Read more

OTHELLO
Frantz Dobrowsky strides off with the acting honours in Actors Co-Op presentation of matric work. (article published 2004-02-20) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE INVESTIGATION
Council initiates forensic investigation of Playhouse Company. (article published 2004-02-18) - Read more

WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 honours woman achievers. (article published 2004-02-16) - Read more

FESTIVAL OF FAME 2004
National School of the Art’s festival to celebrate its third anniversary in May. (article published 2004-02-16) - Read more

PLAY GROUP
Dramatic play experts Gisele Turner and Wendy Nell launch Play Group concept for adults. (article published 2004-02-16) - Read more

ACT INVITES APPLICATIONS
The Arts & Culture Trust calls for funding applications. (article published 2004-02-13) - Read more

LAUGHING WILD
Well-directed brilliant and biting script, with excellent performances at Kwasuka. (Review by Caroline Smart (article published 2004-02-11) - Read more

EKHAYA MULTI ART CENTRE
New home for the creatives in Kwa Mashu Township. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

NACSA STATEMENT ON MINISTER’S DEPARTURE
Network for Arts and Culture South Africa (NACSA) notes the sudden departure of the Minister of Arts for Japan. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

NAF FRINGE DEADLINE
Deadline is February 27 for submission of registration forms for National Arts Festival fringe programme. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

TSHEPANG - THE THIRD TESTAMENT
Recently voted by Billy Suter of The Mercury as the best production in KZN in 2003, Tshepang returns to Hilton after the profound, life-altering and dramatic effect it had on those who saw it at the Hilton Arts Festival last year. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

SARAFINA AUDITIONS
Actors, dancers and singers aged 16-24 invited to audition for Mbongeni Ngema’s musical. (article published 2004-02-9) - Read more

EVITA & CO
Pieter-Dirk Uys in tip-top form at Barnyard for limited run. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-02-5) - Read more

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR
Revival of Reduced Shakespeare Company’s madcap production back at Catalina. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-02-5) - Read more

WHERZ IT @
Teenagers turn their concerns and issues into enjoyable hour-long show at Catalina. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2004-01-29) - Read more

GURU
Rollicking new comedy about the New Age Movement. (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

KZN REPRESENTED IN NALEDI FINALISTS
The finalists of the Naledia Awards feature KZN and former KZN theatre personalities. (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

KZN REPRESENTED IN NALEDI FINALISTS
The finalists of the Naledia Awards feature KZN and former KZN theatre personalities. (article published 2004-01-28) - Read more

LAUGHING WILD
Hot American comedy for Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2004-01-26) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE AT THE GALLOP
“The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” to return to Catalina Theatre in February. (article published 2004-01-26) - Read more

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Much talked about highly-acclaimed production directed by Dawn Lindberg to have Durban run in March. (article published 2004-01-26) - Read more

DEATH OF BRUCE HOSKING
Former NAPAC Board member and major role player on the Playhouse Trust dies in Durban. (article published 2004-01-25) - Read more

RUBBISH AND SQUAWK
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane celebrate 10 years of democracy – their way! (article published 2004-01-25) - Read more

BRUTAL TUNES FOR HILTON
A Valentine’s Special of this smash-hit production for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2004-01-23) - Read more

THE ART OF TAKING OFF
Hit at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival - back at Hilton by public demand. (article published 2004-01-23) - Read more

THE LOSER
Aaron McIlroy presents his jam-packed energy show at Hilton on January 24. (article published 2004-01-23) - Read more

2003 BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Creative partnerships under the spotlight. (article published 2004-01-22) - Read more

SPEECH & DRAMA CLASS REGISTRATION
Durban Theatre Academy to hold 2004 registration on January 24. (article published 2004-01-20) - Read more

MEL MILLER & ALAIN D WOOLF
Perennial South African favourites present comedy at the Catalina. (article published 2004-01-20) - Read more

WHERZ IT @
Catalina Youth Mentorship programme presents showcase production. (article published 2004-01-20) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE SET TO RECLAIM FORMER ROLE
New Playhouse Company energy set to make marked difference to Durban theatre industry. (Report by Caroline Smart. This article appeared in an edited form in The Mercury on January 19, 2004)) (article published 2004-01-20) - Read more

SPEECH & DRAMA CLASS REGISTRATION
Durban Theatre Academy to hold 2004 registration on January 24. (article published 2004-01-19) - Read more

MEL MILLER & ALAIN D WOOLF
Perennial South African favourites present comedy at the Catalina. (article published 2004-01-19) - Read more

WHERZ IT @
Catalina Youth Mentorship programme presents showcase production. (article published 2004-01-19) - Read more

EVITA & CO
Dangerous combination of Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout at Barnyard. (article published 2004-01-17) - Read more

POWER HOUSE PRESENCE
Return of Linda Bukhosini to the Playhouse might well be seen as the light at the end of a tunnel. (Report by William Charlton-Perkins) (article published 2004-01-16) - Read more

ZIP ZAP CIRCUS
Ever-popular Cape Town group performing at Gateway from January 13 to 17. (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA RE-ENACTMENT
Celebration of Zulu Heritage Festival to provide fourth annual re-enactment of 125-year old battle. (article published 2004-01-13) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OP NEWS
Busy first season ahead for active Durban theatre company. (article published 2004-01-1) - Read more

ROCKY HORROR AUDITIONS
Barnyard Theatres hold auditions for the Rocky Horror Show. (article published 2003-12-31) - Read more

HILTON THEATRE NEWS
Excellent theatre lined up for first part of 2004 at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-12-31) - Read more

OTHELLO
The Actors Co-Operative to present William Shakespeare’s “Othello” for Matric students. (article published 2003-12-30) - Read more

SACCAWU’S INTENDED STRIKE
Playhouse Company Chairperson Cllr Mina Lesoma responds to notice by Playhouse union members. (article published 2003-12-30) - Read more

STAGE MAGAZINE NOW REVAMPED
Long-standing entertainment Magazine gets a facelift. (article published 2003-12-28) - Read more

RUMPELSTILSKIN & OTHER TALES
Brenda Lauth to present ninth annual children’s production in Campbell Estate. (article published 2003-12-28) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
All the best to artSMart readers. (article published 2003-12-25) - Read more

THE OPEN COUPLE
Clare Mortimer and Christopher Marcellin present wry satire at The Courtyard. (article published 2003-12-23) - Read more

2004 CCA FESTIVAL DATES
Dates for 2004 set for Centre for Creative Arts major events. (article published 2003-12-23) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OFFICIAL GPR
Official press release from The Playhouse Company regarding the appointment of Linda Bukhosini as Artistic Director. (article published 2003-12-20) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Billy Suter’s response to this appointment (courtesy of The Mercury). (article published 2003-12-20) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS
Winners of Durban Theatre Awards honoured at sophisticated glitzy evening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2003-12-16) - Read more

UNCUT – THE PENIS MONOLOGUES (NEW VERSION)
Effectively edited, one-man pithy and entertaining adult show responds to female counterpart. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-12-13) - Read more

BRER RABBIT AND FRIENDS
Three Brer Rabbit stories interwoven with traditional Zulu children’s tales makes for delightful theatre for young people (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-12-10) - Read more

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR APPOINTED
Linda Bukhosini appointed Artistic Director of the Playhouse Company. (article published 2003-12-10) - Read more

CATALINA CELEBRATION
Three festive season shows open on December 12 at Wilson’s Wharf theatre venue. (article published 2003-12-10) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The line-up of nominees for the Durban Theatre Awards 2002-2003 to be honoured on December 15. (article published 2003-12-9) - Read more

UNCUT AT CATALINA
Revival of “The Penis Monologues” for late night shows at Wilson’s Wharf venue. (article published 2003-12-4) - Read more

CRISS-CROSS CHRISTMAS
A forlorn elf needs to discover the meaning of Christmas in children’s play at Kwasuka. (article published 2003-12-4) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS
Awards evening set for December 15. (article published 2003-11-30) - Read more

NAREND SINGH DISCUSSES KZN ARTS
KZN Provincial Minister of Education and Culture gives his views on the KZNACC and other matters. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-24) - Read more

THE BOY WITH A CLOWN’S HEART
Delightful new work from Aldo Brincat for Catalina Theatre over festive season. (article published 2003-11-23) - Read more

JUST THE TICKET
19th episode of Percy Tucker’s best-selling book on Radio Today on November 23 and 27. (article published 2003-11-22) - Read more

FREDDIE THE FROG
Popular children’s show returns to Botanic Gardens. (article published 2003-11-22) - Read more

PATRICIA GLYNN TALK
Well-known radio and TV personality talks about her experiences on Everest. (article published 2003-11-21) - Read more

RUGGA BUGGERS
Thomie Holtzhausen draws in the laughs in intimate new venue in Florida Road. (article published 2003-11-21) - Read more

DENNIS SCHAUFFER TO MAFIKENG
Well-known Durban actor, director and lecturer leaves Durban to teach in Mafikeng. (article published 2003-11-21) - Read more

BRER RABBIT AND FRIENDS
Actors Co-operative offers exciting and fun-filled children's show over festive season. (article published 2003-11-21) - Read more

TABLE MANNERS (REVIVAL)
Second time around, this deliciously amusing piece of entertainment is tighter and more focused. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-20) - Read more

MNCEDISI SHABANGU WINS AWARD
Durban-born Standard Bank Young Artist award-winner for drama applauded. (article published 2003-11-20) - Read more

DIT AWARDS
Department of drama studies hosts Awards Ceremony 2003. (article published 2003-11-18) - Read more

NICKY FOR BASA KZN
Nicky du Plessis appointed BASA regional representative for KZN. (article published 2003-11-17) - Read more

RADIO TODAY
Further programme in the radio adaptation of “Just the Ticket” on 1485am. (article published 2003-11-16) - Read more

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR REQUIRED
The Arts Education Department of the Grahamstown Foundation invites applications. (article published 2003-11-16) - Read more

LATAAS FM
“Comedians take the Mickey out of Lotus”. (Article in Sunday Tribune: November 9 by Buddy Naidu.) (article published 2003-11-13) - Read more

HITS AUDITIONS
Highway Intimate Theatre to hold auditions for first production of 2004. (article published 2003-11-11) - Read more

IN MEMORIAM
Theatre world mourns death of Peter Dickinson and Jeff Gunthorpe. (article published 2003-11-11) - Read more

MARC LOTTERING LIVE
Wild-haired comedian offers ingenuous and refreshing humour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-9) - Read more

THE LOVESHIP AQUARIUS
After a successful run at the Smirnoff International Comedy festival, madcap comedy duo hit Durban. (Review by Caroline Smart) NB: IGNORE PREVIOUS REVIEW (article published 2003-11-4) - Read more

THE LOVESHIP AQUARIUS
After a successful run at the Smirnoff International Comedy festival, madcap comedy duo hit Durban. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-11-4) - Read more

THE STRONG BREED
Eager Artists to present Wole Soyinka’s powerful drama at Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre.. (article published 2003-11-4) - Read more

THE LOVESHIP AQUARIUS
Comedy theatre at Kwasuka from lovable hosts Cornè and Twakkie. (article published 2003-11-3) - Read more

MARC LOTTERING
Cape Town’s favourite funnyman is back in Durban in early November. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

CRAIG SHOEMAKER
American Comedy Awards Comedian of the Year to appear at ICC on November 1. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

DRAMATIC LEARNING SPACES
University of Natal PMB to host South African Research Conference. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

ASHWIN SINGH PLAY
Durban’s Ashwin Singh among five finalists to present plays at Cape Town festival. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

UNCUT ON THE MOVE
Clinton Marius’s one-man show heads for Pietermaritzburg and Bloemfontein. (article published 2003-10-26) - Read more

JUST THE TICKET
15th episode of Percy Tucker’s book to be broadcast on Radio Today on October 26. (article published 2003-10-25) - Read more

GEORGY PORGY
Two performances of Roald Dahl's one man comedy at new performance venue. (article published 2003-10-25) - Read more

BRINCAT ARTICLE
Dialogue opened in the Letters to the Editor section in response to Aldo Brincat’s article in This Day. (article published 2003-10-21) - Read more

RUMPELSTILSKIN & OTHER TALES
Brenda Lauth to present ninth annual children’s production in Campbell Estate. (article published 2003-10-19) - Read more

POST OF DRAMA LECTURER
Applications invited from suitably qualified candidates for lecture post at Rhodes University’s Drama Department. (article published 2003-10-18) - Read more

CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY
Joko Scott impresses in powerful and compelling play adaptation of Alan Paton’s legendary novel. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-10-16) - Read more

CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY
Alan Paton’s acclaimed novel to be seen in KZN for the first time as a professional stage play. (article published 2003-10-16) - Read more

UNCUT FOR PMB
“The Penis Monologues” to have a season at the Hexagon Studio in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2003-10-16) - Read more

AUDITION FOR HITS
Auditions for Highway Intimate Theatre's next supper theatre show will be held on October 6. (article published 2003-10-8) - Read more

AUDITIONS
Auditions called on October 10 and 11 for regular TV show. (article published 2003-10-8) - Read more

CALAMITY
Hilarious production has fine performances and skillfully woven subtext. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-10-2) - Read more

PROOF
Excellently directed and beautifully performed play by brilliant Pulizer Prize-winning playwright. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-10-2) - Read more

THE CAVEMAN COMETH!
Back - once again! - by popular demand, Tim Plewman weaves his comedy magic. (article published 2003-09-26) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS!
Catch Aldo Brincat in his smash hit stage comedy when it returns to Durban in October. (article published 2003-09-24) - Read more

CALAMITY
Comedy play for Playhouse Theatre Loft from Johannesburg-based theatre company. (article published 2003-09-24) - Read more

PROOF
KickstArt presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by Greg King. (article published 2003-09-19) - Read more

LION KING CELEBRATION
Visual and auditory extravaganza of Disney’s “Lion King” for Gateway on September 29 and 30. (article published 2003-09-18) - Read more

THE ULTIMATE VARIETY SHOW
Star-studded line-up of international and local talent forms part of Celebrate Durban week. (article published 2003-09-18) - Read more

QUEEN OF IMBIRA
New book by Gcina Mhlophe launched by Maskew Miller Longman in celebration of National Women’s Day. (article published 2003-09-10) - Read more

ANIMAL PLANET
Real animals come alive on Animal Planet! (article published 2003-09-9) - Read more

PENIS DRAWS RESPONSE
“Uncut – The Penis Monologues” draws strong audience response! (article published 2003-09-9) - Read more

TABLE MANNERS
Unconditionally frothy and offbeat romp through the Agatha Christie murder mystery genre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-09-6) - Read more

TABLE MANNERS
A dishy whodunit inspired by the works of Agatha Christie from Greg King’s KickstArt. (article published 2003-09-6) - Read more

UNCUT – THE PENIS MONOLOGUES
Reponse to The Vagina Monologues features an interesting range of sketches focusing on a vital part of the male anatomy. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-09-5) - Read more

HAPPY NATIVES
My previous reservations now dispelled, back home in KZN “Happy Natives” is as excellent “must-see”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-09-4) - Read more

PILLOW TALK
Set in and around a double bed, this series of sketches is well-handled, amusing and with some beautiful poignant moments. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-09-3) - Read more

PILLOW TALK
Creative Madness does the dirty, dish the dirt on mixed doubles and offer a slightly risque recipe for success. (article published 2003-08-25) - Read more

ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST IS BACK!
Popular entertainer to appear in Pietermaritzburg and Durban. (article published 2003-08-25) - Read more

HAPPY NATIVES
Greig Coetzee acclaimed new play for KZN. (article published 2003-08-25) - Read more

JUST THE TICKET
Radio adaptation of Percy Tucket’s 50 years in South African Theatre. (article published 2003-08-24) - Read more

WANT TO PERFORM AT NAF?
Performance Applications Open For 2004 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. (article published 2003-08-23) - Read more

AT THE EDGE
Ronnie Govender’s acclaimed drama featuring Leeanda Reddy for Playhouse. (article published 2003-08-23) - Read more

ISIGCINO ESAMI MUSICAL
Zulu language setwork to be presented at Stable Theatre. (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

TABLE MANNERS
A Dishy Whodunit inspired by the works of Agatha Christie (article published 2003-08-20) - Read more

ETHEKWINI CULTURAL POLICY WORKSHOP
Article by Marianne Meijer appearing in the NSA magazine. (article published 2003-08-19) - Read more

EAGER ARTISTS ANNIVERSARY
Durban theatre group celebrates 10th anniversary on August 21. (article published 2003-08-18) - Read more

KOLLIG ARTS FESTIVAL
This year’s Festival to present 10 shows from August 21 to 24 at the Port Natal School in Umbilo. (article published 2003-08-13) - Read more

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS
Challenging project for Actors Co-operative makes for compelling drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-08-13) - Read more

UNCUT – THE PENIS MONOLOGUES
Clinton Marius provides offbeat response to the controversial “Vagina Monologues”. (article published 2003-08-12) - Read more

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS:
Actors Co-operative present American playwright Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer prize-winner. (article published 2003-08-12) - Read more

GEORGY PORGY
Peter Court and Thomie Holtzhausen hilariously transfer one of Roald Dahl’s well-known stories to the platteland. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-08-11) - Read more

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR
Three highly skilled actors and a creative director bring this madcap Shakespearean romp to glorious life. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-31) - Read more

AMAGAMA AMATHATU
AIDS awareness production offered to firms and industries to be presented on site. (article published 2003-07-31) - Read more

EDUCATING RITA
Finely directed and acted, bittersweet love story promises to be Kwasuka theatre’s most popular production to date. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-26) - Read more

EDUCATING RITA
Finely directed and acted, bittersweet love story promises to be Kwasuka theatre’s most popular production to date. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-26) - Read more

THE MOSQUITO COAST
Schools touring production of Paul Theroux’s setwork novel. (article published 2003-07-23) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY QUIZ
Active society to hold quiz on August 3. (article published 2003-07-23) - Read more

EDUCATING RITA
Delicious comedy for Kwasuka in the careful hands of multi-award winning director Murray McGibbon. (article published 2003-07-22) - Read more

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR
Catalina Theatre to host 97 minutes of hilarious Shakespearian mayhem. (article published 2003-07-22) - Read more

ICARUS
Educators should watch out for this enchanting educational piece – it’s a visual and dramatic delight. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-21) - Read more

GLASS ROOTS
Fiona Coyne’s hit comedy for KickstArt Theatre Company at Kwasuka. (article published 2003-07-21) - Read more

FOREIGN AIDS
HIVAN present one performance by Pieter-Dirk Uys on August 4. (article published 2003-07-20) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
John van de Ruit and Ben Voss back by popular demand at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-07-19) - Read more

WEEKLY RADIO INSERTS - RSG
Thomie Holtzhausen to present regular contributions to Afrikaans arts radio programme. (article published 2003-07-19) - Read more

KATINKA KAT
Actors Co-Operative’s latest production comes to a close in Durban Botanic Gardens. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-17) - Read more

DEATH OF RAMALOA MAKHENE
Leading South African actor dies in Johannesburg (article published 2003-07-16) - Read more

HAPPY NATIVES
Greig Coetzee’s new full-length play is a winner but lacks South African lifeblood as yet. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-07-8) - Read more

HAPPY NATIVES
Greig Coetzee play to tour South Africa after the National Arts Festival. (article published 2003-07-3) - Read more

BOTANIC GARDENS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Children are invited to enjoy a day of creative fun and activity at the Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2003-07-1) - Read more

VERGISSMEINNICHT
Acting is brilliant and the idea is clever, just needs reworking of the structure. (Review by Andrew Verster) (article published 2003-06-30) - Read more

VERGISSMEINNICHT
Clinton Marius's new play premieres at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, Arts Editor, Natal Witness) (article published 2003-06-29) - Read more

FESTIVAL DIARIES
artSMart editor in Grahamstown presents regular report of the National Arts Festival. (article published 2003-06-28) - Read more

MARIEKE BRESSER FOR DOGTROEP
New office manager for innovative Netherlands theatre company worked in Cape Town. (article published 2003-06-25) - Read more

MY BIG FAT GREEK FESTIVAL
Fun event to encompass entire Wilson’s Wharf area. (article published 2003-06-25) - Read more

TENSE TALE OF KATINKA KAT
The Actors Co-Operative will present holiday fun for the family in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2003-06-25) - Read more

THE DATE PRINCESS
New hand puppet play by Pamela Tancsik for Durban Botanical Gardens. (article published 2003-06-25) - Read more

AMAGAMA AMATHATU
Madcaps tours schools with educational AIDS awareness presentation. (article published 2003-06-21) - Read more

RAGGAMUFFIN PRINCESS & OTHERS
Entertainer and illustrator Linda Giddy offers theatre and portraiture. (article published 2003-06-21) - Read more

SIENER IN DIE SUBURBS
PG du Plessis’s award-winning play for Hilton College production. (article published 2003-06-20) - Read more

STANISLAVSKY MASTER CLASS
Ksenjya Fillinova presents Stanislavsky classes in the art of theatre and other skills. (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE WINNERS
Three Durban Girls' College head for UK trip. (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

DEATH OF CLIVE PARNELL
Actor Clive Parnell dies a day after his 63rd birthday. (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

EAST COAST RADIO HAHA COMEDY SHOW
This year’s event in the Playhouse Opera promises to be bigger and better than before. (article published 2003-06-16) - Read more

GEORGY PORGY
One of Roald Dahl’s most celebrated comic characters to be performed by Thomie Holtzhausen. (article published 2003-06-11) - Read more

NEW NAC BOARD
Nhlanhla Mtaka, Linda Bukhosini, Nicky du Plessis and Dr and TPL Dumisa are KZN representatives on national arts body. (article published 2003-06-11) - Read more

YOUTH DAY FESTIVAL
Young People for Change present celebration at Princess Magogo Stadium Kwa Mashu on June 15. (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

EDUCATING RITA
KickstArt in association with Presto Theatre International will present Educating Rita in July. (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

BAT STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS.
Storytelling technique workshops help educators and community leaders to get their message across (article published 2003-06-9) - Read more

RUN TO GROUND
Greg King’s first production as Kwasuka’s artistic director is a powerful tension-filled thriller. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-06-7) - Read more

READY TEDDY GO!
Celebrity spotting at its best at Castle Kyalami in Gauteng supports Red Cross. (article published 2003-06-5) - Read more

VERGISSMEINNICHT
Festival premiere for new South African stage drama by Durban actor-writer. (article published 2003-06-5) - Read more

NETWORK FOR ARTS AND CULTURE SOUTH AFRICA (NACSA)
NACSA accepts apology of Director General of Department of Arts and Culture (article published 2003-06-5) - Read more

GREASE
UBR Young Performers Charity Show (article published 2003-05-30) - Read more

RUN TO GROUND
English version of Reza de Wet’s award winning thriller “Diepe Grond” to be directed by Greg King. (article published 2003-05-30) - Read more

STITCH
New comedy for Square Space Theatre written by Catherine Mace and Melissa Wood. (article published 2003-05-30) - Read more

PATHWAYS OF HOPE
Showcase and promotion of artistic talents of disabled youth in KZN. (article published 2003-05-30) - Read more

HAPPY NATIVES
Greig Coetzee play to tour South Africa. (article published 2003-05-23) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Business wins for sponsorship of the arts (article published 2003-05-23) - Read more

ALL-INDIGENOUS THEATRE PROGRAMME FOR NAF
National Arts Festival to host 11 new and recent plays. (article published 2003-05-22) - Read more

NAC NEWS
National Arts Council funding and appointment of new staff. (article published 2003-05-18) - Read more

BRUSH UP SHAKESPEARE
The 2003 National Creative Arts Youth Festival showcase programme today at 14h00 and 18h00. (article published 2003-05-18) - Read more

STITCH
True to life comedy about four women hiking in the Berg. (article published 2003-05-17) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY NEWS
AGM and fundraiser from active KZN Shakespeare Society. (article published 2003-05-17) - Read more

VINTAGE RADIO
Springbok Radio favourites on Radio Today 1485 AM (article published 2003-05-15) - Read more

GREG KING FOR KWASUKA
Award-winning director has tenure for 18 months at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2003-05-15) - Read more

HIT AUDITIONS
Highway Intimate Theatre amateur (non-professional) calls for auditions for their next play. (article published 2003-05-15) - Read more

ACT BACK ON THE ARTS SCENE
Applications for the funding of arts, culture and heritage projects close on May 23. (article published 2003-05-14) - Read more

BOOM GATE
Square Space Theatre at UND to host Theatre of Imagination. (article published 2003-05-14) - Read more

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Whacky and freestyle interpretation of Shakespeare comedy draws on early Durban history. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-05-8) - Read more

ANIMAL FARM
Don’t miss this chance to see some of Durban’s most exciting up-and-coming talent. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-05-6) - Read more

DEATH OF DENNIS RUBIN
Well-known playwright, director and producer dies in Durban aged 61. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-05-6) - Read more

YPC OPEN DAY
Young People for Change stage HIV/AIDS Awareness Open Day in KwaMashu. (article published 2003-04-25) - Read more

DESPERATELY SEEKING PRINCE CHARMING
Four highly individual female performers look at romance and feminine expectations of love. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-04-22) - Read more

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
One of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies for UND drama students. (article published 2003-04-21) - Read more

THEY SAY & MUNG
Exploration of poetic potential of objects and physical comedy storytelling for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-04-21) - Read more

COMMUNITY ARTS MEETING
Pivotal meeting to be held at BAT Centre to elect National Community Arts Steering Committee. (article published 2003-04-20) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS
ArtSMart editor among winners for 2003 award year. (article published 2003-04-17) - Read more

EVENING OF MAGIC & MIRTH
Comedy and illusion set to bedazzle audiences. (article published 2003-04-15) - Read more

ANIMAL FARM MUSICAL
Jerry Pooe directs his Eager Artists company in presentation of George Orwell classic. (article published 2003-04-11) - Read more

SHOWCASE AT NAF
Exciting addition to the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (article published 2003-04-11) - Read more

PANSA & BASA CONFERENCE
First arts and culture marketing conference for South Africa. (article published 2003-04-11) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR JOSEPH
Very Very Big Productions to host Webber/Rice classic over festive season. (article published 2003-04-10) - Read more

ACT BACK ON THE ARTS SCENE
Applications for the funding of arts, culture and heritage projects close on May 23. (article published 2003-04-9) - Read more

ENTERTAINERS LEGAL SUPPORT
Role players in entertainment industry need protection. (article published 2003-04-9) - Read more

FOOLS AWARDS 2003
Vote online for top achievers in the KZN arts community. (article published 2003-04-8) - Read more

ARCHANGELS
Guy Willoughby’s first novel produced by Howick publishers. (article published 2003-04-2) - Read more

A FROGGY FAIRY TALE
Enchanting hour-long fairy tale for children is a first for Catalina. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-03-30) - Read more

YPC STUDENTS FOR SWITZERLAND
Two Young People for Change students head for Europe to learn French. (article published 2003-03-30) - Read more

THEATRE SURVEY
Long-awaited survey puts posters and word of mouth as major influential factors to attend theatre. (article published 2003-03-30) - Read more

ARCHANGELS
Guy Willoughby’s first novel produced by Howick publishers. (article published 2003-03-29) - Read more

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
Exciting addition to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2003-03-29) - Read more

FROGGY FAIRY TALE
Catalina hosts first production for children. (article published 2003-03-29) - Read more

THE MEMORY OF WATER
Award-winning comedy extended at KwaSuka to April 5. (article published 2003-03-24) - Read more

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Hennie Baird, known to Durban audiences as Hendini, currently appearing in Johannesburg in “The Jungle Book”. (article published 2003-03-24) - Read more

THE SQUARE SPACE THEATRE
Two highly experienced graduates to assist with administration of popular theatre venue. (article published 2003-03-24) - Read more

STEVEN STEAD
Award winning actor to return to Durban to appear in Reza de Wet play. (article published 2003-03-23) - Read more

STEPHEN GURNEY
Well-known former Durban actor intends to divide his time between South Africa and England. (article published 2003-03-23) - Read more

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
KickstArt’s successful 2002 production to have run at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-03-23) - Read more

2003 NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
“Home at last and proud to be South African” is the motto of South Africa’s largest cultural festival. (article published 2003-03-22) - Read more

TOM MEEHAN HONOURED
Vintage Radio on Radio Today honours Tom Meehan with radio programmes. (article published 2003-03-22) - Read more

SAMSON AND DELILAH
Radio drama with all-Durban cast to be broadcast on Radio Today’s Vintage Radio on April 3. (article published 2003-03-22) - Read more

THE TEMPEST
Vigorous production marred by inarticulate diction and under-rehearsed text. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-03-21) - Read more

NEUROTRASH
With satirical stengun out in force, John Vlismas offers a hilarious stand-up comic show. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-03-19) - Read more

THE ISLAND
Jerry Pooe to stage well-known drama in the Playhouse Loft. (article published 2003-03-18) - Read more

NEUROTRASH
John Vlismas to stage his new show at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2003-03-18) - Read more

INFO SERVICE
Tourist brochure distribution service expands its network. (article published 2003-03-17) - Read more

NEW SPONSORSHIP FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
National Arts Festival in Grahamstown scoops two new sponsorship partners. (article published 2003-03-11) - Read more

BAT REGENERATES
Regeneration Programme at BAT Centre offers free course to visionary artists. (also drama, visual arts) (article published 2003-03-11) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR GREASE
Talented teenagers needed for UBR Young Performers Show. (article published 2003-03-9) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR GREASE
Talented teenagers needed for UBR Young Performers Show. (article published 2003-03-9) - Read more

LEISURESMART
Renamed of pages to (article published 2003-03-1) - Read more

HAMLET
Director Garth Anderson extracts full drama from his production for schools of Shakespeare’s drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-03-1) - Read more

THE MEMORY OF WATER
Topnotch drama by exciting British playwright impeccably directed by Greg King. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-27) - Read more

DECADENCE
With versatility and superb command of voice and accent, Fiona Ramsay and Michael Richard are brilliant yet again in Berkoff piece. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-26) - Read more

WHO KILLED THE HEADMASTER
Terrifying supper theatre nightmare at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

FREEBIRDS
Musical collaboration between Dutch based Theatre Company and Eager Artists. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

MINE GHOSTS EXTRAVAGANZA
Jerry Pooe back from the USA with a new music and dance extravaganza. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

WITS SCHOOL OF ARTS
Multi-disciplinary, multi-media unit at University of Witwatersrand. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

JULIUS CAESAR
Shakespeare drama at Hilton College. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

HAMLET AT SNEDDON AND HILTON
Garth Anderson’s award-winning Actors Co-Operative presents production of Shakespeare tragedy. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
Rajesh Gopie’s play to be performed at the Market in April. (article published 2003-02-22) - Read more

THE MEMORY OF WATER
Award-winning comedy comes to Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2003-02-21) - Read more

DECADENCE
Fiona Ramsay and Michael Richard present their successful saucy and bawdy play at Catalina. (article published 2003-02-21) - Read more

WALK & SQUAWK
US based physical theatre company returns to KZN to work on new collaborative theatre project. (article published 2003-02-21) - Read more

PORTFOLIO PIX
Malcolm Leeman offers good rates for publcity photographs to encourage newspaper coverage. (article published 2003-02-20) - Read more

SISANDZA – WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Sisandza - Women in the Arts is a newsletter which covers women arts personalities from Durban and surrounding areas. (article published 2003-02-19) - Read more

VLISMAS OFFERS NEUROTRASH
Well-known stand-up comic chooses his home town to launch his new show. (article published 2003-02-18) - Read more

THEATRE DIARY
Publication aims to attract a larger audience from both inside and outside of Durban. (article published 2003-02-18) - Read more

ELECTIONS & ERECTIONS
Scathingly brilliant, disarmingly self-revealing, refreshingly honest and deliciously un-PC! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-18) - Read more

WOMB TIDE
Lara Foot-Newton’s acclaimed piece of daring theatre to play Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2003-02-16) - Read more

THE MEMORY OF WATER
KickstArt presents Shelagh Stephenson’s comedy about Life, Death and Funeral arrangements. (article published 2003-02-16) - Read more

AMAGUGU V - TREASURES EXHIBITION
Exhibition represents fifth collection made by the African Art Centre. (article published 2003-02-16) - Read more

ONCE A PIRATE
Amiable and entertaining one-act production where Seputla Segobodi looks at the life of a soccer fan! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-15) - Read more

SEX, TANGO & EVERYTHING ELSE
Through narrative, music, song and dance, Dawn Lindberg looks at the powerful impact of a sexual encounter. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-14) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS
Aldo Brincat’s response to Rob Becker’s smash hit is a delight and a must-see for anyone with children! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-13) - Read more

NEW VUMA ART CENTRE
New arts centre grows out of old Stable Theatre in the major city environs . (article published 2003-02-6) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR INDIAN ACTOR
Troubadour Productions looking for very attractive mid 30’s actor required for SABC2 movie series. (article published 2003-02-5) - Read more

TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS
Pieter Scholtz at his best in interpreting two Sholom Aleichem stories at Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-02-5) - Read more

TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS
Pieter Scholtz presents two delightful stories based on the classic tales of Tevye the Milkman. (article published 2003-01-31) - Read more

CATALINA CLASSIC COMEDY COLLECTIVE
Promises to be one of the biggest comedy events of the year. (article published 2003-01-31) - Read more

FRENCH THEATRE CLUB
Support the development of an amateur French theatre club. (article published 2003-01-31) - Read more

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP: BIG TIME!
An arepp Educational Theatre Programme for Senior High Learners. (article published 2003-01-31) - Read more

TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS
Pieter Scholtz presents two delightful stories based on the classic tales of Tevye the Milkman. (article published 2003-01-24) - Read more

CATALINA CLASSIC COMEDY COLLECTIVE
Promises to be one of the biggest comedy events of the year. (article published 2003-01-24) - Read more

FRENCH THEATRE CLUB
Support the development of an amateur French theatre club. (article published 2003-01-24) - Read more

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP: BIG TIME!
An arepp Educational Theatre Programme for Senior High Learners. (article published 2003-01-24) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS!
Actor-writer Aldo Brincat hard at work to bring to life his latest brainchild. (article published 2003-01-23) - Read more

PERFORMING ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Junior Championships of Performing Arts to be held at ICC Durban from August 30 to September 7. (article published 2003-01-22) - Read more

BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE
Closing date February 21 for popular high school quiz. (article published 2003-01-22) - Read more

DIVINE CHILD
Interesting and fascinating piece of theatre at Kwasuka explores archetypal clues to self-improvement in fairy tales. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-20) - Read more

NEW BOARD FOR THE PLAYHOUSE
Interim Board appointed by the Minister of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology for the Playhouse Company. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-17) - Read more

HAMLET FROM ACTORS CO-OPERATIVE
Award-winning director Garth Anderson has finalised top notch casting for his production which plays Durban, Hilton, Chatsworth and Empangeni. (article published 2003-01-16) - Read more

BAOBABS DON’T GROW HERE
From Grahamstown to Durban via Edinburgh, this delightful adventure of the imagination hasn’t lost one jot of its appeal. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-16) - Read more

BAOBABS DON’T GROW HERE
From Grahamstown to Durban via Edinburgh, this delightful adventure of the imagination hasn’t lost one jot of its appeal. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2003-01-16) - Read more

DURBAN THEATRE ACADEMY REGISTRATION
New year’s registration for performing arts school opens on January 25. (article published 2003-01-15) - Read more

THE DIVINE CHILD
Storytelling and puppetry from Wendy Nell and Clinton Marius at Kwasuka. (article published 2003-01-15) - Read more

CREATIVE KIDS IN CONCERT
Song, dance, drama and poetry presentation in Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2003-01-15) - Read more

PIETER DIRK UYS NEW BOOK
Interview with Pieter Dirk Uys on his new book. By Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness. (article published 2003-01-3) - Read more

TOM MEEHAN - A REMEMBRANCE
Tribute from actor and raconteur Frank Graham. (article published 2003-01-3) - Read more

DEATH OF TOM MEEHAN
Veteran director, actor, writer and producer of radio theatre dies peacefully of heart failure aged 87. (article published 2003-01-2) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
All the very best for 2003! (article published 2003-01-1) - Read more

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MIRANDA MOSS
News of former Durban actress now living in Ireland. (article published 2002-12-30) - Read more

HANSEL & GRETHEL AND OTHER TALES
Eighth annual Brenda Lauth production at The Campbell Collections. (article published 2002-12-29) - Read more

BAOBABS DON'T GROW HERE
Critically acclaimed comic love-story with James Cuningham and Helen Iskander for Catalina. (article published 2002-12-29) - Read more

BRER RABBIT IN AFRICA
Festive fun for families and youngsters from Garth Anderson in Botanic Gardens. (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Full evening planned for New Year at Catalina and Zacks at Wilson's Wharf. (article published 2002-12-28) - Read more

BEING FATHER CHRISTMAS
Dubbed the City’s best Father Christmas last year, actor and director Dennis Schauffer shares his experiences. (article published 2002-12-26) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Best wishes for a safe and joyous festive season. (article published 2002-12-25) - Read more

KAALGESTROOP
Met Elzabé Zietsman, Regie en teks - Deon Opperman, Musiek - Janine Neethling, Perkussie - Jahn Beukes - TransAfrica Express, BAT Sentrum (Oorsig: Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-12-21) - Read more

THE CATALINA
Themi Venturas’s new theatre opens in the exciting surroundings of the Wilson’s Wharf development. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-15) - Read more

THAT MAN VAN
Wacky adult comedy gawking into the jokes of Van der Merwe. (article published 2002-12-15) - Read more

THE RED COAT TALES
While it doesn’t achieve its full potential, the show greatly delights young audiences. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-11) - Read more

THE RED COAT TALES
While it doesn’t achieve its full potential, the show greatly delights young audiences. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-11) - Read more

NEW RADIO PLAY
A new radio play produced, written and performed in Durban will feature on Radio Today’s festive season programme. (article published 2002-12-11) - Read more

FROG CAPERS
Popular frog characters to perform in the Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2002-12-8) - Read more

IZINGANEKWANE
Firmly and proudly African-based, Garth Anderson’s children’s theatre is an exuberant delight. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-7) - Read more

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Robert Harling’s superb script, Greg King’s skilful direction and excellent cast make for perfect festive season fare. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-12-4) - Read more

MADE IN INDIA
Bollywood movies and cross-culture marriages sent up in genial entertainer’s enjoyable show! (Review Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-11-25) - Read more

CATALINA
New theatre opens on Wilson’s Wharf. (article published 2002-11-24) - Read more

KWEL’DUMAYO
Musical of crime, violence, alcoholism and love for Mansfield Hall performances. (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA RETURNS!
Homegrown comedy hit to open new Catalina Theatre. (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Top cast for delicious comedy-drama for the Kwasuka (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

KRIJAY GOVENDER
Supporting act of acclaimed comedian Russell Peters at Playhouse. (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

ELLIS & BHEKI AT NSA
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkwane to perform as part of Buzzart festival. (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEBRATS!
Incisive look at the impulses that set people on the path to parenthood. (article published 2002-11-22) - Read more

DEATH OF ANNE FREED
Doyenne of radio theatre in Durban passed away on November 18 aged 94. - Caroline Smart (article published 2002-11-20) - Read more

CHILDREN’S CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Holiday workshops for those aged five to ten at Sunflower Montessori. (article published 2002-11-20) - Read more

KING KONG
Last week to see smash hit comedy at Kwasuka. (article published 2002-11-19) - Read more

YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS
Standard Bank announces Young Artist Awards for 2003. (article published 2002-11-19) - Read more

KRIJAY PROVIDES SUPPORT
Krijay Govender is supporting act for Canadian comedian Russell Peters. (article published 2002-11-17) - Read more

IZINGANEKWANE STORY THEATRE
Festive fare for families from The Actors Co-op (article published 2002-11-17) - Read more

HEXAGON ANNIVERSARY
Theatre on Pietermaritzburg campus of University of Natal celebrates 25th anniversary. Report by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness (article published 2002-11-11) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Actresses invited to audition for KickstArt’s forthcoming production. (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

FRANK GRAHAM
Durban actor and raconteur to appear on Comedy Showcase. (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

RUSSELL PETERS: MADE IN INDIA
Internationally renowned stand-up comedian launches his world tour in Durban. (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

MAY USHER AND NORMAN HESOM
Playhouse box office stalwarts retire at end of November. (article published 2002-11-10) - Read more

MONEYWEBKZN
New business and investment website. (article published 2002-11-9) - Read more

MACBETH – THE ROCK OPERA
It’s dark, it’s moody, it’s musical – it’s a stunning new “Macbeth”. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-11-6) - Read more

KING KONG (2002)
Two diverse performers create moments of brilliance. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-11-2) - Read more

ALLAN HAGAN
Former Durban actor now living in the US and working for Virgin Atlantic Airways. (article published 2002-10-27) - Read more

REX GARNER RETURNS TO JOHANNESBURG!
Much loved master of farce returns to Johannesburg for Ray Cooney play. (article published 2002-10-24) - Read more

PERFORMING ARTS SURVEY
Those wishing to support the performing arts are urged to complete questionnaires now available in libraries (article published 2002-10-18) - Read more

KING KONG
Smash hit comedy returns for limited season at Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2002-10-18) - Read more

EK'S 'N DOOS EXTENDED
Mark Banks’ successful show extended and moved to the Playhouse Drama. (article published 2002-10-11) - Read more

GAYNOR GOES TO WASHINGTON
Former actress Gaynor Young has successful time at Deafway Festival in the US. (article published 2002-10-8) - Read more

RED COAT TALES
Festive Season pantomime helps to raise funds. (article published 2002-10-8) - Read more

THE HEX ANNIVERSARY
Pietermaritzburg theatre looking for UNP drama graduates and performers who have appeared at the Hexagon. (article published 2002-10-7) - Read more

FRANK GRAHAM
Durban comedian to appear in Di Rosen’s Comedy Showcase. (article published 2002-10-7) - Read more

PRIVATE LIVES
Greg King’s spirited version of Noel Coward classic is well-suited to the intimate Kwasuka Theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-10-6) - Read more

THE CATALINA
A new theatre rises on the new Wilson’s Wharf development at the Yacht Mole. (article published 2002-10-5) - Read more

EK IS ‘N DOOS
Mark Banks in top form with rapier sharp wit and a delightful series of characterisations. (Review by Caroline Smart (article published 2002-10-4) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA EXTENDED
"Venomous Comedy With a Deadly Bite" extended to October 5. (article published 2002-09-25) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR BRETT BAILY
Black singers and dancers needed for musical drama to be performed in South Africa and Europe. (article published 2002-09-24) - Read more

HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Annual arts festival in the Midlands kicks off to a sparkling start. (article published 2002-09-20) - Read more

PANSA/BBC WRITING WORKSHOPS
Series of radio drama workshops presented by PANSA in association with British Council and BBC World Service. (article published 2002-09-19) - Read more

PRIVATE LIVES
Timeless comedy for the Hilton Flagship and for Durban’s Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2002-09-19) - Read more

A COLOURED PLACE
Well-directed and performed interpretation of heartwarming and humorous script. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-09-18) - Read more

THE ARTSTAND
Stand promoting the performing arts now hosted by the Essenwood Craft Market. (article published 2002-09-16) - Read more

WHAT’S RIGHT & WRONG IN DURBAN
Theatre practitioners research the Durban theatre market. (article published 2002-09-16) - Read more

BOTANIC GARDENS PUPPETS
Adi Paxton and Pamela Tancsik to produce fun and entertaining double-bill puppet show in Durban Botanic Gardens from October 1 to 4 (article published 2002-09-16) - Read more

MARK BANKS'EK'S 'N DOOS
Hilarious hit show to run at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in October. (article published 2002-09-14) - Read more

THREE SISTERS
Anton Chekhov’s classic play has a short run at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2002-09-14) - Read more

THE LIVING ROOM PROGRAMME
Eager Artists offer innovative theatre programme for informal performance areas. (article published 2002-09-13) - Read more

THE DANCE JOURNEY
Eager Artists again prove their strong performance ability in programme that portrays the origin of traditional dances. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-09-12) - Read more

A COLOURED PLACE
Critically acclaimed dramatic production at Kwasuka Theatre for short season. (article published 2002-09-8) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
Back on home ground, John van de Ruit and Ben Voss continue to pull in the audiences to their clever and humorous production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-09-7) - Read more

A COLOURED PLACE
Critically acclaimed dramatic production for Kwasuka Theatre for a short season (article published 2002-09-5) - Read more

SKADONK
Innovative performers Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkwane appear at NSA. (article published 2002-09-5) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
Ben Vos and John van de Ruit present their hilarious two-hander at Hilton and in Durban. (article published 2002-09-5) - Read more

LEOPARD SKIN
Enjoyable new work combines contemporary issues into a legitimate theatrical format. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-09-4) - Read more

GOING PLACES
Online source of entertainment and lifestyle information offers theatre/accommodation packages for those living outside Durban. (article published 2002-09-3) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO EVE STUART
Professor Elizabeth Sneddon pays tribute to a life-long friend. (article published 2002-09-3) - Read more

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
This must-see creative triumph is not without its flaws. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-09-2) - Read more

THE WAY OF US
A special experience through dynamic physical theatre. (Review by Luke Thomas) (article published 2002-09-2) - Read more

CREATIVE KIDS' CLUB
Correspondence club to introduce young readers to the magical world of theatre. (article published 2002-08-25) - Read more

CAVEMAN BACK NEXT YEAR
Tim Plewman’s smash hit “Defending the Caveman” to return in 2003! (article published 2002-08-24) - Read more

FNB PULLS OUT OF VITA REGIONAL THEATRE AWARDS
First National Bank no longer to sponsor the Vita Regional Theatre Awards system as of June 2003. (article published 2002-08-23) - Read more

FNB VITA REGIONAL THEATRE AWARDS 2001/2002
Reposting of list of Durban winners. (article published 2002-08-22) - Read more

COTA AUDITIONS
Company of Theatre Arts holds auditions for next production. (article published 2002-08-18) - Read more

CLOUD NINE
University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, presents play exploring relationship between colonisation and sexual repression (article published 2002-08-18) - Read more

FILM EXTRAS CASTING
Troubadour Productions looking for background extras for feature film. (article published 2002-08-15) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Hilarious and clever text from masterful comedy actor makes for a production not to be missed. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-08-15) - Read more

AN EVENING OF RUMI
Duncan Mackintosh back in South Africa by popular demand to present work by enlightened mystical Sufi poet. (article published 2002-08-14) - Read more

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - PREVIEW!
Full-scale period costume musical set to beautiful music on its way to being a national hit. (Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-08-13) - Read more

BOOKING OPEN FOR HILTON
Booking now open for the Natal Witness Hilton Arts Festival in September. (article published 2002-08-12) - Read more

SITTING AROUND THE FIRE
Theatre of the imagination reigns supreme in this production directed by Bheki Mkhwane. (article published 2002-08-11) - Read more

KWASUKA NEWS
Durban theatre has a busy programme ahead. (article published 2002-08-11) - Read more

CAVEMAN REACHES 1000!
Fire or no fire, Tim Plewman still pulls in the audiences at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2002-08-11) - Read more

DEATH OF EVE STUART
Well-known public relations figure dies in Durban. (article published 2002-08-10) - Read more

UPDATE ON SNEDDON FIRE
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre manager Jackie Cunniffe gives an update on yesterday’s fire: (article published 2002-08-8) - Read more

FIRE AT THE SNEDDON
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre catches on fire but damage not too devastating. (article published 2002-08-7) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Tim Plewman back again with witty and insightful comedy. (article published 2002-08-5) - Read more

COLLIN NHLUMAYO MEMORIAL SERVICE
Memorial service for Durban actor on August 6 and tribute by film-maker Cheryl Johnson. (article published 2002-08-5) - Read more

BIG STAKES AND SLAP CHIPS
Highly individual stand-up comedian Marc Lottering pulls in the laughs. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-08-3) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
John van de Ruit and Ben Voss bring their successful production back to KZN after National Arts Festival success. (article published 2002-08-3) - Read more

ONE VOICE
Entertaining musical from young cast in show sponsored by Unilever Bestfoods Robertsons. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-08-2) - Read more

HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Pick of South African theatre, music and dance for a three day festival. (article published 2002-07-28) - Read more

AREPP EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Titles “Healthy, Happy and Hip!" and “Don’t Think So” represent vibrant educational theatre for KZN. (article published 2002-07-28) - Read more

COLLIN NHLUMAYO
Death of well-known Durban actor and playwright. (article published 2002-07-25) - Read more

FNB VITA DURBAN THEATRE AWARDS
Durban winners announced today. (article published 2002-07-24) - Read more

BLAISE KOCH BOOK
Two and a half year journal by well-known actor. (article published 2002-07-21) - Read more

LOSING UTOPIA
Strong dialogue and interesting arguments fail to make cohesive whole of student production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-21) - Read more

EDUCATIONAL SHOWS
Arepp Educational Trust offers “Healthy, Happy and Hip!" and “Don’t Think So” educational theatre for KZN. (article published 2002-07-20) - Read more

ANDRE’S NEW SKITS
The Hilarious Hypnotist offers fascinating comedy until July 28. (article published 2002-07-20) - Read more

TANGKUPA
The magic of the stage comes to life in Tangkupa. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-20) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN 2002
A wrap-up of this year’s National Arts Festival proves that it was one of the best ever! (Review by Caroline Smart and Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-19) - Read more

DARK OUTSIDER
Play dealing with the life of Roy Campbell has once-off performance on July 25. (article published 2002-07-19) - Read more

GREG COETZEE NOMINATED
Multi award winner looks set to garner two more awards in FNB Vita Cape Town region. (article published 2002-07-19) - Read more

DEATH OF PETER BROOMFIELD
Well-known broadcaster dies in Durban. (article published 2002-07-17) - Read more

TAP DOGS
Six extremely fit and gorgeous young men prove that tap can be extended to an extravaganza of percussive dance and movement. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-17) - Read more

NOT WINNERS
Durban learners scoop prizes at NOT Festival. (article published 2002-07-16) - Read more

MAGIC MAN HENDINI ON TOUR
Hendrik Baird currently moving around the country with his new magic show. (article published 2002-07-15) - Read more

FOREIGN AIDS
The inimitable satirist appears mainly as himself in an impassioned one-man show focusing on the HIV/AIDS crisis. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-14) - Read more

BAOBABS DON’T GROW HERE
A visual symphony of mime, potent physicality, movement and brilliant acting. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-14) - Read more

THE BITTERBEK BLUES OF BEN (DIE BREKER) BAARTMAN
An absurd and funny play about a wrestler who fell asleep in front of the TV only to wake up 14 years later. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-14) - Read more

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
John Kani reasserts his position as one of South Africa’s top actors and reveals his considerable skills as a playwright. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-14) - Read more

CHASING CHAIRS
Fringe production presents astute, hilarious and incisive observations of the merry-go-round of marriage once the honeymoon years have faded. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-13) - Read more

SIDDHARTA – A NEW AGE OPERA
Stunningly visual opera about the life story of the Buddha is beautifully directed and presented. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-13) - Read more

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Relocated to Sophiatown, Tennessee Williams’ classic seen at the Grahamstown Festival will reach a new audience with its impact. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-11) - Read more

THE BELLS OF AMERSFOORT
Collaborative work on National Arts Festival a vibrant, multi-layered concept but ultimately not a cohesive whole. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-11) - Read more

DURBAN VITA NOMINEES
Nominees announced for the Durban FNB VITA Regional Theatre Awards 2001/2002. (article published 2002-07-9) - Read more

RAIDERS OF THE LAST STAND
Nicholas Ellenbogen can’t be beaten for his innovative and wacky use of props in this popular series currently playing the Grahamstown Festival. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-5) - Read more

FEEDBACK
Buckland and Newton produce sheer theatrical magic on Grahamstown Festival fringe. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-5) - Read more

MARGA’S ELLA LOER SHOW
For all fans of SABC 2’s Afrikaans comedy “Vetkoek Paleis”. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen (article published 2002-07-4) - Read more

PRIVATE LIVES
The most believable Elyot I’ve seen in a long time. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-4) - Read more

YES MEDEM
Unpretentious and gripping drama from Bongiwe Ngxoli. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-3) - Read more

ONE NIGHT STAND
Durban's Michelle Driman puts in riveting performance that holds much promise! (review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-3) - Read more

HEARTLANDS
Chris Mann’s new poetry glows with Janet Suzman’s excellent presentation. (article published 2002-07-2) - Read more

UNDERGROUND JUNGLE
Second collaboration for Grahamstown of movement production from USA and Durban universities. (article published 2002-07-2) - Read more

MARGA’S ELLA LOER SHOW
For all fans of SABC 2’s Afrikaans comedy “Orkney Snork Nie”. (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-1) - Read more

DOWWE DOLLA DOEN DIT STAAN-STAAN!
When thinking on her feet, the country’s brightest blonde offers stiff competition! (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) (article published 2002-07-1) - Read more

THE FENCE
Peter Hayes presents quiet but thundering anthem to those who have been killed because of society’s intolerance. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-07-1) - Read more

OVIRI – A SAVAGE CIVILIAN
Fascinating production deals with the final few years of artist Paul Gauguin. (article published 2002-07-1) - Read more

OPDRAG: INGRID JONKER
The unbeatable team of Jana Cilliers and Mark Graham weaves its dramatic magic in Ryk Hattingh’s play in Grahamstown (Review by Thomie Holtzhausen) REIVEW IN BOTH ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS (article published 2002-06-30) - Read more

FREEBIRDS
Collaborative production weaves its magic in the open air. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-06-30) - Read more

GREEN MAMBA
Two of KZN's finest actors present witty and clever satire on contemporary South African issues. (article published 2002-06-29) - Read more

HA HA COMEDY SHOWCASE
East Coast Radio and producers NEAR Entertainment offer a festival of laughter. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

FREEBIRDS
Collaboration between the Dutch based theatre compagny Het Waterhuis and KZN’s Eager Artists. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

RAGNAROCK & THOKOLATHEMBA
International collaboration of Danish and KZN youth theatre companies at Playhouse on July 9 and 10. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

SHOWBUZZ
Further 13 week season for M-Net arts slot. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

THE HUNGRY
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane’s latest piece of theatre for NSA. (article published 2002-06-28) - Read more

ARTSLINK.CO.ZA
Artslink.co.za to charge reasonable subscription fee to access valuable information resource. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

SHADES RE-RUN
High Schools urgently invited to book for re-run of production focusing on Marguerite Poland’s sweeping setwork. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

JANET SUZMAN AT KWASUKA
World renowned actress to perform with poet/writer Chris Mann at Kwasuka Theatre in Durban on July 6 and 7. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
Rajesh Gopie’s new work to be presented in Grahamstown. (article published 2002-06-27) - Read more

HEXAGON THEATRE TURNS 25!
Contact details needed of all University of Natal Pietermaritzburg drama graduates. (article published 2002-06-17) - Read more

NAC INVITES APPLICATIONS
The National Arts Council invites applications for funding from companies with a proven track record. (article published 2002-06-17) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
RASA Productions’ latest dramatic work to be performed at National Arts Festival. (article published 2002-06-15) - Read more

ECR HA HA COMEDY SHOWCASE
East Coast Radio hosts six of the best comedians from South Africa and abroad. (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

ONE MARGHERITA
Dennis Rubin’s award-winning play to open NOT Festival. (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

MAGIC MAN HENDINI
Mark Shuttleworth becomes a magic trick when magician performs at the NOT Festival. (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

ONE NIGHT STAND
Michelle Driman performs one woman show at the “NOT” Festival on June 21 and 22. (article published 2002-06-9) - Read more

GREASE
Energetic commitment and vitality from Durban Institute of Technology students in 60’s musical. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-06-8) - Read more

YOUNG BLACK ACTOR NEEDED
Youngster looking the age of 16 or 17 required for new musical to debut at NOT Festival. (article published 2002-06-7) - Read more

ARNEY’S OUTRAGEOUS RISE
Venue complements actor’s subtle and far-reaching sex education show. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-06-5) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN DRAMA CONTENT
Gripping stories and vivid characters onstage at National Arts Festival. (article published 2002-06-3) - Read more

ARNEY'S OUTRAGEOUS RISE
FNB Vita award-winning actor Aldo Brincat revisits one of his most celebrated stage shows. (article published 2002-06-3) - Read more

LOCALS GO INTERNATIONAL
Eager Artists gearing up for Grahamstown. (article published 2002-06-2) - Read more

POETRY JAMBOREE
Kwasuka Theatre features winners of poetry competition on June 2. (article published 2002-06-2) - Read more

AMADODA ESITIMELA
Vusi Shashu looks for potential sponsors for his latest HIV/AIDS awareness play. (article published 2002-06-2) - Read more

BELLY LAUGHS
Two consummate comedy performers take their audiences on a hilarious journey through the joys and pitfalls of childbirth! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-05-31) - Read more

POETRY JAMBOREE
The Kwasuka Theatre Company, in association with Adams Campus Bookshop, will host the Poetry Jamboree on June 2. (article published 2002-05-30) - Read more

TIN HAT FROLICS
Rare evening of gentle fun and nostalgia a remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and liberty. (Review by Allen Auld) (article published 2002-05-22) - Read more

COMEDY OF ERRORS
UND Drama and Performance Studies programme presents Shakespeare’s hilarious play in UND Open Air Theatre from May 23 to June 1. (article published 2002-05-21) - Read more

CORRECTED AUDITION NOTICE
Previous notice contained incorrect dates. (article published 2002-05-17) - Read more

HENDRIK AT NOT FESTIVAL
Children’s performer to present his new children’s show at the Not the Grahamstown Festival. (article published 2002-05-17) - Read more

RUNNING RIOT
Successful local play from Bill Flynn and Paul Slabolepszy embarks on international tour. (article published 2002-05-17) - Read more

THOMIE HOLTZHAUSEN
Welcome new face on the Durban theatre scene. (by Joe Carroll) (article published 2002-05-11) - Read more

1949
Jailoshini Naidoo does justice to Ronnie Govender’s acclaimed series of short stories. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-05-3) - Read more

OTHELLO
Careful director extracts the best from his cast in schools production of Shakespeare play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-04-24) - Read more

DEATH OF NATHI KUNENE
FNB Vita award winner for best actor Nathi Kunene died yesterday (April 22) morning after losing the fight with cancer. (article published 2002-04-23) - Read more

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR OTHELLO
“Othello” now running at Glenwood High School and not DHS. (article published 2002-04-23) - Read more

HILTON COLLEGE THEATRE
What’s coming up at popular theatre in the Midlands. (article published 2002-04-22) - Read more

SA HANDBOOK ON ARTS AND CULTURE
Long-awaited second edition of invaluable directory. (article published 2002-04-22) - Read more

HILTON SPECIAL WEEK
Hilton College Theatre hosts drama and dance with Shades, Mainland and Othello. (article published 2002-04-22) - Read more

GOING PLACES
Full colour entertainment and lifestyle magazine to be launched in May. (article published 2002-04-20) - Read more

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Box office hits and bold innovations for the 2002 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2002-04-19) - Read more

SCULPTURE STOLEN
Kwasuka’s bust of Douglas Livingstone lost …. and found! (article published 2002-04-19) - Read more

IMIBALA THEATRE COMPANY
Multi-national groupe of five theatrical artists give one performance at the BAT Centre on April 20. (article published 2002-04-19) - Read more

OTHELLO FOR BARD’S BIRTHDAY
Actor’s Co-operative to present a gala performance to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. (article published 2002-04-19) - Read more

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Four fine performances and some moody sax playing in Maurice Podbrey’s production of Neil McCarthy play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-04-13) - Read more

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Neil McCarthy’s play directed by Maurice Podbrey offers both humour and things to ponder. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2002-04-12) - Read more

THE COOLIE ODYSSEY
Auditions to be held on April 12 and 13 for “The Coolie Odyssey” in Grahamstown. (article published 2002-04-4) - Read more

1949
Revival of Ronnie Govender’s play to run in Playhouse Drama Theatre. (article published 2002-04-2) - Read more

ADVENTURES ON A NARROWBOAT
Sweet, unpretentious and engaging play for those aged seven and up. (Review by Billy Suter) (article published 2002-04-2) - Read more

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP - RUN TIME!
An arepp Educational Theatre Programme for High School learners. (article published 2002-04-2) - Read more

GREAT OUTDOORS FOR DURBAN
Neil McCarthy's watershed contemporary drama has a season in Durban. (article published 2002-03-31) - Read more

SHOWBUZZ
New thirteen-part TV series on M-Net offers theatre a new and exciting platform. (article published 2002-03-31) - Read more

ADVENTURES ON A NARROW BOAT
Durban’s Kwasuka Theatre Company presents fascinating and light-hearted play for young people. (article published 2002-03-25) - Read more

HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
ArtSMart editor Caroline Smart to conduct presentation on how to deal with funding application forms. (article published 2002-03-23) - Read more

AMA-DEUS
Joel Zuma emerges triumphant in Loud Productions interpretation of Peter Shaffer’s brilliant play. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-03-21) - Read more

A FEW GOOD MEN
Hilton College production directed by Antony Lovell. (article published 2002-03-18) - Read more

KEELY AND DU EXTENDS
Greg King’s powerful dramatic production extends to March 23. (article published 2002-03-16) - Read more

THE ZULU
Mbongeni Ngema’s stage musical about the battle of Isandlwana returns to The Playhouse. (article published 2002-03-15) - Read more

SPIKE MILLIGAN
Spike Milligan is dead. Long live the good times he gave us. (Tribute from Des Lindberg, 28.02.2002, on artslink.co.za) (article published 2002-03-12) - Read more

KWASUKA AUDITIONS
Kwasuka Theatre Company to hold auditions on March 15 with particular focus on schools touring production of “Shades of Marguerite Poland”. (article published 2002-03-10) - Read more

ROCK OPERA SPECTACULAR
Multi-Media production from St Anne’s College for 125th celebration. (article published 2002-03-7) - Read more

LINKS WITH BBC
BBC liaises with Performing Arts Network of SA re radio drama writing workshops. (article published 2002-03-7) - Read more

MACBETH
Committed Kwasuka Theatre Company cast beat the heat in well-directed “Macbeth” (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-03-7) - Read more

KEELY AND DU
Vera Clare and Olivia Borgen excel in this hard-hitting play that deals with abortion issues. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-03-2) - Read more

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
Searing and brutal play extremely well handled by student cast. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-03-1) - Read more

RADIO ACTOR BECOMES ARTIST
John Simpson sets aside the microphone, turns his hand to watercolour and gets hooked! (article published 2002-02-25) - Read more

ST PATRICK’S DAY SHOW
Michael Dunleavy presents show that covers the history of Ireland. (article published 2002-02-22) - Read more

DEATH OF CELIA ELLARD
Stalwart of the Highway Intimate Theatre dies after a long illness. (article published 2002-02-22) - Read more

ARTS DATABASE
PANSA launches national performing arts database (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

SPIER-PANSA FESTIVAL OF NEW WRITING
KZN PANSA chairperson of PANSA to sit on panel of playreading festival. (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
Technikon Natal’s Drama Studies department opens 2002 season with SA premiere. (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

A SEASON IN SOUTH AFRICA
Mike van Graan’s award-winning play Dinner Talk to be read at the Old Vic in London. (article published 2002-02-21) - Read more

POETRY NEWS
Poets from Live Poets Society represented in the syllabus for the Speech and Drama Festival. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

NASHVILLE
Kwasuka Theatre Company to focus on humorous verse of Ogden Nash on February 24 and 25. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

KEELY & DU
Controversial thriller from theatre company that presented “Popcorn”. (article published 2002-02-20) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OP MACBETH
Garth Anderson’s “Macbeth” for schools stays true to Shakespeare. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-02-16) - Read more

HURBAN TERRORISM
Pravesh Hurbans to stage satirical review at Wild Coast Sun. (article published 2002-02-14) - Read more

KING KONG!
Aldo Brincat and Michael Gritten bring contemporary wacky version of age-old saga to Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2002-02-14) - Read more

BIG UDDER
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane appear at the NSA. (article published 2002-02-11) - Read more

COTA AUDITIONS
Singers, dancers and actors invited to audition for non-professional production. Backstage assistants also required. (article published 2002-02-11) - Read more

BUSINESS DAY/BASA AWARDS
Sponsors of the arts to receive recognition in fifth award year. (article published 2002-02-11) - Read more

CLOSING DATES FOR NAC PROJECTS
National Arts Council entries to be in by February 15 for project applications, bursary applications and nominations to advisory panels. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

SANCTA - 2002
SA National Community Theatre Association to run third annual New SA Play Writing Competition. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Neil McCarthy’s contemporary drama for Durban. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO KESSIE GOVENDER
By Dr TP Naidoo, Board Member of the Durban Arts Association. (article published 2002-02-7) - Read more

KESSIE GOVENDER: MEMORIAL SERVICE
15th day memorial service for well-known actor, playwright and director. (article published 2002-02-1) - Read more

THE ALICE PROJECT
Performance marks culmination of physical theatre residency. (article published 2002-01-29) - Read more

MACBETH
Most ambitious project to date from Durban theatre company known for its innovative work. (article published 2002-01-29) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Phenomenally successful one-man show returns to Durban. (article published 2002-01-26) - Read more

ASSITEJ CONFERENCE
Durban to host African regional meeting of international organisation involved in Theatre for Children and Young People. (article published 2002-01-24) - Read more

THE ALICE PROJECT
Physical theatre residency at St Anne’s College. (article published 2002-01-24) - Read more

EVELYN CRESSWELL POETRY
Kwasuka Theatre poetry programme in Durban on January 27 and 28 deals with loss, love and nature. (article published 2002-01-23) - Read more

MACBETH
Actors Co-operative’s most ambitious project to date. (article published 2002-01-23) - Read more

THE MOUSETRAP
Pieter Toerien’s production of legendary British play sold out and due to return to Cape Town in April. (article published 2002-01-23) - Read more

BLU INVITES PERFORMERS
Stamford Hill Road venue looking for further development as a performance venue. (article published 2002-01-22) - Read more

BAYEDE-SHAKA FOR THE CIVIC
Edmund Mhlongo musical-dance spectacular for Johannesburg Civic Theatre. (article published 2002-01-22) - Read more

DEATH OF KESSIE GOVENDER
Well-known Durban actor, playwright and director dies suddenly in Durban. (article published 2002-01-21) - Read more

LOTTERY FUNDING
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund calls for further applications. (article published 2002-01-20) - Read more

NAC THEATRE INITIATIVE
Local playwrights receive grants to develop their scripts. (article published 2002-01-19) - Read more

STAYING ALIVE
KADS plan major musical for June. (article published 2002-01-18) - Read more

SARAD SERVICE
New web based updating service. (article published 2002-01-18) - Read more

ANNA BALANDINA WORKSHOP
Russian actress, director and scriptwriter offers training in world-recognised acting system. (article published 2002-01-18) - Read more

PANEL NOMINATIONS
Invitation to submit nominations for members of the National Arts Council advisory panels. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

AN EVENING OF RUMI
English actor Duncan Mackintosh presents work of mystical sufi poet. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

AWARD FOR PETER BARNARD
Durban Theatre Academy presents top student award. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

ACTORS CO-OP AUDITIONS
Actors and actresses between the ages of 18 and 30 invited to audition for active theatre company. (article published 2002-01-13) - Read more

CERTIFIED MALE
I haven’t laughed so much for a long time. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2002-01-10) - Read more

MOUSETRAP FOR SA
Cast announced for Pieter Toerien’s production. (article published 2002-01-6) - Read more

RNE SUPPORTS PERFORMING ARTS
Royal Netherlands Embassy provides funds for PANSA projects. (article published 2002-01-3) - Read more

MACBETH
Kwasuka Theatre Company to present Shakespeare drama for schools. (article published 2002-01-3) - Read more

MARK BANKS
Arguably South Africa's most contentious stand up comedian plays Hilton in New Year. (article published 2002-01-3) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Best wishes for the year ahead from the artSMart team. (article published 2002-01-1) - Read more

WHITE TRASH
Shireen James new show embodies clichés of poor, dysfunctional and disillusioned couple. (article published 2001-12-30) - Read more

DICK WHITTINGTON AND OTHER TALES
Brenda Lauth presents children’s show in grounds of The Campbell Collections. (article published 2001-12-30) - Read more

HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Late message but nevertheless, a very sincere one! (article published 2001-12-25) - Read more

TREASURE ON DRAGON MOUNTAIN
Captivating puppet show for children. (article published 2001-12-21) - Read more

BOET 'N SWAER
Popular Grahamstown comedy duo for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2001-12-21) - Read more

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION
M-Net screens feature on internationally celebrated circus/theatre company. (article published 2001-12-19) - Read more

MAGIC HENDINI
Amusing magic show for all ages at Animal Farm. (article published 2001-12-18) - Read more

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Three books on free giveaway offer by answering simple questions. (article published 2001-12-18) - Read more

THE SNOW GOOSE
Dennis Rubin and Eleanor Stewart present successful reading of Paul Gallico’s famed book. (article published 2001-12-17) - Read more

FREDDIE THE FROG
Fun and games romp for little ones at Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2001-12-17) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Smash hit show with Tim Plewman performs in Durban for one last time. (article published 2001-12-17) - Read more

EPISODES
Puppet installation by the Handspring Puppet Company for Tatham Art Gallery. (article published 2001-12-17) - Read more

ARTSMART CLASSIFIEDS
Coming soon ....! (article published 2001-12-16) - Read more

THE RAINBOW INDIGNATION
Three engaging young men present series of short comedy sketches. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-14) - Read more

BOY CALLED RUBBISH
Madcap hysteria and imaginative brilliance from Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-13) - Read more

MARVELLOUS MIXTURES
Two chickens tell frenetic and amusing tale of life on the farm. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-13) - Read more

ALADDIN
Two highly experienced talents produce delightful Christmas panto for young and old. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-13) - Read more

TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM
The Actors Co-operative’s highly popular Tales from the Brothers Grimm is running its second festive season in Durban. (article published 2001-12-10) - Read more

STONES IN HIS POCKET
Just completed its run at Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay - quite the most entertaining piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long while. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-12-9) - Read more

WIN! WIN! WIN!
Three books on free giveaway offer by answering simple questions. (article published 2001-12-3) - Read more

MEN’S NIGHT – EXTRA PIECE
Extra story adds finishing touch to already tight series of dramatic scenes. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-11-28) - Read more

PROF SNEDDON AS PATRON
Professor Elizabeth Sneddon agrees to be patron of The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa. (article published 2001-11-22) - Read more

BOY CALLED RUBBISH
Imaginative and heartwarming comedy from Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane for festive season. (article published 2001-11-22) - Read more

THE RAINBOW INDIGNATION
Ivan Boniaszczuk, Joe Carroll and Ashwin Singh. (article published 2001-11-20) - Read more

MEN’S NIGHT
Square Space Theatre hosts Ben Vos’s one-man show. (article published 2001-11-18) - Read more

TATHAM MARIONETTES
Pietermaritzburg art gallery hosts AIDS awareness puppet show. (article published 2001-11-17) - Read more

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF NONE
If you want to see good theatre in its embryonic stage then head for Blu. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

NEW STAGES
Playhouse Company invites new drama works – deadline for submissions November 16. (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

COMEDY UNDERGROUND
BarGO in association with East Coast Radio present Durban’s first taste of this comedy programme. (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

STAGE LIGHTING WORKSHOP
Noted Danish lighting designer Lars Egegaard Sørensen offers free workshop. (article published 2001-11-14) - Read more

WORLD AIDS DAY EXPO
Full day event to be held on December 1 at Durban Jewish Centre. (article published 2001-11-12) - Read more

COMPUTICKET MERGES WITH TICKETWEB
Computicket announces showstopping deal. (article published 2001-11-10) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR FREDDIE THE FROG
Durban Theatre Academy looking for performers for children’s play in December. (article published 2001-11-5) - Read more

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Bright, sparkling and fast-moving production of Wilde classic (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-11-2) - Read more

THE COMPANY OF THEATRE ARTS
Auditions on February 17 2002 for next show. (article published 2001-11-1) - Read more

FRENCH MIME ARTIST
The Alliance Française will present a performance by French mime artist Laurent Decol, at the BAT Centre on November 6 at 19h30. (article published 2001-11-1) - Read more

DINAH GETS AWARDS
Pieter Scholtz’s children’s play receives awards in Namibia. (article published 2001-11-1) - Read more

PAIN RAISES R27,000
Benefit fund launched at star-studded evening of KZN top performers. (article published 2001-10-22) - Read more

A WORM’S TALE
Exciting new show for schools from Madcaps Creative Education Company. (article published 2001-10-22) - Read more

AMBUYA'S GIFT
Free lunch-hour concert from NU African Music Ensemble on October 22. (article published 2001-10-22) - Read more

LOW PRICE SEATS FOR EARNEST
Chance to see this witty production for Oscar Wilde fans on a low budget. (article published 2001-10-21) - Read more

PRIMARY SOUND COURSE
BA Sound Studio hosts ideal course for aspiring musicians and volunteer sound engineers. (article published 2001-10-20) - Read more

THE ROPE
Dennis Rubin and Michelle Driman create strong drama in one-woman show. (article published 2001-10-20) - Read more

DEATH OF BRUCE PIPER
Well-known educationist dies in Durban. (article published 2001-10-16) - Read more

BENEFIT CONCERT
Glitzy benefit extravaganza featuring top Durban performers. (article published 2001-10-15) - Read more

BENT
Hexagon Theatre, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, hosts Martin Sherman’s play. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Natal Witness) (article published 2001-10-11) - Read more

MARILYN LIVE
Kwasuka Theatre transformed into a glitzy night club for excellent musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-10-10) - Read more

FESTIVAL OF NEW WRITING
University of Natal Drama and Performance Studies present first annual festival of new works. (article published 2001-10-9) - Read more

INTERVIEW WITH GREIG COETZEE
First ever Artist-in-Residence at University of Natal Pietermaritzburg drama department. Interview by Margaret von Klemperer (courtesy of The Natal Witness) (article published 2001-10-9) - Read more

STOP PRESS! MARILYN HAS MOVED!
New supper theatre show has switched venues from Blue Waters to Kwasuka Theatre. (article published 2001-10-6) - Read more

NOMINATIONS FOR PANEL
Nominations invited for candidates for NAC advisory panels. (article published 2001-10-5) - Read more

FNB VITA OFFICER
Information officer appointed for FNB Vita eThekwini dance and theatre awards. (article published 2001-10-5) - Read more

POLLOCK AND THE XMAS HOLLY
Further season of dramatic one-act play. (article published 2001-10-2) - Read more

ANTHONY HAS MAJOR ACCIDENT
Anthony Stonier avoids serious back operation after fall on charter vessel. (article published 2001-10-1) - Read more

POLLOCK AND THE XMAS HOLLY
Thought-provoking one act-er includes fine performance by Angela Hawkes. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-09-27) - Read more

BENT
Play by Martin Sherman for PMB’s Hexagon Theatre. (article published 2001-09-25) - Read more

POLLOCK AND THE XMAS HOLLY
Show currently touring SA after sell-out run in California. (article published 2001-09-25) - Read more

SIBIKWA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
New extension to FNB Vita’s programme of events. (article published 2001-09-25) - Read more

MARVELLOUS MIXTURES
Delightful children’s play on Saturday morning at Hilton Festival. (article published 2001-09-22) - Read more

THE LIVING ROOM PROJECT
Eager Artists Theatre Company head for Buffalo. (article published 2001-09-20) - Read more

PETA’S MAGIC PUMPKIN
Odd Pair of Jeans present puppet show in Botanic Gardens. (article published 2001-09-20) - Read more

BAPHAKATHI
Play about King Dingane suitable for Grades 8 to 12 at UND Open Air Theatre. (article published 2001-09-20) - Read more

PRAYER SERVICE
Emergency interfaith service of prayers for peace and solidarity. (article published 2001-09-17) - Read more

HILTON ARTS
Natal Witness Hilton Arts Festival takes place at Hilton College Theatre from September 21 to 23. (article published 2001-09-16) - Read more

PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE
Opening night of strong production helps draw audience’s focus from tragic US disasters. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-09-12) - Read more

ATTACK ON THE USA
Condolences to all who may have lost friends or family. (article published 2001-09-12) - Read more

SEARCH FOR NEW PLAYS
National Arts Council launches special project. (article published 2001-09-8) - Read more

SUNGHURSH
Nateshwa Dance Company’s most ambitious project to date. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-09-8) - Read more

PANSA MEETING ON SATURDAY
Performing Arts Network KZN to hold meeting on September 8. (article published 2001-09-6) - Read more

STEVEN SUCCEEDS
This year’s FNB Vita best actor is doing well in London. (article published 2001-09-4) - Read more

BOOK FOR HILTON
Booking is now open for the Natal Witness Hilton Arts Festival. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

BULIMIA BLUES
New comedy drama by Heather Barclay-Whiffin for innovative DuMarc Cabaret Festival. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

MEN’S NIGHT
Ben Voss portrays a number of characters in fast-moving one-man show. (article published 2001-08-31) - Read more

WORKING CLASS HERO
Protest theatre alive and well and living in Durban! (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-08-29) - Read more

INDABA ENGIZOYIXOXA
Acclaimed South African play to confront delegates at the World Conference against Racism. (article published 2001-08-24) - Read more

SPRINGBOK RADIO WEBSITE
Enthusiast in the US plans to remember the good old days of commercial radio. (article published 2001-08-19) - Read more

WORKING CLASS HERO
Classic among South African protest plays to be staged during Racism Conference. (article published 2001-08-18) - Read more

WANDERING WORDS
Kwasuka Theatre supports young poets with afternoon of original works. (article published 2001-08-15) - Read more

SHADES OF MARGUERITE POLAND
Kwasuka Theatre Company offers fast-moving dramatic exploration of high school setwork. (article published 2001-08-15) - Read more

PIAF – NO REGRETS
Pieter Scholtz’s dramatic tribute to Edith Piaf extended to August 18. (article published 2001-08-15) - Read more

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Hard-hitting but beautifully presented production from Sibikwa Players. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-08-14) - Read more

KOLLIG ARTS FESTIVAL 2001
Top acts secured for the sixth annual festival. (article published 2001-08-9) - Read more

INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS
Fast-paced home-grown comedy for South African Women’s Arts Festival 2001. (article published 2001-08-6) - Read more

PIAF: NO REGRETS
Janene van Pletsen brings Edith Piaf passionately to life in Pieter Scholtz’s dramatic work. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-08-3) - Read more

THE SPEAR IS BORN
Edmund Mhlongo’s spectacular musical for the Playhouse. (article published 2001-07-30) - Read more

FNB VITA REGIONAL THEATRE AWARDS
Durban winners for 2000/2001 announced. (article published 2001-07-25) - Read more

PERFORMING ARTS NETWORK
Regional launches undertaken in three major centres. (article published 2001-07-23) - Read more

DEATH OF STUART PARKER
Veteran actor dies at his Durban home after a long illness. (article published 2001-07-23) - Read more

THE STATE OF THE ARTS
Open letter from Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council. (article published 2001-07-20) - Read more

DURBAN JEWISH CLUB
Historic venue makes strong comeback into Durban’s theatre scene. (article published 2001-07-19) - Read more

OBJECTION
Technikon Natal’s offering on Students Festival runs for two performances. (article published 2001-07-19) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Wonderful, witty and insightful comedy returns … again! (article published 2001-07-17) - Read more

TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Garth Anderson's children's play at Square Space Theatre. (article published 2001-07-17) - Read more

APOLOGIES - WE ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES
We are experiencing difficulty loading artSMart items. (article published 2001-07-8) - Read more

TRIBUTE FROM JOHN MOSS
Tribute to the late Brian O’Shaughnessy from former artistic director of NAPAC Drama. (article published 2001-07-8) - Read more

FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING
Superb performances, lighting and sound in spell-binding play dealing with Tristan da Cunha (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-7) - Read more

THE CLOWN JEWELS
Delicious humour, mime and physical theatre from Alan Committee. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-7) - Read more

SAVAGE FROM THE COLONIES
Interesting and well presented play about writer Katherine Mansfield. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-7) - Read more

THE HOLE
Akal and Moonsamy perform a number of offbeat characters in play about a prison. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-6) - Read more

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MEN’S NIGHT
Thought-provoking, energetic series of sketches by Ben Voss. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-5) - Read more

THE ROPE
Dennis Rubin’s play well enacted by Michelle Driman. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-4) - Read more

LEFT LUGGAGE
UND student production can be taken at face value but also invites you to explore its many levels. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-4) - Read more

HIT REFRESH
The Festivals page seems to be suffering from overload, if the current day's report isn't featured then hit Refresh button to renew data. (article published 2001-07-4) - Read more

MAKANA
Clever and fast-moving interpretation of the history of charismatic leader. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-2) - Read more

DEARLY BELOVED
Fiona Coyne has placed herself as a master of universal comedy dialogue. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-1) - Read more

DEARLY BELOVED
Fiona Coyne has placed herself as a master of universal comedy dialogue. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-07-1) - Read more

DURBAN FNB VITA NOMINEES
The nominees for the FNB Vita Regional Theatre Awards, 2000/2001 for Durban have been announced. (article published 2001-06-30) - Read more

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GRAHAMSTOWN’S FINE AND SUNNY
Start of the 2001 Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (Report by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-06-28) - Read more

PANSA LAUNCH
KZN launch of The Performing Arts Network of South Africa. (article published 2001-06-21) - Read more

SEEING RED FOR FESTIVAL
Greig Coetzee’s new work to appear at Grahamstown Festival. (article published 2001-06-21) - Read more

DEATH OF BRIAN O-SHAUGHNESSY
Well-known director, playwright, stage and film actor dies of heart attack. (article published 2001-06-19) - Read more

RUNNING RIOT
If audiences laugh and enjoy themselves, wherefore the mediocre reviews? (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-06-14) - Read more

PMB PERFORMERS IN DURBAN
Square Space Theatre hosts three diverse and entertaining plays from Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2001-06-10) - Read more

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Glorious froth of fun and nonsense in UND’s production of Shakespeare comedy. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-06-10) - Read more

KWEKU ANANSE
Playhouse Company presents charming children’s theatre. (article published 2001-06-9) - Read more

CURTAIN UP
New theatrical youth project for talented high school learners. (article published 2001-06-9) - Read more

ANTIGONE GOES TO COURT
First year students acquit themselves well in adaptation of Greek classic drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-06-9) - Read more

RUNNING RIOT
Really the Bill Flynn show - and that is all the reason anyone needs to see it. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Natal Witness) (article published 2001-06-8) - Read more

THE ASABO TAIL
Second and third-year production of play by Sonny Samson-akpan (article published 2001-06-7) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Rajesh Gopies successful one-man show for Hilton. (article published 2001-06-3) - Read more

MOOI STREET MOVES
Paul Slabolpszy drama for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2001-06-3) - Read more

NOT THE GRAHAMSTOWN FESTIVAL
From the cutting-edge to the poetic, it’s all happening at DHS. (article published 2001-06-1) - Read more

SKIN TIGHT
Work by New Zealand playwright for Hilton College. (article published 2001-06-1) - Read more

THE ROPE
Tomorrow she will die by their rules. Tonight she will live by hers. (article published 2001-06-1) - Read more

APOLOGIES
artSMart has been "off the air" due to technical problems. (article published 2001-05-30) - Read more

THEATRE ON PODOL
Theatre group in Ukraine seeks working co-operation with South African companies. (article published 2001-05-19) - Read more

SKIN TIGHT
New Zealand playwright Gary Henderson’s drama for Hilton College. (article published 2001-05-18) - Read more

SEEING RED
Greig Coetzee’s strongly-written play deserves a place in the annals of South African history. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-05-16) - Read more

YOUTH FESTIVAL
National Creative Arts Youth Festival in full swing. (article published 2001-05-15) - Read more

UNIVERSITY DREAM
Popular Shakespeare comedy for FNB Vita/University of Natal Shakespeare Festival 2001 (article published 2001-05-14) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR KWEKU ANANSE
Playhouse Company invites young performers for African folk tale. (article published 2001-05-10) - Read more

ARCHIVE MUSIC FOR SEEING RED
"Banned" local music for Greig Coetzee’s new play! (article published 2001-05-9) - Read more

PUPPETEERS TO AUSTRIA
Adi Paxton and Pamela Tancsik invited to international puppet festival. (article published 2001-05-1) - Read more

RUNNING RIOT
Paul Slabolepszy’s new play opens in Durban at end of May. (article published 2001-04-29) - Read more

ARTSCAPE INVITATION
Cape Town based arts body invites all role players to contribute to 2002 programme. (article published 2001-04-27) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS - EXTENDED AGAIN!
Second and final extension of Rajesh Gopie’s successful one-man show. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

THE LOSER EXTENDED
Aaron McIlroy's highly popular musical comedy extended to May 5. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

MY SUGAR DADDY
Latest comedy from Mahomed Alli and Essop Khan. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

SANATA WINTER FESTIVAL
Playwriting competition closes on April 30. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

MSOMI WOWS GLOBE
Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha wows London’s Globe Theatre. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

SEEING RED
Greig Coetzee’s biggest and most ambitious project to date. (article published 2001-04-21) - Read more

BRIAN BLESSED TALKS
Renowned actor and mountaineer appears on BBC’s HARDtalk. (article published 2001-04-20) - Read more

SORRY – MISSED THE DIRECTOR
The director of The Loser was inadvertently missing from the review. (article published 2001-04-12) - Read more

SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDIES
Directors invited to submit productions for Maynardville. (article published 2001-04-12) - Read more

TALES OF THE RISING SUN
Sunny tales from Scholtz. (Review by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2001-04-12) - Read more

ENERGETIC NERD
Aaron McIlroy as flamboyant motivational speaker Truscott Pryce in The Loser.. (Review by Billy Suter, The Mercury) (article published 2001-04-12) - Read more

MORE RAJESH GOPIE
Durban demands more performances of Out of Bounds. (article published 2001-04-10) - Read more

ILOBOLO
New piece to premiere at 2001 Grahamstown Festival. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Evocative and well-presented story of a young Indian man written and performed by Rajesh Gopie. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

HELLUVAGUY!!!
Margaret von Klemperer reviews performance at Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE …WE PRESUME?
Amusing and thought-provoking production (Review by Patrick Leeman) (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Traditional version with sumptuous sets at Pietermaritzburg’s Hexagon Theatre. (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Witness) (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

MADCAPS WATER STORIES
New schools’ touring programmes for younger learners. (article published 2001-04-5) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE…WE PRESUME?
Engaging show at Kwasuka. (Review by Ulysses Online) (article published 2001-04-3) - Read more

HELLUVAGUY!!!
Rare and all-too-short moment of theatre (review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-04-3) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN FOUNDATION
Inspiring stuff for 2001 Schools' Festivals (article published 2001-04-1) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE POETRY
Tribute by friends to the late poet in dramatised reading. (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

OTHELLO
Kwasuka’s first schools production of the year. (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

CANDLELIGHT BARD
Shakespeare’s 437th birthday celebrated with reading of The Merchant of Venice (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

BARRY HILTON FOR ROYAL
Comedian Barry Hilton for short run in Playhouse Drama (article published 2001-03-29) - Read more

HELLUVAGUY!!!
A study of male attitudes with acclaimed Swedish actor Lennart R Svensson as August Strindberg (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

AT THE EDGE
Abridged version of Ronnie Govender's acclaimed play for Writers Festival. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

RUNNING RIOT
Paul Slabolepszy’s new play for Playhouse Drama. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

COTA AGM
The Company of Theatre Arts to hold its Annual General Meeting on March 28. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

STORY FIXING
A new adult pantomime creator on the market! (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Highway Intimate Theatre presents Ray Cooney and John Chapman farce. (article published 2001-03-21) - Read more

4PLAY
Greig Coetzee – mad or brilliant? Or both? (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-03-20) - Read more

NO REGRETS
Pieter Scholtz's tribute to the incomparable Edith Piaf for Kwasuka. (article published 2001-03-16) - Read more

JAPANESE TALES
Trilogy of new short plays for young audiences at Kwasuka. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

DEAF WAY II
Invitations to hearing or non-hearing arts practitioners to attend conference in USA in 2002. (article published 2001-03-15) - Read more

DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE ... WE PRESUME?
Dramatised reading of works of acclaimed Durban poet. (article published 2001-03-9) - Read more

TALES OF THE RISING SUN
Trilogy of new short plays for young audiences by Pieter Scholtz. (article published 2001-03-9) - Read more

SEEING RED AUDITIONS
Auditions for new play by award-winner actor and scriptwriter Greig Coetzee. (article published 2001-03-4) - Read more

OUT OF ORDER
Student cast keeps up the pace in Ray Cooney farce. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-03-4) - Read more

THE NIGHT LENNY KRAVITZ PLAYED MY HEART
Young high school pupils acquit themselves well in Aldo Brincat’s showcase of their talents. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-03-3) - Read more

OUT OF ORDER
Ray Cooney farce for Technikon Natal drama students. (article published 2001-03-2) - Read more

DOGTROEP LABORATORY
Artistes from Holland combine with Durban counterparts to create wild and wonderful performance. (article published 2001-02-28) - Read more

DOGTROEP PRESENTATION
Amsterdam based theatre company and their Durban counterparts offer fascinating preview. (article published 2001-02-23) - Read more

MINISTER RESPONDS
See Miscellaneous for Minister Ben Ngubane’s response to the allegations of racism of the Playhouse Company’s executive bodies. (article published 2001-02-21) - Read more

URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT
Serious issues concerning the Playhouse Company. (article published 2001-02-19) - Read more

PLAYHOUSE GATE
Artslink.co.za carries transcript of tape that led to resignation of acting MD (article published 2001-02-18) - Read more

4PLAY
Greig Coetzee does theatre marathon. (article published 2001-02-16) - Read more

KING KONG’S CARTOON
Napier Dunn’s interpretation of King Kong appearing in Kloof this week. (article published 2001-02-13) - Read more

ALDO BRINCAT'S DOUBLE BILL
Two productions for presentation at Thomas More College and St Mary’s DSG. (article published 2001-02-8) - Read more

RAJESH TO CAPE TOWN
Rajesh Gopie takes his award-winning Out of Bounds to Cape Town. (article published 2001-01-17) - Read more

KADS AUDITIONS
Auditions for musical from highly active amdram society. (article published 2001-01-17) - Read more

MY PLUNGE TO FAME
Heartwarming story of actress’s plucky, determined and courageous return to the world of theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2001-01-17) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All the best for 2001! See how artSMart has grown in two years. (article published 2001-01-3) - Read more

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Season’s greetings from all at artSMart. (article published 2000-12-23) - Read more

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STORIES
Dramatic Art Incorporated presents children’s show at Campbell Collections. (article published 2000-12-23) - Read more

CARTOON OF COMRADES ARMS
Napier Dunn’s impression of Comrades Arms running in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (article published 2000-12-16) - Read more

THE ZULU
Latest Mbongeni Ngema musical incorporates the Battle of Isandlwana. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-12-12) - Read more

KING KONG
The talents of Brincat, Gritten and Court make for magical, imaginative theatre. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-12-10) - Read more

CATCH KHALULU!
Vigorous and energetic cast present lively children’s entertainment in Playhouse Sanlam Loft. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-12-10) - Read more

GAYNOR’S DIARY
“Actress that fell” reunited with diary and a lost year of her life. (article published 2000-12-9) - Read more

LUCKY DIP
Hands-free shopping at Musgrave Centre! (article published 2000-12-9) - Read more

BREASTS
Another potential winner from White Men with Weapons’s Greig Coetzee. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-12-8) - Read more

WHITE MEN WITH WEAPONS
Two matinee performances of Greig Coetzee’s multi-award winning play. (article published 2000-12-7) - Read more

CATCH KHALULU!
Zany offbeat show offers fun holiday entertainment, particularly for young audiences! (article published 2000-12-4) - Read more

BROTHERS GRIMM
Enchanting programme of children’s tales in Botanic Gardens. (article published 2000-12-3) - Read more

BREASTS
Greig Coetzee’s new play is about men. (article published 2000-12-3) - Read more

EAGER ARTISTS
Jerry Pooe’s Eager Artists set for busy 2001. (article published 2000-12-1) - Read more

EVITA & UYS
New work-in-progress from Pieter-Dirk Uys. (article published 2000-12-1) - Read more

KING KONG
Aldo Brincat revisits classic Hollywood tale. (article published 2000-12-1) - Read more

COMRADES ARMS
Farce with a distinctly South African flavour. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-11-27) - Read more

LONDON’S THEATRE LIFE
Journalist Patrick Leeman offers his recent experiences in London. (article published 2000-11-23) - Read more

PART-TIME CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED
Closing date November 24 for applicants for Pietermaritzburg-bast Y2Kids Youth Theatre Company’s part-time co-ordinator. (article published 2000-11-21) - Read more

DOGTROEP WORKSHOP
International Theatre Company to host workshop in Durban. (article published 2000-11-21) - Read more

NEW PLAYHOUSE MD
Professor Caesar Maxwell J Ndlovu is the new Managing Director of The Playhouse Company. (article published 2000-11-12) - Read more

THE HOUSE HUSBAND
Aldo Brincat’s successful show has a further run at UND’s Square Space Theatre. (article published 2000-11-10) - Read more

GREIG’S BREASTS
Incisive and highly observant sketches from Greig Coetzee. (article published 2000-11-10) - Read more

COMRADES ARMS
Anthony Akerman changes gear and writes for laughs. (article published 2000-11-10) - Read more

AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE
Growing concern over behaviour by youngsters in theatres. (article published 2000-11-8) - Read more

KADS CHRISTMAS SHOW
Sketches and carols by candlelight from KADS. (article published 2000-11-8) - Read more

BUFFO
One of the world’s best-known clowns visits Durban. (article published 2000-10-27) - Read more

BROTHERS GRIMM
Enchanting programme of children’s tales in Botanic Gardens. (article published 2000-10-22) - Read more

SANATA
National amateur theatre association officially inaugurated. (article published 2000-10-22) - Read more

PAWE AND TMSA CONTRACT
Theatre managements and performing arts workers’ union drawn up new theatre contract. (article published 2000-10-21) - Read more

ELECTRA
Student cast maintains drama and tension in this tale of murder, hatred and revenge. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-21) - Read more

SOPHIATOWN
Good performances extracted from students (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-18) - Read more

WOMEN OF MUD
Two-hander has enormous dramatic potential. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-16) - Read more

SPELLFOUND
Show with original music presented by Crawford La Lucia. (article published 2000-10-12) - Read more

CANCELLATION OF SHOW
The Hole taken off Slice of Madness programme. (article published 2000-10-12) - Read more

A LIGHT IN THE NIGHT OF PRESIDENT KHAYA AFRIKHA
Serious resource conservation message put across with fun and nonsense in successful touring production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-10) - Read more

A LIGHT IN THE NIGHT
Entertaining production from Nicholas Ellenbogen for Open Air Theatre. (article published 2000-10-9) - Read more

THEN …. & MUTATIS MUTANDIS
Double bill of David Campton’s absurd humour at Kwasuka. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-10-9) - Read more

CREATIVE KIDS CLUB
Pieter Scholtz’s Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant for Playhouse Company children’s programme. (article published 2000-10-5) - Read more

THE FINAL CUT
Celebration at Kwasuka sees the return of popular John van de Ruit play. (article published 2000-10-2) - Read more

THE HOUSE HUSBAND
Aldo Brincat builds his new play on current ex-pats. (article published 2000-10-2) - Read more

THE HOLE
New drama set in South African prison forms part of Kwasuka celebration. (article published 2000-10-2) - Read more

THE GLADIATOR
Game show host revolts against corporate control. (article published 2000-10-2) - Read more

BOXERS AND BIKINIS
Funky contemporary play from Mad Cow Productions. (article published 2000-10-1) - Read more

WOMEN OF MUD
Play for adult audiences highlights core issues in the lives of two mature women. (article published 2000-10-1) - Read more

CAMPTON DOUBLE BILL
Two absurdist one-act classics form part of A Slice of Madness. (article published 2000-10-1) - Read more

SLICE OF MADNESS
Month-long programme of "theatre with an edge" at Kwasuka. (article published 2000-09-25) - Read more

AUDITIONS
Needed – four highly energetic and extremely versatile performers for Playhouse festive season show. (article published 2000-09-22) - Read more

WOMEN OF MUD
Original two-hander highlighting core issues in lives of two mature women. (article published 2000-09-21) - Read more

GLASS ROOTS
Review of the Hilton Arts Festival’s Syfret Flagship Production (Review by Margaret von Klemperer, courtesy of The Natal Witness) (article published 2000-09-21) - Read more

FOR FACTS SAKE
Head for Cape Town, save lives and have a laugh with Pieter-Dirk Uys. (article published 2000-09-20) - Read more

GREIG WOWS EDINBURGH & HILTON
Now firmly ensconced in the international arena, Durban actor and playwright, Greig Coetzee, whose name is synonymous with festival successes, returns with his latest show Breasts – a play about men to the Hilton Arts festival which opens today to run at Hilton College until Sunday (September 17). Due to the overwhelming demand, an extra performance of Breasts has been scheduled for at 20h00 on September 17. (article published 2000-09-15) - Read more

THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE
Director and first year students handle difficult Wertenbaker drama with aplomb. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-09-15) - Read more

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
Late applications accepted for the Klein Karoo Main Festival. (article published 2000-09-11) - Read more

MRS ANDRE TURNS 90
Well-known theatre personality clocks up nine decades! (article published 2000-09-10) - Read more

CRASHING THE NIGHT
Another potential award-winning uniquely South African comedy. (article published 2000-09-4) - Read more

CONTEXTUALLY YOURS
artSMart welcomes new contributor Ulysses Online with Contextually Yours. (article published 2000-09-2) - Read more

GREIG WINS IN EDINBURGH
Greig Coetzee’s White Men wins Fringe First. (article published 2000-08-31) - Read more

CRASHING THE NIGHT
Change of cast in Paul Slab’s Crashing the Night allows for better balance. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-08-31) - Read more

TWELFTH NIGHT
Director Ralph Lawson creates a fun and enjoyable production for Playhouse. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-08-24) - Read more

THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE
Timberlake Wetenbaker’s drama for Technikon’s Courtyard Theatre. (article published 2000-08-23) - Read more

AFRIKAANS DRAMA SWEEPS THE BOARDS
Ek, Anna van Wyk wins a total of 14 FNB Vita Awards. (article published 2000-08-22) - Read more

NOMALIZO
Crowd-pleaser Nomalizo returns to BAT Centre. (article published 2000-08-21) - Read more

FWI DRAMA FESTIVAL
Federation of Women’s Institutes’ Drama Festival for Westville. (article published 2000-08-21) - Read more

PIETER-DIRK UYS’S AIDS SHOW
Pieter-Dirk Uys takes free AIDS/HIV/Safe Sex show to Cape schools. (article published 2000-08-20) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR ROCK THE WORLD TONIGHT
The Company of Theatre Arts to hold auditions for year-end festive season show. (article published 2000-08-19) - Read more

TRIBUTE TO GEOFF MACE
Popular Durban High School teacher dies at the age of 32. (article published 2000-08-18) - Read more

GOBBLE
Fun puppet show for all ages at Hilton Arts Festival and Durban Botanic Gardens. (article published 2000-08-18) - Read more

HA HA COMEDY FESTIVAL
Go to BAT for a laugh with the Dial-a-Bed/East Coast Radio Ha Ha Comedy Festival. (article published 2000-08-18) - Read more

DEATH OF GEOFF MACE
Respected DHS teacher dies peacefully in Durban. (article published 2000-08-15) - Read more

TWELFTH NIGHT
Romantic 1930’s style for Ralph Lawson’s Twelfth Night. (article published 2000-08-14) - Read more

AN EVENING OF POETRY
Work of four women showcased in Festival performance of poetry. (article published 2000-08-9) - Read more

FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILLS
One act plays by Shireen James, Sarahleigh Castelyn, Caroline Duck, Gail Snyman, Lydia vom Hagen, Sherona Panday and Congo Hadebe. (article published 2000-08-9) - Read more

COS’ COSU
Entertaining children’s theatre by award-winning actor Nathi Kunene. (article published 2000-08-9) - Read more

AWARDS FOR RALPH
Ralph Lawson wins best actor and best support actor in Cape FNB Vita awards. (article published 2000-08-6) - Read more

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE PLAY
Ramolao Makhene looks at issues of reconciliation, justice, truth and reparation. (article published 2000-08-6) - Read more

KZN ACTORS UP FOR AWARDS
Anthony Coleman and James Ngcobo nominated for Gauteng Vitas. (article published 2000-08-6) - Read more

AGNES OF GOD
Next up from KickstArt (producers of Popcorn). (article published 2000-08-6) - Read more

COPENHAGEN
Fine performances in compelling and thought-provoking drama. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-08-5) - Read more

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Stark but engaging production of Robert Bolt’s tale of 16th century politics. (Review by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 2000-08-5) - Read more

HAMLET
Steven Stead puts in a fine, vigorous performance in energetic high-tech Hamlet. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-08-2) - Read more

JOAN LITTLE
Death of much-respected speech and phonetics expert. (article published 2000-08-1) - Read more

THE LAST MILE
Poignant and amusing look at a trio of aged misfits. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-07-31) - Read more

MORE OF CAVEMAN
Three extra performances of Defending the Caveman scheduled for September! (article published 2000-07-30) - Read more

BLACK COMEDY
Bat Centre to host Black Comedy Festival. (article published 2000-07-28) - Read more

NOMALIZO
Crowd-pleasing story of love between a warrior and a beautiful lady. (article published 2000-07-28) - Read more

DURBAN VITA WINNERS
Winners of FNB Vita Regional Theatre Awards 1999/2000 Durban announced. (article published 2000-07-24) - Read more

CHEAPER COPENHAGEN
Low price preview on July 25 of world class drama. (article published 2000-07-23) - Read more

MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Schools booking fast for setwork play. (article published 2000-07-23) - Read more

TWELFTH NIGHT CAST
Cast announced for Playhouse Company’s Twelfth Night directed by Ralph Lawson. (article published 2000-07-23) - Read more

VEGETABLE POETRY
Kwasuka presents Lorna Crozier’s The Sex Life Of Vegetables. (article published 2000-07-20) - Read more

VENTURAS HAMLET
Themi Venturas directs the well-known Shakespeare tragedy. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

THE LAST MILE
Jullian Seleke-Mokoto's laugh-a-minute comedy set to fill BAT Hall with laughter. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

CRASHING THE NIGHT
Slabolepszy's new hit comedy for Durban. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

CAVEMAN’S BACK
Playhouse Opera set to rock with laughter once again with Tim Plewman’s hilarious show. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

COPENHAGEN FOR KZN:
Durban production of Michael Frayn’s award-winning script (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

THE GREEN HAT
Environmental awareness plays from Madcaps. (article published 2000-07-19) - Read more

HAMLETI
Article on Kosovan theatre company’s production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Albanian. (Article by Caroline Smart appeared in The Daily News on July 7,2000) (article published 2000-07-17) - Read more

TALKING HEADS
Greig Coetzee and Vera Clare become “talking heads” in Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2000-07-14) - Read more

MCGIBBON’S PLAYS
Volume of post-apartheid plays a world first for South African drama. (article published 2000-07-10) - Read more

THE HOUSE HUSBAND
Actor Aldo Brincat looks at how ex-South Africans are coping in a foreign country. (article published 2000-07-9) - Read more

COMRADES ARMS
Farce by Anthony Akerman not up to his previous productions. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-07-9) - Read more

FOR FACT’S SAKE
Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new show a one-man fight against AIDS. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-07-9) - Read more

FNB VITA NOMINEES
Nominees for FNB Vita Durban regional theatre awards for 1999/2000. (article published 2000-07-9) - Read more

AIDS PUPPETS
Arepp Educational Trust to represent South Africa in innovative approach to AIDS pandemic. (article published 2000-07-8) - Read more

FOUL PLAY
John van de Ruit's new play premieres in Grahamstown. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-07-5) - Read more

BREASTS
Greig Coetzee's latest play for Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2000-07-4) - Read more

SECRETS & LIES
Loerie award-winning play for International Aids Conference cultural programme. (article published 2000-07-3) - Read more

UNDERDOG TO GRAHAMSTOWN
Durban theatre company takes two productions to Grahamstown. (article published 2000-06-29) - Read more

BREASTS
Greig Coetzee’s new play is once again about men (article published 2000-06-29) - Read more

UNDERDOG TO GRAHAMSTOWN
Durban theatre company takes two productions to Grahamstown. (article published 2000-06-29) - Read more

BREASTS
Greig Coetzee’s new play is once again about men (article published 2000-06-29) - Read more

MADCAP DUO WORLDWIDE
Ellis and Bheki join the World Wide Web! (article published 2000-06-28) - Read more

HANDSPRING FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
Recently hailed in Europe, the Handspring Theatre Company heads for Grahamstown. (article published 2000-06-18) - Read more

DRAMA AT GRAHAMSTOWN
Drama productions on the main frame of the 2000 Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (article published 2000-06-9) - Read more

DRAMA AT GRAHAMSTOWN
Drama productions on the main frame of the Standard Bank National Arts Festival. (article published 2000-06-9) - Read more

APOLOGIES
We have been “off the air” for most of this week and we apologise. (article published 2000-06-9) - Read more

DO NOT GO GENTLE
Celebration of the life and works of Dylan Thomas. (article published 2000-06-3) - Read more

POPULAR POPCORN
Last two weeks of Popcorn. (article published 2000-06-3) - Read more

DORA TO GRAHAMSTOWN
Young cast from Crawford Durban Preparatory School takes children’s play to Grahamstown. (article published 2000-06-2) - Read more

CRACKLE
Fun show for the whole family in Durban Botanical Gardens. (article published 2000-06-2) - Read more

CRASHING THE NIGHT
Paul Slabolepszy's new hit comedy for Durban. (article published 2000-05-29) - Read more

WINNERS OF SHAKESPEARE QUIZ
Team from St Catherine’s High School in Empangeni wins 3 return air tickets to London. (article published 2000-05-28) - Read more

KZN PUPPETRY FOR GRAHAMSTOWN
Adi Paxton and Pamela Tancsik head for the Standard Bank National Arts Festival. (article published 2000-05-28) - Read more

AMFEST DEADLINE EXTENDED
Closing dates for the Solo and Variety Sections extended to May 25. (article published 2000-05-21) - Read more

COPENHAGEN
London West End sell-out show for KZN. (article published 2000-05-21) - Read more

COLLECTION OF PLAYS
Hilton Theatre to host Standard Bank Inter-Schools Drama Festival. (article published 2000-05-21) - Read more

NCAYF DRAMA
The National Creative Arts Youth Festival offers a wide range of activities. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

HOW DID I BEGIN?
Des and Dawn Lindberg looking for a cast of talented children. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

ME AND MY GIRL AUDITIONS
The Spoornet State Theatre’s search for a cast for Me And My Girl is on! (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

RETURN OF THE CAVEMAN
Record-breaking comedy returns to Durban in July. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

AWARD FOR JOHN
Playwright John van de Ruit wins award for War Cry. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

CALICO CAT
Play by Brian Duckitt forms part of SAWC seminar. (article published 2000-05-20) - Read more

STAGE HANDS
Odd Pair of Jeans Production hosts theatre workshop for primary schoolchildren on the Bluff. (article published 2000-05-19) - Read more

POPCORN
Violent black comedy marks triumphant launch of new theatre company. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-05-18) - Read more

DIANE WILSON SHINES
Conversations with Virginia Woolf for Hilton College Theatre. (article published 2000-05-15) - Read more

FRENCH PLAY
Dramatic comedy, Piège Interieur (Internal trap), to be performed at Alliance Française. (article published 2000-05-13) - Read more

MAKING A SPLASH
Aldo Brincat performs street theatre production in Washington DC. (article published 2000-05-7) - Read more

ARTSCAPE INVITATION
Invitation to tender for Shakespeare production at Maynardville. (article published 2000-05-7) - Read more

COMMEDIA
Technikon-Natal drama for Grahamstown festival. (article published 2000-05-5) - Read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Wilde’s outrageous and hilarious dialogue still pulls in the laughs a century later. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-04-17) - Read more

DEADLINE REMINDER
Applications close soon for this year’s South African Women’s Arts Festival. (article published 2000-04-14) - Read more

FOR BETTER – FOR WORSE
Chekhov works for UND drama and performance studies students. (article published 2000-04-14) - Read more

WILDE CLASSIC
Technikon drama students present The Importance of Being Earnest. (article published 2000-04-11) - Read more

MILLENNIUM FUNK
Drama pupils from high schools present contemporary dance. (article published 2000-04-11) - Read more

HAMLET
No-nonsense, business like and fast-moving Shakespeare set to percussion. (article published 2000-04-5) - Read more

TALES FROM BROTHERS GRIMM
Two actors and a whole boxload of characters delight children of all ages. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-04-2) - Read more

THE DURBAN PASSION PLAY 2000
Whether religious experience or theatrical presentation, this is a moving production. (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-04-2) - Read more

EVITA’S BACK PLUS AWARD
Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout back from San Diego. (article published 2000-03-22) - Read more

THE HAPPY PRINCE
Staged adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story for children of sacrifice and friendship. (article published 2000-03-22) - Read more

CAT COMES TO PMB
Creative Arts Team of New York University comes to Pietermaritzburg. (article published 2000-03-19) - Read more

DURBAN PASSION PLAY 2000
Powerful story of the betrayal, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. (article published 2000-03-19) - Read more

LISA AND AARON ROBBED
Popular husband and wife team suffers major loss in burglary. (article published 2000-03-17) - Read more

ISLAMIC HAMLET
Plans to take production of Hamlet with Islamic actors to Grahamstown. (article published 2000-03-15) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Last month the play Defending the Caveman celebrated its 500th “Sold Out” South African performance on February 22. This celebration had already passed in London where the production played to its 500th audience on February 18. The one-man show which also has a Tony for the “Longest Running Broadway Comedy” won the "Best Entertainment of the Year" at the prestigious Olivier Awards. (article published 2000-03-7) - Read more

GENERATIONS AUDITIONS
Popular television programme looking for new talent. (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

KICKSTART
New theatre company to offer internationally acclaimed playscripts. (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

DURBAN PASSION PLAY 2000
Powerful story of the betrayal, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

FESTIVAL DRAMA
Interesting programmes for National Creative Arts Youth Festival. (article published 2000-03-5) - Read more

DEATH OF JOCK LEYDEN
Internationally acclaimed cartoonist dies at his home in Durban. (article published 2000-03-2) - Read more

AT THE EDGE FOR INDIA
Ronnie Govender’s award-winning play to be performed in India. (article published 2000-03-2) - Read more

ENEMY
Technikon Natal’s tense three-hander set on South Africa’s border (Review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-03-1) - Read more

DON’T THINK SO!
The Educational Trust has produced a show aimed at senior primary students aged between 11 and 14. Directed by Garth Anderson, the show is titled Don’t Think So! and is available for school bookings. Phone Annette on 9011) 485-4771 (article published 2000-02-29) - Read more

CHASING TALES
Re-run of popular children’s show. (article published 2000-02-29) - Read more

WILDE PLAY FOR TECHNIKON
The Importance of Being Earnest for Technikon Natal drama students. (article published 2000-02-28) - Read more

ENEMY
Two young men from different backgrounds evaluate their lives. (article published 2000-02-23) - Read more

WAR CRY
Compelling production by young playwright impresses second time around (review by Caroline Smart) (article published 2000-02-21) - Read more

KWASUKA’S HAMLET
Pieter Scholtz to direct Hamlet for both schools and public performances. (article published 2000-02-17) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY NEWS
Kay Green-Thompson deals with Hamlet and wear medieval dress for the Bard’s birthday. (article published 2000-02-17) - Read more

OLD PROGRAMMES
Tim Dunne offers theatre memorabilia. (article published 2000-02-15) - Read more

AMFEST 2000
Deadline for one-act play festival is February 29. (article published 2000-02-15) - Read more

VOICE CLASSES
Open voice classes at the University of Natal. (article published 2000-02-14) - Read more

THE TRIAL OF HAMLET
Theatre-in-education group takes restructured Shakespeare classic on tour. (article published 2000-02-4) - Read more

WAR CRY
Drama by young actor John van de Ruit to play the Playhouse. (article published 2000-01-12) - Read more

CHILDREN’S PLAY EXTENDED
The Minerva Children has been so successful that it is to be extended. (article published 2000-01-6) - Read more

MAGICAL MILLENNIUM FABLES
Fun mixture of Aesop, Africa and Canada to entertain children. (article published 2000-01-4) - Read more

ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Amfest 2000 hosts one-act plays and solo theatre performances. (article published 2000-01-2) - Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Best wishes for the new year, decade, century, millennium, whatever! (article published 2000-01-1) - Read more

HAMLET
KwaSuka Theatre’s production of setwork Shakespeare. (article published 1999-12-29) - Read more

BEAUTY ANDTHE BEAST
Enchanting retelling of the popular fairytale (Review by Billy Suter, courtesy of The Mercury) (article published 1999-12-19) - Read more

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Classic tale in new marionette theatre. (article published 1999-12-17) - Read more

IN MEMORIAM
Drama teacher Gillian Botha dies. (article published 1999-12-14) - Read more

JECKYLL AND BRIGHT
Fund-raising straight and drag mime show for Tafta. (article published 1999-12-14) - Read more

THE WELL BEING
Sensational new theatre piece by Andrew Buckland for Kloof and Hilton. (article published 1999-12-14) - Read more

ENTERTAINERS HONOUR VETERAN
Friends and colleagues perform for Cecil Northcote’s 80th birthday celebration. (article published 1999-12-10) - Read more

COCONUT BUSTERS
Comedy about education and joint family systems. (article published 1999-12-1) - Read more

PASSION PLAY FOR EASTER
Durban is the only city in the world with rights to the play of Oberammergau. (article published 1999-11-24) - Read more

MATA-MATA
New musical written especially for children at The Playhouse. (article published 1999-11-24) - Read more

ROGERS AND MILLER
Alf Rogers and Mel Miller appear at Durban North comedy spot. (article published 1999-11-22) - Read more

FOLLIES 2000 TO PMB
Jo'Burg Follies 2000 moves to The Hexagon. (article published 1999-11-22) - Read more

DEPARTMENT’S SWANSONG?
UDW Drama well-represented when Kriben Pillay’s Looking for Muruga tours India. (article published 1999-11-21) - Read more

TOP ACTORS HEAD OUT
Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane to tour the United States, Belgium & KZN! (article published 1999-11-20) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Creative Madness returns with children's classic over the festive season. (article published 1999-11-20) - Read more

ACADEMIC AWARDS
Technikon Natal’s department of drama studies annual awards. (article published 1999-11-19) - Read more

JO’BURG FOLLIES 2000 - REVIEW
A successful formula that’s survived the test of time (review by Caroline Smart) (article published 1999-11-15) - Read more

CLOSING DATE FOR DRAMA COURSE
Anyone wishing to sign up for Technikon Natal’s drama course, take note. (article published 1999-11-15) - Read more

LES PIETONS
Comic show in city centre. (article published 1999-11-11) - Read more

A TIME TO DIE FOR HILTON
Thought-provoking show about Breaker Morant has one performance at Hilton College. (article published 1999-10-28) - Read more

BARBED ARROWS PROVIDE LAUGHTER
Kevin Feather and Malcolm Terry return to Durban with Joburg Follies 2000. (article published 1999-10-22) - Read more

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Creative Madness revives popular children’s classical tale. (article published 1999-10-22) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS FOR SPRINGFIELD
Rajesh Gopie’s critically acclaimed play has a run at Springfield. (article published 1999-10-19) - Read more

NEWS FROM TINA
Actress Christina Swain keeping very busy in UK. (article published 1999-10-18) - Read more

RAKA
N P Van Wyk Louw’s poem in a dramatic context. (article published 1999-10-16) - Read more

TIME TO DIE
Drama forms part of Anglo Boer War commemorations (article published 1999-10-12) - Read more

CAVEMAN COMES BACK
Booking is now open for Defending the Caveman. (article published 1999-10-12) - Read more

A TIME TO DIE - REVIEW
Thought-provoking new look at the story of Harry “Breaker” Morant. (Caroline Smart) (article published 1999-10-8) - Read more

HOMETALK
New play by Veronica Baxter premieres at the Hexagon. (article published 1999-10-4) - Read more

FNB VITA DANCE UMBRELLA 2000
Choreographers invited to submit entries for annual festival of contemporary dance. (article published 1999-10-4) - Read more

CLASSIC DRAMA EXTENDED
Themi Venturas’s Antony and Cleopatra makes return visit to Sneddon. (article published 1999-10-2) - Read more

SOBONAKHONA TO USA
Local theatre company invited to take show to America. (article published 1999-10-1) - Read more

ADI TO HERMANUS
Durban clown invited to appear at the Hermanus Whale Festival. (article published 1999-09-29) - Read more

A TIME TO DIE
Dramatic new and thought-provoking play by Brian O’Shaughnessy. (article published 1999-09-22) - Read more

WAR CRY - REVUE
Astounding play from young playwright forms part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Natal’s drama and performance studies department. (article published 1999-09-22) - Read more

THE MINERVA CHILDREN
Start planning the children’s Christmas entertainment programme! (article published 1999-09-19) - Read more

DAHL-INGS
Junior section of PACE presents delightful new play. (article published 1999-09-19) - Read more

WAR CRY
Play set in an exclusive boys’ boarding school tells a story of lies and deceit, trust and betrayal. (article published 1999-09-16) - Read more

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA - REVIEW
Themi Venturas production a winner. (article published 1999-09-15) - Read more

CAVEMAN TO RETURN
Pieter Toerien’s smash hit to return to Durban. (article published 1999-09-15) - Read more

POETRY AT JAVA @ JAVA
Next meeting of Durban Live Poets Society. (article published 1999-09-14) - Read more

MICHAEL GREEN
Michael Green to contribute wine notes to artSMart. (article published 1999-09-11) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS
Out of Bounds is one-man’s story of the working class Indian community in Durban. (article published 1999-09-10) - Read more

THE SOUND OF MUESLI
Last minute addition to the Hilton Arts Festival programme is a wacky send-up of The Sound of Music. (article published 1999-09-10) - Read more

SOUND OF MUESLI
University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, presents comedy at KwaSuka. (article published 1999-09-5) - Read more

DEATH OF ANNE BUTT
Leading figure on Durban’s drama scene of the 1960’s and 1970’s dies. (article published 1999-09-5) - Read more

AUDITIONS FOR MATA-MATA
If you’re between the ages of 10 and 40 and can act and sing, this is for you! (article published 1999-09-4) - Read more

ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA
Matric set work comes to life. (article published 1999-08-23) - Read more

A TIME TO DIE
New play for Anglo Boer War centenary. (article published 1999-08-23) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY MEETING
Results on research on Edward III. (article published 1999-08-20) - Read more

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY MEETING
Results on research on Edward III. (article published 1999-08-20) - Read more

EK ANNA VAN WYK - REVIEW
Astounding performance by Antoinette Kellerman in Afrikaans play. (article published 1999-08-20) - Read more

DRAMA IN LUSAKA
Drama plays a strong role at The Icasa Conference. (article published 1999-08-19) - Read more

OUT OF BOUNDS COMES HOME!
One-man award-winning play to run at the Playhouse. (article published 1999-08-18) - Read more

EGOLI – CITY OF GOLD
Fine performance by student actors. (article published 1999-08-14) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Tim Plewman in tour-de-force comedy performance. (article published 1999-08-13) - Read more

SOSS
Education through entertainment at Kwasuka. (article published 1999-08-12) - Read more

CITY OF GOLD
Matsemela Manaka’s Egoli: City of Gold to run at the Asoka Theatre. (article published 1999-08-8) - Read more

MALCOLM WOOLFSON DIES
Malcolm Woolfson, playwright, author and former theatre director dies in Durban. (article published 1999-08-5) - Read more

ELIZABETHAN MOVEMENT COURSE
Learn to move in the same way as the Elizabethans did in Shakespeare’s time. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

INEBRIATE WITH AIR
New play by local playwright Shireen James. (article published 1999-08-1) - Read more

DRAMA ACADEMY
New branch of Australian drama academy opens in La Lucia. (article published 1999-07-31) - Read more

AT THE EDGE
Ronnie Govender’s At The Edge for the Playhouse. (article published 1999-07-22) - Read more

SAVE THE SYSTEM
An exciting new play for children at KwaSuka Theatre. (article published 1999-07-20) - Read more

EGOLI – CITY OF GOLD
UDW honours Matsemela Manaka with production of Egoli (article published 1999-07-20) - Read more

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN
Pieter Toerien presents Tim Plewman in the most successful comedy of the decade. (article published 1999-07-17) - Read more

GRAHAMSTOWN - DRAMA
Amy’s View - a good strong drama of major thought-provoking dimension. (article published 1999-07-16) - Read more

MEMORIES
Memories fresh from Grahamstown for KZN. (article published 1999-07-14) - Read more

SCHOOL BRINGS MUSICAL TO KZN
A premier Gauteng school brings a full-scale musical to KZN. (article published 1999-06-27) - Read more

CHICAGO FOR DURBAN
Premier Gauteng school brings musical to Playhouse. (article published 1999-06-23) - Read more

INTERCOURSES
Intercourses heads for Grahamstown. (article published 1999-06-22) - Read more

A WILDERNESS OF MONKEYS
Going behind the scenes with Shakespeare’s Shylock. (article published 1999-06-16) - Read more

PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE
Shireen James’s production of People Are Living There for the NTGF. (article published 1999-06-7) - Read more

KWAMASHU PLAY TO UK
A KwaMashu-based theatre project tours the United Kingdom. (article published 1999-06-6) - Read more

ELIZABETHAN MOVEMENT COURSE
Shakespeare Society offers an Elizabethan movement course. (article published 1999-06-3) - Read more

MADALA
Play about migrant workers. (article published 1999-06-1) - Read more

PEOPLE OF HEAVEN
Ambitious Technikon-Natal drama production deals with heaven and earth. (article published 1999-05-31) - Read more

THREE KWASUKA SHOWS
The Kwasuka Theatre is gearing up for Grahamstown. (article published 1999-05-13) - Read more

DOUBLE-BILL
Ronnie Govender’s double bill Beyond Calvary and Back to the Faith are back. (article published 1999-05-11) - Read more

JO’BURG FOLLIES 2000
It had to happen - Jo’burg Follies couldn’t miss out on the millennium (article published 1999-05-10) - Read more

DEKAFFIRNATED
Only Pieter-Dirk Uys could get away with such a title (article published 1999-04-25) - Read more

GOING DOWN GORGEOUS
Nkosi S’kilele Moi! (article published 1999-04-25) - Read more

WHITE MEN EXTENDED
If you thought you’d missed it, you’ve got another chance. (article published 1999-04-25) - Read more

MORE PERFORMANCES BY DEMAND
Rory Rootenberg and Greig Coetzee are both currently performing in Durban in The Playhouse complex with their respective one man shows: Cadenza and White Men With Weapons. (article published 1999-04-16) - Read more

REVIEW : WHITE MEN WITH WEAPONS
What else is there to say after having seen White Men with Weapons four times over the past four years? Very little except that it is still one of the finest, in-depth, hard-hitting but humorous one-man shows I have ever seen. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

FALLING OFF A LOG
The Pinetown Repertory Players will present Falling Off a Log directed by Anne Petersen featuring Derek Griffin, Pauline Staff, Samantha Gray, Claire Hoogevhorst and Scott Meintjes. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Creative Madness theatre company aims to captivate the imagination and hearts of its young audiences through its imaginative puppets, mask, mime and live action production of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

HAROLD'S BACK
Kwasuka Theatre's production directed by Jacky Vermaas of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys has played to overwhelming success and critical acclaim since it opened last month. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

50 YEARS YOUNG
The University of Natal Durban's drama and performance studies department (formerly speech and drama department), turns 50 this year. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

LIFE'S A PITCH
Running at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until April 11, with a possible extension of a further week, Life's a Pitch is another hilarious gem from South Africa's top comedy writer, Paul Slabolepszy. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

BARD'S CELEBRATION
The Shakespeare Society of South Africa KZN Durban Branch will celebrate what would amount to William Shakespeare's 435th birthday on April 24 and 25 at 18h00 at the Westville Theatre Club. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

TOTAL ONSLAUGHT
Actor/writer/director Greig Coetzee has performed his hugely successful White Men With Weapons - to date it's won 17 awards! - at various venues around South Africa for the past few years. This year, he decided to `go for broke' with his 1999 Total Onslaught Tour. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

KABOOM
(article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

IN MEMORIAM
Well-known stage, radio and screen actor Graham Armitage passed away in Johannesburg last month. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more

UYS PLAYS
Well-known performer Pieter-Dirk Uys brings three shows to KZN with a season at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from April 13 to May 9, broken by a run at the Hilton Theatre from April 19 to 21. (article published 1999-04-15) - Read more


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