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Director and playwright Lwanda Sindaphi’s Kudu catches attention at the Fleur du Cap Awards

Marli van Eeden, Lwanda Sindaphi Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-20

"Thunderous applause erupted in the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, as upcoming director and playwright Lwanda Sindaphi received not only one award, but three awards, at the recent Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, for his play, Kudu."

Destroyer – a hard “no”

Reney Warrington Film 2019-03-15

"Nicole Kidman goes full tilt into the character of Erin Bell, and this performance, which is supposed to carry the film, ends up ruining it. On top of that, the film suffers from some rather serious plot holes, dubious styling and one-dimensional characters."

Director Sylvaine Strike on the success of Endgame at the Fleur du Cap Awards

Marli van Eeden, Sylvaine Strike Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-15

"The Artscape Theatre in Cape Town was abuzz earlier this week as the winners of the prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced. The production Endgame won big, taking home three awards – Best Production, Best Actor and Best Director – for Sylvaine Strike."

Press release: Mama comes to the Artscape

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-12

Chenal Kock in association with Vulture Productions and the Artscape Theatre Centre invites you to experience Mama at the Artscape Arena from 10 to 13 April 2019. Mama is a character piece directed by Jeremeo le Cordeur, showcased through poetry and physical theatre that focuses on the Afrikaaps dialect.

In paint and ink: discussions on Breyten | In verf en ink: gesprekke oor Breyten

LitNet Akademies en skole 2019-03-11

You are cordially invited to a half-day seminar on the life and work of Breyten Breytenbach. 19 March 2019, Kgorong Building, UNISA Main Campus.

Murray’s food trails: Kalk Bay

Paul Murray Kos en wyn 2019-03-08

"Spacious walkways stretch from one side of Kalk Bay to the other, offering excellent facilities for recreational walking or just sight-seeing – at places, with sight-seeing of the harbour and the mountains. Or, just come and enjoy fresh fish and chips from some of the local venues, such as Kalky’s, which is reasonably priced."

Press release: African premiere of Save the pedestals at the Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-07

Save the pedestals, a unique, international, artistic collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre, Handspring Puppet Company and Halle Puppet Theatre, makes its African debut at the Baxter Flipside, for four performances only, from 28 to 30 March, at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday, 30 March at 4 pm. This follows its hugely successful world premiere in Halle, Germany, last year.

Press release: Fasten your seatbelts – here comes the Mother City Comedy Festival!

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-07

Fasten your seatbelts as the countdown begins to the first Mother City Comedy Festival. This new annual festival takes place at the Baxter Studio Theatre from 19 to 31 March.

Press release: Star-studded line up for 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-05

Proudly presented by Animation SA, the star-studded programme has been announced for the eighth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), which takes place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

Press release: Cutting-edge dance from Flanders comes to South Africa

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-04

From March to June 2019, contemporary dance from Flanders will hit South African stages. Les ballets C de la B, GRIP and Siamese Cie, three of Flanders’s leading dance companies, showcase their work at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, KKNK Oudtshoorn and the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.

Press Release: The ninth Zabalaza Theatre Festival 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-02-28

The Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival returns for its ninth edition, from 8 to 16 March, with fresh and vibrant works and a Weekend Programme for the whole family.


LitNet Teater 2019-02-28

Set against the historical backdrop of the Cape slave trade and the Malay diaspora in South Africa, Johaardien’s award-winning play has been performed in London, New York, Amsterdam, Denmark and all over South Africa. Through artful storytelling, the playwright focuses on themes of identity, history and group belonging through an intimately personal lens taking audiences on a journey across the Cape Flats to Robben Island – and then to and from Bombay – back in time, to the 17th century, when the Dutch were at war with the Portuguese. 

Press release: Nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announced

LitNet Teater 2019-02-05

The nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced.

Green book – unsettling, yet heart-warming

Reney Warrington Film 2019-02-04

"The controversy surrounding this film should not dissuade people from watching it. (Google if you must.) It is a nuanced, tender tale about an unlikely friendship that overcame loneliness, bigotry and class differences. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s performances appear effortless."

The favourite – a reward for the committed cinephile

Reney Warrington Film 2019-01-31

"The film is visually sumptuous, thanks to incredibly detailed costumes, lavish locations, great camerawork, dimly lit scenes and perfectly precise editing."

Press Release: Applications are open for the 2019 Gauteng International Arts Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-28

The board of the Gaufestival is proud to extend a cordial invitation to parties who are keen to be on board, in whatever capacity, for the 2019 festival taking place 20 September to 6 October.

Press Release: PATCH Fundraiser Live Music Concert at Spier Amphitheatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24

Press Release: Five of South Africa's most popular musical acts will be performing at an exclusive concert at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre on the 2nd of February 2019. 

Press release: Head of ASSITEJ SA wins prestigious international award for contribution to theatre for young people

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24

The national director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie, has been awarded a prestigious international award in recognition of her global contribution to the development of theatre for young people.

Press Release: Real Concerts presents The Mango Groove 30th Anniversary Concert

LitNet Musiek 2019-01-23

Mango Groove and Real Concerts are delighted to announce that Mango Groove will be performing a once-off, spectacular 30th Anniversary Concert at the Teatro Theatre at Montecasino on Friday, 8 March 2019.

The old man & the gun

Reney Warrington Film 2019-01-08

"The old man & the gun does not demand too much; it does not aim to unsettle or shock. It tells a marvellous tale of a bank robber who simply loved robbing banks, got caught, broke out 17 times and returned to what he loved – robbing banks."