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Press release: Experience South Africa’s exiting new musical The MP’s New Suit

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-10

South Africa has an exciting new musical on the way and audiences have the chance to be part of it. A showcase reading of The MP’s New Suit will be presented at the Artscape Arena on Sunday 27 October starting at 18h00.

Athol Fugard’s Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act showing at the Fugard Theatre

Marli van Eeden, Greg Karvellas Onderhoude 2019-10-10

"This is an utterly compelling production that cautions us on the devastating impact of human rights abuse, in whichever form it comes, and hopefully makes us more understanding of our common humanity."

Press release: Innovation and enlightenment with Cape Town City Ballet’s Satori

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-10-04

Cape Town City Ballet presents an exciting new trilogy of works with their Spring Season, Satori, which will be performed at the Artscape Opera House from 26 October to 9 November. 

Film review: Hustlers, or rather, The godmother

Reney Warrington Film 2019-09-19

"It’s a gritty drama, an all-out condemnation of the greed of men, with rather great comedy thrown in – and yes, with some strippers. Oh, and believe you me, JLo is a revelation as Ramona Vega."

Press release: Baxter Dance Festival celebrates 15 years of magnificent movement and dance, this September

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-09-19

For the past 15 years, the Baxter Dance Festival has showcased some of the finest dance talents and choreographers in the Western Cape and the country. This year will be no exception as Cape Town’s premiere dance festival celebrates the milestone from 26 September to 5 October 2019.

Press release: Powerful co-production of Athol Fugard Classic for Fugard Theatre Run

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-09-05

Following an acclaimed premiere at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, a new production of Athol Fugard’s powerful classic – Statements after an arrest under the immorality act comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre (Cape Town) from 17 September 2019 for a limited season.

Two short plays at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-23

"Rising star, theatre-maker and director, Nwabisa Plaatjie, brings to life two beautiful plays by American playwright, Alice Childress, as part of the Baxter’s Women’s Month celebrations, in the Golden Arrow Studio from 28 August to 13 September."

Zolani Mahola heads #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser for ASSITEJ SA at Cradle of Creativity

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-22

"The #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser concert will take place on Saturday 24 August at 19h00 in the Baxter Concert Hall and will be followed by Standard Bank Gold Ovation award-winning musical Hani: the Legacy, at 20h30, by the Market Theatre Laboratory."

Hermanus, UNESCO City of Gastronomy? An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-19

Darryl David talks to Naomi Meyer about the leading of a very special bid.

Historic South African winery Vergelegen named the best winery in Africa

Marli van Eeden, Don Tooth Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Vergelegen is a destination: with its world-renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience."

Café Zör in the Bo-Kaap celebrates the diverse culture of the area

Marli van Eeden, Glenn Muller Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Café Zör has its own identity: with its unique setting in a historic building in the iconic Bo-Kaap, the space was created for families, the lonely traveller, tourists, the local community, surrounding businesses, and the misfits and the marginalised – the perfect place to hide away from a sometimes brutal world."

An interview with Mike Rosenberg from Passenger

Yolanda Wessels Musiek 2019-08-14

"Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, supported Ed Sheeran on his recent South African tour. The response was so fantastic that Passenger will be returning to South Africa to perform his own solo shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November."

Press release: Award-winning playwright premieres acid-tongued The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-07-18

"A man and a woman meet after not seeing each other for years and what starts off as a romantic, booze-fuelled evening, slowly begins to unravel into a psychological mystery as an incident from their shared history rears its head. Audiences can expect to see a production that is both depraved and utterly liberating within an engaging context of regret and vengeance rooted in cruel relationships and savage betrayals when they book to see the premiere of The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs from 22 July to 3 August."

Press release: a celebration of women at Klassique 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-07-04

“In celebration of the Women’s Day long weekend in August, classical music enthusiasts can look forward to enjoying music by exceptional women at the 11th Klein Karoo Klassique.”     

Press release: WAG (Waiting)

LitNet Teater 2019-07-03

WAG (Waiting) is a contemporary dance  production featuring the renowned Figure Of 8 Dance Collective, Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf. The young dance talents, Dustin Jannetjies and Gabriela Dirkse will join them on stage. 

 

63 days to optimal health by Sally-Ann Creed: a book review

Izak de Vries Books and writers 2019-07-03

"I would definitely suggest that those who are too scared of going low-carb would do well with Creed’s book."

Booksmart: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2019-07-02

"Booksmart, a film about high school – the current colosseum where the innocent and not so innocent are fed to lions – is simply not cruel enough to feel authentic, not funny enough to make you cringe at what you are laughing at, and not insane enough to elevate it to mockumentary/spoof status."

Runaway hit Kinky Boots extended at The Fugard Theatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-27

Just two weeks into its South African premiere run, The Fugard Theatre’s production of multiple Tony-Award winning musical Kinky Boots has been extended. Bookings are now open for performances until 27 October.

Press release: Fresh Perspectives – Pre-National Arts Festival Season at Theatre Arts Admin Collective

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-20

Missing out on the National Arts Festival Makhanda (Grahamstown) this winter? Missing freezing weather, great productions, fabulous company and delicious food? Then join us at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective for Fresh Perspectives – a pre-NAF season. Four productions make up Fresh Perspectives and run until 24 June. 

Press release: Open Book Festival announces first group of authors

LitNet Books and writers 2019-06-13

Join The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre for the ninth Open Book Festival which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year.

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