Shrek gives a kickstart

A small independent theatre company in Durban has struck it big at the Naledi Theatre Awards

THEATRE: Retro musicals rule the roost

But even global smash hits are no guarantee of commercial success in SA

Taking centre stage with Jonathan Roxmouth

Jonathan Roxmouth plays the lead role of Tony in the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story. He spoke to Christina Kennedy

Look, listen and celebrate

Holiday fare at the Baxter in Cape Town

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: A question of belonging

A heartwarming, heartbreaking exposition of sex and gender

A Sarajevo love story

An intimate, moving and sometimes brutally unsettling tale of forbidden love — a Romeo and Juliet of the post-Cold War era

Theatre: New reality

The revelations that the play Mosali Eo U ’Neileng Eena (The Woman That You Have Given Me) throws up at the non-Sesotho-speaking viewer, but its significance ...

Athol Fugard is back

Debbie Hathway talks to Athol Fugard about his latest play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, prior to its SA premiere

Pay Back the Curry!

The piece requires Daniel Richards to play 24 characters in a commentary on what is happening in SA now, how power manifests not just in politics or economics ...

Theatre: I Love you, You're Perfect, Now Change

Deep down we all want the same things out of life: to love and be loved, to have a purpose, writes Debbie Hathway

Theatre: Firebird

One recognises this sentiment — this conception of the child as a 'giant' — from Ingrid Jonker’s poem Die Kind which Nelson Mandela famously included in his ...

Challenging notions of African masculinity

Morwa the Rising Son, directed and performed by Tefo Paya, addresses the complexities of masculine identity, as well as the complex nature of gender, through ...

National Arts Festival: Focus on women

With the focus on women at this year’s festival, Christina Kennedy spoke to some of the main players about their productions

Mirroring reality: The President's Man

SA’s Tarantino, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, talks to Christina Kennedy about his new playThe President’s Man

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

The allure of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is unfathomable, because by any objective analysis it’s not a terribly good musical, writes ...