Arts News From Around South Africa

The Paul Cluver Summer Season

The Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines continue their collaboration, supported by Appletiser, into a second season.

'Doing lunch' with the Cape Town Fringe

One of the easiest things about Cape Town Fringe festival is that the programme has been planned to keep step with the everyday rhythm of the city.

UJ 555 ThatSoFunny: Comedy for a Cause

The UJ Development Office in partnership with UJ Arts & Culture present an evening of epic comedy.

La Bayadère by Joburg Ballet

Tammy Ballantyne: An appreciative opening night audience at the Joburg Theatre welcomed the ballet about a doomed temple dancer caught in a love triangle.


Baby brothers and bicycles

Joanna Evans presents a story of children for adults that is honest, beautifully executed and quite distressing. In The Year of the Bicycle, red string connects glowing jars as the year of 1997 unfolds for two youngsters. Andile, a boy from an impoverished community near Hout Bay, makes an unlikely friend over the suburban brick wall of Amelia's house, an only child who fights-off loneliness ...

Drive With Me: a moving ride

I saw Drive With Me, directed by Liz Mills, two days ago and have been surprised that there isn’t more talk about it. Being familiar with Megan Furniss’s website Megan’s Head, I went looking for some information. Megan posts that she’s had ...

The View tackles contemptible views

Wow. The View is veritable. Post-show audience comments included, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”. I understand why they’d feel that way. We meet a boy, skilfully and tenderly brought to life by Gideon Lombard. From his ...

Don't give up

Of all the arts disciplines, theatre surely is the bi-polar sibling. It experiences the high of a full house standing ovation and the soul-crushing low of tiers of empty seats. You can pretty much take it for granted that empty seats are going to be ...