Arts News From Around South Africa

Emotional Creature is heartbreaking and hopeful

Jennifer de Klerk: Every teenage girl needs to see this show; one way or another it will resonate with the very essence of who they are.

NCT Term Three Theatre Workshop for Children

National Children’s Theatre workshops begin on Saturday 26 July 2014. Bringing powerful learning experiences to children.

!Kauru's Black Collector's Forum announcement

!Kauru will be launching The Black Collectors’ Forum at the Turbine Hall on Saturday 26 July 2014.

What's On in Gauteng: July 26-Aug 3

Jennifer de Klerk: New on the boards is Athol Fugard in his latest play “Shadow of the Hummingbird” opening at the Market Theatre on Wednesday.


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 ...