Arts News From Around South Africa

Spiffing silliness from Jeeves & Wooster

Lesley Stones: Sometimes when you read a book your brain knows exactly what the characters must look like.

Hot Summer Groove at Grand Arena

Nothing better to start the summer holidays with a musical extravaganza, featuring the cream of Cape Town artists on one grand stage.

Postcard from Morocco: psychotic side of opera

Marilu Snyders : The utter weirdness that is Postcard From Morocco gives a glimpse of the psychotic side of opera.

Jesse Clegg Live in Paarl

Catch Jesse Clegg live & unplugged at Wagon Trail Brewery at Anura Vineyards in Paarl.

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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 ...