Arts News From Around South Africa

Cinderella and Fairy Parade at Artscape Theatre

On Wednesday 24 December, the stage of the Artscape Theatre will become a wonderland of fairies for Cape Town City Ballet's popular Fairy Parade.

Cinderella at the Artscape

Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout: A magical and fun production, perfect for the festive season.

Stunning Bar None seduces the senses

Daniel Dercksen: Everyone is more than welcome at Bar None at the fabulous New Kalk Bay Theatre.

Bob on the Box: TV highlights

Bob Eveleigh: Robbie Williams is DStv's Santa Claus this year.


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 ...