Arts News From Around South Africa

Constellations is coming to Montecasino

The award-winning play Constellations starring Ashley Dowds and Janna Ramos-Violante is now in rehearsal, opening August 8.

Our Man Clint is back

Caroline Smart: Our Man Clint is a fun and entertaining show with lots of good lines and ironic humour.

Grahamstown - a unique jazz festival

Jazzaholic by Don Albert: “This is a unique festival, unlike anything I have seen in the world. You can be very proud of it.”

Oom Schalk, from the Heart

Caroline Smart: A warm welcome back to Durban for David Muller in his engaging presentation of Herman Charles Bosman stories.


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 ...