Arts News From Around South Africa

The Return of the Boolulu Uncle

Keith Millar: Don’t miss this warmly funny show which is all about full-on belly laughs.

Silver Ovation Award winner for CT Fringe

Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winner Piet se Optelgoed will be presented at the Cape Town Fringe from 25 to 29 September.

Cape Consort to present Venus and Adonis

The Cape Consort returns to the Fugard Theatre with Part 4 of its Monteverdi Project with Venus and Adonis.

Tananas musicians reunite for one-off concert

Steve Newman and Ian Herman reunite for a rare performance in celebration of Gito Baloi at the Cape Farmhouse on 20 September at 3pm.


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 ...