Arts News From Around South Africa

New position for Joburg City Theatres

A new position is available for a Deputy General Manager: Joburg City Theatres Hospitality and Catering.

Limpopo talent shines at Mapungubwe 2014

Limpopo talent shines in the Mapungubwe Arts and Heritage Festival.

Women in Praise live at Lyric Theatre

Get ready for an unforgettable gospel music experience with “Women in Praise” at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre on 6 December 2014.

CliffCentral Rocks Christmas at Gold Reef City

The festive season is almost here and the Lyric Theatre will host CliffCentral for a special holiday performance of Christmas carols on 3 December.

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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 ...