Arts News From Around South Africa

Being Dirty had never been so much fun!

Daniel Dercksen: Dirty Words is clean entertainment for anyone who wants to be naughty and indulge in some wicked and wacky fun.

Uplifting Son Of God

Daniel Dercksen: Films that deal with faith are vital in a world consumed by vices.

Monkey Nuts - roasted to delicious perfection

Sharmini Brookes: Perfect holiday fare at Sandton Theatre as Matthew Ribnick reprises his award-winning performance of Geraldine Naidoo’s 2009 hit comedy.

Smaarties: A quality treat!

JW Hurter: I must admit that I was confused when Smaarties thrust itself upon me. Confused and overwhelmed - but for the good!

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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 ...