Arts News From Around South Africa

In Blood disability theatre production returns

An inspiring showcase of talent returns to Durban’s Playhouse Drama stage in November.

Feel the wind beneath your wings with Lucy Tops

Singing sensation Lucy Tops brings her golden voice to Kalk Bay Theatre in a tribute to the one of the greatest singers of our time.

Baxter Dance Festival - some highs, some lows

Angeliki Theodorou: The buzz of the previous week’s performances at the annual Baxter Dance Festival created excitement throughout Cape Town’s dance audience.

The Last Anniversary takes on two-city SA tour

An innovative brand new international operatic drama which is the culmination of creative input from five countries will tour two South African cities.

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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 ...