Festival, theatre, musical tribute

2012-01-12 00:00

THE Musho Festival of One and Two-Hander Theatre is running at the Catalina Theatre in Wilsons Wharf, Durban until January 15.

On the programme at 8 pm today is Comrade Babble, a political satire inspired by the rise and fall of Brett Kebble, a South African landlord of mythic proportions, who proved to be one of our most formidable fraudsters, who orchestrated his own murder.

The performance sees Kebble-Babble’s return from the dead in order to present the “truth” of his life. Written and directed by Allan Kolski Horwitz and performed by Renos Spanoudes and Lebohang Motaung, it is suitable for ages 16 and older.

Tomorrow patrons can see Big Boys Don’t Dance at 6 pm. This award-winning dance comedy takes the audience on a wild journey of stereotypical male behaviour and extraordinary, highly entertaining dance routines. Directed by Vanessa Harris and performed by Bradley Searle and Ash Searle, the show is suitable for all ages.

At 8 pm you can see Mistero Buffo, Andrew Buckland’s adaptation of Nobel-Prize winner Dario Fo’s controversial work, which combines the grotesque comedy of the Italian medieval performance traditions with razor-sharp contemporary satire.

The play criticises the repressions of religious institutions and landowning classes throughout history. Suitable for ages 16 and older.

Tickets for all shows are R50, (R30 Pansa members, pensioners and children under 12).

There is also a R100 per day ticket which gives you entry to all shows on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and daily reviews, see the Musho website at www.mushofestival.co.za

 

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Garth Anderson’s Tales of the Brothers Grimm can be seen in the Amphitheatre at the Durban Botanic Gardens at 11 am today and tomorrow.

In the 45-minute show Robyn Hailey Wells tells the stories of Ashputtel (which we now know as Cinderella), Little Red Cap (Little Red Riding Hood) and Rumpelstiltskin.

Tickets are R40 for adults and R30 for children under 12. Take cushions or blankets.

To book, phone The Actors Co-operative at 081 384 5706. Tickets can also be bought at the theatre 30 minutes before each performance. Bee gees tribute

Three of Australia’s most talented vocalists join forces to present the spectacular show, Night Fever — A Tribute to the Bee Gees at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World until Sunday.

The show is a multimedia feast with state-of-the-art sound, superb hi-tech lighting and giant on-stage screens playing footage of the Bee Gees concerts and musical highlights of their career.

Tickets are R195 at Computicket.

• arts@witness.co.za

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