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Best-selling magic show in Broadway history heads to SA

2017-08-01 08:50

Organisers have announced that after record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, The Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever.

CITY PRESS REVIEW: The difficult case of Marikana – The Musical

2017-07-30 00:00

It’s superb theatre, but uncomfortable merchandise and strange audience responses make the play difficult to review, writes Grethe Kemp.

Grizzly ghouls from every tomb come out to play at Monte

2017-07-09 10:08

It was a night out for vampires, mummies and werewolves – and a glittering array of South Africa’s stage and TV stars – at the opening night of The Mystery of Irma Vep, showing at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino in Fourways.

Local theatre production The Suit delivers award-winning performances

2017-05-21 10:00

"Umtsetse" is a word that doesn’t seem to exist in English. It’s the crisp fold that’s ironed into a pair of pants. The line that separates boys from men, and girls from women.

Zakes Mda’s Cion inspires Gregory Maqoma’s new work

2017-05-14 09:22

The Market Theatre announced this week that Zakes Mda’s Cion will serve as the inspiration for a new piece by dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma.

CITY PRESS REVIEWS: The Gruffalo

2017-04-23 10:00

The Gruffalo, gets a delicious South African marinade as an all-local cast brings the story of the bravest mouse on a nut hunt in the deep, dark forest to the stage.

Nationwide talent search for King Kong leading lady begins

2017-04-05 18:02

The producers of the Fugard Theatre's production of the legendary South African musical King Kong have embarked on a nationwide talent search for King Kong’s leading lady Queen Joyce.

This is your last chance to win tickets to see Blue Man Group in Joburg!

2017-03-20 11:23

Five lucky Channel24 readers stand the chance of walking away with 2 tickets each to see Blue Man Group live in Johannesburg.

Blue Man Group adds final week of shows in Jozi

2017-03-06 09:43

Big Concerts International has announced that a seventh and final week has been added to the Blue Man Group run in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino.

6 things we learned during our interview with the Blue Man Group

2017-02-23 12:54

We got to sit down with the Blue Man Group to find out more about this popular show currently touring South Africa.

 

CITY PRESS REVIEW: Black, brave and beautiful Bohème

2017-07-30 18:00

Starring some of Gauteng Opera’s finest, Puccini’s famous masterpiece was left mostly intact.

What should I go watch at the Wits 969 Festival?

2017-07-16 00:00

If you weren’t able to head down to Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival this year, it’s cool. Phumlani S Langa and Grethe Kemp look at some of the heavy-hitters that will be in Jozi to perform at Wits University’s 969 Festival.

Jessica Nkosi swaps TV role for musical theatre

2017-06-25 15:00

TV darling Jessica Nkosi has gone back to where her career started: the theatre.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is totally sparkle-rific

2017-05-14 16:00

It has taken 11 years for the show to be given the South African treatment and, unsurprisingly, the 28-member cast of locals are, quite simply, spectacular.

15 shows to watch at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

2017-04-30 22:00

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is back in June and clever patrons will be planning what to book already. The fest’s new executive producer, Ashraf Johaardien, helps you with your choices.

This local production of The Play That Goes Wrong will have you snort-laughing!

2017-04-16 06:00

The South African debut of The Play That Goes Wrong was on the night after the midnight Cabinet shuffle, so it felt like the perfect antidote to a perfectly bizarre day. It was.

City Press reviews: Sarafina!

2017-03-26 06:02

City Press' Grethe Kemp reviews a new production of a classic South African musical.

WATCH: Robot-actor stuns London audiences in a new play

2017-03-15 07:02

One of the stars of the British play Spillikin is not a human. Instead he is a robothespian.

All the winners of the 2017 Fiesta Awards

2017-02-24 12:02

It was all glitz and glam as stars of Afrikaans theatre took to the blue carpet at the 2017 Fiesta Awards.

Loving and hating the Blue Men

2017-02-19 06:01

City Press reviews the Blue Man Group, who is currently on tour in South Africa.

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