‘A man in a dress can get away with a lot’

2018-01-16 07:00

“People always want to know where Alvin goes. Well, Alvin goes where I put him. There’s an art to it and getting it right.”

High notes, low notes - 2017 in musical numbers

2017-12-17 00:00

This year the theatre came alive with the sound of music. Gayle Edmunds rounds up the highs and lows from the musicals she watched this year.

REVIEW: A Handful of Keys still hits a high note

2017-12-03 00:00

A Handful of Keys is back and as good as ever, writes Gayle Edmunds.

We’re smitten with this local production of Shakespeare in Love

2017-10-26 12:48

This theatre production offers more than just a doomed romance and some candle light.

King Kong set to knock Joburg out

2017-09-17 14:00

The famous musical features a different generation with new issues, but looks set to thrill.

PICS: Introdans returns to SA for their 2017 Wonderland tour

2017-09-08 07:00

Introdans returns to the Baxter Theatre for the fifth time to present an exciting, humorous yet powerful medley of dance.

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.


Zuma: John Ledwaba's death a great loss to SA theatre

2017-12-30 17:35

President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences after the death of award winning South African playwright, director and theatre producer John Ledwaba.

A tribute to the father of township theatre

2017-12-10 15:00

This year, the Soweto Theatre is paying homage to legend Gibson Kente with a show celebrating his musicals.

WATCH: 3 South Africans explain how The Lion King Musical changed their lives

2017-11-15 16:12

The New York Times spoke to three South African performers about being in one of the biggest shows on Broadway.

4 things you need to know about Shakespeare in Love in CT

2017-10-11 05:00

Here are some awesome facts about the local production of Shakespeare in Love which is hitting the Fugard's stage soon.

Casper de Vries slams Paarl venue for non-payment

2017-09-13 08:37

Paarl music venue Ou Meul theatre has come under fire once again for reportedly not paying an artist for a show.

All hail Queen Nataniel

2017-09-03 00:00

After years onstage, Nataniel takes his audience down memory lane for 90 minutes of magical performances.

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.

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