Theatre Scene News

20 Feb 2020

After a dark, ominous opening full of menacing footsteps and panicked scurrying, Juliet Jenkin’s ‘choral satire’ WOOLWORTHS immediately goes for the jugular —the jugular of those who shop at the Southern Suburbs’ favourite chain grocer and enjoy convincing themselves t...

7 Feb 2020

People who want an easy life don’t tend to select any aspect of theatre as their primary career choice. The hours are long, the pay is low, and the self-doubt is real. It’s no secret that theatre-makers have to be resourceful and resilient if they are to succeed in the...

23 Jan 2020

Two people meet at an industry event, share a laugh at the bar, and go to bed together. What could possibly go wrong? If you’ve ever seen a play by Louis Viljoen, your money should be on ‘a lot’.

Beth (Emily Child) and Fred (Nicholas Pauling) are in advertising —‘artist...

18 Nov 2019

Ever thought what this town could really use is a brief history of the rise of Afrikaner nationalism with the occasional Bacchanalian revel thrown in for good measure? The Gospel According to Jan Coetzee, written and directed by Wessel Pretorius, examines what happened...

3 Sep 2018

The Fugard Theatre’s much-anticipated return season of Lee Hall’s Shakespeare in Love is an enchanting night of revelry and forbidden love, much like Romeo & Juliet, the play that shapes Hall’s narrative —although, of course, there’s no dog in the Bard’s original versi...

12 Jun 2018

The National Theatre’s most recent foray into Shakespeare’s fictionalised take on the bloody history of 11th century Scotland doesn’t exactly let its audience settle in to a comfortable evening at the theatre. The dim lights go up, and suddenly we’re on the side-lines...

5 May 2018

The rock concert that kicks off the Bridge Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Nicholas Hytner, serves as a solid indication that this is not going to be your average night at the theatre. The loud concert, as it turns out, is part of an Am...

3 Apr 2018

It’s Big Daddy’s birthday, and the whole family’s descended on the ancestral Southern home to celebrate —and perhaps to sneak a peek at the patriarch’s last will and testament before it’s too late. Benedict Andrews directs the Young Vic’s revival of Tennessee Williams’...

3 Apr 2018

An insecure poet (Bibi Slippers, appearing as herself) is defending her highly intertextual body of work in front of an unseen panel of academics (voiced by Nicole Holm). To help her win over the critics, the poet has enlisted the help of a troupe of actors (Anna-Mart...

11 Mar 2018

Dawid Minnaar lewer ’n kragtoer as ’n Joodse seun wat ’n hegte vriendskap met ’n Moslem-winkelier vorm. Hierdie stuk is ’n ko-produksie van Kunste Onbeperk en die Suidoosterfees en was deel van die US Woordfees.

This production combines Naomi Morgan’s wonderful translat...

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