Theatre Scene News

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...

11 Mar 2018

’n Dokter emigreer na ’n koue plek, maar dink met sy aankoms eers na oor die onlangse gebeure wat hom tot daar gebring het. 


In this beautifully filmic offering, written and directed by Neil Coppen, Jacques, a South African anaesthetist (Jacques Bessenger), arrives in...

11 Mar 2018

’n Vrou se grappige laatnag-vertelling ontaard vinnig in ’n dieper ondersoek na die toestand waarin haar lewe is. 


‘This party’s clearly been going on for too long,’ one can’t help but think even before the play (written by Tara Notcutt and translated by Amy Jeptha) st...

11 Mar 2018

Hierdie produksie gebruik poppespel en verskeie ander genres om die internasionale migrantekrisis te takel. Die stuk is deel van die US Woordfees, en kaartjies kan by Computicket of by die deur gekoop word.

The international migrant crisis forms the thematic basis of th...

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