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The Taming of the Shrew
12 Feb 18
In Shakespearean times, it was thought unbecoming for women to be on stage, and so the entire cast was male. How ironic and refreshing it was, therefore, to see The Taming of the Shrew at the Maynardsville outdoor theatre with an all-female cast and creative team.
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Michael McIntyre
22 Jan 18
As part of his Big World Tour, British comedian Michael McIntyre treated Cape Town to two nights of his live comedy show last week.
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Cinderella on Ice
22 Jan 18
I was treated to superb ice-dance at Pieter TorienÂ’s lavish Cinderella on Ice at the Artscape last night. Having seen Swan Lake on Ice in 2016 which had received two standing ovations, I was looking forward to the contemporary interpretation of this well-known fairy-tale.
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King Kong
27 Dec 17
I avoided "King Kong" at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year due to my ill-informed, foreign assumption that it was a musical production of the American monster film. However, upon discovering my ignorance, I was delighted to find the iconic South African musical returning for another run.
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The Nutcracker
21 Dec 17
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" is showing at the ARTSCAPE again, and despite having seen it there previously, I just had to return.
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Fame - The Musical
18 Dec 17
To be honest, I'm not really a fan of musicals. So when invited to review a youth production of "Fame: The Musical" (directed by Yvonne Copley), I was less than enthusiastic. However, on a brisk Sunday afternoon yesterday, I found myself at the Masque Theatre in Muisenberg for the first time.
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UB40’s 25th SA anniversary tour ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey
18 Dec 17
Big Concerts has confirmed today that UB40 will be returning in support of their 25th SA anniversary tour. They will be performing in Cape Town on 15th May 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Durban on 17th May at the Durban ICC and Pretoria on 19th May at the Sun Arena, Time Square.
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Black
14 Dec 17
Directed by Jade Bowers and written by Penelope Youngleson, Black at the Alexander Bar forms part of POPUpstairs 2017, facilitating production exchange between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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OMG Quiz Night at the Alexander Bar
23 Nov 17
I'm not a fount of general knowledge. In fact, for a well-travelled lawyer, I'm usually quite embarrassed by my lack of it. I recall attending a quiz night or two when working in Rwanda which was full of smart over-achieving ex-pats. Our team won, but I was relieved to answer just one question all night. So it was with a vague sense of impending doom that I made my way to the Alexander Bar for its weekly OMG Quiz Night yesterday.
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The Fall
19 Jun 17
Having missed the original production of the ‘The Fall’ which won the 2017 Fleur du Cap Special Encore Award, I was delighted it was returning for a short run at the Baxter. The play is a consideration of the recent student protests which ululated across South Africa in 2015 and 2016.
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