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NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The best of the National Arts Festival is on your door step. Can’t make it to Grahamstown for this year’s National Arts Festival? Fear not. Wits Theatre is bringing 16 of the latest, most innovative productions to heat up Johannesburg’s stages. Photo: Graham Weir in Dead Yellow Sands The twelfth instalment of the much-anticipated 969 Festival runs from 15-26 July …

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CINEMA NOUVEAU: ROYAL BALLET SEASON

A season of five famous ballets from The Royal Ballet company is currently being screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres. The season launched with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in March, Swan Lake in May, and Romeo and Juliet in June. The fourth production to be shown on the big screen is La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter), the beloved rural …

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969 FESTIVAL AT WITS

Wits Theatre brings an exciting lineup to its 969 Festival. Straight off the stages from the National Arts Festival, Wits Theatre plays host to new and exciting plays as part of the 969 Festival from 15-26 July 2015. Theatre, music and poetry lovers will be treated to at least 16 of the most interesting productions to hit local stages in …

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WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE

Women take centre stage with strong female presence at this year’s National Arts Festival. This year’s programme features more women in an effort to amplify female voices in the theatrical, performing and visual arts. This year’s National Arts Festival – which runs from 2 to 12 July – not only features a number of strong and visible women in most …

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AS DIE BROEK PAS

As Die Broek Pas is a gripping one-woman play translated from a work by the renowned German playwright Manfred Karge. The play explores the life of a woman who, during Germany’s depression of the 1930s, disguises herself as a man after her husband’s untimely death and takes over his job at the factory where he used to work as a …

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MISS DIETRICH REGRETS

Miss Dietrich Regrets was written by South African born playwright Gail Louw and explores the relationship between the legend that was Marlene Dietrich and her daughter Maria Riva, exposing the maladies and marvels of celebrity, fame and mother/daughter relationships. Myths were created around movie stars in the early Hollywood days to enhance and increase allure and mystery, Marlene said she …

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ALTOVISE LAWRENCE

After eight exciting episodes that had audiences on the edge of their seats, BET revealed 23-year old stunner Altovise Lawrence as the winner of the first series of Top Actor SA. Altovise, a Dramatic Arts graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), was a hot contender from day one, acing her acting techniques in every imaginable genre to scoop …

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BORN IN THE RSA

‘Born in the RSA’ is to be restaged at the National Arts Festival 20 years after Barney Simon’s death. To mark the 20th anniversary of legendary South African theatre-maker Barney Simon’s passing, the Baxter Theatre Centre is restaging his riveting docudrama ‘Born in the RSA’ in Grahamstown this year. Co-founder and artistic director of Johannesburg’s world-renowned Market Theatre, Barney Simon …

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MAMMA MIA SEASON EXTENDED – LAST FEW DAYS

Big Concerts is excited to confirm that an extra week has been added for the West End smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! in Johannesburg only. The limited season, which starts on 24th March 2015, will now run until 3rd May 2015. Tickets are moving quickly and fans are recommended to book now to avoid disappointment. MAMMA MIA! is an original …