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CATHY SPECIFIC: DRAG ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

Drag, drama and song and dance artist extraordinaire. Moira de Swardt chats to Brendan van Rhyn Brendan van Rhyn arrives at the café where we’ve agreed to meet wearing a beanie. It hides his current spiky, “big” hairstyle. He laughingly explains that every time he does a show in drag it impacts on his ordinary life. With his current role …

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HASHTAG LOTTERING

One of South Africa’s top comedians, Marc Lottering comes to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square with his brand new hit show Hashtag Lottering. The show features Lottering’s newest material, and has been causing belly-ache at theatres all over the country. Laugh loudly with Lottering as he tackles a broad range of issues, ranging from why funerals are …

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DAWN LINDBERG

Dawn Lindberg wins the Women: Real Architects of SA Drama Excellence Award. Naledi Theatre Awards founder and Executive Producer, Dawn Lindberg has been presented with the Women: The Real Architects of Society Awards (WRASA) Drama Excellence Award to acknowledge and honour her 51 years in theatre and show business. Lindberg, who staged the 12th annual Naledi Theatre Awards in April …

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NATANIEL’S MANNEQUIN

Multitalented stalwart of the South African entertainment industry for over two decades, Nataniël is more than just a producer, director, designer, playwright, public speaker and performer – he is a true icon of stage and screen. Nataniël will return to the Theatre of Marcellus stage at Emperors Palace with a new stage production, MANNEQUIN, from 18 August to 25 September …

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THE BEST OF GRAHAMSTOWN AT 969 FESTIVAL

If you missed the recent National Arts Festival, no need to despair as the 969 Festival will be kicking off on 13 July with an exciting theatre lineup, which includes standout productions hot off the Grahamstown stages. Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, will be hosting its dynamic 969 Festival from 13 – 24 July and this year’s offering of 20 …

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WINTER WARMERS AT JOBURG THEATRE

Don’t let the cold weather get you down. Joburg Theatre has a sizzling line-up that is guaranteed to heat things up this winter! First in line are our favourite star-crossed lovers with Joburg Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. With 10 performances taking place from the 15 – 24 July, this production is a rare treat for ballet lovers. Hot on its …

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969 FESTIVAL

The 969 Festival is to theatre goers what exciting and original pop-up shops are to fashionistas. Wits Theatre hosts this festival of dynamic and edgy productions every year, which provide diverse entertainment for a short period of time. This year promises to be all of this and then some, from 13 – 24 July, when the 969 Festival celebrates its …

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GYM AND TONIC

Revered comedy actor, Tim Plewman will premier his hilarious new offering, Gym and Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, at the 2016 Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Inspired by his best-selling book, Fitness for Old Farts, Plewman’s latest play centres on the lives of three over 50 friends, who are battling belly bulge, among other ‘mature’ issues. After the death …

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ARE YOU AN ASPIRING MC?

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is on the hunt for an effervescent emcee to host the ACT Scholarships final at the Market Theatre on Monday, 10 October. Aspiring emcees from around the country will have the opportunity to audition for this prestigious position, as ACT visits various South African cities and towns to host the Scholarships auditions. Kicking off …

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SHREK THE MUSICAL

A Shrektacular show ideal for the winter holidays. Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy-tale never told comes to life in the Broadway and West End hit Shrek The Musical which heads to Johannesburg for a limited season at Gold Reef City from 24 June to 17 July 2016. From the producers of Little Shop of Horrors, …