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Low Frequency Thrills, Or Bass To Basics

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Double Bass / Directed by Alan Swerdlow / Auto & General Theatre On The Square, Sandton   The Double Bass, written by German author Patrick Suskind, is, in its Johannesburg incarnation, very clearly a three-hander. There’s only one actor – the excellent ...

Three Days To Kill
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Strong Silent Types With Agendas And Weapons, Or Non-Stop Frozen Fire Kill And Other Action Words

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Frozen Ground / Directed by Scott Walker / 16LVD                  5 Fire With Fire / Directed by David Barrett / 16VL                             5 3 Days To Kill / Directed by ...

ElvisNathanBelt
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Underwhelmed By The King, Or Below The Belt

By DARISE FOSTER   The opening night of the Elvis The Show, With Nathan Belt was … eventful. The good news: Belt has an incredible voice. The bad news: I didn’t feel like I got what I came for. The show started off slow, with the full-house ...

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Madam & Eve Upstaged, Or Money For Musicals

After 21 years of making South Africans laugh, Stephen Francis and Rico, the creators of Madam & Eve are preparing something new. There’s the cartoon strip, the books, the award-winning television sitcom and now, get ready for Madam & Eve, the stage musical. Well, ...

Alan Committie
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Fully Committied, Or Physically Fit For Funnyness

By BRUCE DENNILL   The title of Alan Committie’s new one-man show, The Sound Of Laughter, turns out to be a prophecy that’s fulfilled early on in the piece, when the belly laughs arrive unexpectedly close to the beginning of the show, during a stint ...

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Gold Standard, Or Ed's Note Expanded0

Gold Standard, Or Ed’s Note Expanded

By GABBI BRONDANI London-based director Ed Perkins is screening his debut feature documentary, Garnet’s Gold, to a South African audience at the Jozi Film Festival 2015. I chatted to Perkins about the film, which is produced by Simon Chinn, two-time ...

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Art mArtyr: Not On Your Nolly, Or Frequent Frugal Filmmaking0

Art mArtyr: Not On Your Nolly, Or Frequent Frugal Filmmaking

A good story usually takes really long to tell, and this is the case with Nigeria’s film industry, affectionately known as Nollywood. Give Nigerian directors, producers and actors enough time and they will do what they ...

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Extract From The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith0

Extract From The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith

In Mma Ramotswe’s fifteenth adventure, Grace Makutsi launches a new enterprise of her own: The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café. She is an ambitious lady with a business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken ...

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Ratings

  • 2 – Metamorphoses
  • 4 – The Aeneid
  • 6 – The Mahabharata
  • 8 – The Iliad
  • 10 – The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration0

Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration

By BRUCE DENNILL   Istanbul. Home to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace and dozens of other world-famous tourist attractions, it’s also riddled with side roads; non-descript, non-guidebook diversions ...

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Belle Bistro, Or A Ruddy Good Spot For A Snack0

Belle Bistro, Or A Ruddy Good Spot For A Snack

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Patisserie, Post Office Centre, Rudd Road, Illovo, Johannesburg   Going for lunch at The Patisserie in Illovo’s Post Office Centre is like stepping into Alice’s larder in Wonderland. Everything pulses with psychedelic colours, with the ...

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Pictures In Public, Or In The Market For Inspiration0

Pictures In Public, Or In The Market For Inspiration

By PAUL ELLIOTT   The Joburg Photo Umbrella is the first public photography-specific programme in the city of Johannesburg to bring together and network a wide range of photography content, exhibitions, activities and dialogue. Joburg Photo Umbrella is a festival of photography initiated by the Market Photo Workshop

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Madam & Eve Upstaged, Or Money For Musicals0

Madam & Eve Upstaged, Or Money For Musicals

After 21 years of making South Africans laugh, Stephen Francis and Rico, the creators of Madam & Eve are preparing something new. There’s the cartoon

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Ballet Great Louis Godfrey Remembered By Joburg Ballet0

Ballet Great Louis Godfrey Remembered By Joburg Ballet

The Board, Management, Dancers and Staff of Joburg Ballet mourn the passing of Louis Godfrey in Somerset West on Friday 6 February. Johannesburg-born Louis Godfrey

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