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Sticking It To The Mancreu, Or A Smile On The Face Of The Tigerman

By BRUCE DENNILL   Tigerman by Nick Harkaway   In an age and a culture where superheroes are larger-than-life – often literally – figures with support teams and origin stories to match, something as intimate as this tale, which is centred on just two protagonists and takes ...

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Action Attraction, Or A Fantasy Of Fitness

By BRUCE DENNILL   Cirque Éloize: ID / Directed by Jeannot Painchaud / Teatro, Montecasino, Fourways, vrc   Johannesburg   Montreal’s Cirque Éloize is all about energy, movement and reaction to rhythm, and for ID, all of these facets are concentrated in a single inner-city setting given different ...

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Spice Of Life, Or Multiple Personality Distinction

By BRUCE DENNILL   Pay Back The Curry / Directed by Rob Van Vuuren / Theatre On The Square, Sandton, Johannesburg   Satirical revues, especially those that deal in the clichés of whatever agenda is currently being pushed in newscasts, can be crushingly predictable and thus immensely ...

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Jersey Queen, Or Step Up At The Rainbow

By BRUCE DENNILL   Queen: Live At The Rainbow ’74 / A                 6 Jersey Boys / 16L                                           ...

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All Odds Against, Or Something Happened On The Way To Kempton

By BRUCE DENNILL   One More Night – The Ultimate Phil Collins Tribute Show / Produced by Add-Life Productions / Theatre Of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg   There is an element of bad luck to the way this production has played at the beginning of its run. ...

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How To Be Human, Or What To Do When Feeling Blue0

How To Be Human, Or What To Do When Feeling Blue

By BRUCE DENNILL   Blue Man Group was founded by three close friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in New York in 1991. Since the group’s inception it has grown to include permanent shows in Las Vegas, ...

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How To Remain Anonymous, Or Covert In Glory2

How To Remain Anonymous, Or Covert In Glory

By JM SHORNEY Until today, in my sheltered writer’s existence, I had not encountered any reference to the group who call themselves Anonymous. The members don Guy Fawkes masks, which I suppose lends an eerie but historic ...

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Extract From Poison City By Paul Crilley0

Extract From Poison City By Paul Crilley

Durban, wedged up against the east coast of South Africa, is the dirtiest, strangest, most violent place I’ve ever lived. It’s the soul of South Africa. A sweaty one-night stand of a city where anything goes ...

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Ratings

  • 1 – Never Darken This Portal Again
  • 2 – Very Nearly Offensively Bad
  • 3 – Nobody Thought This Through
  • 4 – Poor
  • 5 – Not Bad, But Ok
  • 6 – Good
  • 7 – Very Good
  • 8 – One Of The Best This Year
  • 9 – I Was Moved; I May Have Cried
  • 10 – Pretty Much Perfect
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Restless In Reykjavik, Or Searching For A Hemingway Moment And Finding The Travel Channel0

Restless In Reykjavik, Or Searching For A Hemingway Moment And Finding The Travel Channel

By BEN WRIGHT “Yes, there are a lot of tourists in Iceland now, perhaps too many,” said Silvia, in perfect English and with no irony. Her daughters, who spoke English too, as well as Icelandic and Zulu, ...

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Amused Bouche: De Camdeboo Restaurant, Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet0

Amused Bouche: De Camdeboo Restaurant, Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet

By BRUCE DENNILL   Carte: Loads of beautifully prepared meat – farmers in the area have been supplying the stuff since the governor at the Cape Colony was ordering it, so no surprises, there Smart: The décor and surroundings ...

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Art Therapy, Or Of Kids And Colour0

Art Therapy, Or Of Kids And Colour

Art therapy takes place when individuals are encouraged to express themselves through art as part of a healing process from emotional trauma. For children who experience violence or domestic abuse, drawing or painting provides a way to say what they cannot say with words. For the

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Sweeping All Before It, Or Get Thee Hither, Pumpkin0

Sweeping All Before It, Or Get Thee Hither, Pumpkin

  A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is sure to happen when the ultimate fairytale – Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella – returns to

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Returning Reptiles, Or Jy Wouw Mos0

Returning Reptiles, Or Jy Wouw Mos

A previously unseen sculpture of two lizards by Dutch sculptor Anton van Wouw (below) surfaced for auction at Russell Kaplan Auctioneers in Johannesburg earlier this

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