Tag Archives: Theatre

Tennessee Williams in a Hotel

 “Only some radical change can divert the downward course of my spirit, some startling new place or people to arrest the drift, the drag.” Tennessee Williams travelled a lot, living in hotels and writing plays, many – unsurprisingly – set … Continue reading

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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

I went to watch an Athol Fugard play last week – Sizwe Banzi is Dead, at The Baxter. Written by Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona forty years’ ago, it is still completely relevant. I am embarrassed to admit that, … Continue reading

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Kasi-2-Kasi Public Arts Festival

Having never been to Gugulethu before, I was a little nervous to go – two whitey females, one in a wheelchair – we seemed to be the epitome of sitting ducks when it came to talking about targets for crimesters. … Continue reading

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Infecting The City

Infecting the City is the epitome of public art. Accessible, edgy, varied and free, it uses the city itself – its pavements, malls and buildings – as its stages and galleries on which to bring dance, music, poetry and art … Continue reading

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…miskien

I went to the lovely Baxter Theatre to watch ‘…miskien’ last night. It was astounding. An embodiment of what theatre means to me, of what I – in my relatively philistine version of a theatre-goer – want to see in … Continue reading

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Dancing Tears

The round orange lights from outside trail into the theatre after us. I have to force myself not to spend the whole evening looking up, at those lights. Circle after circle, they’re at once alien and familiar. They’re part of … Continue reading

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