Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events

Abandon mindless nightly repeats of DSTV Jeremy Clarkson re-runs: hit the footlights instead

‘Us South Africans’ don’t know how lucky we are with the quality of theatre and the comparative low cost of tickets for what are often world class productions.  And Joburg is particularly spoilt for choice, with a range of completely different genres. There is too much dark comedy and way too many farcical theatrics in […]

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‘TRUE IS IT THAT WE HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS’ ….

No, I’m not talking about the state of the nation but rather about Shakespeare’s amazing influence on the English language. I am sure many of you are familiar with Bernard Levin’s famous poem On quoting Shakespeare but I’m afraid to say that I did not know it.  I recently saw the HD live screening at Cinema Nouveau […]

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Liz at Lancaster Pick of the Week: 21st Feb

Recently, Liz at Lancaster guests who were born and grew up in Johannesburg and were visiting from overseas for a big family  reunion, wanted to take their grand-nieces on the Red City Bus leaving from Gold Reef City. However they were very hesitant about the drive there.  When I suggested taking the Gautrain to Park Station […]

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Liz’s Pick of the Week: 14th February

It’s hard to believe that the Market Theatre celebrates its 40th birthday this year, opening mid 1976 just 5 days after that most significant of dates – 16th June.  While its history as the ‘theatre of the struggle’, as a site of anti-apartheid resistance pre the mid 1990s, is well known,  it felt as though, post […]

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Spin into Orbit with Science, Cocktails and Jazz

This city of Jozi never ceases to amaze me that for all its grittiness (or maybe it’s precisely because of this edginess), it is so compulsively creative and trend-setting.  On the last Tuesday of every month the Orbit in Braamfontein holds an evening, called Science and Cocktails, where science meets art.  There’s a particular interest […]

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