Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events

Pick of the Week: Screening of Kentridge’s NY Met production of The Nose at Cinema Nouveau

There are 3  performances left of this dazzlingly whacky absurdist opera by Shostakovich, brilliantly produced by William Kentridge.  This is a live screening of the opera (in the Met’s HD series) which has returned to the New York Met after premiering in 2010. Based on the 1836 short story writtten by Nikolai Gogal,  it tells […]

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A cultural feast at Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank

We are so privileged in Johannesburg to have access on our doorsteps to world-class productions (quite literally).  If an air-ticket to London is out of the question (let alone R600 odd for a theatre ticket) then make sure to see the current productions of London’s Royal National Theatre which are broadcast live and screened at […]

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South Africa’s Classic FM finds fans in New York

Recently we had guests from New York stay here at Liz at Lancaster, one of whom was Molly-Vivian Huang, an accomplished concert pianist.   They were visiting South Africa for a niece’s wedding up near Kruger,  and I wrote to them on their return to ask how it all went. I was delighted to get this response […]

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Where to go for live music in Joburg

Guests who stayed recently at Liz at Lancaster went off to Katzys in Rosebank for live music and had a great evening.  Situated in the Firs , a mall in nearby Rosebank, right next to the well-renowned Grillhouse –this is the place to be seen.  Resident bands perform 5 times a week , and patrons can order off  the Grillhouse food menu […]

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Joburg’s best value .. classical music

Friday Lunch Hour classical concerts at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square.  Every Friday at 12h45 for 1pm.  Tickets are only R35 and include coffee and biscuits. Now you can’t beat that for value for money: 1st Feb: Love, life and laughter in Broadway Musicals with a classic touch Miro Chakaryan (violin) and Jacob […]

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