Tag Archives: Market Theatre

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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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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Will this revival of Newtown be the one that works?

In 2004 I wrote an article entitled ‘Re-envisioning Greater Johannesburg South African Development in the first decade after Democracy’  African Arts Winter 2004.   Back then I wrote about how, post 1994, the Gauteng Provincial Government had earmarked funds to the tune of R3.5 billion for the development of various programs to revitalize Greater Johannesburg.  Several […]

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Going into 2013 – what’s on at Joburg theatres

There are some really exciting upcoming shows and I’m making the most of what’s on offer.  Looking forward to seeing Fascinating Aida next Saturday 26th.  I heard the cast being interviewed by Jenny Crwys-Williamson Radio 702.  Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman received rave reviews in their January 2011 run of the show and […]

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Some great theatre productions currently showing in Joburg

Joburg Theatre never has a huge number of shows on offer as there is only a limited number of theatres, but as always what is available, promises not only a wide range of productions (although mostly in the comedic vein) but also excellent quality theatre. The wonderful holiday fare starts with Janice Honeyman’s annual festive […]

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