Shakespeare’s R & J

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More years ago than I care to think about, Romeo and Juliet was the Shakespeare set work in my matric year. So I have always had a soft spot for this play, combined with the fact that, along with almost all the girls in my class, I was wildly and passionately in love (from a […]

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April 2019 KamersVol in Joburg

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I love the by-line header to the Kamers Makers website: We’re not into the perfectly made or the mass produced – it’s about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed… that special something that is only found at the show. I went for the first time last year with a friend who […]

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Upcoming theatre for youngsters in Joburg

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The Selfish Giant The Fringe Joburg Theatre 24 -26 August There are 6 performances of The Selfish Giant from 24th to 26th August.   This narrated ballet is based in Oscar Wilde’s bitter-sweet tale of transformation. The garden’s birds, fruit and flowersare performed by the Johannesburg Youth Ballet while the story is narrated by the inimitable […]

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South Africa’s “little Big Bang”

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Science and Cocktails, Orbit, Braamfontein 31st July I am a complete dilettante: I know precious little about a lot of things.  Call it a grasshopper mind – buzzing from one topic to another.  But at least I fall into the category of ‘knowing what I don’t know’ (rather than ‘not knowing what I don’t know’, […]

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