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November 06, 2014
Curl Up & Dye, a satirical comedy by UCT alumni Sue Pam-Grant, opens at The Rosebank Theatre tonight. Christopher Weare directs this 1989 South African classic with a young cast making their professional debut. CurlupPrintJK-4949 More

November 03, 2014

I recently photographed GRAHAM HOPKINS  and JONATHAN ROXMOUTH as JEEVES & WOOSTER with Robert Fridjhon in Perfect Nonsense at Theatre on the Bay.

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June 23, 2014
Thanks to the National Arts Festival & Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) I've been awarded a Silver Arts Journalism Award in Photography as well as a special silver merit award for my contribution to theatre.  Below are a few of the images from my submission. Jesse Kramer Theatre

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April 09, 2014
A Human Being JK-4591   1997, Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa. Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela prepares to sit opposite the apartheid regime’s most notorious assassin. A Human Being Died That Night is based on the best-selling book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and explores her interviews with Eugene de Kock, her time on the TRC, and how a fundamentally moral person could become a mass murderer. More

May 27, 2013
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Along with the rest of Cape Town, I am brimming with antici... pation for The Rocky Horror Show coming to The Fugard Theatre in July.

The excitement has been building and finally it is now only 1 week until rehearsals begin.

Dress-up evenings ...

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January 14, 2013
Last week I spent some time with the musicians featured in David Kramer's Kalahari Karoo Blues. Similar to the previous, Karoo Kitaar Blues, this showcase of unique talent is rare and a glimpse into a remarkable part of Southern Africa that most city dwellers would never otherwise experience. "Dit is ’n bruisende, onvoorspelbare viering van die ongelooflike skeppende krag en talent van die mense van Suider-Afrika." Die Burger The musicians have travelled to Cape Town from rural parts of the Karoo and Botswana to showcase their unique talents at the Baxter Theatre.  Music, for most of them, is a hobby and a way to pass the time.

Oteng Piet is a herdsman from Botswana who plays his handmade one-stringed Segaba to keep himself ...

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October 05, 2011
Caryl Churchill’s father and son play, A Number, starring Timothy and Samuel West (real father and son), opens at The Fugard Theatre this week. Directed by Jonathan Munby, the play examines the intricate concept of identity, the age-old question of “nature versus nurture” and the highly controversial concept of human cloning. This production (unexpectedly) really made me push my camera to it's limits. There were a number (excuse the pun) of photographic challenges to try and capture a variety of interesting shots. I love this one because it was literally "a shot in the dark", one where you keep snapping with a small chance that you might capture something without being able to see. Two beams of light move around the stage rather ...
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June 30, 2011
All the best to the Baxter Theatre team who are premiering Purgatorio at the National Arts Festival today! Purgatorio is a reworking of the Jason and Medea story and stars Terry Norton and Dawid Minnaar, trapped in purgatory because they can't forgive each other for the wrongs they have committed.  After it's Grahamstown debut, you can catch it on the Flipside at the Baxter Theatre from the 7th-30th July. More

May 11, 2011
I really enjoyed photographing UCT's student production of Wag last night. Some really fun moments, local references and sleek design. Only 4 chances to catch it 11-14 May 2011 Final year UCT Drama students Gerald Dhunrajah, Bianca Flanders, Electra Nathania Hartman, Iman Isaacs and Hannes Otto can be seen in Wag at The Little Theatre. Directed by Sandra Temmingh, the play reflects our economically challenging climate where the arts ...
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April 27, 2011
Athol Fugard is in town! Actor, writer, director and South African legend, known for his plays such as Boesman and Lena (1969); Master Harold...and the Boys (1982) and the author of Tsotsi (1980).  We are privileged to have him on home soil while he directs his newest play,  The Bird Watchers, where else but at The Fugard Theatre. I spent some time in rehearsal with the cast & crew last week. It is ...
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February 06, 2011

The Mechanicals have added a Summer Season to their repertoire and are performing The Great Gatsby at The Little Theatre until the 18th of Feb 2011. The Great Gatsby is currently a school setwork book and it sounds like all the girls just love it, now that I've seen the play, time to read the original!

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