Category Archives: Theatre

Better than fourth-coming (I hope) attractions butting into book announcements.


The book editing/publishing scene is busy-to-hectic, and there is much news to impart. It needs some time in which to do it, but attendant flapping around plus the intrusion, tomorrow, of an all-day swimming gala means justice cannot be done … Continue reading

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Bally Fine Go at the BFG


A Big Friendly Giant of a show! It is a miracle that so soon after the magnificent ‘Camelot’, KickstArt Productions are able to come up with anything half as elaborate and ambitious as Roald Dahl’s ‘the BFG’. Part of the … Continue reading

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Night and Turning Tables, or Knights of Round Table


Anyone with fondness for live shows who could, by hook or by crook, have attended a performance of KickstArt’s ‘Camelot’ in Durban and didn’t, deserves a kick-start up their own bottoms delivered by themselves.  It is tragic that the run is … Continue reading

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Camelot in Durban: dazzling.


The KickstArt production of Camelot will be running from 18th May to 3rd June, which doesn’t give much time to enjoy it. How do I know you will enjoy it? Because, as I said on their Fb page before swiping … Continue reading

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Playing with Shakespeare:


Today marks the anniversary of what is agreed to have been, from baptismal records, the birthdate of William Shakespeare, and he died on the same date 402 years ago.   A wonderful way of remembering the dates was taught to pensitivity … Continue reading

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Simply Brilliant Chicago in Durban


We took our overseas visitors to the Durban production of ‘Chicago’ to round off Easter Sunday, and introduced them to the co-directors of KickstArt.  After reading the Sunday Times review of it, I won’t even attempt to write one of … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty — Evil Triumph Take Two


WP appears to have got over its sulks, so this time the pasting happened. Here is what should have appeared in the previous post: Last evening the entire family, plus a friend of R with her mother, saw KickstArt’s latest … Continue reading

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