Category Archives: Theatre Review

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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Sleeping Beauty — Evil Triumph

Last evening we saw the Panto at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. I wrote a full set of comments and a review, but the method I always use of pasting from Word simply won’t work. I even tried an incantation of some … Continue reading

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Fur-fectly Fabulous Feline in Full Footwear

  Technical hitches with computer and camera which can only be described in words best not printed have prevented me from being, as I usually am, the first to review a new KickstArt production – and have demoted mine to … Continue reading

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Strip tease fully covered …

As I normally do (with permission) for KickstArt stage productions, I present the view of the stage before the curtain goes up – except that in this case there wasn’t one and it didn’t. The ‘Snoopy’ sign did the rising … Continue reading

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Shrek-tacularly Ogre-the-Top-Class!

The opening night of KickstArt Theatre’s African premiere of Shrek the Musical, based on the book by William Stieg and the DreamWorks animated movie, played to a house packed to capacity. Executive Director Steven Stead, his team, and every one … Continue reading

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Brilliant comedy and dark tragedy

  Last evening we attended the Durban premiere of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. As we set out – without raingear – precipitation commenced.  It continued during our journey, made driving difficult when passing through areas suffering de-lightedly from … Continue reading

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