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A Friend Like Ben

My recent ‘holiday’ to undergo a surgical procedure has enabled me to read a few books. This is a luxury I have not enjoyed since my last such visit. On this occasion, one of the books I took from my … Continue reading

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A Stage Where Nothing Goes Right!

We have been through a stage where a number of things have not gone well. However, there has been one stage where things going badly have gone superbly! As one of our activities during the flying visit of Elder Daughter … Continue reading

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Sweeny Todd – the Rave Continues

Those of you who ever had minds … that is to say, those of you who had minds you could cast back as far, may remember this: Take full note, because what you will experience in this production from the … Continue reading

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Fairytale Rocks a bit Grimm

  Steve Peralto and Xania Osorio      Last night’s opening of Fairytale Rocks at Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre, in Umhlanga Rocks, had a lukewarm reception. This is sad, because the cast of nine and the three musicians really played, sang … Continue reading

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‘Enthusiastic’ is too tame a word to describe the reaction of the packed audience to the show I attended last night. They applauded the sets. They applauded the costumes. They applauded many of the individual numbers. They were spellbound throughout … Continue reading

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We saw the production last night at Seabrookes Theatre in Durban, fresh from its acclaimed opening at Hilton Arts Festival. If one avoids things like sado-masochism or the use of the more succinct version of ‘fornicate’, rendered frequently and fortissimo, … Continue reading

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