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Its all about making a difference

19 Aug 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Cincinatti

“JAMES Ngcobo had a list of’ ideas of plays he wanted me to look at. Fortunately Cincinatti topped both our lists,” says young director (TUT trained) Clive Mathibe (pictured) who feels blessed to be part of the launch duo with Can Themba’s Crepuscule for the refurbished Laager at The Market Theatre. “Cincinatti wasn’t one of Barney’s popular plays, and that appealed to me. I liked the idea that Barney was the only and last director to work on the piece,” he says, aware of the historic nature of that remark. This classic play harks back to a time ...

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Breathing life into history

19 Aug 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Cincinatti

Diane de Beer Vanessa Cooke passes on the baton to a new generation, writes Diane de Beer CTOR and director Vanessa Cooke (pictured) was quite daunted by the prospect of mentoring a young director when artistic director of The Market, James Ngcobo, asked her. But as part of the original cast and one who helped create this extraordinary play he wanted her to inform the director and his young cast from a historical point of view. “It wasn’t about the staging of the play it was about the times,” she says. And once into rehearsals, she started having fun because of the youthfulne...

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Lepatata’ boldly delves into theatre of wider cultural pool

13 Aug 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Lepatata

Kgomotso Moncho-Maripane talks to Omphile Molusi and Thato Malebye in Lepatata. There’s a deeper fulfilment that comes with connecting with your heritage and, as a Motswana girl, the first professional Setswana play I saw was Karabo Kgokong and Martin Koboekae’s Kgolo at the Windybrow Theatre. Five years later, news of the Market Theatre (in partnership with the Windybrow) putting on its first fully Setswana production, Lepatata, brings with it great excitement. It’s historical for the institution that the Market Theatre is, and important in carving a platform in the mainstream for ...

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The Something Prince is like examining a painting with live people!

27 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Something Prince

By BRUCE DENNILL The Something Prince / Barney Simon Theatre, Market Theatre / Directed by Sue Pam-Grant The Something Prince is not a play, so don’t go into the theatre expecting one. It’s like either – depending on the idea you’re most comfortable with – examining a painting with live people in it or watching a poem, as opposed to reading or listening to it. The piece is fragmented and non-linear and comprises monologues, complex dialogue and occasional asides directly to the audience, often in the form of spoken text messages. Sara (Leila Henriques), Flora (Dorothy Gould) ...

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SA theatre classics back in the limelight at reopened Laager

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Cincinatti

After almost 18 months of renovations, The Market Theatre will be reopening its Laager Theatre with productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. The Laager Theatre will reopen in July with two dynamic and awardWinning young directors adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon. Both figures became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political critiques of the oppressive regime of the day. Director Khayelihle Dom Gumede will be revisiting an old flame in Can Themba’s ‘Crepuscule’ and Clive Mathibe w...

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Leroy gets hot!

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

LEROY GOPAL is abo Ihitas go through so much to bring us the stogrj LEROY GOPAL is about to be part of a hot love affair! The actor will play Can Themba in a stage play and bring to life the love affair between the legendary writer and his then girlfriend, Jean Hart. The play is an adaptation of Can’s short story, Crepuscule. It’s believed Leroy Gopal, who plays Can Themba in the stage play, Crepuscule. _’—’ - to be a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman during the 1950s. Set in the often revered and romanticised world of...

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