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I See You Crackles with tension

16 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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Noma Dumezweni’s directorial debut brings modern South Africa’s psychological apartheid strongly into focus, finds Claire Allfree Noma Dumezweni’s career has had some eye-catching moments recently: she stepped in at the last minute for Kim Cattrall in the Royal Court play Linda, to rapturous acclaim, and has been cast as Hermione in the forthcoming Harry Potter show. And now she makes her directorial debut in this new piece by South African playwright Mongiwekhaya, in which a violent encounter one night in Johannesburg between Ben, a young black law student, and Buthelezi, a former ...

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A stormy addition, I See You recollects one night in Johannesburg

16 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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See You is The Royal Court’s latest offering from their international playwright development, which has produced a number of fierce works over the last few years. A stormy addition, I See You recollects one night in Johannesburg, a city that twists and turns with contradictions of a post-apartheid South Africa. Ben, a young law student, meets party girl Skinn on a night out, but Officer Buthelezi and his colleague Masinga soon interrupt their hunt for revelry. The night takes a dramatic turn when highly-strung Buthelezi, an ex-freedom fighter, decides to teach Ben a lesson and Skinn is proje...

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Mongiwekhaya: ‘The hardest thing is being brave enough to tell different kinds of stories’

15 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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The playwright tells us about growing up in South Africa and his debut play Ben Hewis • London, Off-West End • 1 Mar 2016 1 / 10 Bayo Gbadamosi (Ben) and Jordan Baker (Skinn) © Johan Persson Click for fullscreen Tell us a bit about your upbringing? My upbringing was fairly eclectic. I was born in South Africa and my family moved me to America when I was three. I grew up there for eleven years and returned [to South Africa] with my family in 1995 and I’ve been living in South Africa since then. I got into the art profession despite my parent’s best intentions - they̵...

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A taste of home in London

15 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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I See You is a South African play showing at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London. By Marianne Gray -  March 3, 2016 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Image Credits: The Royal Court Theatre This smart and often very funny play about life in post-apartheid Johannesburg is provocative, radical, ambitious and hugely absorbing as it pours out in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. It doesn’t really matter whether you speak all or any of them because playwright, South African-born, Mongiwekhaya’s writing is sharp and Swazi-born actress, Noma Dumezweni’s, direction is fea...

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Newtown joins First Thursdays

10 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised

JOBURG – First Thursdays, the free, walkable cultural tour that takes place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, is set to include another Johannesburg location to the tour. First Thursdays in Johannesburg currently take place through the galleries of Rosebank and Braamfontein, but the City’s next up-and-coming precinct wasn’t about to be left off the list. The cultural phenomenon will now take place in Newtown, too, with Newtown Junction and its new developments as one of the cultural hubs to be explored. The cultural tours, which take place on the first Thursday of each month, w...

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New era for African cinema as new film festival is launched in Joburg

09 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised

New era for African cinema as new film festival is launched in Joburg CHILLOUT / 04 March 2016 at 02:00am By: Edward Tsumele Eric Miyeni PICTURE: PABALLO THEKISO It’s taken four years of elaborate plannning to bring about RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival, reveals the man behind it, author, actor, radio host and film producer Eric Miyeni. The inaugural festival, which is open to films completed after March 2012, takes place at the Market Theatre precinct in Newtown, Johannesburg, from March 12 to 19. Films that have been created in South Africa, on the African co...

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