Macbeth – almost there

Here we sit – 8 hours into our technical rehearsal. Finally we’re into Act V, and only about 3 scenes left. The technical rehearsals are always the long and tedious, but very important ones. On the one hand it is critical for the setting of all light and sound cues. Making sure everyone knows what…

Annie – one more

And one more from “Die Burger” (this one actually makes mention of us backstage crew and the magnificent way in which we change the sets! [smile] ) Resensie: Vindingryke ‘Annie’ vermaak deurgaans op gladde tempo 2010-11-16 03:12 Marina Griebenow Musiekspel Annie Kunstekaap-operahuis, Kaapstad Die plaaslike Gilbert & Sullivan-vereniging vermaak al ­dekades lank nie slegs met…

Annie, the musical, at Artscape

Well, it’s happened… after months and months of long days and nights, we’ve had our opening weekend! Annie, directed by Kyla Thorburn for Gilbert & Sullivan in Cape Town, and featuring an excellent cast – opened on Saturday, to much applause and many smiles. Every one of our preformances so far has received a standing…

The shame of being CA568413…

The power of the internet and social meda (twitter & facebook) became apparent to me again on the weekend when I came across a story that makes me cringe and weep. I was following it all day on Sunday – and this morning I’m glad to have found the story from @hurricanatom firsthand. Read below…

Cape Town restaurant review: avoid Kuzina

Cape Town restaurants have a bit of a reputation of not being fond of the locals during the busy summer months – and then of complaining during the colder winter months that the locals aren’t supporting them. This evening we saw another example of this misguided behaviour at Kuzina restaurant in the new Cape Quarter…