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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: SUPERB IN EVERY WAY!

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Kickstart’s production of David Wood’s dramatisation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach opens a rare and exciting treasure trove of magical theatre for children. Exploring a huge range of theatrical techniques, Greg King’s meticulously envisioned and materialised production keeps youngsters riveted with enchanting scenes packed with surprises to delight the senses  (Photos by Val Adamson (from left): Belinda Henwood as evil Aunt Sponge; Bryan Hiles as James & Clare Mortimer as evil Aunt Spiker)

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Tartuffe: Large as Life and Twice as Natural

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Sylvaine Strike’s touring production of Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ touched down in Durban for a short run and played at the DUT’s Courtyard Theatre. It impressed with its energy, vibrancy and a semi-nouveau mix of theatrical styles and genres. A comedy of manners, exposing the hypocrisy of the church, the original play, written in rhyming couplets, was banned by the church at the time. Its exposure of false piety, corruption and the manipulation of the gullible remains relevant and applicable (PIC: Craig Morris & Neil McCarthy Photo by Dee-Ann Kaaijk)

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Sparkling choice of festive family theatrical treats in Durban 2016

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This festive season transport your family into magical worlds where straw can be spun into gold; the Princess Aurora must be prevented from spinning anything at all in a setting inspired by Disney Studio’s ‘Frozen’; also in a wintery setting, the seven children of the Von Trapp family must learn to work together to escape the clutches of the Nazi Army; and, a poor little elf is tired out from being dragged from one mall to another to sell Christmas Cheer by a nasty fairy and a greedy reindeer

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Durban Theatre Review: The Sound of Music at the Playhouse Opera Theatre is simply sublime

Durban Theatre Review: The Sound of Music at the Playhouse Opera Theatre is simply sublime - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review

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It’s the charm of ‘The Sound of Music’ that has been so successfully captured by The Playhouse Company’s production currently showing at the complex’s Opera Theatre. While the music and story are well known to many generations, if well done, they translate into a wonderful evening of beautiful escapism borne on the wings of songs. It is a production with scope and this too has been masterfully achieved by Director Ralph Lawson and his team of experts

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