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Musho! 2016 Review: El Blanco

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The extraordinary piece de resistance which is El Blanco came to the 2016 Musho! Festival with a fistful of prestigious awards. Many who came had seen it before and could not wait to see it again, for some it was an exciting and adventurous first time. El Blanco is one of those rare, rare combinations; an outstanding script equally matched by an outstanding performer

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Musho! 2016 Review: Sweetie Darling

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'Sweetie Darling' is the latest one man show to flow from the creative pen of writer Clinton Marius and it had its premier at Musho! 2016. Performed with heart and soul by Bongani Mbatha, this tragi-comic love story, with all its ups and downs, held the audience enthralled. The combination of Marius’ gift for telling an engaging story and Mbatha’s gift for sincere characterisation make 'Sweetie Darling' a winner

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Theatre Review: Wickedly Odd the Night Garden

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To wander in an imaginatively lit garden on a perfect Durban evening, following the sound of drums, a Hadedah’s shriek or beautiful bluesy singing, or the glimmer of a strange light, or the glimpse of a moving shadow is a truly refreshing and exciting experience. The beauty of the precinct, the 150 year old Botanic Gardens, is generally only available to the visitor during the day. 'Wickedly Odd, the Night Garden', opens a gateway to a new way of seeing this natural beauty and enjoying its secrets

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Musho! 2016 Review: Leave it to me

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The 11th Musho! Festival opened at the Catalina Theatre on Wednesday (13 January 2016) with a play from Holland written and performed by Saskia Driessen, titled 'Leave it to Me'. This production is the creative vehicle for a poignant and powerful personal process; an opportunity to examine, analyze and understand the key events in her life. Saskia’s father is a solder, working in dangerous war-torn regions as a peace keeper, and the ongoing separation and anxiety have had a deep reaching effect on the emotional life of his daughter

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