It’s been 18 long months since most of us sat in a theatre. After having to cancel the annual Pantomime last year, I had been holding my breath for a while, hoping against hope that this year it would happen, and sure enough, executive producer Bernard Jay is thrilled that Janice Honeyman’s Cinderella is now... Continue Reading →
YOU’LL FLIP FOR UNO FLIP!
My family is big. My family is loud. My family is extremely competitive! We used to love playing to original classic UNO but hadn't played in quite some time - years in fact! So when the opportunity arose to try the new version: UNO Flip!, we jumped at it with great enthusiasm! Maybe you're wondering... Continue Reading →
POLKADOTS – The Cool Kids Musical
Isn't it just ridiculous that in 2018, we adults have learned absolutely nothing ... and that the more things change, the more they stay the same ... and that the more progress we've made, the more backward we really are?!? Well, thank goodness for bright, bold, unapologetic children's musical theatre! It says it like it... Continue Reading →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE REVIEW – Underneath A Magical Moon
Written by Mike Kenny Directed by Francois Theron Once again, director Francois Theron succeeds in bringing a production to life in such a way that it’s perfectly accessible to and understood by the youngest of theatre-goers. We are so used to productions that are big, bold and shiny – far too brash and sophisticated for... Continue Reading →
The Color Purple – Taking Audiences on a Spectacular Journey
You don’t simply ‘watch’ The Color Purple, you experience it … it’s akin to a religious experience where you immerse yourself in it, and then you emerge afterwards feeling that any piece of theatre hereon after is always going to be compared to this and will be left wanting. As I drifted out of the... Continue Reading →
Pinocchio – It’s a Real Panto!
The minute that invitation to the annual year-end pantomime hits your Inbox, your heart gives a little thump of joy … and not just because it signifies that the holidays are around the corner! This is Janice Honeyman’s 30th pantomime, which is an achievement in itself. The fact that she continues to get it right,... Continue Reading →
RED CHAMBER, Hyde Park – Still Awesome After All These Years
The Red Chamber has almost legendary status as one of the finest Chinese restaurants in Johannesburg. From its early days, when it first opened in Rosebank in 1989, until it moved to Hyde Park Shopping Centre in 1997, and then moved to its current premises (remaining within the centre), Head Chef, Emma Chan has maintained... Continue Reading →
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
HOP ON THE BUS TO FABULOUS! From the minute the curtain goes up and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert launches into their enthusiastic, energetic opening number: It’s Raining Men – complete with 3 sparkly, shimmering Diva’s suspended above their heads – you know you’re in for a helluva ride! And that’s exactly... Continue Reading →
PRIMAFILA – A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW NOT TO RUN A RESTAURANT!
***AVOID*** AVOID *** AVOID *** AVOID *** AVOID *** Sometimes there needs to be a zero rating, especially reserved for those experiences where even a rating of 1 seems too high!! I don't think I've every written such a negative review, but our experience at this establishment was so awful, that I feel the need... Continue Reading →
FOODIE HEAVEN AT PAUL’S BAKERY @MELROSE ARCH –
We waited a bit for all the hype to die down before visiting this much anticipated French Patisserie. The restaurant is much bigger than I initially thought, and although we thought it was full when we arrived, we were taken through to the dining area in the interior of the space, which you don't see... Continue Reading →
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