Lindsay is a born and bred South African who lives in Cape Town after studying English, Media and Art, and Teaching at Stellenbosch University. She fell in love with musical theatre when she first saw the film version of The Phantom of the Opera in 2004. After studying drama in high school, she focused more on singing at university singing with the Stellenbosch University Choir for 5 years. By day she works from home as a student administrator and freelance writer, and at night she is involved in the local community theatre scene as a chorus girl and karaoke queen.
Pulling off an icon in the music industry is daunting for any performer. When that icon is raised to the ranks of royalty, it's hard to believe anyone would dare expose themselves to being compared with a King. Taking on the challenge superbly, Showtime Australia's latest offering, MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW, brings the music and man of Michael Jackson to the Artscape Opera House.BWW Feature: 9 Shows To Look Forward To in South Africa in 2019 January 8, 2019
Arguably one of the most anticipated shows of 2018, MATILDA THE MUSICAL brings its spectacle from Johannesburg to delight audiences with its grand explosion of talent and technicalities in Cape Town. Its minute stars and phenomenal staging has far exceeded expectations; making it the holiday musical for audiences of all ages to revel in.BWW Review: LANGARM Glides Its Way Into the Hearts of Audiences at The Fugard Theatre December 6, 2018
Born out of David Kramer's photographic intrigue and romantic imaginings, LANGARM presents a snippet into a lesser-explored world of 1960s District Six that combines the best of experienced local performers with rising talent to watch. From breaking laws to breaking hearts, this latest Kramer production is a magical musical and dance journey through a fresh offering to the Fugard stage.BWW Review: Paradoxical THE NOSE Comically and Artistically Ascends into Absurdity December 5, 2018
Personally, the best part of theater is when you are transported into total escapism. A catchy soundtrack, an in-your-face stage presence, and an increasingly silly tale but with a number of life lessons beneath it, THE NOSE at the Artscape Arena offers the perfect summer night escape from the crazy festive season while skillfully serving some 'crazy' onstage itself.BWW Interview: LANGARM Leads Delve Into David Kramer's Unmissable New Musical November 15, 2018
With promises to take your breath away, David Kramer'sLANGARM debuts at the Fugard Theatre later this month. Taking on the starring roles of a forbidden dance duo in 1960s Disctrict Six, Cameron Botha and Rushney Ferguson gush about this new musical, working with Kramer, and LANGARM's unique appeal.BWW Review: FORCE at Baxter Packs Political and Plot Line Punches November 8, 2018
Approaching politics in the arts is never an easy to feat, but one that is constantly necessary in a tumultuous political climate. Taking on the recent events of student uprisings, a change in president, and even Trump's election, FORCE combines political power with behind-closed-doors intrigue to present a production brewing with dramatic thrill.BWW Review: A Nostalgic Twist 'n Shout with BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR at Artscape November 3, 2018
Brian May once said, 'I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles' - but BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR certainly does an excellent job trying. With their mop-top haircuts, replica guitars and talented musical stylings, be prepared with BEATLEMANIA ON TOUR to clap your hands, rattle your jewelry, and get out of your seat for a memorable night with the fab four.BWW Review: CALLING US HOME Is A Home-Grown Production To Be Proud Of October 22, 2018
With an international tour in its future, CALLING US HOME is a production South Africa can be very proud to send to overseas audiences. The entirely original South African musical showcases the excellence of local talent while presenting a story that will resonate globally. Incredible musicality, heart-wrenching storytelling, and phenomenal technical execution make CALLING US HOME a musical to be remembered.BWW Interview: Gideon Lombard's Journey With Award-Winning DIE REUK VAN APPELS October 16, 2018
In its South African debut, Candice Bernstein and Matt Newman star in the hilariously haunting GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at Alexander Bar next month. In this interviewthey give us a glimpse into their journey with their complex characters of Kayleen and Doug, and how GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES affects those both on and off stage. September 22, 2018
Divided into three acts, OLEANNA centers on the daily meetings and subsequent conversations between a verbose university professor John (Alan Committie) and his frustrated, failing student Carol (Nicole Fortuin). As accusations fly and tensions heighten, this unpredictable drama explores issues of language, political correctness, sexual harassment, and more.BWW Interview: Nicole Fortuin On Being 'Flawed, Layered and Vocal' in OLEANNA September 11, 2018
Coming to The Fugard Theatre this month, OLEANNA is a two-character play by David Mamet. Stripped down to a discussion between a female student and her male professor, it addressesissues of inequality, language, gender, and more. In her role as student Carol, Nicole Fortuin delves deeper into her experience with this confrontational drama.BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Enchanting Return To The Fugard Theatre August 23, 2018
Eric Abraham's award-winning production of Shakespeare in Love is back at the Fugard Theatre by popular demand. Its highly anticipated return comes after a sold-out run at the end of 2017 and this latest production boasts a handful of fresh cast members as well as a new lead actor. While one might sometimes associate Shakespeare with languid lines of prose and a faint understanding of Early Modern English, there is nothing idle about this captivating romantic comedy.