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South Africa Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in South Africa.

Interview: Carlo Daniels joins the cast of THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT Interview Interview: Carlo Daniels joins the cast of THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT
by Faeron Wheeler - October 05, 2022, South Africa

The multi-nominated and award-winning THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT is returning to the stage this October. This run sees actor Carlo Daniels joining the cast, and Daniels came to talk to us about the experience so far....
Interview: New writer and director Molupi Lepeli talks about BACK TO ASHES and the Za Interview Interview: New writer and director Molupi Lepeli talks about BACK TO ASHES and the Zabalaza Festival
by Faeron Wheeler - September 05, 2022, South Africa

Magnet Theatre graduate, Molupi Lepeli, is no stranger to the Baxter's Zabalaza Festival. In 2019, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor in the festival. This year, however, he took part as a writer and director, creating BACK TO ASHES. The production was nominated as one of the Finest of the F...
Interview: Sohail Booise talks about HOSTEL LIGHTS and being Finest of the Fest from Interview Interview: Sohail Booise talks about HOSTEL LIGHTS and being Finest of the Fest from Zabalaza
by Faeron Wheeler - August 31, 2022, South Africa

Finest of the Fest from Baxter's Zabalaza Festival kicks off this week with Sohail Booise's HOSTEL LIGHTS. This young director also wrote and choreographed the piece. He sat down to tell us more about his experiences at the festival and this play....
Nicola Date speaks about BREAKING THE CLOSET at The Two Eves Interview Nicola Date speaks about BREAKING THE CLOSET at The Two Eves
by Faeron Wheeler - June 03, 2022, South Africa

BREAKING THE CLOSET is in its third edition. Co-founder of this exciting initiative, Nicola Date, sat down to discuss what the shows are all about and what they mean to her personally....
André Hattingh Talks to Us About Her New Song GATHERING THE STARS Interview André Hattingh Talks to Us About Her New Song GATHERING THE STARS
by Faeron Wheeler - April 12, 2022, South Africa

Leading SA actress, singer and television personality André Hattingh has recorded a new song called GATHERING THE STARS, released on 28 March. The song is a tribute honouring the over 142 SA showbiz personalities who sadly passed away (COVID-19 and other reasons) in the past two years, during lockdo...
Siya Mayola Discusses Win at the FLEUR DE CAP THEATRE AWARDS and More Interview Siya Mayola Discusses Win at the FLEUR DE CAP THEATRE AWARDS and More
by Faeron Wheeler - April 09, 2022, South Africa

Fresh from his Best Supporting Actor win at the 57th FLEUR DU CAP THEATRE AWARDS on Sunday 27 March, Siya Mayola sat down to chat to us about winning, life through the pandemic and his future....
Zoë McLaughlin Talks About Finally Bringing THE LAST FIVE YEARS To the Stage Interview Zoë McLaughlin Talks About Finally Bringing THE LAST FIVE YEARS To the Stage
by Faeron Wheeler - February 16, 2022, South Africa

After putting the show on pause due to COVID in 2020, Tally Ho! Productions is finally bringing THE LAST FIVE YEARS to the stage. We sat down to chat with Zoë McLaughlin about the wait and how ready she is to get up on stage to play Cathy Hiatt next month at Theatre on the Bay....
Entertainment Marketing Powerhouse Noeleen Bruton on Opening New Agency Interview Entertainment Marketing Powerhouse Noeleen Bruton on Opening New Agency
by Lindsay Kruger - September 15, 2021, South Africa

From THE LION KING to The Parlotones, Noeleen Bruton has had a wealth of experience in entertainment marketing and is now co-owner of new Cape Town based marketing and digital agency, Marketing Grit. Ready to take new strides on a well-walked path, Noeleen chats with BroadwayWorld....
Joburg Ballet's Esther Nasser on Presenting New Programme SOLO FLIGHT Interview Joburg Ballet's Esther Nasser on Presenting New Programme SOLO FLIGHT
by Lindsay Kruger - July 30, 2021, South Africa

Having to replace their scheduled second season, EVOLVE, with a new programme this August, Joburg Ballet has expertly adapted their performing to fit current circumstances. CEO Esther Nasser tells BroadwayWorld of the company's journey thus far, and what to look forward to with the ballet's upcoming...
Jonathan Roxmouth talks About Online Shows and Creating SHOWSTOPPERS! Interview Jonathan Roxmouth talks About Online Shows and Creating SHOWSTOPPERS!
by Faeron Wheeler - July 27, 2021, South Africa

In a time when live theatre is almost impossible to put on, many artists have turned to the online world. Jonathan Roxmouth, one of SA's leading lights in the musical theatre world, has taken the digital plunge and created SHOWSTOPPERS!...
Vicky Friedman on Helping Performers in Need with Noah's Art Interview Vicky Friedman on Helping Performers in Need with Noah's Art
by Lindsay Kruger - July 12, 2021, South Africa

At the beginning of this year a team of theatre and dance professionals came together to create Noah's Art, a charity organization collecting money and food for local performing artists affected financially by the pandemic. One of its founding members, Vicky Friedman, tells us more about their worth...
Steinway Pianist Charl Du Plessis To Perform in Aardklop Aubade Concert Series Interview Steinway Pianist Charl Du Plessis To Perform in Aardklop Aubade Concert Series
by Lindsay Kruger - June 01, 2021, South Africa

Eleven years since being the youngest pianist in Africa to be named a Steinway Artist, Charl du Plessis has had an illustrious career both locally and internationally. Performing as part of Aardklop Aubade classical music concert series in collaboration with the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Du Plessis...
Neil Coppen on Adapting HAMLET for Live Online Reading Interview Neil Coppen on Adapting HAMLET for Live Online Reading
by Lindsay Kruger - May 26, 2021, South Africa

From casting for the Fugard stage to fitting faces into Zoom frames, Neil Coppen has been on a journey with HAMLET since early 2020. The prolific director discusses with BroadwayWorld his experience so far....
Bringing Award-Winning Novel to Life Through Puppetry in LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K Interview Bringing Award-Winning Novel to Life Through Puppetry in LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K
by Lindsay Kruger - May 20, 2021, South Africa

Adapted for stage by Lara Foot and in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company, Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee’s LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K opens for a special preview season next month at Baxter Theatre Centre. Letting us in on their process of working with puppetry for the past four de...
Matthew Counihan talks about directing AFRICAN PULSE - CELEBRATING THE NDLOVU YOUTH C Interview Matthew Counihan talks about directing AFRICAN PULSE - CELEBRATING THE NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR
by Faeron Wheeler - April 26, 2021, South Africa

Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of the world's most treasured groups. Their unique musical arrangements, powerhouse vocals, irresistibly combined with mesmerising choreography and infectious energy have inspired millions across the globe. They are the first choir i...
Artistic Director Marcus Desando on Presenting Second Edition of CANTIAMO - MZANSI OP Interview Artistic Director Marcus Desando on Presenting Second Edition of CANTIAMO - MZANSI OPERA CELEBRATION
by Lindsay Kruger - April 13, 2021, South Africa

After a highly successful debut hailed as 'an operatic musical extravaganza', CANTIAMO - MZANSI OPERA CELEBRATION returns to the Mandela Theatre this month. Directed by acclaimed artistic producer and director Marcus Desando, he discusses with BroadwayWorld his role as director in this celebratory s...
Megan-Geoffrey Prins performing at AARDKLOP AUBADE “PRINCE & THE PIANO” Concert Interview Megan-Geoffrey Prins performing at AARDKLOP AUBADE “PRINCE & THE PIANO” Concert
by Lindsay Kruger - April 09, 2021, South Africa

Megan-Geoffrey Prins is an internationally-acclaimed concert pianist working as a solist, chamber musician and lecturer. Performing at the third AARDKLOP AUBADE classical music concert entitled the PRINCE & THE PIANO, the celebrated local talent talks about his love for the instrument and his career...
Paul Rabenowitz on Starting The Assembly Improv South Africa Interview Paul Rabenowitz on Starting The Assembly Improv South Africa
by Lindsay Kruger - March 04, 2021, South Africa

Joining a global community with sister schools in Toronto, Mexico City and Amsterdam, The Assembly Improv South Africa welcomes an international cast of 'improvisers, clowns and performers' to flaunt their comedic skills in this weekend's launch show. Founded by performer and teacher Paul Rabenowitz...
Sandra Prinsloo At the Centre of Two Sold-Out Runs of KAMPHOER Interview Sandra Prinsloo At the Centre of Two Sold-Out Runs of KAMPHOER
by Lindsay Kruger - February 15, 2021, South Africa

Following sold-out performances at The Market Theatre, the story of Susan Nell KAMPHOER enters two more sold-out weeks at the Roodepoort Theatre this week. Starring esteemed South African actress Sandra Prinsloo, she tells BroadwayWorld of her experience with the multi-award winning solo theatrical ...
Greg Homann Joins HOW NOW BROWN COW's Promising Playwrighting Initiative Interview Greg Homann Joins HOW NOW BROWN COW's Promising Playwrighting Initiative
by Lindsay Kruger - February 04, 2021, South Africa

Founded at the end of last year, local production company HOW NOW BROWN COW has launched a new and exciting writing programme. As one of the participants of its first instalment — director, playwright and academic Greg Homann chats to BroadwayWorld about his writing and his involvement with THE WRIT...
LAMTA Graduate Amy Reed Goes International with First Performing Gig Interview LAMTA Graduate Amy Reed Goes International with First Performing Gig
by Lindsay Kruger - December 22, 2020, South Africa

The proof is not only in the performing with the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy, as one of their first full-time graduates joins the cast of Universal Studios Beijing in 2021. Amy Reed chats to BroadwayWorld South Africa about her new venture and her time at LAMTA as she looks to the fut...
Daniel Enticott And Erica Schofield talk about keeping the Masque Theatre alive throu Interview Daniel Enticott And Erica Schofield talk about keeping the Masque Theatre alive through COVID
by Faeron Wheeler - December 08, 2020, South Africa

The Masque Theatre is an icon of Muizenberg and the Cape Town community theatre world. 2020, as was the case for so many theatres around the world, has been a hard one for the Masque....
Nicola Date talks COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre Interview Nicola Date talks COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre
by Faeron Wheeler - November 16, 2020, South Africa

We are reaching the end of 2020 and we could probably all use a really good laugh! That's why we're chatting to Nicola Date, one of the comedians who will be entertaining the audience at COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre....
Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty & Daniel Galloway Talk Brand New Production Company Interview Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty & Daniel Galloway Talk Brand New Production Company
by Lindsay Kruger - November 06, 2020, South Africa

Combining the best of both theatrical worlds, actress, writer and publicist Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty joins forces with former Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre Daniel Galloway to launch new theatre production company How Now Brown Cow. The co-founders chat to BroadwayWorld South Africa abou...
Bringing Back Theatre — In Conversation with Caroline Calburn of Theatre Arts Interview Bringing Back Theatre — In Conversation with Caroline Calburn of Theatre Arts
by Lindsay Kruger - October 01, 2020, South Africa

Starting this month, CREATING THEATRE IN THE AGE OF CORONA presented by Theatre Arts brings back the excitement, joy and intimacy of live performance in a safe environment. Presenting five new, physically distanced performance works to audiences of only 15 seats, Theatre Arts organiser Caroline Calb...
Emma Kotze and Wynne Bredenkamp Behind Taking The Edge Theatre Collective Digital Interview Emma Kotze and Wynne Bredenkamp Behind Taking The Edge Theatre Collective Digital
by Lindsay Kruger - June 16, 2020, South Africa

Emma Kotze and Wynne Bredenkamp started their journey with The Edge at the National Arts Festival 6 years ago, and today are navigating the new way of moving their Fringe productions online. From filming challenges to seeing a new future for The Edge, Kotze and Bredenkamp chat to BroadwayWorld South...
Faeron Wheeler on Making F Creation's Digital Debut at the National Arts Festival's v Interview Faeron Wheeler on Making F Creation's Digital Debut at the National Arts Festival's vFringe
by Lindsay Kruger - June 16, 2020, South Africa

With just over a week to go until this year's Virtual National Arts Festival, creatives across the country are having to find ways to showcase their work digitally. Faeron Wheeler behind the production company F Creations discusses how three of their productions are preparing to be on screens at 202...
Fiona Ramsay on Her Fleur Du Cap Win, Adapting Under Lockdown, and What's Keeping Her Interview Fiona Ramsay on Her Fleur Du Cap Win, Adapting Under Lockdown, and What's Keeping Her Busy
by Lindsay Kruger - May 28, 2020, South Africa

Fiona: Tennessee Williams wrote some of the greatest roles for women and most were based on people he had met and known during his life. I had the great fortune of playing the Princess in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH the year before with the same company; in fact, we toured to the US with it and it was an ex...
Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of the Baxter Theatre Centre Interview Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of the Baxter Theatre Centre
by Lindsay Kruger - May 26, 2020, South Africa

A friendly face you're used to seeing making the rounds at opening nights, Fahiem Stellenboom has been hard at work over the past 2 months behind the scenes at The Baxter. He chats to BroadwayWorld about the impact of lockdown on Cape Town's iconic theatre....
Rob Van Vuuren talks ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and performing in lockdown Interview Rob Van Vuuren talks ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and performing in lockdown
by Faeron Wheeler - May 05, 2020, South Africa

Comedian and actor Rob van Vuuren has been working hard during lockdown to keep the arts alive. He chatted to us about the new world of live streaming shows and the future of the entertainment world, post-lockdown....
Q&A with Jaco Van Rensburg of VR Theatrical Interview Q&A with Jaco Van Rensburg of VR Theatrical
by Lindsay Kruger - April 16, 2020, South Africa

Executive producer Jaco van Rensburg is taking a break from running VR Theatrical amidst the nationwide lockdown, and chats to BroadwayWorld South Africa on the ever-changing world of entertainment, the effect of having to cancel 4 productions, and where he sees theatre going....
Q&A with Debbie Turner of Cape Town City Ballet Interview Q&A with Debbie Turner of Cape Town City Ballet
by Lindsay Kruger - April 15, 2020, South Africa

Their autumn season may be postponed, but Cape Town City Ballet dancers are still hard at work behind the scenes. CEO Debbie Turner talks about what to expect after lockdown....