Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events

Pick of the Week: At last ‘our’ Horse returns home …

When I was out of town in April of this year and missed the screening of the HD movie shown at Cinema Nouveau of the live London National Theatre production of War Horse, I was deeply disappointed. So I am like a kid in the proverbial candy store knowing that I will soon add to [...]

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Jazzing it up in Jozi

  Jazzlovers bemoan the demise of many of Jozi’s well-known jazz venues such as Kippies and the Blues Room, amongst others. However, good news is that Aymeric Peguillan who was so central to the live jazz scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has leased the former Narina Trogon restaurant in Braamfontein, which offers a downstairs [...]

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Pick of the Week: Screening of Kentridge’s NY Met production of The Nose at Cinema Nouveau

There are 3  performances left of this dazzlingly whacky absurdist opera by Shostakovich, brilliantly produced by William Kentridge.  This is a live screening of the opera (in the Met’s HD series) which has returned to the New York Met after premiering in 2010. Based on the 1836 short story writtten by Nikolai Gogal,  it tells [...]

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A cultural feast at Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank

We are so privileged in Johannesburg to have access on our doorsteps to world-class productions (quite literally).  If an air-ticket to London is out of the question (let alone R600 odd for a theatre ticket) then make sure to see the current productions of London’s Royal National Theatre which are broadcast live and screened at [...]

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South Africa’s Classic FM finds fans in New York

Recently we had guests from New York stay here at Liz at Lancaster, one of whom was Molly-Vivian Huang, an accomplished concert pianist.   They were visiting South Africa for a niece’s wedding up near Kruger,  and I wrote to them on their return to ask how it all went. I was delighted to get this response [...]

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