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Will this revival of Newtown be the one that works?

In 2004 I wrote an article entitled ‘Re-envisioning Greater Johannesburg South African Development in the first decade after Democracy’  African Arts Winter 2004.   Back then I wrote about how, post 1994, the Gauteng Provincial Government had earmarked funds to the tune of R3.5 billion for the development of various programs to revitalize Greater Johannesburg.  Several [...]

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Going into 2013 – what’s on at Joburg theatres

There are some really exciting upcoming shows and I’m making the most of what’s on offer.  Looking forward to seeing Fascinating Aida next Saturday 26th.  I heard the cast being interviewed by Jenny Crwys-Williamson Radio 702.  Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman received rave reviews in their January 2011 run of the show and [...]

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Some great theatre productions currently showing in Joburg

Joburg Theatre never has a huge number of shows on offer as there is only a limited number of theatres, but as always what is available, promises not only a wide range of productions (although mostly in the comedic vein) but also excellent quality theatre. The wonderful holiday fare starts with Janice Honeyman’s annual festive [...]

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Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

  In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg Property Company and the Johannesburg Development [...]

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Two plays due to open at Market theatre on 21st August

As I have never seen it, I’m really looking forward to Athol Fugard’s Blue Iris due to open at the Market on 21st August.  It’s directed by Janice Honeyman with Graham Weir, Lee-Ann van Rooi and Claire Berlein.   Described in the press release: Set in Fugard’s beloved Karoo, this tender story revolves around the gradual [...]

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