I have discovered a great poetry evening every Monday, note every Monday,with guest poet and open mic. This now a must on my weekly schedule. It takes place at 8pm at A Touch of Madness, Nuttall Road, Observatory, Cape Town - marvellous!
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Last night of the summer season annual Shakespeare open air production. Played for laughs with lots of slap-stick which helped dilute what is otherwise a pretty odious plot. My least favourite of the plays, but well, if cheekily, localised in the prologue. I'm not sure what I think about mics as a rule, but last night they were definitely needed as the south-easter was in full flow/blow and it was actually cold enough to need a jumper, if not a blanket. I look forward to next year's production.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Wonderful production, ingeniously managed by only three male actors and a series of great costumes and masks. My first thoroughly enjoyable and very intimate experience of the theatre in South Africa as it was in a small studio. Highly recommended.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Says it all for the new South Africa. Can be found in Queen Victoria Street in central Cape Town, just next to the Centre for the Book, about which more anon when I manage to visit it. It was closed last weekend 'due to weather', which I think is shorthand for 'it's hot, we're at the beach'.