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Category: Theatre

How to be a dot in a world of squares

YOU KNOW THE shtick: an outsider wants to be part of the in group, but she’s rejected and hurt, laughed at and humiliated. She’s blatantly willing to do anything in her power to be loved, but fails. And then something happens and the world becomes a kinder place. […]

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Where music seeds get sown

CLASSICAL MUSIC IS not necessarily something that the average child imbibes with their mother’s milk. Serious composers of the ilk of Benjamin Britten, Camille Saint-Saëns and Sergei Prokofiev, amongst others, were proactive in their day, addressing this scenario, in ways that filtered boldness and magic, humour and fantasy […]

Taking liberties with Lady Phillips

SHE WAS NOBODY. That is, until she met and married mining magnate Sir Lionel Phillips, and gave life to the possibility of the Johannesburg Art Gallery – amongst other things – which became central to much of her life’s ambition. Lady Florence Phillips is an icon in historical […]