Review: The Fall Aug14

Review: The Fall

Baxter Theatre Centre Assembly Hall, Aug 15-20, 22-27 (5 / 5) Baxter Theatre Centre’s The Fall is contextualised within the student movement demonstrations in 2015 that started at the University of Cape Town, starting with the #RhodesMustFall campaign and moving on to the fight for free...

Review: Me and Robin Hood Aug12

Review: Me and Robin...

Hoipolloi Pleasance Dome, Aug 11 – 27 (5 / 5) One hour: one man, no set, no lights, no music, no props. And yet, Shon Dale-Jones manages to captivate the audience from start to finish with his solo show Me and Robin Hood. As with Dale-Jones’ style, the show weaves together two stories...

Review: Un Poyo Rojo Aug11

Review: Un Poyo Rojo

Poyo Rojo Dance Base, Aug 11 – 27 (4 / 5) Poyo Rojo’s Un Poyo Rojo is a movement piece set in a locker room. Two men (Luciana Rosso, Alfonso Baron) attempt to upstage the other in an unspoken battle of machismo. Performed mostly in silence, the choreography is gorgeous, funny, sizzling...

Review: B*easts

Something for the Weekend Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Very rarely is it comfortable to spend an hour watching someone talk. Usually there is an urge to reply, check one’s phone, grab a coffee or leave. However, Monica Dolan makes it one of the easiest experiences in her...

Review: Bruce Aug11

Review: Bruce

The Last Great Hunt Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Bruce is a fantastic show from start to finish. While it may take a while for audiences to get used to the concept, the performers are extremely skilled in manipulating a yellow block of foam to portray various characters in the...