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Cape Town gets a taste of the feast of ballet that awaits

By Siobhan Cassidy / 23rd June 2019 / 0 Comments

Opening her first season as chief executive the Cape Town City Ballet, Debbie Turner gives us a taste of what is to come. We get flavours of a very wide repertoire and hints of what her appointment will mean for theatre lovers in Cape Town. The triple bill, showing at Artscape Opera House from June […]

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One-man show cracks head, then heart, wide open

By Siobhan Cassidy / 13th June 2019 / 0 Comments

Review: Kafka’s Ape, Alexander Bar until June 22, after that at National Arts Festival in Makhanda, formerly known as Grahamstown Adapted and directed by Phala O. Phala; original design by Liesel N. Retief Performed by Tony Bonani Miyambo If Tony Miyambo’s performance in Kafka’s Ape wasn’t so riveting the goings on on-stage would quickly have […]

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Busty bombshells bare more than their beautiful butts

By Siobhan Cassidy / 8th April 2019 / 0 Comments

Along with the full dose of bitchiness and belly laughs, the Trolley Dollies take the audience into their confidence and a little deeper into the life of a drag queen in their new show, NON-Specific, at Gate 69. ‘Choosing’ to be a woman in a man’s world can be fabulously funny, but it is definitely […]

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Adding meaning to my life … washing dishes

By Siobhan Cassidy / 5th June 2018 / 0 Comments

In my 50th year, a year of great abundance (I celebrated my birthday with my beloved and dear friends in Istanbul, I was given a wetsuit and I started doing yoga regularly, to mention just a few highlights), the best thing that has happened to me is a morning shift once a week at a […]

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Food and wine that (almost) tops the art

By Siobhan Cassidy / 27th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Layers and layers of pleasure, in every colour and shape, have been added week by week as we have popped in often, for a minute or so much more. Sometimes we linger and go on a journey from room to room; other times we pop in and head somewhere in particular for a quick fix. […]

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Fabulous fabulous leads and a whole lot more

By Siobhan Cassidy / 4th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Review: West Side Story, Fugard Theatre production at Artscape opera house Run extended until April 22 In this mad and fast-moving world appetites change constantly, attention spans narrow and it is easy to dismiss things as old or tired. That said, this fabulous pairing of a sensational Maria and a reliable and gorgeous Tony in […]

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The grocery store we’ve all been waiting for

By Siobhan Cassidy / 20th January 2018 / 0 Comments

I am just back from my first visit to Nude Foods, the grocery store we have all been waiting for! I do mean all of us. Cape Town’s new plastic-free grocer is heaven for hipsters, for sure, with its hemp seeds, healthy hair products and earth-friendly body and home products, and a veritable lezzer nirvana […]

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Am I beautiful? Oh yes I am!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 7th January 2018 / 0 Comments

    What a treat to see Zanele Muholi profiled in the Weekend FT.  It brought to mind my first encounter with the riveting work of this activist-photographer … GRAHAMSTOWN, July 8 2016: In this challenging two-part exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery as part of the annual National Arts Festival, photographer and activist Zanele […]

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Very familiar and completely vreemd

By Siobhan Cassidy / 19th November 2017 / 0 Comments

How I wished I didn’t have to read the surtitles in Moedertaal. Whenever I listened to the Afrikaans words spoken by Sandra Prinsloo I understood snatches of a beautiful, lyrical Afrikaans that cannot be translated. When I heard the Afrikaans and saw the translations in English I wanted to shout out: “That is not what […]

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Spekbombing and other suburban dreams

By Siobhan Cassidy / 6th November 2017 / 0 Comments

As the windy season gets underway in the Cape of Hope and Storms we sit on a couple of ticking timebombs, one of them a natural disaster of epic proportions. Many of us feel helpless in the face of the corruption and the selling off of the state. The ANC, founder of the Rainbow Nation, […]

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