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Each scene is visually impressive, making a grand, almost Old Master painting of colour and design. The poised opening of the Capulet ball with its rich reds is sumptuous, while the stark lights fading into the cowled figures and lit candles in the Capulet crypt send shivers down the spine.

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“Beautiful dancers stream onto the stage, legs flailing about in synchronicity, and we are hurled – mouths agape – into an Irish fairyland.”

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Dwayne Combrinck is a man with demons. You can see this as he walks into his workshop, a bloodied baseball bat in hand. You can see this in the anger he articulates and the acerbic vitriol he spews when provoked.

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“Sugar and spice and with a touch of vice, that’s what regular fairy tales are made of. Add aerial flights and daredevils on ice, that’s what Cinderella on Ice is made of.”

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It’s not everyday that one gets to be suspended in the air without the sinking feeling of free-falling, but rather the elation of soaring. What is particularly appealing about this zip slide compared to others is that you lie on your stomach in a canvas bag of sorts instead of sitting in a harness.

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The director and writer look at the clash of cultures, but also how these different cultures can live together in harmony – a kind of blueprint for which was to follow many decades later.

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The whole show is incredibly sharp and barbed, but what makes it more special is how Van Graan and director Rob van Vuuren vary the pace, mood and emotions so magnificently.

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“At one end of the dining room, a small staging area has been set aside for more displays of ghostly mystery performances in between each course.”

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“The team behind this production have used extreme creativity to tell the entire tale with only two people on stage. And therein lies its charm.”

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World of Beer is clearly an established and slick operation. It’s a sensory experience where not only do you get to taste the beer, but to see, smell, touch and hear all things involved in the process and history of brewing.

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This tender and quivering yet seemingly bruised body of close to 40 works, is collectively about quirky humour, dark laughter and the slithery teasing apart of mythical practices, fairytales and idioms.

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Bouncing may famously be what Tiggers do best, but Jo’burgers can now jump for joy and give Tigger a run for his money, because Australian trampoline sensation Bounce has landed in Jozi.

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“Bursting with both big names and fresh talent, Calling Me Home has so much promise and there is so much to be proud of.”

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On many levels, it’s an ideal end of year family show, bringing together all the issues of responsibility and wildness, dreams and possibility, exploration and history and the exploitation of Hollywood into one story.

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“Being somewhat ‘tequila-phobic’, I was apprehensive to try Sierra’s Tequila range. But Sierra Spiced Tequila instantly impressed me with its layering of orange and cinnamon notes.”

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It is a place steeped in history, with a fair share of mystery and intrigue thrown in. As an embodiment of apartheid resistance and the liberation movement which helped to shape the new South Africa, it is not only a historical site but, with its heritage status and a clutch of awards, it is arguably the best museum in Johannesburg.

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It’s at once charming and chilling, with physical theatre so subtly incorporated that, by the end, you feel like the human condition is light on its feet.

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‘Tell Me What You Want Me To Do’ simply silenced the audience. The control and range, and the depth and bare soul with which he delivered it was breathtakingly beautiful.

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“Unfortunately, some of Splash’s key performers were absent due to visa issues, so the show as seen was not the complete magical watery wonderland that had been promised.”

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