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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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“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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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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“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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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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“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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“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’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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“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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The gallery itself is a pleasant and unintimidating space. It’s small enough to be intimate and yet large enough to showcase a satisfying variety of works. With exhibitions regularly changing, roughly every four weeks, it warrants return visits.

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“Director Fred Abrahamse sticks to some conventions – males play female characters, and the original style and tone is retained – while managing to wrap it in a blanket of originality.”

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“The end result is not only an immaculately staged piece of theatre, but also a tribute to South Africa’s performance arts legacy.”

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The real drama for the audience is in the dancing and is particularly evident in the final pas de deux between Principal dancers Jonathan Rodrigues as the Prince and Burnise Silvius as Cinderella.

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“Reviewing a Pieter Dirk Uys-performance nowadays (especially for his fans) is like critiquing an annual Saturday evening dinner party at your best friends’ place.”

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“Sandton Convention Centre flung open its doors for a fabulous new design event this year. From cardboard chairs to Corian coffee tables, Joburg’s inaugural Design Joburg leaves you salivating.”

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“The band’s lead singer Dan Smith is a formidable presence who animates the performance with a vocal showmanship that is fitting of the international sensation the band has become.”

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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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