Tag Archives: africa

Custodians of the Wild

In southern Africa, park rangers like Corporal John Mokgale are fighting to save some of the world’s rarest animals from poachers. Read my full Oryx magazine interview here Advertisements

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Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios

Metta Theatre’s didactic short plays evening takes a rigorously Poppins approach: a spoonful of drama to help the medicine go down. The sobering facts – “We need to produce more food globally by 2050 than we have done in the whole … Continue reading

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The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, Gate Theatre

The quest for liberation is popular dramatic terrain, but the Gate Theatre’s “Freedom Burning” season shifts focus to the aftermath. What do you do when the fight is over, and how can you be sure the sacrifice was worthwhile? It’s … Continue reading

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The House That Will Not Stand, Tricycle Theatre

Bigger is better in the Tricycle’s latest piece of reclaimed black history. African-American writer Marcus Gardley’s stimulating play, which transports Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba to 1836 New Orleans and a significant shift in the evolving racial hierarchy, begins … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the devil

Following a slew of political dramas that look to the past or murky present, Anders Lustgarten has taken an intriguing approach by examining a possible future in his latest work, although – audiences be warned – it is a piece … Continue reading

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