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Friday, March 16, 2018


(Amanda Seome (Kate); Anele Sibisi (widow); Lulama Nyembezi (Petruchio); Melusi Buthelezi (Hotensio) and [front L-R] Nkosikhona Smith (Gremio) & Sibonelo Nzuza (Biondello).)

Shakespeare with a difference!

An African Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew mounted and performing nightly at 19h30 in the DUT Courtyard Theatre until March 17.

The production leaves for Germany on April 11 where it was invited to perform at a festival. The production is visually dynamic and filled with acapella singing, drums, gumboot, and many more surprises.

The vision and conceptual design conceived by director Debbie Lutge is a follow up to the award winning production of Much Ado About Nothing that received such acclaim as well as a substantial standing ovation in Germany in 2016. 

The Taming of the Shrew boasting a cast of 12 students will be featured at the Folkwang Shakespeare Festival which occurs every two years. In 2016, Lutge was the first director from Africa to be invited to stage a Shakespeare at the festival and DUT is deeply honoured that she has been invited back.

The show is receiving nightly ovations and well worth seeing. For the last two nights audiences may enjoy the show as a ‘pay what you can’ production. This allows for school bookings as well as door sales. So pop along to this wonderfully intimate theatre for this spectacular comedy geared for South African contemporary audiences. It promises to be a night to remember. 

Performances take place until March 17 at 19h30 at The Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko/Mansfield Road, Durban.

Tickets at the door. For more information contact Lebohang Sibisi on 031 373 2194 or email: