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Wednesday, August 28, 2019


(Right: Cellist with Rabies. Pic by Mark Wessels)
Be ready to log on to book tickets for the Hilton Arts Festival at 08h00 on September 2, 2019 to take advantage of this 24-hour special.

From 08h00 on September 2 for 24 hours, you will be able to take advantage of this buy-one-get-one-free offer. It is only applicable to certain productions so please read carefully. The special applies to the performances on September 15 only.

(Left: Daniel Richards: Quantitative Teasing)

 Find a friend and book to see all these for half price: Cellist with Rabies, The Revlon Girl, Sainthood, Quantitative Teasing, Two to Tango, Kafka’s Ape, Benny Bushwhacker and Spanish Fire.

Details of all these productions can be found on In a nutshell:

Cellist with Rabies – excellent drama; funny; edgy; unlike any other love story you could ever dream of!

The Revlon Girl – the story of the Aberfan disaster in Wales, poignantly told through the eyes of four grieving mothers; has won many awards.

Sainthood – a cutting edge story created by a dynamic young company, looking at real issues in an imaginary South African school: bullying, racism, abuse. Don’t miss it if you are a parent, a teacher or a teenager.

Quantitative Teasing – political satire written by SA’s own Mike van Graan and starring the dynamic Daniel Richards. The awards heaped on the heads of these two comic masters are too numerous to mention.

(Right: Kafka's Ape: Tony Miyambo)

Kafka’s Ape performed by Tony Miyambo has won a slew of national and international awards and tells the story of mankind in all its selfish, destructive horror through the eyes of an ape.

Benny Bushwhacker is performed by well-loved performer, Ben Vos. Written by John van de Ruit of Mamba and Spud fame, and directed by Janice Honeyman, this is a must for the whole family. Entertaining, humorous and informative!

Bookings are open online – - where you can also download the full programme and a list of where hard copy programmes are available. You can also book at the Box Office at Hilton College should you not wish to book online.

Payments online are either by credit card or EFT – all instructions are on the site which is secure. All queries on 033 383 0126 /

The Festival is presented by Hilton College and tiso blackstar in association with Grindrod, Black Coffee, Extreme Events, DWR, Absa, Bidvest Car Rental, FNB, KZN Dept of Art & Culture, BASA, Southern Sun PMB, Stella Artois, Redlands Hotel, Maritzburg Sun, Caxton, SA Artist, Loud Crowd Media, Sappi.