17 to 19 April 2015
Venue: Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate Cricket Oval
7 February 2015
Marcel Meyer is terrific as Shakespeare’s most egregious and existential of villains. Meyer’s Iago is a gloriously mad and grandiloquent figure bursting with unabashed intelligence and resplendence. His rough-edged, Caligulan caprice and jealousy offers the kind of performance that you feel ashamed for enjoying so much. In Meyer’s hands, Iago’s quicksilver fluency makes every speech a lethal instrument, whether he pretends piety or bluff philosophy. As can be expected of such a towering performance, the show becomes slightly less interesting whenever Meyer leaves the stage, so mesmerizing is his Iago. The devil is blessed with all the best tunes, after all.
Review: Mohau Modisakeng & Kudzanai Chiurai at Zeitz MOCAA in partnership with Chavonnes Battery Museum
To have created a combined exhibition of the two artist under one roof would have been the visual equivalent of watching a performance by the Drakensberg Boys Choir as supported by The Village People.
Wild is a mashup of How I Met Your Mother, Defending the Caveman and The Lion King condensed to 80 minutes and directed by Alan Committee. The narrative bounces back and forth punctuated by a phrase the audience grows to know very well, “Let me start again”.