• West Side Story Memories

    The best theatre production that I have ever seen has to be the South African production of West Side Story. I saw the play in August 2015 at the Artscape Opera House. What an amazing venue! South Africa needs more theatres of this size and with this type of infrastructure so that amazing plays such as these are able to tour the country. We have such amazing talent in SA but we have limited means of displaying that talent. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the tale is set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York City in the mid-1950s. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets…

  • The Fandom Life

    I think the first fandom I’ve been a part of was maybe The Little Mermaid fandom. I loved the movie and watched the cartoon almost every afternoon. I also read the book which was a companion to the movie. I remember my mother buying me this massive collection of Disney books in a thin, “golden treasure chest” box. The books were huge and each page was roughly the size of an A2 paper. It contained 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Bambi, and my favourite, The Little Mermaid. It was easy to spot the book that I read the most because of the dog ears and stains! I don’t…