The Big Issue #308
June – July 2022
- Issue #308, our ENTERTAINMENT edition, is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar and Pick n Pay stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.
Reading about Jonathan Roxmouth’s theatrical accolades is jaw-dropping.
Watching him perform live on stage, electrifying. More than a quadruple threat, he
possesses elusive star quality, playing to sell-out audiences around the world. The Big Issue chats to him.
Opera has informed generations of music lovers. Think Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, and Montserrat Caballé … who never fail to evoke goosebumps and whose cover versions (think X Factor) win standing ovations from Gen Zs to boomers. The Big Issue chats to operatic tenor and international star, Stéfan Louw, who charts his career in the performing arts through the changing and challenging decades in South Africa.
Marc Lottering is happy to be able to perform to live audiences once again … Read about his new show, and enjoy a catch up post from his private blog.
Megan Choritz, Editor of Weekend Special, reflects on her deeply personal ‘near-death’ experiences of theatre during the pandemic, and theatre’s faint, but determined resurrection. At last, the communion of theatre has returned.
Two lucky readers will win four tickets each to see Peter Pan at Canal Walk Theatre. The prize is valid for weekday shows at 12:30pm or 2pm, from 11 to 15 July 2022.
Simon Cowell has signed The Ndlovu Youth Choir together with SYCO and Sony Music. The South African hit group will be performing at Montecasino and Artscape. Book now for their debut headline tour.
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- Agents of Change
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