Past Productions2018-12-03T07:39:08+00:00

2018

Richard III, Playhouse Theatre, September 2018 

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Sunny Sibiya
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

Much Ado About Nothing, Playhouse Theatre, September 2018 

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Nicole Theunissen
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

Remote, DAS Factory, November 2018 

  • Written by Stef Smith
  • Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

 

2017

Hamlet, Playhouse Theatre, September 2017 

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Sunny Sibiya
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

As You Like It, Playhouse Theatre, September 2017

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Nicole Theunissen
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

Halloween Spooktacular, uShaka Marine World, October 2017

  • Written by Gillian Brunings
  • Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

2016

Dolphins by Starlight, uShaka Marine World, December 2016
  • Written by Gillian Brunings
  • Co-Directed by Gillian Brunings
That’s Show Business, uShaka Marine World, November 2016
  • Written by Gillian Brunings
  • Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio
Monsters Ball, uShaka Marine World, October 2016
  • Written by Gillian Brunings
  • Co-Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

Macbeth, Playhouse Theatre, September 2016
  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Bev Tonneson
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

Midsummer Nights Dream, Playhouse Theatre, September 2016

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Nicole Theunissen
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

2015

Merchant of Venice, Playhouse Theatre, September 2015

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Sunny Sibiya and Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

2014

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland 2014

International Performance – Glasgow, Scotland – Emily Spencer, personal report

I was in the ‘Forgotten group’ and we were the shipbuilders, an industry that helped to build Glasgow but now no longer exists. We were a group that was living in the 1940’s, and we had costumes, hair and makeup to match. Our motto was “Work hard, play hard.” We learnt a 1940’s dance routine called the Lindy Hop as well as a new dance designed by our choreographer, Dimitri. He made us work very hard every day but he was also a lot of fun. The first 9 days consisted of intensive rehearsals. Each group had a director and assistant director, and the Scottish Youth Theatre’s wardrobe department took care of everybody’s wardrobe needs. It was great to be a part of the process of taking a group of strangers from different cultures and turning them into a theatre group in such a short space of time. Our first performance was for the Scottish First Minister who visited the theatre to meet the group. The next morning, we performed at the Queens Baton Relay and on the subsequent days we performed twice a day at various iconic locations along the Clyde River. On the evening of the opening of the Commonwealth Festival, there was a big concert and we had devised a flash mob which was performed amongst the crowd during the last song of the night. Everyone had lots of fun and we walked back home singing and laughing. On the last evening, we were at the stadium for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which was an amazing spectacle. The Scottish First Minister had given us all free tickets to thank us for the performances.
I learnt so much on this trip, not just about theatre production and performance but about Glasgow’s history and culture, as well as the cultures of the various people who were my close companions for two weeks. It was a fascinating time to be in Scotland, particularly with the upcoming vote to decide whether Scotland will become its own country, separate from the United Kingdom. Glasgow was buzzing with energy and the people were really friendly and warm. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

International Performance – Glasgow, Scotland – Chris Turner, personal report

There was once a wide windswept place, home to Workers, Dreamers, Players, Traveller and the Forgotten… Upon our arrival in Glasgow, I was placed in the ‘Dreamers group’ – the group that dreamed of all that was possible for the future of Glasgow. We had an amazing time creating our performance with our director Renne MacGregor and assistant director Nathan Byrne. We started by doing various exercises that helped break down any cultural barriers between us and become comfortable performing in close contact. The creative process was crazy and intense, but together we devised five amazing pieces of theatre, which then needed to be linked, that’s where our choreographer Eilidh McRae came in. She choreographed four amazing movement pieces which helped connect and enhance our story into a spectacular performance. Throughout our two-week journey as a group we bonded and created lasting friendships.

 

2013

Hope Springs, Catalina, July 2013

  • Written by Richard Conlon 
  • Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

2012

Honk Jnr, Seabrookes, July 2012

  • Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe 
  • Directed by Gillian Brunings
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio

2011

Galaxy Rock, Seabrookes, August 2011

  • Written by Gillian Brunings 
  • Directed by Andrea Zorab
  • Produced by Durban Actors Studio