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Film Review

Ready Player One : Review

In the not too distant future, humanity has weathered some dark times. Now they find fulfilment for their lives inside a virtual reality world known as The Oasis. But, when James Halliday / Anorak (Mark Rylance – Dunkirk), the creator of The Oasis dies, he leaves an easter egg inside this virtual world for all its users. The first person to pass three challenges, and collect three keys, will win his entire fortune and control of the world he has created.

Enter the High Five. A group of players, who like many others, take up the challenge to find solve the puzzles left by Halliday. The group is made up of several disparate characters, namely Parzival / Wade (Tye Sheridan – X-Men: ApocalypseScouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Art3mis / Samantha (Olivia Cooke), Aech / Helen (Lena Waithe), Daito (Win Morisaki), and Sho (Philip Zhao). 

Massive global conglomerate 101 has a huge army of players, and as a group are seeking the elusive easter egg, but victory for them is to come at any cost, even if they have to kill for it.

Ready Player One, is as much an escape from reality, as the artificial world it depicts. From the cinematic computer generated world of The Oasis, the fast paced scenes inside the VR world, to the drama back in the real world, to the barrage of pop culture references and icons, the film is a thrill ride of the most fun kind, and is sure to delight any audience member.

While fast paced, the story is engrossing. The drama of the real world, and the action of the computer generated one. Ready Player One is set to be a sure fire hit, appealing to different audiences on different levels, as it resonates with different viewers, through different layers.

Not many films include as many appealing aspects as Ready Player One, yet it’s one of those films one would seek to enjoy more than one, in the hopes of catching yet another pop culture reference, spotting a hidden gem on-screen, or merely to marvel once more at the worlds it reveals.

Read SAMDB’s Ready Player One Q&A.

Ready Player One opens 29 March 2018 in South African cinemas.

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Film Review

Tomb Raider : Review

Tough, and adventurous Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander – The Light Between Oceans, Jason Bourne), daughter to Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West – Money Monster), find herself pitted against many opponents, needing to push herself like never before, when she finds the island where her father vanished many years prior.

Coming some thirteen years after we first saw Lara Croft on the big screen, this time played by Angelina Jolie, Tomb Raider as a film has seen a similar reboot as the game did some years back. Being one of the more successful game to film cross-overs, this latest incarnation does not disappoint.

Vikander is well cast for the title role, bringing both talent, and a physicality to the role that embody the beloved heroin. The overall feel of the film is pretty similar to the original though, while not ruining any nostalgia one might have.

The film has plenty of action, but spares audiences the violence. It is however slightly lacking in mystery and suspense. A plot devoid of too many twists, meaning one could pretty much predict a favourable outcome towards the end, however the story does shed light on the formative years of Lara and how she become the international adventurer in the games.

While fans are sure to flock to see the film, mainstream audiences are forgotten, and one does not need to have played the game, nor be a fan to enjoy a good romp, and some escapism. Tomb Raider is both fun, and enjoyable, and sure to delight audiences across all ages.

Tomb Raider opens 16 March 2018 in South African cinemas.

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Television

M-Net, M-Net Binge, M-Net City Schedule Update For April 2018

M-Net Schedule Updates

  • Supergirl season 3 goes on a production break on Monday 2 April at 17:00.
  • High Maintenance season 2 now starts Friday 6 April at 23:40.
  • The Voice US season 13 now ends on Saturday 7 April at 19:00.
  • The Australian crime drama Harrow season 1 has been added to the schedule and will start on Thursday 12 April at 23:00.
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden season 4 will be going on a production break from Friday 13 April. The season returns with new episodes on Monday 28 May.
  • American Idols season 16 now starts with two back-to-back episodes on Friday 13 April from 19:00-21:00.
  • In order to accommodate crossover episodes of the Chicago series franchise in May: Chicago PD season 5 will air as two back-to-back episodes from Tuesday 24 April at 20:00 and 21:00. This means that Chicago Med season 3 will be on a broadcast break from Tuesday 24 April.
  • Suits season 7 ends with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday 26 April at 21:00-22:00.
  • Riverdale season 2 returns from a broadcast break on Saturday 28 April at 20:00.
  • Kevin Can Wait season 2 will go on a broadcast break on Sunday 29 April at 16:00. The sitcom will return in May.
  • Man with a Plan season 2 will go on a broadcast break Sunday 29 April at 16:30. The sitcom will return in May.

Saturday Movies

Saturday 07 April

21:00 Last Rampage: The Escape Of Gary Tison 16VL Crime

Based on a true story, this dark and unsettling crime drama unpacks the infamous prison break of a convicted murderer.

Saturday 14 April

21:00 CHiPs 16VSNL Action

Inspired by the hit 70s and 80s show, this action cop comedy sees an undercover FBI agent and a former motocross racer team up to take down a crime ring.

Read the SAMDB review of CHiPs.

Saturday 21 April

21:00 Fixed 16VSL Comedy

An action-packed mid-life crisis ensues in this silly bro comedy. A responsible husband and father of three has a complete meltdown, after his wife requests that he get a vasectomy.

Saturday 28 April

21:00 War On Everyone 16VSNL Action

Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña make a fine pair of corrupt cops in this dark crime comedy, when they set out to exact revenge on all who’ve wronged them.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

(Note: The Sunday Night Movies start at 20:30 to accommodate the Dancing With the Stars SA Live Results Show)

Sunday 01 April

20:30 Sleepless 16VL Action

Actions have consequences in this Jamie Foxx crime drama. Two crooked cops try to steal from the mob and in retaliation the ruthless mafia kidnaps one of their sons.

Sunday 08 April

20:30 Baby Driver  16VL  Action

High-octane car chases and pulsating action drive this heist movie. A talented young driver is coerced into working for a crime boss alongside an unhinged group of criminals.

Read the SAMDB review of Baby Driver.

Sunday 15 April

20:30 Kong: Skull Island 13VL  Action

The King of Beasts gets a visually stunning fantasy film. When a team of scientists and soldiers explore an uncharted island, they soon discover its hostile inhabitants.

Read the SAMDB review of Kong: Skull Island.

Sunday 22 April

20:00 Trevor Noah: There’s A Gupta On My Stoep 13L Stand-up

South Africa’s sweetheart Trevor Noah returns to the country for an iconic live performance, where nobody’s president or politics is off limits.

21:20 Girls Trip 18SNL Comedy

The party heads to New Orleans for an ensemble cast in this acclaimed comedy. On a wild reunion trip, four lifelong friends find romance, sisterhood and absolute chaos.

Sunday 29 April

20:30 American Made 16VSNL Action

Tom Cruise tells an unbelievably true story in a rough-and-tumble biopic of Barry Seal, an American pilot who becomes a drug-runner for the CIA.

Read the SAMDB review of American Made.

World Cinema Movies

(Note: Additional repeat has been added. See it again on Tuesdays at 01:00)

Sunday 01 April

22:50 Silence 16V  Adventure

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese draws amazing performances from his cast in this drama. Two priests who travel to Japan looking for their mentor find a hostile place.

Sunday 08 April

23:05 La Pelle Dell’orso

This tense Italian drama explores the relationship of an estranged father and son, who journey into the wilderness in search of a deadly bear.

Sunday 15 April

23:10 A Serious Game

Based on the acclaimed Swedish novel this emotional drama explores the passionate affair between a married woman and a journalist.

Sunday 22 April

00:10 Strange Birds PG13L Drama

An eccentric French dramedy. A young woman and a cynical old librarian form an intriguing, unconventional friendship that soon grows into something surprisingly heartfelt.

Sunday 29 April

23:05 Key House Mirror 13VS Drama

Poignant Danish drama about second chances. An elderly woman devotedly cares for her catatonic husband in a nursing home, while longing for freedom and excitement.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Monday 02 April

16:45 (CAT) Supergirl 03 0013 “Both Sides Now” *Season 3 goes on a production break*

The DEO captures a second Worldkiller named Purity and Supergirl and Alex use very different methods of interrogation hoping to defeat Reign. Comic book fantasy from the producer of ‘Arrow’.

Thursday 05 April

22:00 A Very English Scandal 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

The Oscar-nominated director of ‘The Queen’ backs this British miniseries, unpacking the 1970s political scandal in which an MP was tried for the murder of his ex-lover.

23:00 Longmire 06 0010 “Goodbye Is Always Implied” *Season 6 Ends*

In the series finale of this crime drama, Walt gets an unexpected visitor as Jacob’s troubles escalate at the casino and an inevitable confrontation leads to changed lives.

Friday 06 April

23:40 High Maintenance 02 0001 #07 “Globo” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of this eclectic dramedy, The Guy has a busier-than-usual day as New Yorkers react to world-changing news. Follows the colourful life of a Brooklyn drug dealer.

Saturday 07 April

21:00 The Voice 13 0028 “Live Finale, Part 2” *Season 13 Ends*

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are joined by songstresses Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson for this season of the Emmy-winning reality singing competition.

Monday 09 April

16:45 Ellen’s Game Of Games 01 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

Multi-award winning talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres brings us this high-energy reality competition show, that sees contestants play popular games to win a big cash prize.

Thursday 12 April

23:00 Harrow 01 001 *Season 1 Starts*

The series premiere of this Australian crime drama sees brilliant forensic pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow investigating the apparent suicide of a young woman. From the creator of ‘Secrets & Lies’.

00:10 The Late Late Show With James Corden 04 0092 *Season 4 goes on a break*

James Corden hosts this Emmy winning talk show featuring celebrities, games and Carpool Karaoke.

Friday 13 April

19:00 American Idols 16 0001 *Season 16 Starts as two back-to-back episodes*

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

21:00 American Idols 16 0002 *Season 16 Starts as two back-to-back episodes*

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

Tuesday 17 April

21:00 Chicago Med 03 0007 “Over Troubled Water” *Season 3 goes on a broadcast break*

Dr Charles feels pressure when Dr Choi and Dr Manning criticise his medical decision regarding an ill new-born baby. This medical drama follows a courageous team of doctors and nurses.

23:00 Chance 02 0010 “Especially If You Run Away” *Season 2 Ends*

With Lorena’s help, Chance and D return to San Francisco to handle unfinished business, in the season finale of this compelling psychological drama.

Friday 20 April

22:00 Divorce 02 0008 #18 “Alone Again, Naturally” *Season 2 Ends*

Robert and Jackie take a step forward in their real-estate business as Frances faces the fallout of a successful opening at her gallery, in the season finale of this acclaimed, Emmy-nominated dramedy.

Sunday 22 April

17:00 Dancing With The Stars South Africa 01 0021 *Season 1 Ends*

Twelve untrained local celebs will be putting their best foot forward to compete in this proudly South African version of the glamourous reality series.

Monday 23 April

21:00 Here And Now 01 0010 *Season 1 Ends*

The Oscar and Golden Globe-winning writer of ‘Six Feet Under’ penned this introspective family dramedy about a multi-racial family consisting of a couple, their three adopted children and one biological child.

22:00 Westworld 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts (Express)*

An ensemble cast star in this dark sci-fi thriller about a world of artificial consciousness, from Emmy winner JJ Abrams (Lost).

Tuesday 24 April

20:00 Chicago PD 05 0010 “Rabbit Hole”

Halstead’s partying with Camila unintentionally puts him in the middle of a drug-related homicide. Dick Wolf (Law & Order) created this fast-paced addition to the Chicago series.

21:00 Chicago PD 05 0011 “Confidential”

Burgess’ confidential informant reveals a possible murder which Burgess discounts but Upton pursues, revealing a corpse. An elite group of law enforcers take down crime in this cop drama.

23:00 Transparent 04 0001 “Standing Order” *Season 4 Starts*

This critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning dramedy explores the sincere and poignant story of a transgender woman’s journey.

Thursday 26 April

19:00 NCIS Los Angeles 09 0015 “Liabilities” *Season 9 goes on a broadcast break*

Television’s most popular undercover agents of NCIS: LA continue to take down the bad guys- one dangerous case at a time, in this acclaimed, Emmy-nominated cop drama.

21:00 Suits 07 0015 *Season 7 Ends with two back-to-back episodes*

Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams return as the dynamic duo in the popular drama, following the exploits of New York’s top dog lawyers in the high-stakes legal scene.

22:00 Suits 07 0016 *Season 7 Ends with two back-to-back episodes*

Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams return as the dynamic duo in the popular drama, following the exploits of New York’s top dog lawyers in the high-stakes legal scene.

Friday 27 April

22:00 Barry 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

Emmy-winner Bill Hader stars in this dark comedy, about a depressed hitman who decides to pursue an acting career, despite not being able to leave his criminal past behind.

Saturday 28 April

20:00 Riverdale 02 0005 “Chapter Eighteen: When A Stranger Calls” *Season 2 returns from broadcast break*

When Alice publishes a fiery piece blasting the Southside, Jughead is forced to take matters into his own hands to keep the peace.  Emmy-nominee Greg Berlanti backs this teen drama.

Sunday 29 April

16:00 Kevin Can Wait 02 0009 “Cooking Up A Storm” *Season 2 goes on a break*

Kevin is adamant about cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home, as Donna used to do, but Kendra wants to eat a restaurant instead. Follows the escapades of a single dad.

16:30 Man With A Plan 02 0013 “The Party Planner” *Season 2 goes on a break*

Adam attempts to organise a birthday dinner for Andi and he quickly discovers that managing guests isn’t easy. Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc starts in this family comedy.

17:00 Harry Potter: A History Of Magic PG13N Documentary *Special*

Author of the magical ‘Harry Potter’ series JK Rowling ventures behind the scenes of the British Library, where the real-life inspiration for her fantastical world originated.

18:00 The Wedding Bashers Specials: With Love 01 0001 *Special Starts*

The Wedding Bashers Specials: With Love. South Africa’s favourite Bashers return for a series of special weddings.

Monday 30 April

21:00 Billions 03 0001 *Season 3 Starts*

The stakes are in the billions, in this provocative drama starring Golden Globe-winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as two men caught in a struggle for justice, power and money.

Sunday 01 April

22:00 Power 03 0006 “The Right Decision”   18SNL

23:03 Power 03 0007 “Don’t Go”         18VL

00:04 Power 03 0008 “Trust Me”         18VSNL

01:07 Power 03 0009 “I Call The Shots” 18SNL

02:10 Power 03 0010 “In My Best Interest”  18VL

Saturday 07 April

21:30 iZombie 03 0001 “Heaven Just Got A Little Bit Smoother” 16V

22:16 iZombie 03 0002 “Zombie Knows Best” 16

23:03 iZombie 03 0003 “Eat, Pray, Liv” 16V

23:50 iZombie 03 0004 “Wag The Tongue Slowly” 16VL

00:37 iZombie 03 0005 “Spanking The Zombie”      16VL

01:24 iZombie 03 0006 “Some Like It Hot Mess” 16L

02:10 iZombie 03 0007 “Dirt Nap Time”        16VL

Sunday 08 April

21:30 iZombie 03 0008 “Eat A Knievel” 16VL

22:17 iZombie 03 0009 “Twenty-Sided, Die” 16V

23:04 iZombie 03 0010 “Return Of The Dead Guy”  16VL

23:50 iZombie 03 0011 “Conspiracy Weary”  16VL

00:37 iZombie 03 0012 “Looking For Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1” 16VS

01:24 iZombie 03 0013 ‘Looking For Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2″16V

Saturday 14 April

21:30 Emerald City 01 0001 “The Beast Forever”    16VS

22:15 Emerald City 01 0002 “Prison Of The Abject” 16V

23:00 Emerald City 01 0003 “Mistress-New-Mistress” 16V

23:45 Emerald City 01 0004 “Science And Magic” 16V

00:33 Emerald City 01 0005 “Everybody Lies” 16V

Sunday 15 April

21:30 Emerald City 01 0006 “Beautiful Wickedness” 16V

22:18 Emerald City 01 0007 “They Came First” 16V

23:05 Emerald City 01 0008 “Lions In Winter” 16V

23:52 Emerald City 01 0009 “The Villain That’s Become”  16V

00:39 Emerald City 01 0010 “No Place Like Home” 16V

Saturday 21 April

21:30 The 100 04 0001 “Echoes”        16V

22:15 The 100 04 0002 “Heavy Lies The Crown”     16V

23:02 The 100 04 0003 “The Four Horsemen”         16V

23:49 The 100 04 0004 “A Lie Guarded”        16V

00:35 The 100 04 0005 “The Tinder Box”      16V

01:20 The 100 04 0006 “We Will Rise” 16V

02:07 The 100 04 0007 “Gimme Shelter” 16V

Sunday 22 April

21:30 The 100 04 0008 “God Complex” 16V

22:17 The 100  04 0009 “DNR”  16V

23:04 The 100   04 0010 “Die All, Die Merrily”         16V

23:50 The 100   04 0011 “The Other Side”    16V

00:37 The 100   04 0012 “The Chosen” 16V

01:24 The 100   04 0013 “Praimfaya” 16V

Saturday 28 April

21:30 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0001 “Behold… The Inhumans”     13VS

22:17 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0002 “Those Who Would Destroy Us” 13V

23:05 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0003 “Divide And Conquer” 13V

23:52 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0004 “Make Way For… Medusa” 13VS

Sunday 29 April

21:30 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0005 “Something Inhuman This Way Comes…”     13VL

22:18 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0006 “The Gentleman’s Name Is Gorgon” 13V

23:05 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0007 “Havoc In The Hidden Land” 13V

23:53 Marvel’s Inhumans 01 0008 “…And Finally: Black Bolt”    13V

M-Net City Movies

Friday 06 April

21:00 Wild Card 16VNL

This tightly-wound thriller starring Jason Statham, follows the story of a tough bodyguard who lands in hot water with the mob after he goes after one of their own.

Friday 13 April

21:00 American Heist 16VSL

Hayden Christensen is sucked into the greed filled crime world in this heist movie. Trying to escape the life, he’s reluctantly pulled back in by his brother.

Friday 20 April

21:00 Need For Speed PG13V

Fast and Furious fans will not want to miss Need For Speed. This high octane, street-racing movie starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Friday 27 April

21:00 Stolen 13VL

Hollywood action hero Nicolas Cage stars in this adrenalin-filled crime drama about a former thief who is in a race against time to save his kidnapped daughter.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Sunday 01 April

21:00 Pure Genius 01 0013 “Lift Me Up” *Season 1 Ends*

In the series finale, the Bunker Hill staff attempt multiple surgeries on a patient: by putting him in a state of suspended animation. Cutting-edge medical drama.

Tuesday 03 April

20:00 Trust Me 01 0004 “Episode 4” *Season 1 Ends*

Brigitte asks Ally to stick with her to avoid internal enquiry, but Ally refuses to lie. Jodie Whittaker stars in this gripping drama about a nurse who loses her job after whistleblowing.

22:00 Guerrilla 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

In 1971, politically engaged young lovers fight against injustice and deep-rooted prejudice, but they end up being targeted.

Tuesday 10 April

20:00 The Last Ship 04 0001 “In Medias Res” *Season 4 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

The Nathan James faces another global disaster sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, in the season premiere of this post-apocalyptic drama. Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) stars.

Saturday 14 April

22:00 12 Monkeys 03 0010 “Witness” *Season 3 Ends*

In the season finale of this fast-paced thriller, Cole, Railly, and Athan arrive in 1959 at the House of Cedar and Pine where Jones’s forces appear for a confrontation. Based on the acclaimed film.

Wednesday 18 April

22:10 From Dusk Till Dawn 03 0010 “Dark Side Of The Sun” *Season 3 Ends*

With Kate Fuller near death, our heroes race against an eclipse to defeat Amaru and close the gate before hell consumes the world. Season finale of the horror series.

Saturday 21 April

19:00 iZombie 04 0001 “Are You Ready For Some Zombies?” *Season 4 Starts*Premieres on M-Net City*

The acclaimed creator of ‘Veronica Mars’ backs this cult fantasy crime drama. After a medical resident is transformed into a zombie, she uses her newly-acquired skills to assist the police.

20:00 The Originals 05 0001 *Season 5 Starts*Premieres on M-Net City*

The creator of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ penned this Emmy-nominated supernatural drama, following the tumultuous lives of the first vampire family.

21:00 Sleepy Hollow 04 0001 “Columbia” *Season 4 Starts*Premieres on M-Net City with two back-to-back episodes*

This Emmy-nominated supernatural drama explores the resurrection of a 18th Century hero who fights to protect the world from evil.

22:00 Sleepy Hollow 04 0002 “In Plain Sight”

This Emmy-nominated supernatural drama explores the resurrection of a 18th Century hero who fights to protect the world from evil.

Wednesday 25 April

20:00 The Americans 05 0013 “The Soviet Division” *Season 5 Ends*

The riveting season finale finds Philip and Elizabeth racing against the clock as a life hangs in the balance. Critically acclaimed spy-thriller following two married KGB agents.

22:05 Longmire 06 0001 “The Eagle And The Osprey” *Season 6 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere, a bank robbery ends in a shooting, giving Sawyer Crane more leverage against Walt.  Final season of the gritty crime drama about a troubled county sheriff.

Thursday 26 April

19:00 The Disappearance 01 0006 “Redemption” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this thrilling drama, the mystery behind the disappearance is nearly unravelled as a race against the clock to find Anthony alive ensues.

20:00 Seven Types Of Ambiguity 01 0006 “Anna” *Season 1 Ends*

Feeling the weight of her testimony during Simon’s trial, Anna wrestles with her conscience over the right course of action. Suspenseful and gripping Australian psychological drama, about the abduction of a child.

Friday 27 April

19:00 Stitchers 03 0010 “Maternis” *Season 3 Ends*

With help from Ivy the Stitchers team finally apprehends Daniel Stinger and finds out where Kirsten’s mother, Jaclyn is being held. Season finale of the sci-fi drama.

Sunday 29 April

22:00 Blood Drive 01 0013 “Finish Line” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale, Arthur, Grace and Slink attack Heart Enterprises, but their deepest fears are waiting for them. Set in a dystopian future this grisly drama follows a former cop.

Monday 30 April

19:00 Prison Break 2017 01 0009 Behind The Eyes *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale, Poseidon continues to outsmart Michael and the rest of the gang which leads them to the ultimate showdown. This crime drama revival follows the exploits of two jailbird brothers.

22:00 The Last Kingdom 02 0010 *Season 2 Ends*

In the season finale, deception and betrayal are rife as Uhtred fights for Wessex and he struggles to secure Aethelflaed’s freedom. This 9th century period drama follows the Viking invasion of England.

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Theatre

West Side Story – Must Close 22 April 2018

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Must close 22 April
This is the final season in South Africa – get your tickets today!

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre’s smash-hit, grand-scale musical is back for one final season in South Africa. This is your last chance to catch this magnificent production on home soil!

The superb cast of 40 is backed by The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra playing Leonard Bernstein’s magnificent score which includes the world famous songs “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “I Feel Pretty” and “Tonight”. 2018 marks the centenary year of Bernstein’s birth.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and set in mid-1950s New York, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two street gangs of different backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.

Come and see why everyone has been raving about this production!

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Television

Suits Season 7 Returns From Its Annual Production Break

Don’t miss it this Thursday 29 March at 21:00 on M-Net!

Fans of the acclaimed legal drama Suits would very happy to know that legendary hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter and his brilliant partner in crime Mike Ross are back for the remaining 6 episodes of season 7 starting this Thursday 29 March at 21:00 on M-Net 101.

Last year, the series took its annual production break in September with episode 10, with quite a tense midseason finale: After their power move was countered, Mike and Harvey found their backs against the wall when they realised that Andrew Malik was a step ahead of them. In true Suits style however, the Batman and Robin of the legal world won their case with a last-minute comeback. Matters of the heart also loomed large in this episode, forcing Donna to confront her feelings for Harvey and ending the episode with a fateful kiss between the pair.

The drama reached its 100th episode milestone on 30 August with an episode directed by series star Patrick J. Adams. Media reports confirmed that after being regulars on the show, season 7 will be the last appearance for Meghan Markle (who plays Rachel Zane) and Patrick J. Adams (who plays Mike Ross).

The second part of Suits season 7 will continue with episode 11 this Thursday at 21:00. Fans of the show will look forward to gauging Harvey’s reaction to that kiss. Will this finally be the beginning of #Darvey? Also, with the ghosts of Mike’s past haunting them still, will he and Rachel find their happily ever after? And let’s not forget Louis’ many personal and professional troubles which have yet to improve. All will be revealed over the next six weeks.

The popular legal drama stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane and Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen. The series is created and executive produced by Aaron Korsh (The Deep End). Doug Liman (Covert Affairs, The Bourne Trilogy), David Bartis (Covert Affairs, The O.C.) and Gene Klein (Covert Affairs) serve as executive producers. Daniel Arkin (90210) and Rick Muirragui (Men of a Certain Age, The Good Guys) and Silver Tree (The Real O’Neals, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) also serve as executive producers.

Watch the following new and returning shows on M-Net channel 101 this April:

  • ­From the creator of Secrets & Lies comes the Australian crime drama Harrow season 1, starting Thursday 12 April at 23:00.
  • The long-awaited Westworld season 2 starts Monday 23 April at 22:00.
  • Emmy-winner Bill Hader stars in a new dark HBO dramedy titled Barry season 1, starting Friday 27 April at 23:00.
  • Golden Globe-winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis continue with their struggle for power and money in Billions season 3, starting Monday 30 April at 21:00.

PS: Ryan Seacrest hosts the brand new season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition American Idol season 16 from Friday 13 April at 19:00 and on Saturday 14 April at 18:00. This season also features Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

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