“Les Liaisons Dangereuses” is a drama by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos written in 1782. It has also been described as an amoral story. The book was viewed as scandalous at the time of its initial publication.
It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a weapon to socially control and exploit others. It depicts the decadence of the French aristocracy shortly before the French Revolution, thereby exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Régime.
Christopher Hampton’s 1985 adaptation, opened in London’s West End and in 1987 crossed over to Broadway with Alan Rickman originating the role of the Vicomte de Valmont, Lindsay Duncan as Marquise de Merteuil, and Juliet Stevenson as Madame de Tourvel.
The 1988 film adaptation by Stephen Frears starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer was nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture. Many other film adaptations were made and set in various locations and time frames.
Enjoy a bit of literary fun with All About Writing and Slow Life when we present our Creative Saturdays at Casa Labia in Muizenberg.
Be inspired by the cry of gulls as you release your creativity, build your confidence and allow your imagination to take flight.
This workshop will be of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those with no experience at all, who are looking for a place to start.
It will be presented by author Jo-Anne Richards.
Cost: R350 per session (payable in advance) The price includes muesli or scrambled egg on seed loaf breakfast + coffee/tea on arrival and coffee/tea mid morning. Book for all six 2018 sessions and pay for only five. Save R350
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Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. She has run the Honours programme and taught writing skills in the Wits University Journalism Department for fifteen years and has supervised in the Wits Creative Writing Masters. With Richard Beynon, she founded All About Writing in 2007 and they run a number of courses in creative writing as well as in journalism and narrative journalism.
Where: Casa Labia, Main Rd, Muizenberg
When: 3 February, 14 April, 2 June, 4 August, 6 October, 1 December 2018
Time: 9.30 to 12.30 pm
The Masque Theatre is proud to present Fame the Musical as our end of year fundraiser.
Join the students of Performing Arts High School as they experience hurdle after hurdle in their journey to becoming stars – learning that they can’t just sing and dance their way through life. With “Hard Work” , a bit of “Prayer”, “Think(ing) of Meryl Streep”, and a whole lot of “Dancin’ on the Sidewalk”, the students finally learn what it is to achieve “Fame”.
A cast packed full of talent, and expert direction – Fame is bound to be an absolute stunner of a production. Don’t delay, book today!
Run in the Dark hosts their second fun run in Cape Town with proceeds allocated to the Mark Pollock Trust’s research into curing paralysis.
The route is 5 kms and will take place at Fish Hoek Beach. We are taking advantage of the fact that this year the tide will be out at 8pm, woohoo!
This is a fun run/walk and not a timed event – if you are interested in your time you will need to track yourself.
You can park at the beach (free). The start-and-finish is in front of The Galley Restaurant at the beach. From there we run to the end of Jager’s Walk and back again past The Galley and onto the beach itself. We will run to the end of the beach, crossing the railway line (don’t mind the gap – mind the trains) at Clovelly and up onto the new footpath that runs along the sea-side towards Kalk Bay. When we reach the (new) Kalk Bay sign we will retrace our steps and run back the way we came along the beach to the finish at The Galley.
NB SECURITY : We will have minders posted on Jager’s Walk and on the beach as it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Please aim to arrive at 18.45 (6.45pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before we go running.
Venue: Starting Point: The Galley Restaurant, 3 Peter Creese Way, Fish Hoek, Cape Town Time: 6.45pm arrival | Register before 14 Nov 6pm Cost: R150 including Run in the Dark buff & flashing armband
Join us at Clovelly Country Club and show off your skills on the greens as part of a four-ball alliance, or simply show your support through corporate sponsorship. There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available, ranging from Gold sponsorship to sponsorship of goody bags or a wet hole. This is your chance to enjoy golf for the greater good – your entrance or sponsorship fee will be invested in enterprise development (ED) and socio-economic development (SED) of pre-approved ForwardFund beneficiaries.
A four-ball includes:
• Green fees
• Drinks on the course
• Halfway-house food and drinks
• Goody bag
• Prize-giving event entertainment
Details of the golf day:
Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Venue: Clovelly Country Club, Clovelly
Time: First tee-off at 11.00 am
Cost: R3 500 per four-ball Alliances
Emergency Assistance Volunteer Support (EVS) hosts a benefit concert, featuring South African Rock band Watershed, in support of its community based fire, disaster and medical crews from the South Peninsula.
Watershed heads the line up, with a local Jazz band from Ocean View, Made in Africa, as the supporting act. Renowned ex-Protea cricketer Robin Jackman is the MC for the evening. The event features an auction of an autographed Proteas cricket bat and jersey.
Ticket price includes entry into the prize draw. Guests are asked to bring their own picnic basket and drinks.
Venue: Fish Hoek Civic Centre, 65B Central Cir, Fish Hoek, Cape Town Time: 7pm to 11pm Cost: R250 (includes entry into lucky draw)