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Spotlight with Alan Ford is a weekly podcast that focuses on all forms of entertainment in Southern Africa. Weekly we look at the latest in theatre with the best actors and musicians. The show also focuses on gastronomical food experiences, festivals, glamour, fashion and luxurious travel. Spotlight enhances your weekly entertainment lifestyle... live every Tuesday morning at 9am on CliffCentral.

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Yahto Kraft & Rock of Ages

We open the show with 'The Voice' finalists Yahto Kraft and Thembeka Mnguni, chatting about their role in the Born To Perform spectacular 'SHINE'. The Broadway musical 'Rock of Ages' open up shortly and in studio we have Ryan Flynn and Jessica Driver. We also chat about the romantic thriller 'Cupcakes & Commiserations', and we close the show with the hottest restaurant in Cape Town and its Chef Wesley.

Rock of Ages & Children's Theatre

Legendary singers/actors, Lois Du Plessis (Israel/New Breed Alive) and Neels Clasen (Mamma Mia, Tent, Annie) join us in studio to discuss Rock of Ages. Chef Ryan Cole chats about his phenomenal new restaurant, Salsify at the Roundhouse in Cape Town, Nicole Capper (Survivor SA/Mrs SA) chats about her new online magazine, we celebrate children's theatre with Jaco van Rensburg, and Brandon and Natalie Eilers Le Riche (Strictly Come Dancing) talk about a great charity initiative.

Kinky Boots & SHINE

Stars of the broadway hit 'Kinky Boots', Stephan van Huyssteen and Catherine Isaacs are in studio with a great performance. Nicole Ross discusses an exciting new coffee collaboration. And 'Born To Perform: SHINE' director/producer Bryan Schimmel joins us with young performers showcasing their magic.

STOMP, Mo Magic & Burn The Floor

The international cast of the smash hit STOMP joins us in studio with a phenomenal performance. He has captivated audiences with his world class mystification in studio... we also welcome Mo Magic. We chat the world of cruising and holidays with Cruises International, plus some singing and dancing from the cast of Burn The Floor.

Pantomime, Hedy Lamarr & Lesedi Job

American actress Heather Massie joins us to discuss her new international production, 'Hedy: The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr'. Some of the cast of this year's pantomime, 'Jack & the Beanstalk' sing their way through the show with some exceptional voices and music. Lesedi Job discusses directing 'Dead Tinder Society', Rabbie Serumula (top author and poet) gives us some of his great work, and we chat about the top food at 'Peddlers on the Bend' - a restaurant in Cape Town.

Miss SA, reBORN & Pieter-Dirk Uys

Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green opens the show as she hands over her title and crown this week to a new winner. Pieter-Dirk Uys chats about his new show, #HeTwo, a tribute to Evita Bezuidenhout. Ben Utecht (NFL Superbowl champion), Mark Masri (Grammy Award nominee) and Andre Venter (SA Multi-Platinum artist), join us in studio to chat about their new international pop group reBORN and sing a few amazing acapella songs. Comedian Dalin Oliver has us laughing, and Meghan Picerno (Christine in 'The Phantom of the Opera') inspires young musical theatre performers.

Bianca Del Rio & Dead Tinder Society

International drag artist and comedian Bianca Del Rio joins us live from LA to discuss her South African tour. In studio, the cast of 'The Dead Tinder Society' - Sharon Spiegel-Wagner and Mpho Osei-Tutu - have us in fits of laughter and song. Hazel Feldman (Showtime Management) chats about the international production 'Stomp' coming to SA, Yebo-Gogo's Michael de Pinna chat about a new variety charity show, and Larry Hodes opens his new restaurant, Voodoo Lilly.

SurvivorSA, Stuart Taylor & Aspoestertjie

Nicole Capper (former Mrs South Africa) chats about SurvivorSA and the launch of Luxuria Lifestyle Magazine South Africa. Comedian Stuart Taylor discusses Big5 Comedy, Josh Ansley (VoiceSA) plays more wonderful music in studio, and the cast of 'Aspoestertjie' - Tiaan Rautenback and Marlee van der Merwe - share what it's like to scare kids on stage as villains. We end the show with Chef Shimmu Sello from The Intercontinental Towers with his secret Springbok Shank recipe.

Johnny Clegg Tribute + Simon & Garfunkel

PJ Powers opens the show with a tribute to the legendary Johnny Clegg. The cast of 'Here's To You - The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook', Josh Ansley (The Voice SA), Ashleigh Butcher (Peppa Pig) and Daniel Geddes (Avenue Q) join us in studio with incredible live music and song. We chat to Nathan Ro in Cape Town about 'Kinky Boots', and we celebrate a taste of South India with Thava restaurant.

Marc Lottering, Jobe & Strangeland

‘Not a Musical’ opens this week with the hilarious Marc Lottering. Renos Nicos Spanoudes joins us to discuss his political drama ‘Strangeland’ at the Market Theatre, and Josias Moleele chats about why bad things happen to good people with his new production ‘Jobe’. We review great restaurants, discuss the Tops Wine Show, and feature the Media24 Anthem Project.

NalediAwards2019, Everest & LUCE

'The Colour Purple' won 7 Naledi Theatre Awards 2019... Producer Bernard Jay and Best Actress, Didi Khunou, open the show. Top chef Grant van Der Riet discusses his incredible restaurant LUCE in Hyde Park. Plus 'Odd Man Out', 'Chicago' and Nespresso's new launch in South Africa. Finally, we celebrate the first all South African female team attempting to summit Mount Everest. Ain't No Mountain High Enough for this show!

Sven Ruygrok (Equus) & Russel Savadier (Odd Man Out)

Top actor Sven Ruygrok (Spud, Zulu, Bring It On) joins us in studio to discuss the award-winning international production 'Equus'. Wine négociant Wade Bales takes us through the incredible creation of Constantia White, with 7 top winemakers. Bianca Le Grange chats about hosting this year's Naledi Theatre Awards, actor/director Russel Savadier chats about his role in 'Odd Man Out', and we celebrate more of the cast of 'Chicago: The Musical'.

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