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.
Weekly English South Africa Performing Arts · Society & Culture
206 Episodes
12 – 32

Dire Straits, Pieter-Dirk Uys & Dinner Time Stories

With over 120 million albums sold, our very special guest is Chris White from The Dire Straits Experience. Pieter-Dirk Uys chats about his show 'The Echo of a Noise', Ben Vos talks about humans in nature with 'Benny Bushwhacker', Paul Rouessart discusses the incredible 'Dinner Time Stories SA', and more…
15 Oct 2019 58 min

Forever Plaid & PJ Powers

The cast of 'Forever Plaid', a heavenly 1950s barber shop musical comedy, join us in studio with great melodies. PJ Power chats about her new show 'Journey with Friends', more of the cast of 'Rock of Ages' pop into studio, Tim Plewman discusses cavemen, and top chef Jason Kosmos showcases…
8 Oct 2019 57 min

Cito, Rock of Ages & John Tsenoli

We open the show with Wonderboom rockstar, Cito, and the cast of the phenomenal new Broadway show, 'Rock of Ages'. Josh Ansley (The VoiceSA), Natasha van der Merwe (Chicago), Alexandra Girard, JP Rossoux and Matt Counihan join us in studio with magical song. John Tsenoli releases his debut single, 'I'm…
1 Oct 2019 56 min

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…
17 Sep 2019 57 min

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…
10 Sep 2019 57 min

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.
3 Sep 2019 57 min

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…
27 Aug 2019 55 min

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…
13 Aug 2019 59 min

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…
6 Aug 2019 59 min

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…
30 Jul 2019 57 min

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…
23 Jul 2019 55 min

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…
18 Jul 2019 55 min

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…
30 May 2019 59 min

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…
23 May 2019 1 hour

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…
16 May 2019 58 min

Amra Faye, John Vlismas & The Classics

West End and Broadway star Amra Faye opens the show with some of the ensemble cast members (Jarryd Nurden, Thami Njoko and Michael Fullard) from the musical 'Chicago'. Comedian John Vlismas discusses his new show 'The End: A Comedy About Death'. Johan Liebenberg joins us in studio, performing songs from…
9 May 2019 58 min

Tarryn Lamb, Chicago & Equus

Top female artist Tarryn Lamb joins us to discuss her incredible 8th Annual Ghoema Music Award wins, including the Album of the Year. Grant Towers, Brittane van Loggerenberg and Jenna Robinson Child join us in studio with all that 'Chicago' jazz. Top actor Graham Hopkins chat about the psychological thriller…
25 Apr 2019 1 hour

Chicago, The Ghoema Awards & Pretoria Tattoo Show

Actress Ilse Klink (Mama Morton) and producer Hazel Feldman join us in studio to discuss the longest running American musical, Chicago - opening this week at Montecasino. Heidi Edeling chats about the KykNet Ghoema Music Awards and the extraordinary winners. Monster Jam Trucks hit South African stadiums for the first…
18 Apr 2019 59 min

Men In Tutus & Plush Party

Cast members of the international 'Men In Tutus' join us in studio to discuss how comedy and ballet mesh on stage. Candice van Litsenborgh chats about the mystical musical 'Into The Woods', Natasha Sutherland joins us on the line discussing her unforgettable performance in 'Brutal Legacy', and DJ SilverSKY has…
11 Apr 2019 58 min

Tracey Going, Lesedi Job & Kate Normington

Stage star Kate Normington joins us in studio to discuss the magical musical 'Into The Woods', and 'Puppet Guy' Conrad Koch has us in stitches. Tracey Going (presenter) and director Lesedi Job discuss 'Brutal Legacy', which takes to the stage this week. Radio and TV presenter Kriya Gangiah gets us…
4 Apr 2019 1 hour
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