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
24 – 44

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

Into The Woods & Loyiso Madinga

Comedian Loyiso Madinga joins us to discuss his new Netflix special, and being Trevor Noah's Africa Correspondent for 'The Daily Show'. Top theatre stars Zak Hendriks, Earl Gregory and Megan Rigby perform in studio with some of the music from 'Into The Woods'. Myles Brown chats about 'The Anthem Project'…
28 Mar 2019 58 min

Tim Plewman & Chris Forrest

Tim Plewman joins us in studio to discuss 'Defending The Caveman 2019'. Chris Forrest and JP Nobrega chat about the inspiring 'Celebrity Taxi Dash', we celebrate the Fleur DuCap Theatre Awards, and revisit Media 24's Anthem Project.
14 Mar 2019 59 min

Cognitive Dissonance

Nathan talks to the phenomenal Natasha Sutherland about the play 'Brutal Legacy', adapted from the bestselling book by Tracy Going, and also starring the talented Charlie Bougenon. We also catch up with Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist, and discuss the human psyche.
7 Mar 2019 52 min

Tumi Morake, Vanessa Frost & Fleur du Cap

Comedians Tumi Morake and Vanessa Frost join us in studio to discuss a 'sexual awakening' with their production 'TEASE'!. Alan Committie, Kim Louis (Broadway star) and Melanie Burke (Chairlady) chat about the 54th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, and we discuss a new hotspot in Cape Town!
28 Feb 2019 59 min

Gate69, Daniel Baron & Zane Meas

Popstar Daniel Baron sings live in studio, Zane Meas celebrates his new production at the Market Theatre. Actor Michael Richard chats about 'Into The Woods' and Brendan van Ryn discusses the FABULOUS Gate69.
21 Feb 2019 56 min

Nik Rabinowitz & Daniel Baron

Hysterical comedian Nik Rabinowitz joins us in studio to discuss his new show 'Dry White'. Super pop star Daniel Baron releases his new single 'Speed of Light' for Valentine's Day, and for the love of South Africa we chat about 'The Anthem Project' with Myles Brown.
14 Feb 2019 52 min

Josh Middleton & Aunty Merle The Musical

Award-winning South African actors Paul du Toit, Loukmaan Adams and Carmen Maarman join us to chat about 'Aunty Merle: The Musical'. With his number 1 hit, Josh Middleton and Eden Michelle join us in studio to perform live... and we celebrate Michael Jackson.
7 Feb 2019 58 min

Mark Lottering & CHICAGO

We open the show with the one and only funny man Mark Lottering, who introduces us to Aunty Merle and her musical. 'Chicago: The Musical' comes to South Africa after touring the world. In studio we have acting superstars Craig Urbani, Samantha Peo and Carmen Pretorius. Finally Dawn Lindberg chats…
31 Jan 2019 58 min

ABBA, Sun Met & The Mousetrap

The international cast of 'The ABBA Show' join us with song in studio. West End superstar, Mark Wynter and fellow actors, Michelle Maxwell and Matthew Lotter discuss 'The Mousetrap'. Etienne Cassuto from GH Mumm Champagne chats about Olympic champion Usain Bolt's arrival in SA for the Sun Met... and the…
24 Jan 2019 59 min

Big Brother Reunion & Siya Kolisi

We open the show with Captain of the Springboks, Siya Kolisi, chatting about the BrightRock Players Choice Awards and discussing WORLDCUP 2019. Big Brother Season 1 celebrates 18 years in true nostagia... the exclusive reunion show welcomes back, Ferdie, Bad Brad, Swerv, Vuyo Tofile, Mags van der Westhuizen, Steven van…
13 Dec 2018 1 hr 01 min

Queen & Michael Jackson

Live in studio, the artists from 'Queen: It's A Kinda Magic' and 'Michael Jackson, History Show', perform for us. Rugby star Hacjivah Dayimani and presenter Elma Smit discusse the BrightRock Players Choice Awards, and we chat about children's theatre and more…
6 Dec 2018 58 min

Caroline Borole (Tina Turner) & Kate Normington

The international lead star of ’Tina: Simply The Best’, Caroline Borole joins us and performs some of the hit songs from that incredible show. Other special guests include top actress Kate Normington performing in ’The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, and Mpume Mayiyane (Mrs Phelps) in ‘Matilda:…
22 Nov 2018 58 min
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