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
36 – 56

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

Danny K, Glamour Magazine & The Revlon Girl

On the anniversary of his late brother's birthday, Danny K introduces us to his new summer hit 'Things we Do...' In studio guests include Asanda Sizani, (Editor of Glamour Magazine) discussing the Women of The Year, and actresses from the emotional hit show 'The Revlon Girl' - Marianthe Smart and…
15 Nov 2018 55 min

Doreen Morris, Elvis Blue & Matilda

Presenter, producer, Glamour Woman of the Year... the iconic Doreen Morris opens the show, with the incredible Elvis Blue (Idols 2010 winner) and Ryan De Villiers (star of 'Matilda'). Elvis Blue's new song 'Spring' hits the charts this week and 'Matilda: The Musical' is transforming kids and adults alike.
8 Nov 2018 57 min

Matilda, Snow White & Mrs SA

The marvellous 'Matilda: The Musical' comes to life in studio with Stephen Jubber and Claire Taylor. 'Snow White: The Pantomime' opens this week, with John Robbie and Desmond Dube... and Mrs South Africa Nicole Capper takes us through an inspirational journey.
1 Nov 2018 58 min

Stuart Taylor, Richard Loring & Pieter-Dirk Uys

A show filled with comedy, music, champagne and the world of entertainment. Stuart Taylor, discusses his new comedy show, 'Funny, You Should Say That', and has us contemplating and laughing. Richard Loring chats about his week with Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Michael Caine and Sir Cameron Mackintosh... and Pieter-Dirk Uys…
25 Oct 2018 56 min

Comedy, Kate Normington & EGGSTA

International star EGGSTA sings her latest hit live from Europe. 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' takes to the stage, and Kate Normington stars in it. And we make people laugh with the one and only Stuart Taylor.
11 Oct 2018 53 min

Geek Week

Nathan talks to Graeme Watkins about comics, movies, and weed. Isabella Jane stars in the new and improved local musical Calling Us Home, and Ray Whitcher talks about his locally-produced comic book.
4 Oct 2018 52 min

Piano Magic & The Magician

International pianist and music star, Rocco de Villiers plays live in studio, celebrities join with 'Dare To Share', A Touch of Thainess, and magician Greg Gelb astounds everyone!
27 Sep 2018 56 min

Jenny Morris & Polkadots

International cooking sensation Jenny Morris opens the show with her unbelievable culinary tips. The cast of the broadway musical 'Polkdots' joins us with great songs in studio, and we celebrate Celtic Music with 'Christine and The Kilts'.
20 Sep 2018 59 min

Craig Lucas & Legendary Actors

The Voice winner Craig Lucas joins us to talk about 'Born to Perform: Shine' and openly discusses recently 'coming out the closet' and dealing with homosexuality. Veteran and legendary actors Graham Hopkins (Tuesdays with Morrie/King Lear), Anthony Coleman (Blood Diamonds) and Christine Weir (Not The Midnight Mass) join us in…
13 Sep 2018 56 min

Nik Rabinowitz & Cirque Infernal

Comedian extraordinaire Nik Rabinowitz joins us live in studio to discuss his new show 'FortyFied'. The cast of the International 'Cirque Infernal' take us to death-defying heights, and Adam Howard joins us with his trumpet, and plays magical music from The Johannesburg Big Band. A show filled with non-stop entertainment!
6 Sep 2018 56 min

Macbeth - Matilda - Porralicious

'Matilda: The Musical' launches on the show with lead star Bethany Dickson (Miss Honey). Sonia Esguiera (actress/comedian) chats about the Portuguese cultural rom-com 'Porralicious', 'MacBeth' takes to the stage with actor Marcel Meyer and director Fred Abrahamse, who join us in studio. We end the show with Caroline Borole, the…
30 Aug 2018 57 min

The Colour Purple & RedFest

Two of the phenomenal stars of The Colour Purple join us in studio as we celebrate Women's Month. Chatty Matty then brings to life the magic of RedFest, happening in September.
23 Aug 2018 45 min
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