After what seems like a couple months of solid rain, things are finally looking up for North Coast steelhead anglers.Not only are the Smith and Chetco in pristine condition following the latest round of storms, but the rest of the coastal rivers are dropping quickly as well.The South Fork Eel, Van Duzen, and the Mad could all be some shade of green as early as the weekend.If you’re looking to land your first steelhead of the year, you’ll want to take advantage of this break in the weather …
22 November 2004Capetonians need not wait for much longer as the world’s most popular rock ‘n roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is on its way and is set to delight local audiences when it takes to Ratanga Junction’s main stage from 24 November to mid-January 2005.Produced by Barnyard Theatre Productions, the show is directed by a former Frank N Furter – the talented Ian von Memerty, who played the gender-bender Transylvanian almost a decade ago.This time around the role will be played by popular local performer Paul du Toit, who will be joined on stage by well-known Cape-based actor Jason Ralph, who plays Riff Raff.Kerry Hiles and David Chevers take the roles of those most hapless of virgins – Brad and Janet – while veteran stage actor David Sherwood is the omnipresent narrator.There are also star turns by Bronwyn Evans as Columbia, and Tessa Denton as Magenta, adding their special magic to a critically acclaimed production.The Rocky Horror Show had a chequered history in South Africa, with the film version being banned after four weeks on circuit. Creator Richard O’Brien devised the sci-fi spoof in the early 1970s, his only vision being to provide him and a few friends with employment – now numerous productions are still being staged worldwide.The current South African show kicked off its year-long national tour earlier this year at The Barnyard Theatre in Durban, where it enjoyed a sold-out nine-week run before moving on to The Barnyard Theatre in Pretoria, where it also played to packed houses.The show is currently enjoying a successful season at the Port Elizabeth Opera House.A rollicking and irreverent musical, Rocky Horror is the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2004. Cape Town audiences are encouraged to don their finest Rocky get-ups and become part of the action in this hit show, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.Call 083 91 ROCKY or Computicket to book your tickets and find out about the opening week special offer of two tickets for the price of one.SouthAfrica.info reporter
The birthday of AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who turned 41 on Sunday, is being celebrated all over Uttar Pradesh by party workers as Kisan Adhikar Diwas (Farmers’ Rights Day). With Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due early next year the opportunity is being utilised by the state unit to reach out to the farmers. The agitation at Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida on the land acquisition issue by Gandhi recently had generated a lot of heat politically. Enquiries at his residence at 12, Tuglak Lane residence revealed that the young leader is not at home and no celebration has been planned. Ahead of the birthday, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh had said Rahul has got “all the qualities and capabilities” that are required to become a “good” Prime Minister. Congress projects Gandhi as potential Prime Minister and future leader. Meanwhile, Kisan chaupals (farmer gatherings) were on Sunday organised in all the nyay panchyats in Gandhi’s Amethi constituency. The party office bearers organised chaupals in all 712 nyay panchyats in Amethi to hear problems faced by farmers. Party leader Rajesh Srivastav said this year neither cakes were cut nor sweets were distributed on Gandhi’s birthday but the party workers tried to mingle with farmers. “We will fight for the cause of farmers and get their problems redressed,” he said.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.