Debbie Hathway is an award-winning writer, with a special interest in the arts, luxury brands and travel.
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Botswana beckons - In Review: Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

Debbie Hathway reviews a stay at Dinaka and Okuti at Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge in Botswana.

By Debbie Hathway 6 May 2021

Top 10 reasons to say "I do" at a Mauritius resort

Mauritius is a very popular wedding destination and LUX* Belle Mare is listed among 'The 50 Best Wedding Venue Hotels' by Hotels in Heaven.

By Debbie Hathway 19 Mar 2021

Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape is more than "a bit of fun"

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, currently on at the Artscape Theatre and soon to be moving to Teatro, Montecasino, is the best version of the production we have seen yet says Debbie Hathway...

By Debbie Hathway 18 Dec 2019

Cape Town City Ballet's 'A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge' is sensational seasonal fare

A refreshing alternative to The Nutcracker, traditionally staged at this time of year, A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge was brand new for many of us in the opening night audience who remained captivated by the on-stage action throughout...

By Debbie Hathway 17 Dec 2019

Cape Town City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty opens to rapturous applause

Cape Town City Ballet's (CTCB) much-anticipated production of Sleeping Beauty opened to a full house at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town at the weekend...

By Debbie Hathway 19 Aug 2019

Catch the last of local Simon & Garfunkel tribute at Theatre On The Bay

Here's to You honours the work of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel at Theatre On The Bay until 17 August 2019 with a programme of well-loved and lesser-known songs...

By Debbie Hathway 15 Aug 2019

Burn the Floor in SA. Now, that's entertainment!

Fuelled from the start by producer Harley Medcalf's vision and the enormous talents of directors and choreographers Burn the Floor has delighted fans of the ballroom and Latin-American dance genres since 1999...

By Debbie Hathway 14 Aug 2019

Figure Of 8 Dance Collective's Wag (Waiting) is all about soul

Figure Of 8 Dance Collective's Wag (Waiting) is currently on at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Jul 2019

Opening night success for Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth

Because I don't see the point in writing about something without passion and honesty, it was with equal parts excitement and trepidation that I prepared for the much-anticipated opening night of Amaranth, the first triple bill presented by Cape Town City Ballet under new CEO Debbie Turner...

By Debbie Hathway 25 Jun 2019

Choreographer Christopher L Huggins chats new ballet Amaranth

Dance fans are in for a treat when Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth opens on Saturday, 22 June 2019. We talk to choreographer Christopher L Huggins about his work included in the triple bill...

By Debbie Hathway 20 Jun 2019

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Mar 2019

Prepare to be moved by Mooi Genoeg om Engels te Praat

Growing up in the apartheid era my experience had been mainly classical ballet and modern dance and I had seldom seen dancers of colour performing anything other than traditional dance...

By Debbie Hathway 21 Jan 2019

Thought-provoking musical Langarm ticks all the right boxes

Debbie Hathway reviews Langarm - produced and presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, written and directed by David Kramer, with musical arrangements by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, and choreographed by Grant van Ster...

By Debbie Hathway 24 Dec 2018

New expression of an ancient art

Debbie Hathway chats to SA brand ambassador Jessica Witzel about the nuances of the new Martell VSOP Red Barrel expression...

By Debbie Hathway 21 Dec 2018

A memorable tribute to a dance legend

Debbie Hathway reviews A Tribute to Mignon Furman, presented by Gilbert Mayer, star of the Paris Opera Ballet at the Artscape Theatre...

By Debbie Hathway 23 Nov 2018

5 highlights from the 2018 Baxter Dance Festival

Debbie Hathway reports on the impactful and recently concluded 14th annual Baxter Dance Festival curated by artistic director Nicolette Moses...

By Debbie Hathway 15 Oct 2018

Audiovisual magic - celebrating cross-cultural collaboration

The second phase of a cultural exchange project between South Korea and Switzerland has ended with a sold-out dance season in Basel during the 15th anniversary year of Richard Wherlock's leadership of Ballett Theater Basel...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Apr 2016

Figure of Eight Dance Collective comes of age with Grant and Shaun - A Double Bill of Dance

I have avoided reviewing The Architecture of Tears since it premiered at the Cape Town Fringe 2014.

By Debbie Hathway 16 Apr 2015

Passion, obsession, jealousy - Cape Town City Ballet's Carmen has it all

There's a formula for box-office success that dance companies count on: exemplary performance technique, visual spectacle provided by lighting, costumes and sets, and a compelling musical score.

By Debbie Hathway 30 Mar 2015

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