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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon.

Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we’ll invite them into the studio to talk about their lives, inspirations and role models, among other things.
“Rather like the famous BBC programme, Desert Island Discs, I’ll ask my guests to bring with them their six or seven favourite pieces of music to share with us.”

Among the long list of guests on the programme so far have been people such as Rhoda Kadalie, Lord Robin Renwick, Petronel Malan, Pieter Dirk Uys, Ruby Wax, Jonathan Roxmouth, Imam Rashied Omar and many more.

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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon.

Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we’ll invite them into the studio to talk about their lives, inspirations and role models, among other things.
“Rather like the famous BBC programme, Desert Island Discs, I’ll ask my guests to bring with them their six or seven favourite pieces of music to share with us.”

Among the long list of guests on the programme so far have been people such as Rhoda Kadalie, Lord Robin Renwick, Petronel Malan, Pieter Dirk Uys, Ruby Wax, Jonathan Roxmouth, Imam Rashied Omar and many more.

    People of Note - Terence Bridgett

    People of Note - Terence Bridgett

    The next exciting production at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay is the musical The Producers, adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from the 1967 fil of the same name. As in the film, the musical concerns two theatrical producers who decide to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Playing the role of Rodger de Bris is the popular actor Terence Bridgett, well known to television audiences for his role in many soap operas such as Isidingo, where he played Chico Booysens, 7de Laan and Backstage.

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    People of Note - Dr Jamie McGregor

    People of Note - Dr Jamie McGregor

    On People of Note this week, Rodney Trudgeon will be talking to Dr Jamie McGregor of Rhodes University about a lecture he delivered recently at the UCT Summer School. The lecture was entitled “A Composer’s Midlife Crisis: Wagner before and after Schopenhauer”. It is generally thought that Wagner was never the same again after encountering the pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer midway through his greatest work, The RING. Dr McGregor discusses these and many other aspects of Wagner and his music including illustrations from Wagner’s operas.

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    People of Note - Grant McLachlan

    People of Note - Grant McLachlan

    The UCT Summer School opens this week with the usual vast array of fascinating lectures. Among them is a series of lectures entitle “A Brief History of Harmony, the Universe and Everything” which will be delivered by Grant McLachlan along with performers such as Vox cape Town, Albie van Schalkwyk and Lucia Scott. Rodney Trudgeon invited Grant into the People of Note studio to find out more about his subject which he says will cover 1000 years of music finding common threads which run through the history of music and even delving into physics, psychology, art and architecture

    • 57 min
    People of Note - John Hammer

    People of Note - John Hammer

    For the first edition of People of Note for 2020, Rodney Trudgeon has decided to repeat an edition of the programme done some years ago which created great interest at the time and in fact many listeners have asked us to repeat it. The interview was with JOHN HAMER who is a senior pilot in Cape Town Harbour and who has had the experience of guiding massive ships into the harbour in all sorts of weather conditions, including the iconic Queen Mary 2. John talks not only about the job of a pilot in the harbour but also about the unique topography of Table Bay.

    • 58 min
    People of Note - Cathy Specific

    People of Note - Cathy Specific

    For the last programme of 2019, Rodney Trudgeon invited one of Cape Town’s most glamourous women into the People of Note studio. Cathy Specific is the undoubted Queen of the elegant supper club known as Gate 69 where she holds court on show nights both in the theatre, on stage and on the red carpet outside where she personally greets every guest with a hug and a kiss! Cathy began life as an air hostess and shortly after deciding on a stage career, she met up with her 2 “Trolley Dollys”. Cathy will talk about her career, the various shows which are presented at Gate 69 with a slightly naughty twist and her plans for the future.

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    People of Note - Christopher Luscombe

    People of Note - Christopher Luscombe

    The Rocky Horror show is playing to packed houses here at Artscape with Craig Urbani in the role of Frank n Furter and Kate Normington as the narrator. This all new, fast, Slick production is the London production which has been touring for the last 13 years, but with an all-South African cast here in Cape Town. The director is Christopher Luscombe who began his career as an actor spending 7 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and then moved to directing where he has directed many successful shows. In this week’s edition of People of Note, Rodney Trudgeon spoke to Christopher Luscombe about his career and about his approach to this cult and iconic musical.

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