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
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Coronavirus & Entertainment: What is the industry doing?

Hazel Feldman (producer), David Bloch (producer) and actress Lizz Meiring open the show with innovative ideas on what the theatre and music industry, with its patrons, can do with technology regarding the current global pandemic. Claudia Henkel (former Miss SA), Jill Grogor (publicist) and Lucilla Booysen (owner of SA Fashion…
17 Mar 2020 1 hr 01 min

Christina Bianco, Lance James & Daniel Baron

Alan Ford opens the show by paying tribute to music legend Lance James. Singing star Daniel Baron joins us in studio with his new single 'Cannibal', and introduces up and coming pop star Jeanique. And international Broadway sensation Christina Bianco joins us on the line from Paris with top producer…
3 Mar 2020 58 min

Lee Cole, CT Pride & Miguel Pregueiro

Craig Urbani and Alan Ford have a fun-filled entertainment show opening with Lee Cole, a South African music sensation rocking the US. Miguel Pregueiro and Silas James join us again in studio with some classic romantic songs. David Bloch chats about international sensation Christina Bianco coming to South Africa... and…
25 Feb 2020 58 min

Tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Marianthe & Jarryd Nurden

Craig Urbani opens the show discussing Valentine's Day and what love means to him. Singer Danny K joins us to pay tribute to Joseph Shabalala, the icon behind Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Jarryd Nurden chats about playing the sexy Rocky in this year's biggest hit, the Rocky Horror Show... and up-and-coming…
18 Feb 2020 59 min

Alan Committie, Craig Urbani & Brendan van Rhyn

Craig Urbani joins as Alan Ford's new co-host with an all-star entertainment line-up. Alan Committie opens the show discussing his exciting new role in 'The Producers', Daniel Geddes talks about his hot new musical, 'Here's To You: A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel'. Award-winning actor Brendan van Rhyn chats about…
11 Feb 2020 58 min

Craig Urbani, The Color Purple & Jenny Morris

Award-winning theatre superstar Craig Urbani joins us live in studio as the brilliant Rocky Horror Show opens in Johannesburg. Craig's role as Frank-N-Furter is flawless, and we discuss this great production and more. SA actor and musician Thokozani 'Zano' Nzima also joins us in studio to discuss The Color Purple…
21 Jan 2020 55 min

Marvel Universe, Andre Swartz & Precious Makgaretsa

Tony Feldman opens the show with the incredible superhero live show 'Marvel Universe' coming to SA. Precious Makgaretsa and Jacques da Silva discuss their latest stage and screen productions. Afrikaans superstars Andre Swartz and Coenie de Villiers chat about the live music show 'Grenloos'. Anton Luitingh discusses 'Rocky Horror Show'…
14 Jan 2020 59 min

Rocky Horror, Santa Claus Is Coming & Peter Pan on Ice

We open the show with the stars of the Rocky Horror Show, Craig Urbani and Kate Normington. Music superstars Miguel Pregueiro and Josh Ansley serenade us with great Christmas Songs to get us into the festive spirit. Jessica Driver joins us to discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Tony…
3 Dec 2019 58 min

Michael Jackson, Nutcracker & Zuraida Jardine

We open the show celebrating with some of South Africa's stars and influencers - Taryn Louch (presenter), Zuraida Jardine (radio/TV personality) and Rajaa Jawad (blogger). Nicole Capper and Nadine Beshir chat about the extraordinary 'Dinner Time Stories'. International Michael Jackson tribute artist, Dantanio joins us in studio, Lyall Ramsden chats…
26 Nov 2019 57 min

SA Style Awards & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

We celebrate the winners of the SA Style Awards 2019 with Jill Grogor (SA Style Awards), Claudia Henkel (Former Miss SA), Somizi Mhongo/Mohale Motaung, Thameenah Saint (Content Creator) and Michael Wilson (Sandton City). The winner of SABC3's 'Next Brand Ambassador' Chace Geyer joins us live from Cape Town, the cast…
19 Nov 2019 56 min

Daniel Baron & Miguel Pregueiro

Platinum-selling, award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer Daniel Baron joins us in studio, with South African based Portuguese/Spanish singer/songwriter, Miguel Pregueiro. With phenomenal performances and great laughs they will simply blow you away! Wesley Grobler chats about a new hotel, and Nivasha Pather enlightens us about the latest in iced coffee trends.
29 Oct 2019 58 min

Harry Sideropoulos, Pantomime & Fawlty Towers

Radio star, actor and musician Harry Sideropoulos open the show in studio discussing 'The Secret Supper Club'. Stars of the upcoming pantomime Germandt Geldenhuys (Binnelanders) and Lelo Ramasimong (The Color Purple) have us laughing and singing. Comedian Mark Banks joins us on the line from Cape Town, Annie Robinson and…
22 Oct 2019 59 min

Dire Straits, Pieter-Dirk Uys & Dinner Time Stories

With over 120 million albums sold, our very special guest is Chris White from The Dire Straits Experience. Pieter-Dirk Uys chats about his show 'The Echo of a Noise', Ben Vos talks about humans in nature with 'Benny Bushwhacker', Paul Rouessart discusses the incredible 'Dinner Time Stories SA', and more…
15 Oct 2019 58 min

Forever Plaid & PJ Powers

The cast of 'Forever Plaid', a heavenly 1950s barber shop musical comedy, join us in studio with great melodies. PJ Power chats about her new show 'Journey with Friends', more of the cast of 'Rock of Ages' pop into studio, Tim Plewman discusses cavemen, and top chef Jason Kosmos showcases…
8 Oct 2019 57 min

Cito, Rock of Ages & John Tsenoli

We open the show with Wonderboom rockstar, Cito, and the cast of the phenomenal new Broadway show, 'Rock of Ages'. Josh Ansley (The VoiceSA), Natasha van der Merwe (Chicago), Alexandra Girard, JP Rossoux and Matt Counihan join us in studio with magical song. John Tsenoli releases his debut single, 'I'm…
1 Oct 2019 56 min

Yahto Kraft & Rock of Ages

We open the show with 'The Voice' finalists Yahto Kraft and Thembeka Mnguni, chatting about their role in the Born To Perform spectacular 'SHINE'. The Broadway musical 'Rock of Ages' open up shortly and in studio we have Ryan Flynn and Jessica Driver. We also chat about the romantic thriller…
17 Sep 2019 57 min

Rock of Ages & Children's Theatre

Legendary singers/actors, Lois Du Plessis (Israel/New Breed Alive) and Neels Clasen (Mamma Mia, Tent, Annie) join us in studio to discuss Rock of Ages. Chef Ryan Cole chats about his phenomenal new restaurant, Salsify at the Roundhouse in Cape Town, Nicole Capper (Survivor SA/Mrs SA) chats about her new online…
10 Sep 2019 57 min

Kinky Boots & SHINE

Stars of the broadway hit 'Kinky Boots', Stephan van Huyssteen and Catherine Isaacs are in studio with a great performance. Nicole Ross discusses an exciting new coffee collaboration. And 'Born To Perform: SHINE' director/producer Bryan Schimmel joins us with young performers showcasing their magic.
3 Sep 2019 57 min

STOMP, Mo Magic & Burn The Floor

The international cast of the smash hit STOMP joins us in studio with a phenomenal performance. He has captivated audiences with his world class mystification in studio... we also welcome Mo Magic. We chat the world of cruising and holidays with Cruises International, plus some singing and dancing from the…
27 Aug 2019 55 min

Pantomime, Hedy Lamarr & Lesedi Job

American actress Heather Massie joins us to discuss her new international production, 'Hedy: The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr'. Some of the cast of this year's pantomime, 'Jack & the Beanstalk' sing their way through the show with some exceptional voices and music. Lesedi Job discusses directing 'Dead Tinder…
13 Aug 2019 59 min
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