BOARDWALK: Durban

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IOL boardwalkBlood EQUALITY: Nkeletseng Mojakisane and Gugu Mahlangu in a scene from African Synaco Disability Arts In Blood, which opens this week at The Playhouse.

RHUMBELOW THEATRE: The Johnny Cash Tribute Show runs from Friday to November 18 with shows at 8pm and 6.30pm on Sundays. Set in Folsom Prison, this tribute features the talented line-up of Rob Warren as the Man In Black, showcasing his expertise on the guitar and encompassing low pitch vocals that fit perfectly with the Cash sound. Joining Rob is his brother Garth on bass and vocals, Gareth Gale on the drums and Clare Mcilroy who takes on the role of June Carter. Tickets are R100 at Computicket or call Roland at 031 205 7602.

THE BARNYARD THEATRE, Gateway: Catch The Seven Wonders until January 6. Experience what it would be like for Elvis Presley and Christina Aguilera to sing a duet, Whitney Houston to croon with Bryan Adams, while Bob Marley keeps up the spirits with songs such as One Love and Three Little Birds. Carlos Santana adds mystery with She’s Not There and Smooth, and Chris de Burgh brings his artistic flair with A Spaceman Came Travelling, Don’t Pay the Ferryman and, of course, Lady In Red, and more. Tickets: R145 from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R110 every Tuesday night. Sunday matinee costs R90. For bookings, call 031 566 3045.

THE STERLING THEATRE: South Africa’s Irish minstrel, Dave Monks, presents an evening of mirth, merriment and sing-a-long Irish music. He has a repertoire of rousing Irish favourites and between songs, Dave delivers a touch of the blarney in his collection of Irish tales and jokes. The folky feel of the music is accentuated by Dave’s mastery of the fiddle, banjo, harmonica and guitar. Runs Friday to Sunday. Show times are 8pm and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are R80. Call 076 786 1127.

THE HERITAGE THEATRE: The Gee Jays’ (Gary McKenzie, John Didlick and Grant Bell) show, Don’t Tune Me (ek sê), is a tribute to the No 1 hit songs of the 1970s. The show ends on Sunday. Expect the hits Pretty Belinda, Yellow River, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, I Can See Clearly Now, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Rhinestone Cowboy, Let Your Love Flow, Have You Ever Seen the Rain? and more. The Gee Jays are backed by Andy Turrell (guitar), Jill Murray Brown (bass), Francois Hardy (drums) and directed by Calli Thomson on keyboards. Tickets: R195 Wednesdays to Saturdays and R165 Tuesday evenings and Sunday matinees. All prices include a two-course meal. A show-only option is R120. For bookings call 031 765 4197.

CATALINA THEATRE: Craig Eisenstein’s award-winning Your Hand in My Pocket runs from Thursday to November 18. Tickets: R60 at www.strictlytickets.com or 031 305 6889. Show time 8pm.

SUNCOAST SUNZONE: The Wizard of Oz – an adult pantomime – stages from today to January 13. Ideal festive fun or corporate entertainment. R110 to R200 at Computicket.

THE PLAYHOUSE: African Sinakho Arts and The Playhouse present In Blood, by Bukelwa Cakata. Boasts a cast of 80 abled-bodied and disabled artists. In Blood explores the theme of equality, regardless of being disabled or not, or black or white. Thursday to November 18. R80 to R120 and R40 for group bookings at Computicket.

ICC: Catch some of the best in South African comedy with Bafunny Bafunny at the International Convention Centre on Saturday and Sunday. The shows feature David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, David Kibuuka, Chris Forrest, Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola, Tats Nkonzo as well as Deep Fried Man, and are hosted by veteran comic Mark Banks. Book at Computicket.

COMING UP

ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Get ready to be swept away by one of the most popular stories ever told. KickstArt presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from November 30 to January 6. R140 to R200 at Computicket.

Computicket: 083 915 8000.

To be featured in Boardwalk, kindly e-mail all your theatre-related submissions to latoya.newman@ inl. co.za; subject: Boardwalk, by Thursday noon.


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