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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. 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 specials of R110 every Tuesday night. Sunday matinee R90. For bookings call 031 566 3045.
THE HERITAGE THEATRE: The Gee Jays’ (Gary McKenzie, John Didlick and Grant Bell) new show, Don’t Tune Me (ek sê), is a tribute to the No 1 hit songs of the 1970s. The show ends on November 11. 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.
ARENA PARK REGIONAL HALL: Catch the hit Dingalings adult comedy, Bust(s), in Chatsworth on Saturday at 8pm at Arena Park Regional Hall. Be enthralled by old-school music, Bollywood tunes and comedy that will leave you rolling in the aisles. Tickets available from B Nagiahs Butchery (Chatsworth Centre and Bayview branches), Go Cellular at Take and Pay Supermarket in Westcliffe. Call Kay at 083 793 9969.
CATALINA THEATRE: Those with memories of growing up in the 1980s and 1990s in Durban will see the flip side of the coin and meet zany characters along the way in Beswitched. Shika Budhoo and Sandy Bigara play best friends Leela and Pamela. Leela is due to marry Pamela’s brother, Eric. The morning after a disastrous engagement party the two share a cup of tea that sees them swop bodies, but the problem is… the wedding is tomorrow. Runs Friday to Sunday. R50. Book at 031 305 6889.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE: A nostalgic evening with Frank Graham, one of Durban’s most versatile character actors and comedians from Springbok Radio. Friday to Sunday. Do you remember Springbok Radio with its plethora of music shows, quiz shows, plays, serials, and series, and above all the comedies? Frank invokes those memories with his popular brand of humour. R100. Bring picnic baskets. Block bookings of eight or more and pensioners: R75. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 031 205 7602.
VARIOUS VENUES: The Durban Society of Comedy (DSOC) has a number of club gigs scheduled this month, featuring a host of Durban comedians. On October 25 catch DSOC at Keg & Trout (Hillcrest). Free. Featuring Wasabi Improv: Who’s Line is it, we know, we’re smart? comedy games. Call 031 765 2070.
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