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Durban Boardwalk - April 9, 2013

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INSANITY LEAGUE: Catch Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and John van de Ruit at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre this week.

SM JHAVARY SCHOOL HALL (CLARE ESTATE): Cato Manor Senior Citizens Association presents My Good Neighbours, a production by Essop Alli and Mohamed Khan. Friday at 8pm. Bookings, and queries: 073 820 5468.

CATALINA THEATRE: Bad Romance. A revue featuring music from Lady Gaga to Nirvana, with comedy sketches driving the story. Ends April 21. Starring vocalists Kerry-Lee McKibbin, Tasha Basson, and comedians Glen Bo and Robby Collins, with back-up dancers. R80 to R100 at www.strictlytickets.co.za and [email protected]

SEABROOKE’S THEATRE: Whose Line is it Anyway? – the hilarious improv comedy show – features comedians Dusty Rich, Carvin H, Jem Atkins and Li’l Paul. It’s a night of hilarious audience interaction where “everything’s made up and the points don’t matter”! Thursday and Friday. 8pm to 9.15pm, and Sunday from 6pm to 7.15pm. R100 at Computicket. Dress is smart casual. Call 082 894 7541.

ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Catch The Rise of the Insanity League until April 28 starring Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and John van de Ruit. The show promises to “poke, provoke and tickle” in all the right places. R160 at Computicket. Block bookings of 10 or more can be made by calling Ailsa Windsor: 083 250 2690.

PUMPKIN THEATRE: The Voice. Be entertained as Danny Fisher creates an uncanny resemblance to artists like Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Medley Kenny Rodgers, Nat King Cole, Meatloaf, Elvis and many more with one instrument – his voice. This show runs every Friday and Sunday until April 21. Friday doors open at 6pm and for the Sunday matinee doors open at noon. R100 show and meal special. Bookings: 032 946 2121.

HERITAGE THEATRE: A Taste of Thomson. The hit show by guitar maestro Barry Thomson. Ends April 21. Barry again teams up with music director Dawn Selby (keyboards, Hammond organ and vocals), Mali Sewell (drums) and Jason Andrew (bass guitar), to showcase the music of Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Gary Moore, Dire Straits, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. R195 Wednesday to Saturdays and R165 Tuesday evenings and Sunday matinee. Prices include a two-course meal. Bookings: 031 765 4197.

BARNYARD THEATRE: Rocking in a Free World. Ends Sunday. Following the success of Rocking All Over the World, this show takes you on a trip to 12 music destinations, with a new line-up of songs from Roxette, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga and more. R140, Wednesday to Saturday; Tuesday nights R105 and Sunday matinee R95. Bookings: 031 566 3045. See review

COMING UP

RHUMBELOW THEATRE: Good news for lovers of Dixie, swing and jazz. Platform Jazz will be back at the Rhumbelow on April 21 at 2pm and 6.30pm. This time the featured vocalist is Durban’s Shelley “Nightingale” McLean. The band promises a programme which will include favourites like Honeysuckle Rose, Tiger Rag, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6500 and Take 5, to name a few. The musicians include Cathy Peacock on trumpet, Ian Holloway on clarinet, Dunc Wooldridge on trombone, Jono Judge on saxophone, Melvin Peters on keyboard Bruce Baker on drums and Andreas Kappen on double bass. R100 at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.

VARIOUS VENUES: After three sell-out shows last month, the popular “uncles”, Peru and Bala, are embarking on a national tour. Joining them will be Karou Charou. Catch them at the Golden Horse Casino on April 26. In May the crew take their show to Port Shepstone, Umzinto and eMkhomazi (Umkomaas). Tickets are available at different venues. Call 083 660 1424 for more info. Tickets also available at Computicket for selected shows.

CATALINA THEATRE: Yugan Naidoo in his latest work draws drama, documentary and comedy into a first audience-interactive show called ¼ Beans Bru! Funnymen Vivian Moodley and Bassy Bhola’s hilarious and thought-provoking plot of bunnychow and coke with a few side orders of politics, economics, and history. May 1 to 17. R100 at 031 302 6889. Fund-raisers can book the show at dingalingsproductions @gmail.com or call Kay at 083 793 9969.

• To be featured in Boardwalk, kindly e-mail all your theatre information to latoya.newman@ inl.co.za; subject: Boardwalk, by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday.


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