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Durban Boardwalk - December 3, 2013

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WHEELY FUNNY: Popular Durban comedian Neil Green headlines various comedy venues in his first Durban tour  Till the Wheels Fall Off  beginning this week. See the listings for details. Picture: Travis Dane

SANDBAR RESTAURANT, UMDLOTI: Catch Neil Green in Till the Wheels Fall Off with Jem Atkins and Liam Johns tonight at 8pm. Intelligent and undeniably funny, the man’s one of Durban’s most popular comics. R100 (includes a burger special). Bookings, information: 031 568 2140 .

 

I WANT MY COFFEE (UMHLANGA): Hosts the first comedy event by the Durban Society of Comedy, on Friday. Neil Green with Till the Wheels Fall Off teams up with Glen Bo, and they both push the boundaries. Doors from 6.30pm, show at 8.15pm (duration 80 minutes). R50 prebooked at www.quicket.co.za (search Kudu) or info@durbancomedy.co.za (Ref IWMC), 031 155 7874 or pay R60 at the door.

 

RHUMBELOW THEATRE: Cold Fact – Rodriguez. A musical tribute to Rodriguez performed by Barry Thomson and The Reals (Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell and Jason Andrews). Friday to December 15. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, with a 6pm show on December 15. R100 at Computicket or call 031 205 7602. Bring picnic baskets.

 

 

THE BARNYARD THEATRE: Strictly No 1s ends January 5. Six decades of Billboard chart-toppers. The show’s host, Jonathan Taylor, will take you back to the No 1 songs on Springbok Radio and LM Radio. Expect songs from Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Black Eyed Peas, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Whitney Houston and more. R150 from Wednesday to Saturday, R115 Tuesday night and R100 Sunday matinee. New Year’s Eve will have additional lunchtime shows (starting at 1.30pm). Remember The Barnyard’s Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve shows, and an extra show on Monday, December 30. Bookings: 031 566 3045.

HERITAGE THEATRE: Don’t Tune Me Again – Ek Sê runs until December 31. The Gee Jays present the sequel to Don’t Tune Me – Ek Sê. Expect the sounds of The Bee Gees, Credence Clearwater Revival, Mungo Jerry, Elton John, Three Dog Night and Elvis. Not to mention South African bands of the 1970s such as The Bats, Ballyhoo, Rabbit, Copperfield and McCully Workshop. R215 Wednesday to Saturdays and R185 Tuesday night and Sunday matinee. Prices include a two-course meal. Show only R120. Three preview specials from today to Thursday: limited tickets on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. Bookings: 031 765 4197.

 

BAT CENTRE: The Young Basadzi Women of Poetry meet every Thursday to share their thoughts, pain, frustration, aspi- rations and resolutions while putting it all down on paper and in the spoken word. 5.30pm. Free. Call 031 332 0451.

 

RIVETS BAR: Catch Thursday Live! every Thursday. The venue hosts comedians as well as live music acts at 8pm. To book a table or for more info, call 031 336 8100.

 

USHAKA MARINE WORLD: A Golden Christmas with Dolphins By Starlight at uShaka Marine World Friday to Sunday and December 13 to 15. Take a journey through time with golden oldies such as the Christmas Song, Jingle Bells and Ave Maria, contemporary classics like Rocking Round the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe, and carols. R135 adults, R110 for children under 13 at Computicket or call 031 328 8000.

 

The Zone, Suncoast Casino: Romeo and Juliet – an East Coast Story runs until December 31. The tradition of the saucy adult panto continues – this time with the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet… except it’s not quite what Shakespeare had in mind. Expect a well-known story with a grown-up twist, sing-along songs, saucy ensembles, boisterous fun and risqué one-liners. Scripted, directed and choreographed by Darren King. Stars Katy Moore, Anthony Stonier, Rowan Bartlett, Clinton Smal, Thomie Holthausen, Jacobus van Heerden. 7.30pm. R150 to R500 at Computicket. Block bookings, party groups, contact Ailsa at 083 250 2690 or ailswn@ mweb.co.za. No under-16s.

 

THE PLAYHOUSE: The original Jerome Robbins production of West Side Story ends December 29, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Ralph Lawson with set and costume design by Sarah Roberts, choreography by Adele Blank and musi- cal direction/repetiteur by Andrew Warburton. The production will have live accompaniment by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lykele Temmingh (alternate Naum Rousine). Saturday and Sunday matinees. R100 to R150, with concessions for students and pensioners at Computicket. Block bookings at discounted rates. Call Dawn Haddon at 031 369 9456.

 

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: KickstArt present Jack and the Beanstalk. Ends January 5. Written and directed by Steven Stead, it stars Rory Booth as Jack and Jessica Sole as his love interest, Princess Jillian; Darren King as eccentric mother Flora Flatbroke; Liesl Coppin as Lady Perfidia Beastly; Shelley MacLean as the good fairy Glissanda Goldenvox; and Peter Court and Bryan Hiles as the two incompetent crooks, Cecil and Claude. Shows are 2.30pm Tuesdays to Sundays and 7pm on Saturdays. R100 to R200 at Computicket, and for block bookings or sold performances and early bird specials, contact Ailsa Windsor at 083 250 2690 or editor.goingplacessa@ gmail.com.

 

THE PLAYHOUSE: Committed Artists Foundation presents Mbongeni Ngema’s The Zulu until December 29. Directed by Christopher John and designed by Sarah Roberts. Inspired by the tales Ngema first heard from his blind great-grandmother, Mkhulutshana Manqele, when he was growing up in rural Zululand, The Zulu celebrates his return to the stage as an actor for the first time in almost three decades. R150 Tuesdays to Thursdays and R200 Fridays to Sundays. Children, students, pensioners pay R80 at Computicket. 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

 

IZULU THEATRE AND WILD COAST SUN: Showtime Management is proud to present, direct from the US, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show starring South Africa’s Belinda Davids, from Thursday, and the Wild Coast Sun on December 30. A tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All will celebrate a catalogue of Houston’s most loved songs from her 29-year career. Book at Computicket for both venues.

 

The Zone, Suncoast Casino: Criss Cross Christmas runs from Saturday to December 24. Clare Mortimer has penned this charming play for the young ones. It promises loads of laughter, song and dance, and enthusiastic children even get to be a part of the play with audience participation. Joining Mortimer for this comic story are actors Bryan Hiles (Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin) and Marc Kay (Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Peter Pan). R50 at Computicket, the door, or call Ailsa at 083 250 2690. Daily at 11am.

 

• To be listed in Boardwalk, please e-mail all your theatre-related information to latoya.newman @inl.co.za; subject line: boardwalk, by Thursday afternoon.

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