Durban Boardwalk - February 11, 2014

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TO NDR Forever Young

ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: The Seven Deadly Sins starring Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert stages until March 9. Fans will be treated to clues underlying our failure to stick to the path of virtue. Expect a line-up of satirical visual production elements and musical items, including renderings of Shaggy’s Hey, Sexy Lady, Britney Spears’s Toxic and Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, among others. With Steven Stead as director, Sue Monteregge as co-writer, lighting design by Michael Broderick, choreography by David Gouldie. 7.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6pm on Sundays. R140 at Computicket.

 

BARNYARD THEATRE: Forever Young is dedicated to those singers who remain etched in our memories: Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Barry White and Ray Charles as well as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Eddie Cochran. More recent singers who left their mark on our world are also featured such as John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley. The show stars Tiaan Rautenbach, Percy Smith and Gavin Esterhuizen on male vocals along with Maryke Buffel and Peyton Amber on female vocals. R145 from Wednesday to Saturday, R110 every Tuesday night and R100 for the Sunday matinee. Bookings, enquiries: 031 566 3045.

CATALINA THEATRE: Just Yours is a WWII romance set in Durban, February 1943. Stages until February 22. Written and directed by Sandy Bigara, it is filled with the haunting love songs of the ‘40s – Bei Mir Bist du Schon, Auf Wiedersehen, If I Loved You, Just Yours and more – performed by Bigara. This historical love story is set on the brink of a life-changing event. R100 show only, R160 show and dinner (at John Dory’s) at Computicket. Call 031 837 5999.

 

THE PLAYHOUSE: Celebrating its sixth anniversary, Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello runs in the Hilton College Theatre until Friday before returning to the Playhouse Drama stage from February 17 to March 20. The production will then tour to Gauteng at the University of Johannesburg from May 5 to 16, followed by performances at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria from May 18 to 22. Directed by Clare Mortimer, Nhlakanipho Manqele takes the demanding title role for the first time, playing opposite fellow rising new-comer, Cara Roberts, as Desdemona. Also starring Clinton Small as villainous Iago and Mortimer as his wife Emilia, with Michael Gritten, Daisy Spencer, Marc Kay, Bryan Hiles, Rowan Bartlett and Darren King. Monday to Friday at 9am and noon (school performances), and Tuesdays at 7pm (public per- formances). R80 (adults for public performances), R55 (school performances). Call Doreen Stanley at 033 343 4884 or 084 556 0668.

 

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