Durban Boardwalk - February 18, 2014

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TO NDR Othello2 Val Adamson DOOMED: Think Theatre's acclaimed production of Shakespeares Othello opened in Durban yesterday. Pictured in the lead roles of Othello and Desdamona are Nhlakanipho Manqele and Cara Roberts.

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 songs such as 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 and enquiries: 031 566 3045.

 

CATALINA THEATRE: Just Yours is a Second World War romance set in Durban, February 1943. Stages until Saturday. Written and directed by Sandy Bigara, it is filled with the haunting love songs of the 1940s such as Bei Mir Bist du Schon, Auf Wiedersehen, If I Loved You, Just Yours and more – performed by Bigara. Sung to live piano, 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 stages until March 20. The production will then tour to Gauteng for a return season 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, Durban Theatre Award-winner 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. Show times are Monday to Friday at 9am and noon (school performances), and Tuesdays at 7pm (public performances). R80 (adults for public performances), R55 (school performances). Call Doreen Stanley at 033 343 4884 or 084 556 0668.

 

COMING UP:

 

CATALINA THEATRE: Polart presents their second drama of the year, Beggar, from February 26 to March 2. A one-man play supported by excerpts from the movie of the same name. We look at people all the time, but do we see them? We hear people all the time, but are we listening to them? Beggar is a work of acute perception and dramatic vigour. Tom Dennen plays the hapless man who has lost love among all his worldly possessions and happens on two students who have their own dilemmas to deal with. R100 at Computicket.

 

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