Durban Boardwalk - January 28, 2014

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TO NDR Bhagwan1 Ashok Dhaneshwar TURNING POINT: Pranesh Maharaj as Balram in Polarts Bhagwan Gave Me this Life.

CATALINA THEATRE, Wilson’s Wharf: Bhagwan Gave Me this Life (God Gave Me this Life) is a play in Hindi written and directed by Vivian Moodley and performed by Pranesh Maharaj. It stages from Friday to Sunday. Set in 1981 in Inanda, the story is about widower Balram (Maharaj) who we meet at a turning point in his life. Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. It is a family-friendly production. Book at Computicket.

 

HERITAGE THEATRE: The Gee Jays are back, for two weeks only, with a compilation show of some of their finest material called Snippets. Gary McKenzie, Grant Bell and John Didlick revisit some of the most hilarious moments in their illustrious careers. With excerpts from their first hit shows Not the Full Monty, The Three Tonners and Book Club to their later successes, Bad Moon Rising, Who’s Your Daddy? and Boep Idles. Ends February 9. R185 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch; R215 Wednesday to Saturday including a two-course meal. Show only option R130. There are three “low-price previews” from tomorrow to Thursday when tickets will be on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. Bookings: 031 765 4197.

 

RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DBN: Presents the eight-piece band Platform Jazz in their new production, Show Time. The line-up features Cathy “Hotlips” Peacock on trumpet, Dunc “The Hunc” Wooldridge on trombone, Ian “Lightning Fingers” Holloway on clarinet, Melvin Peters on piano and more. Expect jazz tunes from films and musicals from the pre-1920s to the present. Runs Friday to Sunday. R120, R100 pensioners at Computicket. Call Roland on 082 499 8636.

 

BARNYARD THEATRE: Forever Young takes the audience on a musical journey down memory lane. The show is dedicated to those singers who remain etched in our memories because of their incredible music: 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. They are backed up by Regardt de Bruin on guitar, Calli Thomson on keyboards, Fresh Monanyane on bass guitar, Ruan Oosthuyzen on drums and Denzil Erasmus on sax. R145 from Wednesday to Saturday, R110 every Tuesday night and R100 for the Sunday matinee. Bookings, enquiries call 031 566 3045.

 

CORNER CAFÉ: Crazy Bingo takes place on January 31. Join comedian Jem Atkins for a night of good clean fun, comedy and Judd’s famous pizza. 6.30pm for 7pm. R100 includes “bottomless” pizza. Book early: 031 201 0219.

 

COMING UP

CATALINA THEATRE: Just Yours is a World War II romance set in Durban, 1943, that stages from February 6 to 22. Written and directed by Sandy Bigara (The Game, Animal Tails I & II, Bewitched, Songs of Love, Rapunzel), it is filled with love songs from the 1940s such as Bei Mir Bist du Schön, Auf Wiedersehn, If I Loved You, Just Yours and more. This gripping love story is set on the brink of a life-changing event. R100 show only, R160 show and dinner (at John Dory’s). Book at Computicket.

 

RHUMBELOW THEATRE, PMB: Presents Rocking the Greatest Hits with Krystle T & the Band is a show filled with music from the 1960s to the present with one singer, one stage and one band. Staging on February 9, each song is a story of struggle, triumph, love and pain. Expect hits from Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Queen, Elvis, Pink, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Adele, Tom Jones, Don McLean and more. Krystle T, Chillie Stent, Shermin Bhagula, Dale Wardell (Habit To) and Sebastian Gilchrist will rock your socks off. R120 at Computicket. Call Roland at 082 499 8636.

 

DURBAN ICC: The East Coast Radio Kings and Queens of Comedy show features Marc Lottering, Riaad Moosa, Stuart Taylor, Celest Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi, Darren Maule, Ndumiso Lindi, Simmi Areff and more. February 14. R180 to R280 at Computicket.

 

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