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Durban Boardwalk - March 11, 2014

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The Glitter Girls makes a comeback to the local stage.

THE STABLE THEATRE: All Gone is a true-life drama co-scripted by Thami Sikhosana and Bongani Mbatha, directed by Sikhosana and starring Mbatha. It ends Sunday. The one-hander with a strong moral message reflects on how people miss the chance to make a better life for themselves. Schools performances:10am and noon, Monday to Wednesday, today to Thursday. Public performances:Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets for the schools performances R25 a pupil (R20 for block bookings), for public performances: R40. Book at Computicket, Shoprite Checkers or at the door. Schools bookings: 083 525 8585.

RHUMBELOW THEATRE, PMB: Take Five (Shelley McLean, Tory Du Plessis, Tammy Saville, Haylea Hounsome and Chloe Clark) perform on Sunday at 2pm and 6.30pm. Featuring tight harmony arrangements of hit songs by contemporary stars such as Adele and April Lavigne, as well as a few timeless classics. Bring your picnic baskets. R120, R100 pensioners and tables of eight or more at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.

HERITAGE THEATRE: The Glitter Girls return for a short season from today to March 30. Stars Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon. With songs from the ‘80s to today and hits from Banarama, The Eurythmics, Rihanna, One Direction and Abba. Witness the Glitter Girls re-live their triumphs, trials and heartbreaks. Tickets: from R120 for show only from Wednesday to Saturday and R100 on Tuesdays and Sunday matinees. New a la carte menu. Bookings: 031 765 4197.

THE PLAYHOUSE: Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello ends 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 a run at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria from May 18 to 22. Directed by Clare Mortimer, Durban Theatre Award-winner Nhlakanipho Manqele takes the title role for the first time, playing opposite fellow newcomer, Cara Roberts, as Desdemona. Also starring Clinton Small as 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 performances). R80 (adults for public performances), R55 (school performances). Call Doreen Stanley at 033 343 4884 or 084 556 0668.

PRIMI POLO, HILLCREST: Catch Crazy Bingo on tomorrow. Think you know Bingo? You don’t! This is Bingo like you’ve never seen it before… with crazy rules, gags, music… maybe even a conga line or two…and some really great prizes! Join comedian Jem Atkins for a night of good clean Bingo fun, comedy entertainment… and delicious pizza! At Primi Polo, Hillcrest (Richdens Village Centre on Old Main Rd) at 6.30pm for 7pm. R120 entrance includes Bingo games and a selection of delicious “bottomless” pizzas. Book early to avoid disappointment at 031 765 6920

COMING UP

RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DURBAN: La Esencia del Salsa! (The Essence of Salsa) stages from March 21 to 30. Vibrant live music, energetic dance and intimate theatre come together to tell the story of salsa. From the courts of King Louis XIV to the plantation slaves of the Caribbean to the dance halls of New York City and the world, prepare to be entertained by rootsy Cuban folklore, European art music with an African twist, swinging Latin jazz, and explosive salsa, all performed by Manteca, Durban’s 11-piece Afro-Caribbean band. R120, R100 pensioners and tables of eight or more. Bring picnic baskets. Book at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.

DURBAN ICC: The award-winning British comedian and master of the edgy one-liner, Jimmy Carr, has teamed up with Comedy Central and Real Concerts for his new stand-up show Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order on March 31. Known for his signature laugh and near-the-knuckle dark humour, Carr knows how to make people chuckle, having performed live to more than 1.5 million comedy fans, sold more than 1 000 000 DVDs and hosted countless TV shows. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out, packed with one-liners, stories and jokes: some clever, some rude and a few downright unacceptable! Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home. 7.30pm. R371 to R743 at Computicket.

THE PLAYHOUSE: Classic ballet masterpieces performed to music by top French composers is what South African audiences will experience when Crown of the Russian Ballet tours the country this year. The innovative Moscow Theatre company will perform two shows only, on May 20 and 21, at 7.30pm. The programme celebrates masterpieces of French music in ballet, including Camille Saint Saens’s Dying Swan, Jacques Brel’s Don’t Leave Me and Ravel’s Bolero. Also on the programme are George Bizet’s one-act ballet Carmen and the pas de deux from Le Corsaire. R150 to R280 at Computicket. Early booking is advised.

l E-mail all theatre-related information to latoya.newman@ inl.co.za; subject line: boardwalk, by Thursday.

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