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THE PLAYHOUSE, Opera: Amambazo: The Musical pays homage to Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The story of the journey to freedom in South Africa and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s contribution to it. Ends Sunday. R120 at Computicket. All 10am schools performances are R20. Call 031 369 9596/40.
THE HEXAGON THEATRE: The Rise of… The Insanity League, starring Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and John van de Ruit, returns from tomorrow to Saturday. Three comic geniuses under the direction of Greig Coetzee, promise a show like no other. R120, R90 for students and pensioners at Computicket.
BAT CENTRE: The Young Basadzi Women of Poetry meet every Thursday. Experience the world of rhythm and poetry through the eyes of women. This venture is a platform where women share their thoughts and ideas, and communicate their pain, frustration, aspirations and resolutions while putting it all down on paper and in the spoken word. 5.30pm. Free. Call 031 332 0451.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) presents the 17th Poetry Africa until Friday at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at 7pm nightly and on Saturday at the BAT Centre at 7pm. The line-up promises to be a showcase of diverse voices and sounds. It features a groundbreaking poetry project – a 12-track album titled Insurrections – featuring poets and ethnomusicologists from India and South Africa. Keeping with the musical theme, the festival will feature five poets who also work as musicians, and poets from Africa and abroad including four poets from the Irish poetry collective O’Bheal. For the full programme visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.
RIVETS BAR: Catch Thursday Live! at the Rivets Bar (Hilton Hotel) every Thursday. The venue hosts a number of Durban’s comedians, as well as touring and live music acts, at 8pm. This week, catch popular comedians Glen Bo, Jem Atkins, Arno Else and Jan Badenhorst. To book a table call 031 336 8100.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DURBAN: Wish – Women in Singing Harmony, an initiative of Durban performer Shelley McLean – hold their showcase on Sunday at 2pm and 6.30pm. The initiative is a vocal class offered to women who have a “song in their hearts”. McLean identified a gap in the music world for people who loved to sing at school or university, but find themselves without an outlet for their passion. She decided to head a vocal class that would enable singers to learn more about the technical aspects of singing and explore the delights of singing in harmony, while increasing their repertoire. R75, with R15 going to Childline. Book at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, PMB: The Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89 has Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon take the audience on a trip through some of the greatest hits. The Berlin Wall… Spandex… Dallas… 1989 was a special year. But now these three girls have to go back. Back to neon, back to big hair and back to Skolliesville High. The school is having a 20-year reunion and that means the Glitter Girls are going to relive their greatest triumphs and heartbreaks at the reunion of the century. All the hits, all the boys (and a few crazy characters), all from the past... and where they are today. With songs from Madonna, Rihanna, Pink, Bananarama, even Alison Moyet and Bonnie Tyler. In Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, and at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban weekends from October 25 to November 3. R100 at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.
VARIOUS VENUES: The Dingalings begin their community run of Full of Ship on November 1 at the Stanmore Hall in Phoenix. Be treated to the best of the Dingalings adult comedy. R120 for VIP seats or R60. Tickets available from Maharaj’s Prayer Shop, Mount Edgecombe Plaza, Phoenix Plaza and Gem City branches. 8pm. PG 16 age restriction.
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