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• SNOW WHITE: Dingalings Productions presents this classic tale on stage, packed with all the thrill, romance and action.

The one-hour play runs at the Catalina Theatre (Wilson’s Wharf on the Esplanade) and promises to amuse audiences of all ages and keep them on the edge of their seats.

Directed by Kumseela Naidoo, Snow White features Dingaling favourites Henry Ramkissoon, Koobeshen Naidoo, Senzo Mthethwa, Nirvana Naidoo, Katinga Buserello, Nickiel Ramkissoon and Yuvaan Naidoo.

If you enjoyed Sleeping Beauty, the offering during the last holiday, you will be doubly mesmerised by this interactive play.

Snow White will run from July 1 to July 19, with one show daily at 11am.

Tickets cost R60 and are available from Shoprite, Checkers, Computicket, Computicket online, the theatre at 031 837 5999, or e-mail [email protected]

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• GREASE: Northcliff High from Joburg is bringing its yearly holiday musical to Durban.

This year the school will present Grease. Director Nick Jourdan said the school chose Grease after it was unable to secure the rights to stage High School Musical.

“There are 30 in the cast, which is a good number. Our two leads, Danny, played by Devan Fleetwood, and Sandy, played by Sarah-Jayne du Plessis, do their roles justice… They were both in All Shook Up last year and Devan has been in Thoroughly Modern Millie and HMS Pinafore.”

Commenting on the set, Jourdan said: “The set has been kept relatively simple, not as simple as the original stage concept would suggest, but it is effective and it works.

“What has taken the most time in this department is the car, the beat-up version of ‘Greased Lightning’. This is battery- operated and looks like the ‘hunk a junk’ referred to in the script, but operates deceptively easily, belying the amount of resource that has gone into its construction.”

Ticket prices range from an opening night special of R30, to R70 for the more popular matinees. Performances are on July 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7.30pm, July 5 at 2pm, and on July 6 at 3pm. Book through Computicket.

• PASKAL – MATHEMATICS THEATRE SHOW: A show based on mathematics concepts for pupils and the public will be staged at the Stable Theatre on July 5.

This hour-long production brings maths to life through theatre, humour, music and dance. The idea is to inspire everyone to consider the importance of maths in their everyday lives.

The show starts at 1pm. Cost: R50 adults, R30 scholars. For more information call Nomcebo Dlamini at 072 804 1059.

• GEE WIZZ AND FUN-TASIA: The South African Magical Society presents two different shows over one weekend at the Rhumbelow Theatre on July 19 and 20. Catch Gee-Wizz on July 19 at 8pm.

Six local magicians and entertainers and guests, with dancers, will perform magical acts, comedy, illusions, songs, dances, and poi. Tom the Juggler will also take the stage.

Directed and co-ordinated by Ricki Gray and Bennie Mathee, the show is aimed at entertaining all ages and will be a treat for the family.

Performers include Mathee, Adi Paxton, Adrian Smith, Tom Hastings, Wayne Driver, Darryn Le Grange and guests.

Fun-tasia, on July 20, aims to entertain the young and young-at-heart.

Four popular children’s entertainers, including Rhumbelow regular Adi Paxton, aka Cherry the Magical clown, as MC, will join out-of-town performers in a show of comedy, magic and illusion.

The production is co-ordinated by Adrian Smith, well known as Adrian the Magician, and features Bennie Matthee, who won the South African Magical Society’s Colin Rood Children’s Magic Trophy last year.

Tickets are R120, pensioners and people in block bookings (eight or more) pay R100. Children (under 13) pay R60. Bring picnic baskets. Book at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.

• Wildlife Warrior Holiday Club: A full programme is on offer at the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife from June 30 to July 18.

Parents are welcome to drop their children every day between 7am and 8am and collect them between 1pm and 1.30pm. Children must be aged between seven and 12.

Lunch and tea will be provided.

Cost: R90 a child a day, or R400 a week. For more details call 031 462 1127.


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