IZULU THEATRE (SIBAYA CASINO): Some of Durban’s most talented comedy acts will share the stage in Charous and Bruinous. It sees Dingaling favourites Koobeshan Naidoo, Henry Ramkissoon and Senzo Mthethwa join new talent and old favourites from previous Charous and Bruinous shows. Radio jock Neville Pillay, Richelieu B, Neil Green, Calvin Stoffel and Liam E also feature. The comics offer their insights into living as an Indian or coloured in the rainbow nation, tackle stereotypes and narrate tales from the exotic lands of Wentworth, Chats-worth, Phoenix, Sydenham and Newlands. They also talking about Oscar, Nkandla and the elections. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R120 at Computicket and Shoprite stores.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: KickstArt presents the musical Annie until June 15. The rags-to-riches story of orphan Annie features Lisa Bobbert as the villainous Miss Hannigan; Steven Stead as Miss Hannigan’s wicked brother, Daniel “Rooster” Hannigan; Iain “Ewok” Robinson as billionaire Daddy Warbucks; Jessica Sole as Grace Farrel; and Belinda Henwood as Lily St Regis, Rooster’s girlfriend. Sarah Donkin and Luca Tarboton alternate as the redhead. Book at Computicket. For block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances and early bird specials, contact Ailsa Windsor on 083 250 2690 or editor.goingplacessa @gmail.com.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE (DURBAN): Mind-blowing illusions, magic, stand-up comedy, participation and laughter with illusionist Ricki Gray and magician Stephen Cloete. Gray has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Cloete has worked as entertainer and cruise director on ships in the US, UK and South Africa. Abra-Viagra stages until Sunday; Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 6.30pm with an additional show at 2pm. R120, R100 pensioners and tables of eight or more, at Computicket. Bring picnic baskets.
Hexagon Studio Theatre, UKZN (PMB): Athol Fugard’s classic Boesman and Lena runs until Thursday at 6.30pm. Produced by Stallone Santino and directed by Brenda-Lee Cele, it includes Sade Wagner as Lena, Tshepang Koloko as Boesman and Musa Nkomo as Outa. R55 students and teachers. Bookings: promptside [email protected], [email protected] gmail.com or 079 679 4837.
COURTYARD THEATRE (Durban University of Technology): Stage adaptation of Sir Anthony Burgess’s iconic novella, A Clockwork Orange, a dark social satire about extreme youth violence. Ends Friday. Directed by junior lecturer Marcia Pesc. 7pm. R35. Call Busisiwe Mqadi at 031 373 2194, or Mthandazo Mofokeng at 031 373 2532. No under 16s.
MOZAQMBIK (BALLITO): Join us for delicious Mozambican cuisine while enjoying a show by three comedians – Gareth Woods (Cape Town), Richelieu B (Joburg) and Masood Boomgaard (Durban). Today. 8.30pm. R30. Bookings: 032 946 0979
AMSTERDAM BAR: Durban’s monthly comedy show at the Amsterdam Restaurant and Bar, 143 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood. Tomorrow at 8.30pm. Featured acts: Gareth Woods (guitarist-comedian from Cape Town), Richelieu B (Joburg), Felix Hlophe (Durban radio jock and comedian), Arno Else (Durban) and Phila Dube. R30. Book at 031 811 5449 or [email protected]
NEW YORK BAR: The New York Comedy Club (New York Bar, 101 Innes Road, Morningside) continues the comedy madness with Gareth Woods (comedian-guitarist, Cape Town), Richelieu B (Joburg), Felix Hlophe (radio jock and comedian), Shannon Rice (Durban). Thursday. 8.30pm. R40. Call 031 312 9605 to book.
CATALINA THEATRE: On Fire Comedy, in association with the Catalina Theatre, John Dory’s Restaurant and Spur, presents Whose Line?, the hilarious improv comedy show featuring four comedians. Friday. 10pm to 11.30pm. Join Carvin Goldstone, Jem Atkins, Arno Else and special guest Gareth Woods (Cape Town) as they make everything up on stage. It’s all about audience participation, props and comedy mayhem made famous by the popular TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? R80 show only, R140 (with dinner at John Dory’s or Spur beforehand) at Computicket. For more information, call 031 837 5999.
THE PLAYHOUSE, The Loft: Gcugcwa Productions, in association with The Playhouse Company, presents the premiere of a Women in Singing from June 11 to 15. The upbeat musical focuses on women who have been abused spiritually and physically. Instead of bemoaning their unhappy situations, they have come together with a positive attitude. Women In Singing stars Sam Hlophe, Angel Dateh Zondo, Sheila Mkhize, Philele Chonco and Mpume Mthombeni. They will appear with a five-piece band. Book at Computicket, or call 031 369 9540 (office hours). R85. Block bookings of 10 or more are R75. 7pm Wednesday to Saturday with a 3pm matinee on June 14 and 15.
CATALINA THEATRE: On Fire Comedy in association with the Catalina Theatre, John Dory’s and Spur, presents Late Night Comedy at the Catalina: Father’s Day Special! The show takes place on June 13 from 10pm to 11.30pm and features some of Durban’s funniest comedians in Carvin Goldstone (iBruino; No Swearing), Jem Atkins (Single Dad II), Neil Green (Proudly Coloured) and Sibo Masondo. R80 (show only) or R140 (which includes dinner at John Dory’s or Spur) at Computicket. For more info, call 031 837 5999.
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