Theatre

iBruino – One Man Comedy Show

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Local comedienne, Carvin H Goldstone, will debut his new one man comedy show – iBruino at the Playhouse Opera Theatre on 13 October 2012. Goldstone has made a name for himself with his undoubtedly accurate take on Durbanites and telling stories about his experiences as a Durban “bruino”. His clean no swearing style of comedy explores family dynamics, interracial relationships and the country as whole.   This is not just stereotypical comedy. Goldstone’s approach is both informed an intelligent, thus the title iBruino. In No Swearing, Goldstone introduced several family characters, in iBruino he expands on some of these family characters and introduce a few new family members and characters to                  

Art Scene

Tripswitch! Something for the kiddies.

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Here is something for the family! An entertaining new school play and fun way to kick off the school holidays! Chelsea Preparatory School presents Tripswitch, a delightfully funny South African play, written by a local Drama teacher Jean van Elden of Eden College. Two old British ladies get a phone call to say they have won a trip to Paris, or so they think. Instead of landing in Paris, they land at OR Thambo International Airport. They travel through South Africa experiencing our many unique cultures. Their final destination is a small farm town, Parys, where the penny drops! Their destination was not Paris, it was Parys! Catch the fun and support our young talent. The show takes place from the 25th to the 27th of September                  

Theatre

Mama Mia, here we go again

Aaron McIlroy as Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg - photograph by Val Adamson

  The hit show, Abbamaniacs, starring Aaron McIlroy, joined on stage by Lisa Bobbert, Marion Loudon, Pinkie Mtshali, Cobus van Heerden and Sean de Klerk is back by popular demand at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 29 May - 24 June 2012. The plot revolves around wannabe DJ, Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg (McIlroy), an obsessive Abba fanatic who hijacks East Coast Radio's airwaves and then floods listeners' radios with his idols' hit songs. He is joined by a cast of wacky characters who wander into the studio and add to the ensuing chaos. Undoubtedly one of MacBob Productions most successful shows, the return of Abbamaniacs promises to keep audiences entertained and rapt with dazzling costumes, outstanding                  

Art Scene

Juggling French – Speaking Zebras

Comedy Evening - Durban

Need we say more?   The Durban School of Comedy is back, presenting a fantastic show with a typically silly name: Juggling French-Speaking Zebras. These doyens of Durban’s comedic debauchery will be represented by three of their best on March 1st in a show that should not be missed.   Say ‘Durban’ to a foreigner and, if they have at least heard of the place, they will most probably mention beaches, surfing, a harbour and a huge soccer stadium.  They do not realise, poor things, that under the skin of this iconic, Vasco da Gama-spotted region is a veritable feast of quality stand-up comedians.  It is not clear as to whether actual, French-speaking Zebras