Thursday, 19 November 2015

Let Durban Entertain You

In addition to our beautiful ocean, Durban has lots to offer in entertainment.  So put on your glad rags and head out on the town!

If you are shy then you might not want to attend Karou Charou Hot & Spicy as the audience gets to play a role and become part of the show. 27 and 28 November at 8pm and 29 November at 6pm. Show is at Sibaya Casino and the tickets are R120 – R140 available through Computicket.

Have you ever wondered what happens after the gates of the Durban Botanic Gardens are locked? It is then that these magnificent gardens awake. Discover through Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden. 20 November – 6 December at 6pm. Option 1 : Corporate booking R 130 000; Option 2 : Corporate booking for smaller groups R695pp/tables of 10; Option 3 : Public booking 20 – 28 November and 5 December R695. Call 031 3133330 to book tickets or you can buy through Computicket.

Uncle Jumbo's Christmas Show is an annual production held in Kloof. Tickets can be bought from Kloof Village Mall Superspar. Take along a wrapped gift for your child to receive from Father Christmas and another wrapped gift with suitable age and gender marked on the gift for an underprivileged child.

See Aaron McIlroy in Funny Father Christmas at Grace Family Church in Umhlanga. Get your tickets through Webtickets. The show runs from 10 - 12 December.

Do you love Jeremy Loops? Now is your chance to see him live on 12 December at the Umhlanga Food & Music Festival. The tickets are available from Computicket.

Love comedy entertainment and songs from the 80’s? Make a booking immediately for The Glitter Girls at The Playhouse Loft Theatre. The show runs from 9 – 20 December and performances are at 7pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays) with 3pm matinees on 13, 19 and 20 December. Tickets are R155 for adults and R120 for students and pensioners. Book online through Computicket or call The Playhouse box office during office hours on 031 3699540.

Liesl Coppin, Lisa Bobbert and Marion Loudon

This year the annual family pantomime is Puss in Boots which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 5 December till 11 January. This version is set on an enchanted tropical island. Puss in Boots is written and directed by Steven Stead and designed by Greg King. The performances are at 2:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and 7pm on Fridays and some Saturdays. Tickets are R120 – R220 and can be bought through Computicket. Contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places for block bookings and information on group discounts : or 083 250 2690.

Don’t have kids but still like a good pantomime? Then Aladdin Grey St. is for you. Performances are until 30 December at Greyville Racecourse Centenary Room. Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturdays also have a performance at 2pm. Tickets are R130 – R170 phone 083 250 2690 to book.

The ever popular annual Dolphins by Starlight at uShaka Marine World is happening on 10 – 14 December this year. Starring Clive Gumede and songstress Samantha Landers who will be accompanied by the voices of the 20 piece Durban Gospel Choir, child star Lasandra Majola and a live band headed by musical director Evan Roberts. Tickets are R160 for adults and R130 for children and are available from Computicket. Be there 6:30pm for 7pm.

Scrooge’s Christmas happening at the Durban Christian Centre Jesus Dome is a heart warming stage production for the whole family. Performances are at 7pm on the 18 – 20 December and tickets are R35 and can be bought at Computicket.

For Your Ears Only at The Playhouse Company Drama Theatre from 12 - 23 December. Shows are at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are R130 - R150. Call 031 3699540 to book.

A Christmas Celebration at The Playhouse Company Opera Theatre. 19 - 24 December at 7:30pm. Tickets are R120 - R150. To put you in the mood for the holiday season.

Viva Las Vegas! Showcases divas such as Celine Dion, sex symbols such as Tom Jones and Rod Stewart, rockers such as ZZ Top and icons such as Elvis Presley. The show runs until 10 January at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway Shopping Centre. Wednesday – Saturday R155; Tuesday night R120 and R110 for the Sunday matinee. Call 031 5663045 to book.

If you love singing to ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘We Will Rock You’ then you CANNOT miss out on The Queen Show happening at the iZulu Theatre Sibaya Casino this December and January. The show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour Concert, Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic. 11 December – 10 January and tickets are R250. Book through Computicket.

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