What's on 30 January

2008-01-30 00:00

Pmb Theatre: Anyone who missed the excellent Gumbo at the Witness Hilton Arts Festival last year, now has another chance to see the play at the St Anne’s College Theatre today and tomorrow at 7.30 pm. Gumbo is presented by From the Hip: Khulumakahle, a company of deaf and hearing performers. It is an entertaining modern fairytale about finding one’s place in the world, told with charm and comedy. Tickets are R50 (R40 concessions) and to book, phone 033 343 3300.

Pmb Music: The South African Society of Music Teachers’ free lunch hour concert takes place in the Tatham Art Gallery today. Saxophonist Jonathan Judge and Friends will play a number of pieces in the jazz idiom to show the versatility of the saxophone and the other instruments in the group. The concert will run from 1.10 pm to 1.50 pm and all are welcome. Information: Jean Kudernatsch on 033 394 1818.

Pmb Theatre: Prodigal, the one-man show featuring Tim Redpath, will have one performance at Maritzburg College at 7 pm. Prodigal was one of the hits of the Grahamstown Festival both last year and the year before. It follows the tale of a young Eastern Cape farm boy as he decides to leave home and seek his fortune in Johannesburg. Tickets are R40. To book, phone 033 342 9376.

Durban Theatre: Last year, Durban audiences gave funnyman Aaron McIlroy and Port Elizabeth’s Centrestage All-Star Band a double thumbs up for The Magnificent 7 and its sequel. Now the original show is back with its tribute to seven of the world’s all-time supergroups, the Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Abba, Credence Clearwater Revival and Queen. It will run from January 30 to February 10. Booking at Computicket. See www.centrestage.co.za for more information.

Durban Comedy: Following his sell-out success in May 2007, Michael Naicker returns to the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom Durban for a short run from January 30 to February 2. Michael Naicker is the super-cool, rebel-without-a-clue, South African Indian comedy character, created by Kevin Perkins. There is a strict age restriction — no under 18s. Shows are at 8 pm. Tickets are R100, available from the Sibaya Box Office at 031 580 5555.

Durban Art: Hayibo!!, the first exhibition of the year at the Fresh Paint Gallery in Durban’s Glenwood showcases innovative mixed media artwork. The exhibition opens today and features work by Welcome Danca (paintings); Sibusiso Duma (paintings); Lindelani Ndimisi (sculpture); Bheki Khambule (paintings);and Sicelo Ziqubu (papier-mâché chairs and mirror/picture frames). Gallery hours are 9 am until 4 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday. For more information, phone 031 201 8367.

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