Aaron McIlroy’s new musical comedy coming to PE

2015-06-03 06:00
Aaron McIlroy and Andy Turrell starring in The Ranga.                                 
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Aaron McIlroy and Andy Turrell starring in The Ranga. Photo: Supplied

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THE announcement of a new show from comedian Aaron McIlroy traditionally spells a “Red-Letter Event” on the entertainment calendar for thousands of fans.

The epithet “Red” takes on a special significance in the case of the popular star’s latest stage escapade, The Ranga, coming to the Old Grey Club.

The Ranga is a new one-man comedy written and performed by madcap McIlroy, well-known for his many live comedy shows and as Mr Milton, Spud’s dad in all the Spud movies. Directed by Steven Stead, this musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at prejudice as seen through the eyes of a man tormented with pigmentation issues.

The word “Ranga” is derived from “Orangoutang” (red-haired monkeys) and is a term used to describe people with varying shades of red hair, from strawberry blond to auburn.

In The Ranga, McIlroy, in his inimitably whacky style, takes the scalpel to “ranga-ism’ - highlighting how this recessive gene is the primary cause of most the world’s woes!

“For many years, we tried to blend in with other people and pretend we weren’t rangas,’’ quips McIlroy. “We even tried to disguise ourselves with the use of hair dye and sunscreen, and by taking the Mac out of our surnames. This made rangas harder and harder to identify but now we are coming out of the ranga closet, so wake up!”

McIlroy appears alongside well-known Durban muso, Andy Turrell, on musical accompaniment.

The Ranga will run at the Old Grey Club from June 10 to 13.

The venue will open at 6pm for those who wish to dine and the show will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased through Computicket at R120 and there is a special price for bookings of eight and more at R110 per ticket.

For more information contact Maureen at 083 453 5775.

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Three readers can each win double tickets to the show on June 10. To stand a chance of winning, go to our Facebook page (PE Express Newspaper) and click on Competitions at the top of the page. Winners will be notified telephonically

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