‘Glitter Girls’: Travel back in time to the eighties

2013-10-15 00:00

IF you were a teenager in the eighties, then you simply cannot afford to miss the nostalgia fest that is Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89.

The show, which stars Lisa Bobbert, Marion Loudon and Liesl Coppin, is being staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre, Pietermaritzburg, at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton Avenue at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday.

The show will then move to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo for performances at 8 pm on October 25 and October 26, and 8 pm on November 1 and November 2, and 6.30 pm on October 27, and 2 pm and 6.30 pm on November 3.

Loudon, Bobbert and Coppin — all of whom have been awarded the coveted Durban theatre personality of the year prize at the annual Durban Theatre Awards — have a blast playing three school friends, Chanel, Rebecca and Lucy, who return to Scottburgh High [or as it’s better known, Skollie High] for their 20-year reunion.

The show opens with the three women in teeny-tiny spangled mini-dresses singing Rihanna’s Diamonds and S&M . Then, with the help of some eighties’ television jingles, they go back in time to their matric year — 1989.

What follows is a medley of hits ranging from Bananarama’s Love in the First Degree to It’s My Party by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics, Madonna’s Like a Prayer and Get into the Groove and Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

So, why not join these three talented women and go back to the decade of neon colours, big hair and great music. It’ll be a jol, I promise.

Both Rhumbelow venues open 90 minutes before the show for picnic dinner. Tickets cost R100 at Computicket. Patrons are welcome to take food picnic baskets, but no drinks. A cash bar will be available.

Limited secure parking available. Booking is essential.

Inquiries: Roland at 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636. You can also e-mail Roland at roland@stansell.za.net or log on to www.rhumbelow.za.net

• arts@witness.co.za

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