On love, work, money and kids

2011-09-12 00:00

WHETHER it’s bringing the words of Noel Coward and Cole Porter to life, or giving KwaZulu-Natal theatregoers their annual saucy offering in the adult pantomime, Anthony Stonier never shirks in providing Entertainment with a capital E.

If you’re heading to this year’s The Witness Hilton Arts Festival, which runs from September 16 to 18 at Hilton College, then you can catch Stonier in two shows — Getting Our Act Together and Unhinged and Uncorked.

In Getting Our Act Together, which is in the Art School at noon on Saturday and 11.30 am on Sunday, he shares the stage with long-time friend Marion Loudon.

“Marion and I have never done a show together, so it’s about time we did,” Stonier says.

In this light-hearted, frothy musical revue, the pair will reveal the off-stage realities of putting a show together, he adds.

“I’ve watched Marion in shows over the years and she’s watched me, so when we were planning the show we chose each other’s songs — favourites that we like.

“There are also a few new numbers and there’s a bit of banter with the audience.”

Stonier’s other musical treat at Hilton is Unhinged and Uncorked, in which he stars with another old friend, Karen Campbell-Gillies.

The premise of the show, which is being staged in the Art School at 4 pm on Saturday and 12.30 pm on Sunday is, to quote the programme notes, “Life, love, work, money, kids — what drives you to your own private cocktail of dementia? What pushes your buttons and peaks your passion?”

Stonier will be back on stage over the festive season in this year’s adult pantomime Alice in Wonderland, which has been penned and is being directed by Darren King.

The show will be staged in a supper theatre format at the Sunzone at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in Durban from November 1 until December 31.

For once the producers, Sue Clarence Productions, didn’t have to look for a venue.

“They approached us,” says Stonier. “Usually we’re scurrying around looking for somewhere to perform, but they called and told us they’d pencilled us in.”

Stonier has starred in every adult panto since they launched in The Cellar at the Playhouse in 1996.

Joining him for the 2011 edition will be Marc Kay, Donnagh Roberts, Daisy Spencer and Thomie Holtzhausen.

• Booking for The Witness Hilton Arts festival is open and the full programme can be viewed online at www.hiltonfestival.co.za

Watch the shows:

Getting Our Act Together — Art School, noon on Saturday, September 17, 11.30 am on Sunday, September 18.

Unhinged and Uncorked — Art School, 4 pm Saturday, 12.30 pm Sunday



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