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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


(Pic: Lauren Laing, Bronwyn Evans and Kirsty Madgin)

Barnyard Theatre launches its show to run over the festive season.

The Barnyard Theatre has tailor-made an ideal festive season show, one that will have audiences rocking from New York to Johannesburg, Sydney to London, and Paris to Vancouver. Rocking All Over The World features hits from a dozen different destinations, whisking audiences across the globe for the hottest musical journey.

Guided by (air) hostess Bronwyn Evans, audiences will need to hold on to their seats as the whirlwind tour begins in Canada as their musical icons such as Celine Dion, Bryan Adams and Alanis Morisette are paid tribute to with hits as Power Of Love, Heaven and Hand In My Pocket.

The flight then heads across the Atlantic to Europe where stops are made in Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden and England. Think of U2, Edith Piaf, The Gipsy Kings, ABBA, George Michael, Amy Whinehouse and Queen, amongst others. The party really gets going before interval with hits such as Pride, Volare, Faith and We Will Rock You.

The second half kicks off Down Under with the likes of AC/DC’s Thunder Struck, Men At Work’s Land Down Under and INXS’s Never Tear Us Apart. Audiences then wing their way across the Pacific to South America with the sultry sounds of Carlos Santana and Shakira with Smooth and Hips Don’t Lie. The next destination is the home of reggae, Jamaica, where tribute is paid to the legendary Bob Marley.

Then it’s off to the US of A where you get a taste of country music, washed down with the pop icons Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and finished off with a bit of Neil Diamond. A fleeting transit is made in Greece where audiences are entertained with Zorba The Greek, before the round-the-world trip comes to an end. Touch down on home soil for the big finale with Johnny Clegg’s Impi and Mango Groove’s Special Star.

The eleven-member cast is headed up by Bronwyn Evans as host, with Joel Zuma and Steph Botha on male vocals, and Petro Liebenberg and Lauren Laing on female vocals. The band is made up of Johan Liebenberg on guitar and vocals, Calli Thomson on keyboard, Banda Banda on bass guitar, Juan Smit on drums and local lasses Kirsty Madgin on saxophone and Jane Baillie on violin.

Rocking All Over The World runs until January 11 and additional lunch-time shows have been added to accommodate festive season revelry.

Tickets R105 pp from Wednesday to Saturday (R70 pp Tuesday nights and Sunday matinees) Bookings and enquiries on 031 566 3045, e-mail or visit for more information