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Friday, February 20, 2009


(Pic: Ashwin Singh, Dhaveshan Govender, Kajal Maharaj and Shika Budhoo)

Ashwin Singh and Dhaveshan Govender have teamed up to present their tongue-in-cheek skits at the Catalina Theatre

Taking a Monty Pythonesque view of the ‘new’ South Africa, playwright/producer and lawyer Ashwin Singh and playwright/actor – Dhaveshan Govender, have collaborated once again to present their bird’s eye view of South Africa’s Indian community (and the way in which they cope with the changes in the country) in The Looney Lahnee Show, soon to be seen at the Catalina Theatre.

One of the subjects which comes under the spotlight is the spate of Bollywood movies which are being filmed in South Africa and in Durban, in particular. The audience is taken on a journey through the eyes of an aspirant actress/dancer – in this case, SABC2 presenter Kajal Maharaj who will be performing four dance items from the ‘movie’.

Those who saw New Suburbia at the Catalina Theatre last year which dealt with the move to, and the adjustment of, formerly disadvantaged community members into the formerly ‘white’ suburbs will recognise Shika Budhoo as well as some of the skits which have now been ‘tightened up’.

Join Uncle Johnny and Uncle Bobby as they focus on ‘the good old days’ when the wife’s sister used to visit (and almost became part of the furniture with her prolonged stay) and used to be referred to as the ‘extra’ Auntie; garner some tips on how to become the best bus conductor you can be; and laugh at the universal ‘henpecked’ husband.

If you have a quirky sense of humour; enjoy the depictions of characters from a colourful community then The Looney Lahnee Show at the Catalina is tailor-made for you!

The Looney Lahnee Show takes place at the Catalina Theatre at Wilson’s Wharf Waterfront from March 12 to April 5 wit performances from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets R70 (R45 pensioners and students in possession of a student card or in school uniform).

There will be BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on Saturday (17h00) and Sunday (14h00) shows.

Make it an evening/ lunch out and take advantage of the discount offered to show-goers by Taste of India at the Waterfront – a meal, a show and a magnificent setting.

Bookings through;; via the Strictly Tickets Call Centre on 087 806 5000 / 073 725 7381 or Thandeka at the Catalina Theatre on 031 305 6889.