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Monday, April 27, 2009


(Pic: Rudi Jansen as Cornelius; Carly Graeme as Mimi; Andrew Webster as Frederic; Mortimer Williams as Nigel)

New show at Upper Deck is compiled from the greatest party music written over the past six decades.

Opening next week at the Upper Deck Restaurant at uShaka Marine World, The Best Party Show”, is compiled from the greatest party music written over the past six decades. It is a show suitable for the entire family and offers well-known, foot-stomping, sing-along hits, masterfully performed by a group of extremely talented performers and musicians.

After having conquered large parts of South Africa on their national tour, “Mimi Du Preez and the Saucers” will be performing at the Upper Deck at uShaka Marine World.

A very unfortunate event leads Mimi (Carly Graeme) to settle for a few local backing singers and a band that doesn’t necessarily impress Mimi at first glance, but the Diva is left with no alternative.

And so we start our night’s entertainment with our uShaka heroes desperately trying to impress the Diva from the Big City with their unique blend of personalities and “musical talent”.

Cornelius (Rudi Jansen) the leader of the group normally performs at church functions and talent competitions but until now has had no real success in the music world. Cornelius is also the choreographer, but doesn’t really have too much talent in this arena – he however makes up for it with great dedication and a passion for performing…

Nigel (Mortimer Williams) is a stereotypical “gangsta” from the Cape Flats. Only, he’s not really from there but rather from Nigel in Gauteng. This doesn’t prevent him from having all the affectations, attitude and lingo of the real deal. “Nigel is nie op sy bek gevallie” and has something to say about everything and everyone, especially Mimi. But, can he sing?

Frederic (Andrew Webster) doesn’t normally speak too much and has been labelled “Nerd” for most of his life. He has a dream of being in a successful rock band, but his personality and outdated dress sense hasn’t exactly afforded him too many offers, in the past. This is his shot and he’s willing to do anything to succeed!

Will Mimi accept her new comrades or are we heading for a disaster of epic proportions? For a night of laughs and music, book now, urge the organisers!

The Best Party Show can be seen on the Upper Deck of the Phantom Ship at uShaka from Wednesday to Saturday nights at 20h00 (dinner starts at 19h00) from April 29 to May 23. Tickets R150 pp include a good buffet menu. Bookings can be made at 031 328 8068 or Computicket.