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Saturday, February 11, 2012


The Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus is to present Noel & Gertie, In Love Again, a musical cabaret written by Paul Spence and starring Cat Simoni. The production recently performed at the Michaelhouse Schlesinger Theatre early in February.

The scene is a cocktail bar in Jamaica, in the 1960’s. A rather bored Noel Coward, ‘Master’ of English comedy, is unexpectedly reunited with his former co-star; the incomparable, gorgeous Gertrude Lawrence. In the brief, deliciously funny encounter that follows, Noel and his blithe spirit and divine muse, the mischievous Gertie, relive their greatest stage successes, reminisce about their glory days – and sing the songs that made them the toast of the West End, Broadway – and the entire theatre world.

Unforgettable songs like A Room With A View, Mad About The Boy, I’ll See You Again, Some Day I’ll Find You, The Stately Homes of England, Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To The Germans, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, London Pride - and the wickedly funny ‘honeymoon scene’ from Noel’s smash hit, Private Lives.

With experience that stretches from London’s Ritz Hotel to the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, Cat Simoni and Paul Spence offer an enchanted evening, touched by the comedic genius of two of the world’s greatest theatrical talents.

Noel & Gertie, In Love Again runs at the Hexagon Dive on February 17 and 18 at 19h00 for 19h30 (doors open at 18h50) Picnic evenings: patrons may bring their own food but no drinks as there is a cash bar. Tickets R80 pp (tables seat 10) booked on 033 260 5537 or e-mail