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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


(Frank Graham)

Rhumbelow is to offer a nostalgic evening with Frank Graham, one of Durban's most versatile character actors and comedians from Springbok Radio in his new show There Was A Time … Frank Graham.

“Do you remember a time when the only home entertainment we had was our precious radio?” asks Frank Graham. “Do you remember our universally popular Springbok Radio with its plethora of music shows and quiz shows? And, particularly, do you recall the vast numbers of plays, serials, and series? Do you remember, above all, the comedies that could help to lift your spirits at the end of a hard day?

“Of course you do - and with affection, I would suggest. Those were the days of Inspector Carr, Henry Simon of the Missing Persons Bureau, of Doctor Paul and Mary Livingston, MD. They were the days of No 1 and No 2, Sir Gregory Pitkin, Mildred Murfin and Humbert and Lolita Snetherswaite; the days of Able Seaman Johnson, Percy Snodgrass and Kenneth Wibley. From 1968 on, the vast majority of comedies was recorded right here in Durban, many of them in front of “live” audiences.”

One of South Africa’s most versatile character actors and comedians, Frank Graham, will re-invoke those memories with his hugely popular brand of humour.

Performances take place on October 19 and 20 at 20h00 with further shows on October 21 at 14h00 and 18h30 (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner). Tickets R100 (R75 pensioners and block bookings 8 or more). Bring food picnic baskets. Braais will be available as will a cash bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking. Booking is essential through Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636. For more information visit