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Thursday, November 1, 2012


“This country and rock ‘n roll show will have your cowboy boots a tappin’ and your feet a stampin’ so come and celebrate an American legend…,” promises Roland Stansell, spokesperson of the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo. “Welcome to Folsom Prison and get ready to hear songs about prison, trains, guns, love and heartache.”

Set in Folsom Prison and running over two weekends, The Johnny Cash Show is a tribute to the great Johnny Cash which has played to sold -ut audiences in Durban and is back by popular demand.

The talented line-up features Rob Warren, who lets the music do all the talking as the Man In Black, showcasing his expertise on the guitar and encompassing low-pitch vocals that fit perfectly with the Cash sound. Joining Rob on stage is his brother Garth Warren on bass and vocals, Gareth Gale rocking out on the drums and Clare McIlroy who takes on the role of June Carter with an irresistible upbeat country performance.

Rob Warren and the spirit of the band play tribute to Johnny Cash with songs including: The Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Man in Black, Cry Cry Cry and Walk the Line. As well as songs with June Carter such as: Jackson, It Ain't Me Babe and Juke Box Blues.

Performances take place from November 9 to 18 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and on Sundays at 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R100 (less 25% pensioners and tables of eight or more for the first weekend only) Take along food picnic baskets and braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Theatre is situated in Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 031 205 7602 (h) or 082 499 8636, email or visit