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Tuesday, October 29, 2013


(Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon)

Absolute charmers have put together a show which is funny, light hearted and very entertaining. (Review by Keith Millar)

The Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89 has four more performances at Rhumbelow Theatre this coming weekend.

The Glitter Girls are Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon. Three of Durban’s most loved and versatile performers. Together they are a formidable force who light up the stage and have the audience eating out of the palms of their hands.

Twenty four years after leaving Skolliesburg High School, the class of 1989 are finally getting to celebrate their 20 year reunion (on account of the organiser Tina Davis having somehow misplaced the years 2002 to 2005).

That means that the Glitter Girls are going back. Back to the days of spandex, big hair and co-ordinated dance moves. They will relive some of their greatest triumphs, heartbreaks and romances. They will see many old friends and the boys they fancied from afar - including three wild and wacky characters they introduce to the audience. They also hear the voices of some of their old teachers, (voice provided by Aaron McIlroy) which are used as hilarious links between scenes.

The girls sing many of the great hits of the era and a few from today. Expect music from Madonna, Pink, Rihanna, Bonnie Tyler, Cindy Lauper, Alison Moyet, Wham, The Eurtythmics, Abba and Duran Duran, amongst others.

All three are talented singers and dancers and they present these songs with energy and dynamism. All three are also natural comics and, led by Bobbert, they keep the audience in stitches throughout the show in a hilarious and irrepressible performance.

The Rhumbelow Supper Theatre is an intimate venue and is ideal for a production such as this where the audience are very much part of the action. As is often the case with this format of show, the front row is for the brave only.

Bobbert, Coppin and Loudon are absolute charmers – all three are previous recipients of the coveted The Mercury Durban Theatre Personality of the Year award – and they have put together a show which is funny, light hearted and very entertaining.

The Glitter Girls: Reunion of ’89 will be on at The Rhumbelow Theatre from the November 1 to 3. Shows on Friday and Saturday at 20h00 and on Sunday at 14h00 and 18h30. Tickets R100 pp.

The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner. Bring food picnic baskets and braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may not be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636 or email: or visit – Keith Millar