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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


(Jacobus Van Heerden as Romeo & Katy Moore as Juliet. Pic by Val Adamson)

The long-standing theatrical tradition of the saucy festive season adult panto continues – this time the team tip their hat to the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet, which will play through the festive season at The Zone, Suncoast from November 12.... except this version is probably not quite what Shakespeare had in mind!

It has long been a tradition in Durban to celebrate the festive season with a trip to the naughty adult pantomime: a well-known story with a decidedly grown up twist, a smorgasbord of well-known, sing along songs; saucy ensembles; boisterous fun and a fair amount of risqué one-liners. This year it’s one of the world’s most well-known stories - Romeo and Juliet- an East Side Story … and needless to say, nothing is sacred.

Under the scripting and direction of Darren King, it is set right here in Durbs - the east coast - of the late 1950’s - the time of rock ‘n roll!!

Come and meet: Anita, the shop girl from Garlicks department store played by the glamorous Anthony Stonier; Chubby from Chubby Security (Rowan Bartlett); Tie Balt, a surfer dude from Toti (Clinton Small); Gladys - Juliet’s nurse (Thomie Holtzhausen); and of course Romeo and Juliet themselves, played with starry eyed devotion by Jacobus van Heerden and Katy Moore.

With plenty of irreverent humour, local references, songs you all know and all the glitz and glamour synonymous with the Adult Panto, it is a wonderfully grown-up night out for office-parties; companies, clubs and associations as well as groups and couples looking for a fun way to celebrate the festive season.

Romeo and Juliet- an East Side Story runs in The Zone at Suncoast Casino from November 12 to December 31 with shows Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h30 (Sundays at 14h00). Tickets R150 pp. Doors open 90 minutes before for diners. There will be a full bar available. Tables seat 8 people – so book a whole table, or make new friends! For corporate bookings of 26 tables or more, buffet menus on request. Corporates can buy the whole performance and choose a shorter, condensed “Party pack” version of the show - which is unlikely not to offend anyone!! No under 16s.

Booking through Computicket. Block bookings, party groups and enquiries – contact Ailsa on  083 250 2690 /