national Arts Festival Banner

Monday, February 17, 2014


(Anesh Dusrath & Vee Gani with Tansen Nepaul & Pranesh Maharaj in front)

Polart Productions presents a short season of after-supper music - Late night with Mohammed Rafi – at the Catalina Theatre on Wilson’s Wharf from this evening (February 17) to the end of the week.

Durban pretty much shuts down after 21h00 except for weekends when the only place one can be entertained after 22h00 is a nightclub. With this in mind, Catalina manager, Francis Doherty-Bigara has decided to introduce late night theatre: a concept that sees artists bringing more light work to the fore. He is looking at comedy and musical reviews with talk shows and games all starting slightly later than usual, allowing patrons to enjoy a leisurely supper before coming to the theatre.

Mohammed Rafi (December 24 1924 – July 31 1980) was an Indian recording artist who is considered by many to be one of the greatest Indian playback singers of the Hindi film industry. The idea behind this show is to review the musical genius of this vocal maestro by taking the audience on a journey through his songs and documenting his history in music whilst adding lots of local flavour.

The cast includes Vee Gani, Pranesh Maharaj, Veerden Punwasi, Tansen Nepaul and Anesh Dusrath. Even if you are not a “Rafian” you will be delighted with the energy of this show which runs for two hours from 21h00 to 23h00.

Late night with Mohammed Rafi runs at the Catalina Theatre on Wilson’s Wharf from February 17 to 23. Tickets R100 available at Computicket and seating is reserved. More information on 031 837 5999.