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Monday, March 24, 2014


(Pictured clockwise from back row left are Pauline Dalais (Mrs Singh-Sing), Shika Budhoo (Mrs Singh-Song), Clinton Marius (writer & director), Maeshni Naiker (Aunty), Caroline Smart (co-director & Edith McDoodle), Caitlin Kilburn (Shirley), Sandile Mthembu (James), Dhaveshan Govender (Ricky) & Khanyisani Kheswa (James). Pic by Val Adamson)

Watch out, they’re back! Stand by for a reunion with your favourite peeps from that crazy block of flats where anything can happen.

Thousands of listeners tuned in for several years to Lotus FM’s hugely popular radio soapie, Lollipop Lane, created by Clinton Marius. Now the magic returns in a delightfully whacky spin-off at Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre in a brand-new comedy roadshow, The Ladies of Lollipop Lane.

Starring Pauline Dalais and Shika Budhoo as the much-loved Mrs Singh-Singh and Mrs Singh-Song, this bubbling entertainment runs for three performances only from April 11 to 13. Co-directed by Marius and Caroline Smart, The Ladies of Lollipop Lane features a stellar line-up of comedy favourites.

Dhaveshan Govender appears here as Ricky, while Maeshni Naicker reprises her role as the outrageous kleptomaniac pensioner, Auntie. Mpume Mthombeni sweeps all before her onstage as the irrepressible domestic help, Regina. Caitlin Kilburn is the dolphin-whispering, tree-hugging Shirley, and audiences also get to meet rising newcomers, Sandile Mthembu and Khanyisani Kheswa who appear as the handyman, James - and his twin brother, er .. James.

And as a special attraction, the production features a rare guest appearance by Caroline Smart as Shirley’s mother-from-hell, Edith McDoodle. Politics, relationships, society, people, and food … lots of it … nothing is off-limits as everyone’s favourite aunties, and a few uncles, take audiences on a laugh-a-minute rollercoaster ride down the lane to the block of flats where the lift doesn’t quite go to the top floor.

“Over the past two years since the radio soapie came to an end, I’ve been inundated with requests from fans to find a new platform for their favourite characters,” says Clinton Marius. “So, with the collaboration of Caroline Smart and the Lollipop Lane family, we know they will enjoy themselves when we stage The Ladies of Lollipop Lane at Sibaya next month.”

With fun prizes to be won, early booking is strongly advised for this not-to-be-missed show.

The Ladies of Lollipop Lane runs in the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya on April 11 and 12 at 20h00 and on April 13 at 15h00. Tickets from R100 available at Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or book online at The duration of the exuberant song-dance-comedy entertainment is two hours including interval.