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Thursday, June 5, 2014


Time Warp is The Barnyard’s sensational, savvy and sexy new production currently running at the Gateway venue. It defies convention as it cleverly combines the music of iconic rock stars with the theatrical drama of Broadway and glamour of Hollywood.

“The show is more than just that … ,” says The Barnyard management. “It’s an all-engaging experience complete with explosive dance sequences that takes audiences on a heady journey through the best musicals and movies of all time. It follows Dotty who, after being caught in a whirlwind time warp, lands on The Barnyard stage where she is faced with new opportunities, hopes and dreams. This excitement leads her down the musical yellow brick road on her search for fame. First of all, the time warp whisks her back to the 1950s with music from The Buddy Holly Story where the audience encounters juke box mania with Oh Boy, That’ll Be the Day and Rave On.

“Then it’s time for her to replace her red shoes with dancing ones as she gets ready from some serious hip-swinging, with the iconic soundtracks from Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and Grease; before paying homage to a new age of rock stars with We Will Rock You and Rock of Ages; and finally moving on to the sounds of the provocative Burlesque and Moulin Rouge.”

Audience participation is mandatory in Time Warp, so audiences should get ready to hand jive as they watch two professional dancers set the stage alight with mind-blowing routines from You Should Be Dancing, Stayin’ Alive and (I Had) The Time of My Life. The cast will also bring alive nostalgic movie theme medleys from Top Gun, James Bond, Men In Black, St Elmo’s Fire plus songs from more recent rock musicals such as We Built This City, We’re Not Gonna Take It and Don’t Stop Believing.

Time Warp features Kyle Matthews (also host), Marvin Nethononda and Josh Ansley on male vocals; with Nadine Sisam (also taking on the role of Dotty) and Londiwe Dhlomo on female vocals. The band is made up of Calli Thomson (keyboards), Nic Rush (guitar/vocals), Bongani Sokhela (bass guitar) and Dylan van der Linde (drums); while the show also features dancers Drew Mathie and Twitch.

Can Dotty find fame? Can audiences take the pace? To find out, catch Time Warp – a carefully contemplated, high energy spectacular that sees Broadway and Hollywood given rock ‘n roll treatment.

Time Warp runs until July 20. Tickets R145 pp from Wednesday to Saturday (R110 pp Tuesday night and R100 pp Sunday matinees). For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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