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Tuesday, July 21, 2015


(John Corlett, Colin Penn & Mike Cameron)

When popular entertainer Colin Penn finished at The Oyster Box in January he decided that after a 61 year career it was time to ‘ride off into the west’ with a saddlebag full of memories which included Disneyland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the West End of London and the old mail boats.

Despite many requests for a show the answer was always “NO”. However the smell of greasepaint got too much for entertainer Colin Penn and his Pennants, Mike Cameron and John Corlett and after a ‘sabbatical’ of 18 months they are back in business with a really fun show with the best snippets of Colin’s 61-year career. Lots of great music, great singing and great gags.

“Who knows,” said Colin, “it might be another 18 months before we get the urge to play again and to slap a saddle onto my walker or hitch the huskies to a wheelchair. I will just enjoy one show at a time.”

Vintage Colin Penn takes place on July 26 at 14h30 at the Norwegian Hall, St Thomas’ Road. Tickets R60 booked through Barbara on 031 564 5135.