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Thursday, October 8, 2015


(Belinda Dolphin & Karen Campbell-Gillies)

Rhumbelow Theatre Pietermaritzburg and the Allan Wilson Shellhole will present Belinda Dolphin and Karen Campbell-Gillies on October 11 in A Song For You: A Carpenters Revival. As they say, it offers “a nostalgic look at the beautiful music of the Carpenters. Music from a time when we could hum to "every shalalala" and "whoa”.”

Both very familiar to Durban audiences, the duo performs in a toe-tapping, heart-warming evening of favourites by the extremely talented Carpenters duo, whose music career spanned from 1969 through to Karen Carpenter's tragic death in 1983. Their music forever changed the face of recorded music by featuring complex and skilful use of melody and harmony, carried by heart rending and poignant lyrics.

Dolphin has appeared at numerous venues around Durban including Kloof and Highway SPCA, The Stables Lifestyle market, The Dutch Club and Golden Hours. She has also performed in many shows on the Rhumbelow stage.

Campbell-Gillies has appeared in many adult pantomimes, one-woman shows and various cabarets staged at the Rhumbelow, as well as at the Hilton Arts Festival, with Anthony Stonier.

Songs featured in the show will include classic Carpenters’ numbers like Top of the World, Close to You, Mr Postman, A Song for You, Rainy Days and Mondays, Sing, and many more!

Performances take place on October 11 at 14h00 and 18h30 at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners). Booking is essential through Computicket or Roland on 082 499 8636 or e-mail: or visit

The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner. Bring food picnic baskets. Bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking available.