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Sunday, December 6, 2015


The countdown to Christmas has begun and uShaka Marine World is all prepared the eagerly anticipated Dolphins By Starlight extravaganza.

This year’s production, themed A Christmas Adventure, promises to continue the tradition of thrilling and delighting young and old alike. It will run from December 10 to 14 and creatively directed and produced by Karen van Pletsen of Raise Your Voice. Multi award winning creative Gouldie will lend his talents to the staging and choreography of the show.

Dolphins By Starlight will star well-known performers Clive Gumede and Samantha Landers. They will be accompanied by the 20 piece Durban Gospel Choir, child star, Lasandra Majola, and a live band headed by award winning musical director, Evan Roberts.

The cast will lead the audience in festive sing-alongs as well as perform musical hits such as Rihanna’s Halo, Josh Groban's The Prayer, Luther Vandross’ Love the one you’re with, and Nicolas Jonas’ Christmas Prayer.

A troupe of glamorous contemporary dancers, together with ballet sensations Nkanyiso Kunene and Leagan Peffer will add to this spectacle and sparkle of the show, but the most graceful stars will undoubtedly be the stunning Sea World Dolphins. This special ‘fun finned’ cast will also include 2015 Durban’s Living Legend Gambit.

This show promises many surprises – including precious snowflakes sent from the North Pole (courtesy of Minette de Klerk Dance Studio) and some rather excitable elves (played by Paz Genik, Daisey Spencer, and Jacobus Van Heerden) who will get the audience bopping to their North Pole Musical Hits I want to swing from the Christmas Tree and It's all about the toys.

uShaka Ocean Warrior Mascots – Slippy, Raggy, Rusty and Delia – will once again be on hand to remind audiences that the very best Christmas present of all is protecting our precious ocean.

Dolphins By Starlight runs from December 10 to 14 at uShaka Marine World with performances at 19h00. Tickets R160 (R130 children) are available at Computicket and at uShaka ticketing on 031 328 8000.