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Saturday, December 5, 2015


(Liesl Coppin, Lisa Bobbert & Marion Loudon. Pic by Sean Laurenz)

MacBob Productions in association with The Playhouse Company will present a festive season run of the award-winning smash hit, The Glitter Girls, in the Playhouse Loft between December 9 and 20.

Three of Durban’s most loved and versatile performers, Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon, make up the formidable femme de force known as The Glitter Girls. The talented trio not only light up the stage, but also have the audience eating out of the palms of their manicured hands. All three are natural comics who keep the audience in stitches with their irrepressible performances.

Remember Pac-man? Spandex? Dallas? The trend-busting Glitter Girls go back to 1989, neon, big hair … and back to school.

The show focuses on the 25th anniversary reunion of Skolliesville High School’s Class of 1989. The comedy entertainment includes songs from the 80s, right up to today, with hits from Bananarama, Eurythmics, Rihanna, Madonna and Abba. Witness the Glitter Girls re-living their greatest triumphs, trials and heartbreaks in this comic caper, which won the 2014 Mercury Durban Theatre Award for Best Musical Review, and also a Best Actress in a Musical Review Award for Liesl Coppin.

A highlight of the show is when the ‘Girls’ gender-bend into their alter-egos – Kenny de la Mer, Ruben Lipshitz and John Grey. These ‘dudes’ are underscored by the unmistakable backbeat of Duran Duran, Rick Astley, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, to name a few.

All previous recipients of the coveted Mercury Durban Theatre Personality of the Year Award, the actresses are absolute charmers and one doesn't have to be an Eighties child to enjoy this light hearted and highly entertaining musical comedy.

The Glitter Girls runs in the Playhouse Loft from December 9 to 20 with performances from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h00. There are matinees on December 13, 19 and 20 at 15h00. The duration of the show (excluding a 20 minute interval) is 70 minutes. Tickets R155 (R120 students and pensioners). Booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at or call the Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 (office hours).