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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


(Godfrey Johnson)

Rhumbelow Theatre will present Godfrey Johnson in Johnson Unzipped.

Multiple award winning Godfrey Johnson is set to enchant audiences with a variety of colourful characters including the very “concerned”citizen Nugent and the hyper-neurotic new age wonder woman, Juniper Jade. The show will include new satirical songs covering a wide range of trending themes from corporate cannibals to post hipster hipsters. Watch as he effortlessly plays piano, sings and entertains with an extensive repertoire ranging from Stephen Sondheim to David Bowie. Enjoy a good laugh and perhaps a subtle tear.

Johnson was most recently seen in the acclaimed Vaslav directed by Lara Bye. He was also responsible for composing the music for Pieter-Dirk Uys’ ‘Die Van Aardes Van Grootoor which enjoyed great success at The Theatre on The Bay. In 2015 he was nominated for 3 Fleur du Cap Awards for best actor in a musical, best solo performance and best musical composer. His other notable shows are Flirting with Coward and The Shadow of Brel. In 2015 he appeared in David Kramer's new musical, Orpheus in Africa.

Performances take place on July 1 and 2 at 20h00 and on July 3 at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner. Tickets R140 (R120 pensioners and tables of eight or more).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email or visit