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Friday, July 1, 2016


The ever-popular Dingalings Productions brings Ronnie Govender’s celebrated play, Lahnees Pleasure, to Sibaya this weekend. The production, written in the 1970s, is believed to be one of the longest running South African plays ever produced.

Lahnees Pleasure is described as one of Govender’s comedic masterpieces. The story is set in a pub in the Mount Edgecombe sugar mill community where Mothie, a farm labourer, bursts into the pub distraught that his daughter has run off with the local playboy. The play skillfully and hilariously envelopes the spirit of a vibrant and close-knit farming community of Mount Edgecombe, which despite the hardships of  poverty and an oppressive apartheid system, manages to clings onto its cultural roots and identity.

This comedy is directed by Dingalings theatre doyen, Yugan Naidoo, and features Satchu Annamalai, Henry Ramkissoon, Koobeshen Naidoo and Melvyn David.

Lahnees Pleasure runs from July 1 to 3 in the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya with performances on Friday at 20h00, on Saturday at 17h00 and 20h00 and on Sunday at 18h00. The show is a family show and is suitable for all ages (over four years old).

Tickets R140 booked through Computicket and the Sibaya Box Office.