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Thursday, January 19, 2017


(Frank Graham)

Frank Graham will present his show, The Golden Days Of Springbok Radio in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Theatre on January 29.

“Do you remember a time when the only home entertainment we had was our precious radio? Do you remember our universally popular Springbok Radio with its plethora of music shows and quiz shows? And, particularly, do you recall the vast numbers of plays, serials, and series? Do you remember, above all, the comedies that could help to lift your spirits at the end of a hard day?” he says.

“Of course you do - and with affection, I would suggest. Those were the days of Inspector Carr, Henry Simon of the Missing Persons Bureau, of Doctor Paul and Mary Livingston, MD. They were the days of No 1 and No 2, Sir Gregory Pitkin, Mildred Murfin and Humbert and Lolita Snetherswaite; the days of Able Seaman Johnson, Percy Snodgrass and Kenneth Wibley.”

From 1968 on, the vast majority of comedies was recorded in Durban, many of them in front of “live” audiences.

Come and spend a nostalgic evening at the Rhumbelow with Frank Graham, one of South Africa’s most versatile character actors and comedians as he re-invokes those memories with his hugely popular brand of humour.

Presented by Rhumbelow Theatre in association with The Aliwal Theatre, Umkomaas, there will be one performance of The Golden Days Of Springbok Radio at 14h00 on January 29. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for lunch – BYO and food picnic baskets). Tickets R130.

Booking is essential through Beth on 083 778 1469.