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Saturday, September 1, 2018


(Joseph Clark)

Being regarded by many as the world’s number one performer doing justice to Queen’s music, Joseph Clark will be back in Durban after 20 years, performing his hit show Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen for four shows only at Rockwood Theatre, Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, from September 6 to 9.

Audiences won’t forget his powerful performance in the unforgettable production, Queen At The Opera during the 90’s in Durban. Clark will still thrill with his magical and individual style by taking the iconic group’s music to another level.

Added to the sensory experience, Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen also features a star-studded band of top local and international musicians; Axe Lourens (lead guitars/vocals); Richard Brokensha (guitar/vocals); Kyle Petersen (piano/keyboards/keytar/vocals); Trevor Donjeany (bass) and Marlon Witbooi (drums).

Clark and his band toured internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30,000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011 after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts till November 2017.

Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen is like no other Queen tribute. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, they also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.

Says Clark; “I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius. I’m thrilled to have been able to perform back-to-back in Europe, Cape Town, Pretoria, Namibia and now Durban, before returning to The Netherlands in November.”

Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen has all the elements to make for an eventful, memorable time out and audiences will enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey of pure nostalgic rock delight.

Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Born and raised in Texas, Clark left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet.

He soon expanded to musical theatre and won immediate acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos.

One of the highlights of his career was singing for Nelson Mandela at his 85th Birthday.

Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen is on at Rockwood Theatre, Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, from September 6 to 9, 2018. Performances are from Thursday to Saturday at 20h00 and Sunday at 14h00. The duration of the show is 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.

Ticket R180 and bookings can be made through Rockwood Theatre at or call their box office on 031 161 0000 or e-mail