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Monday, December 24, 2018


Two riotously hilarious and versatile performers in a laugh-a-minute clash of cultures. The ultra-classy Ian von Memerty (Strictly Come Dancing, SA’s Got Talent and A Handful of Keys) reluctantly teams up with the unashamedly Philistine from De Aar, Gino Fabbri (Gino Fabbri is Completely Nuts) for an outrageous musical comedy, Common & Class in February at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

The uncommon combustible clash of breeding and culture pits drummer-comedian Fabbri’s dynamic drumming and guitar-playing against Von Memerty’s pyrotechnic piano-ism, resulting in a roller-coaster of musical contradictions which will have you rolling on the floor and rocking in the aisles.

Their mismatched machinations sees ‘the ‘battle of the twits’ moving effortlessly from Rock to Rocky Horror, Boeremusiek to Broadway and Country to Classical, even sharing a masterclass on how not to look sexy on the dance-floor along the way. When these two explosive talents combine, hilarity ensues and stomach-muscles are given a strenuous work-out as two witty and beloved entertainers take merciless pot shots at each other in the guise of their alter-egos. To quote one dazzled and delighted reviewer “I laughed myself a six-pack”.

Common & Class runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from February 6 to 17, 2019. Tickets are on sale through Computicket.