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Monday, April 29, 2019


(Frank Graham in many disguises)

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?

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 right here in Durban, many of them in front of “live” audiences.

Come and spend a nostalgic evening at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban 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.

You’ll go home with a song in your heart!

Frank Graham will give one performance of his popular one-man show, The Golden Days Of Springbok Radio on Wednesday (May 1, 2019) at 14h00.

(The Springbok Radio Station opened on May 1, 1950 - 69 years ago)

The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic lunch. Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more, R75 under 13)

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 (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit