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Wednesday, May 15, 2019


(Greg Baptie, Roland Stansell & Allan Quihampton with Derek Pearce in front)

“It is with heavy hearts and even heavier make-up bags, that we bid an adieu. A goodbye. A so-long. An auf weidersien,” says Roland Stansell manager of the Rhumbelow Theatres, about The Family Players’ comedy drag show, Adieu, which runs from May 24 to 26, 2019.

“A final, but fabulous, frolicsome, fast-change fiesta farewell to the merry members of a disreputable Durban institution! As steeped in ancient natural history as Tafta, as soaked in sun and spirit as a beachfront car guard, as synonymous with Durban as the Bluff, as full of local colour as the Durban July, but with better costumes!,” he adds.

“We speak of The Family Players! Who are delighted to announce one last flick of mascara, one final fan-kick and an ultimate torch-song to the years of hilarity and charity and hope that they have delighted Durban audiences with for ... well, forever!”

A showcase of memorable musical mimed moments, of hysterical anecdotes, a little sadness and a whole lot of heart! They are joined by mystery guests who lead audiences down a memory lane of mirth and melody. Do not miss this last backward glance into and intrinsic part of the fabric of which is Durban entertainment!

The show is directed by Anthony Stonier and features Derek Pearce, Allan Quihampton, Greg Baptie, Roland Stansell and Belinda Dolphin.

Adieu takes place on Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25 at 20h00 and on Sunday May 26 at 14h00 at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more - discounts apply 1st weekend only). R75 under 13s.

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