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Saturday, January 11, 2020


(Cathy Peacock, Andreas Kappen & Kirsten Sayers)

Rhumbelow Theatre Durban will present The Great Gatsby Party on January 18 to 26, 2020.

The Great Gatsby Party is still one of the most popular themes for parties to this day. Change was in the air in the 1920’s and this was reflected in the jazz music of the time.

Platform Jazz’s new show The Great Gatsby Party will entertain with “Hot” Jazz numbers such as Puttin’ on the ritz, The Sheik of Araby, Aint Misbehavin,’ Chicago and more. Be prepared to hear new songs in an old style and old songs in a new style! The favourites by Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong are on the programme. Cathy “Hotlips” Peacock on trumpet, Kirsten “the kitten” Sayers on clarinet , Jeff “Papa Wok” Robinson on sax and newcomer Andrea “The Italian” Bolloco on trombone complete the frontline whilst Melvin Peters on keys, “Bashful” Bruce Baker on drums and Andreas “Bullfiddle” Kappen on bass complete the rhythm section. Durban's best loved singer Shelley McLean Downham is on vocals.

Platform Jazz will surely get audiences shimmying and flapping and their toes definitely tapping at their new show. Don those spats, boas and fascinators and come and join the party.

The Great Gatsby Party runs at Rhumbelow Durban from January 18 to 26 with performances on Friday and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R160 (R140 pensioners and students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more). Discounts apply 1st weekend ONLY.

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available and food is available to purchase at the venue. 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 block bookings of 8 or more R130 pp) or visit