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Friday, February 26, 2021


(Trevor Donjeany, Mali Sewell, Dawn Selby & Barry Thomson)

Who would know that an unknown album from an unknown artist in 1970 (Rodriguez) would become a huge phenomenon in South Africa?

As big as say, Elvis Presley. Rodriguez himself was never aware of his huge success, as well as most other Americans. His music was lost in the US but, by a strange coincidence becomes a cult hit in South Africa and becomes a symbol of rebellion for the underground white, anti-apartheid sub-culture.

Barry Thomson and The Reals which include Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell and Trevor Donjeany have created Cold Fact - Rodriguez which features all Rodriguez’s well-remembered songs such as I Wonder, Establishment Blues and Sugar Man, amongst others.

Shows take place at Rhumbelow Durban from March 5 to 7 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 19h00 and on Sunday at 14h00. (Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

“Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing, we would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Rhumbelow Theatre’s director, Roland Stansell.

Tickets R160. All tickets must be pre-booked - no walk-ins allowed. 50 people max per show.

All seating will be at separate tables and the management will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members.

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban. Limited secure parking is available and there is a cash bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Bring food picnic baskets or buy from Kevin.

Booking is essential on email: or Computicket

For more information contact 082 499 8636 or visit

All Covid-19 protocols will be observed.