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Wednesday, May 19, 2021


(Above: Cat Simoni & Lucy Tops)

When divine divas collide the musical magic is mind-blowing!

Cat Simoni is saying au revoir to her South African fans before her imminent return to the UK with her hit Kalk Bay Theatre cabaret show Cat & Lucy! Divine Divas/Clash of the Divas co-starring Capetonian actress and vocalist, Lucy Tops.

Showcasing their extraordinary vocal talents, Cat & Lucy is a virtuoso cabaret cracker of thrilling duets and soaring solos. After playing to sold-out runs at Kalk Bay Theatre, the show has recently been enjoyed in 2021 by audiences from Somerset West to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Lucy Tops' voice is a powerhouse of incredible range, and she needs no introduction, having a stage pedigree that includes Kinky Boots, Funny Girl and Rocky Horror. She was nominated for a Fleur du Cap for her performance in Bar None, has performed in China and Australia, and at venues across the country such as Baxter Theatre, Artscape, Fugard, Kalk Bay and more in a variety of productions.

After ten years playing and singing at some of London's top 5-star venues and exclusive clubs, The Ritz, Carlton, Dorchester, RAC club, Simoni returned home to raise her children and re-launch her career in South African. She has now performed her musical entertainments all over the country from the Oyster Box to Theatre on Mandela Square, Sandton, The Showroom Theatre, The Barnyard, The Rhumbelow and venues from the Garden Route to the Cape Winelands.

Cat & Lucy, Clash of the Divas, is a show with class and oodles of style. Outstanding vocals in this cabaret exuding old school glamour.

Simoni's classy, cheeky performance style is very entertaining, her piano mastery evident throughout, especially in the "classical" mistakes" set.

She is without a doubt a fabulous foil for Tops and their individual strengths compliment the other's brilliantly resulting in a lot of fun and intimacy together on stage.

Fantastic hits from Tim Minchin, Elton John, Tones & I, Whitney, Lionel, Queen, Bette Midler, Marianne Faithfull and surprises such as Radiohead's Creep and an inspirational country-styled, Follow Your Arrow!

Simoni is delighted to be ending her 11-year-long and (often colourful) South African musical career at the Rhumbelow, in her hometown of Durban, a fitting farewell to a community which welcomed her with open arms on her return from England in 2009.

"Whilst we are not changing our 2019 pricing, we would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Roland Stansell who runs the Rhumbelow circuit.

Tickets R180 (due to cost of two air tickets). No other discounts for this show. Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises).

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members together. Limited secure parking available

With the current Covid levels, capacity is limited to 50 people max. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Strict Covid protocols will be observed.


Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban.