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Saturday, May 1, 2021


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

Barry Thomson and The Reals will present Dire Straits Unplugged, the music of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, Unplugged at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from May 7 to 9.

Taking a fresh approach with the music of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, this show features new songs, some of which were collaborations between Knopfler and James Taylor (Sailing To Philadelphia), Emmylou Harris (This is Us), Jeff Healy (So Far Away) and includes the iconic Your Latest Trick. Of course, the most popular Dire Straits songs, including favourites Sultans Of Swing, Money For Nothing, Brothers In Arms and Romeo and Juliet, will be performed with a new ‘unplugged twist’.

Since 1995 when Dire Straits disbanded, Knopfler has recorded and produced nine solo albums which produced many hit songs. He has also composed and produced the music for nine film scores including Going Home from Local Hero, another song which will be included in this show.

The Reals include Barry Thomson (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars); Dawn Selby (vocals and keyboards); Mali Sewell (vocals and percussion), and Trevor Donjeany (vocals and bass guitar).

Performances take place on May 7 and 8 at 19h30 and on May 9 at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

“Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing for shows, 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.

Total ticket price for Tina’s – Show Only. R160 each (min table size 4)

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. 50% max capacity per show therefore early booking is important.

“Please note that for us to viably re-open The Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel we need to make some changes in regards how we run at Tina’s. We need to assist in generating a regular income for the hotel so that the theatre can continue to operate and for the hotel to also sustain itself,” adds Stansell.

“To assist in keeping the hotel afloat as well, we have agreed that a basic meal will be offered – this is optional. There are five meal options available at a cost of R100 each.”

Total Ticket Price For Tina’s – incl food R 260 each (min table size 4)

The kitchen is open for those who wish to arrive and order off the menu (bookings are essential) it is recommended that you arrive at least an hour and a half prior to the start of the show. As the hotel is on a reduced kitchen staff compliment, all show meals need to be ordered when you make your booking,

Tickets are EFT ONLY. To book email

Secure Parking is available. (No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises)

For more information contact 082 499 8636