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Thursday, August 26, 2021


(Above: Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin & Marion Loudon)

Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon have decided to re-visit one of their favourite shows, The Glitter Girls, with performances at Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban on August 28 and 29 followed by a further run at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from September 3 to 5, 2021.

These multi-award winning performers are Durban’s most-loved and versatile artists. Together they are a formidable femme de force who not only light up the stage but have the audience eating out of the palms of their manicured hands. All three are natural comics that keep the audience in stitches with performances that can only be described as “irrepressible”!

Anyone remember Pac-man ... The Rubic cube and Dallas? Yip, 1989 was a special year. These three trend-busting Glitter Girls have to go back! Back to neon, back to big hair and back to High School - Scottburgh High - for their 30 year school reunion!

Absolute charmers, all three are previous recipients of the coveted Mercury Durban Theatre Personality of the Year Award. You don't have to be an Eighties child to enjoy this light hearted and highly entertaining musical comedy.

The Glitter Girls won the 2014 Mercury Durban Theatre Award for Best Musical Review. This comedy hinges around a 30 year school reunion and includes songs from the 80s right up to today with hits from Bananarama, Eurythmics, Rihanna, Madonna and Abba, Pink and Meghan Trainor.

The absolute highlight of the show is when the girls gender-bend into their alter-egos; Kenny de la Mare, ex south coast stud who, 30 years on, still lives with his mom in a Wendy house; Ruben Lipshitz, still a fatty but has made a lot of money in Joburg and returns to see his old friends on the South Coast; and John Grey, ex head boy of Scottburgh High, who has lost his hair and been unlucky in love. These dudes are underscored by the unmistakable backbeat of Duran Duran, Rick Ashley and Wham and Bruno Mars.

Shows take place on August 28 at 18h30 and on August 29 at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Extract from Keith Millar’s review of the show for artSMart:

Three of Durban’s most versatile and popular entertainers light up the stage with their incredible talent.

These ladies are a veritable tour de force. All three are natural comics who have more than average singing voices. They have oodles of charisma, and sassiness to burn. To be entertained by any one of them would be a treat, but to get all three together is magic. As a team they create a synergy and energy on stage that is electric. The audience are putty in the hands of these wonderful entertainers who have them clutching their sides and practically falling off their chairs with mirth.


“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 minimum R160 (no 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.


“The Glitter Girls” runs at Tina’s Hotel, Kloof from September 3 to 5, 2021. Same booking details apply.