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Thursday, September 30, 2021


(Right: Frank Graham)

Do you remember a time when the only home entertainment we had was our precious radio? Do you remember our universally popular Springbok Radio with its plethora of music shows and quiz shows? And, particularly, do you recall the vast numbers of plays, serials, and series? Do you remember, above all, the comedies that could help to lift your spirits at the end of a hard day?

Of course you do – and with affection, I would suggest. Those were the days of Inspector Carr, Henry Simon of the Missing Persons Bureau, of Doctor Paul and Mary Livingston, MD. They were the days of No 1 and No 2, Sir Gregory Pitkin, Mildred Murfin and Humbert and Lolita Snetherswaite; the days of Able Seaman Johnson, Percy Snodgrass and Kenneth Wibley.

From 1968 on, the vast majority of comedies was recorded right here in Durban, many of them in front of “live” audiences.

Come and spend a nostalgic afternoon with the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg with Frank Graham, one of South Africa’s most versatile character actors and comedians, as he re-invokes those memories with his hugely popular brand of humour.

You’ll go home with a song in your heart!

The performance takes place on October 10 at 14h00, 2021. (Venue opens 90 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.

R160 (no discounts). Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

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

Booking is essential. With the current Covid levels capacity is limited to 50% max. Strict Covid protocols will be in place.

Book through Roland on email or Computicket.

The Allan Wilson Shellhole is situated at 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg.