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Monday, August 29, 2022


(Above: Colin Peddie, Andy Turrell, Barry Thompson, Samantha Landers, Mali Sewell (almost hidden) & Dawn Selby. Pic by Bev Millar)

Rhumbelow Theatre will host a return season of Love Will Tear Us Apart. Back by popular demand, it is a celebration of “break up” music featuring Barry Thomson & The Reals with guests Samantha Landers on vocals and Colin Peddie on guitar and vocals.

A celebration indeed. The emotional lives we lead inform the art we make. So, while joy and happiness seem to be what most musicians write about, this show will explore the moments in our lives when we are inconsolable and the only respite is to express those emotions through music.

From the team that brought you Poetry in Music and The Chain – The Fleetwood Mac Story comes a musical exploration into the darker sides of our lives. Devised by Colin Peddie and with musical direction from Dawn Selby, you can expect a show of the highest quality. Interlaced with hilariously revealing and poignant AV, the cast will take you on the breakup ride – through all the stages of the emotional rollercoaster.

You can expect to hear Marvin Gaye, Abba, Gotya, Dianna Krall, The Beatles, Lady Antebelum, Phil Collins, Carol King, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

So, come celebrate the crying, the wailing, the gnashing of teeth, all expressed beautifully through music and performed with excellence by Barry Thompson and The Reals.

The show runs over two weekends from September 3 to 11 with shows on Friday and Saturday at 19h30 and on Sunday at 14h30. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

R180 a ticket. Picnic baskets may be brought to the venue, or food can be purchased onsite – burgers, wors rolls, chicken pops and chips, cheesy Russians, snack baskets etc. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). The venue opens 90 minutes before each show for snacks/drinks.

Limited secure parking available.

Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

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

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

(See Keith Millar's review for artSMart of the July season on