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Thursday, April 6, 2023



(Above: Aaron, Fiona, Grace, Kaylee, & Lisa. Pic Val Adamson)

The McIlroy family are back! Their latest show, Family Business is indeed a family affair: Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert and their offspring, Kaylee, Fiona and Grace McIlroy and are coming to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from April 13 to 23.

The McIlroy family are fast becoming the ‘Kardashians of Durban’ but without the botox, backsides and bank balance … What they do have are children of legal working age and they are prepared to use them! The kids, of course, are reluctant to share the limelight with their parents, and are bribed to do so with the promise of extra pocket money.

Durban’s own Von Trapp family (but without the curtains) bring their unique brand of musical comedy genius to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for a limited post-Easter holiday season.

Directed by Darren King, with choreography by Daisy Spencer and Darren King, this exuberant musical-comedy will feature some great new material … even Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley are rumoured to be joining the cast for a number or two. And in the tradition of all fabulous Variety Concerts since the beginning of time, there will be jokes a plenty … and a tap routine!

Family Business in this instance does not refer to the mafia, and there is no cigar-smoking Godfather, fast cars or suitcases of cash – rather a fun few hours of fun for the whole family by a whole family!

The show runs from April 12 to 15 with performances at 19h00, April 16 at 14h00 and from April 19 to 22 at 19h00 and on April 23 at 14h00. There is also a matinee at 14h00 on April 22.

Tickets: R200 (R185 - students and pensioners). R180 group bookings of 10 or more. R150 - special price preview on 12/04/23. Book through Computicket.

The Elizabeth Sneddon is situated on the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus.