Hlengiwe Nxele
E-mail: hlengiwe.nxele@durban.gov.za
Tel: 031 322 4205

THEATRE / LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Theatres

Gateway’s Barnyard Theatre (031 566 3045) 2 Feb – 6 Mar La VidaFeel the rhythm and the heat as we take you on a journey with the sultry sounds of Latin rock. La Vida is a show that will put you in the groove and get you rocking to the sounds of Santana, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, The Gipsy Kings, Ritchie Valens and many more. 9 Feb Shawn Phillips Durban music purists are in for a treat when internationally-acclaimed American singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips performs Phillips has worked with industry greats like The Beatles, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Michael Kamen over the past 40 years, and will be performing a solo guitar show at the popular mall venue. 8 Mar 90s Mania the nineties will always be remembered as the last great decade in music history. 90s Mania is a celebration of this cool decade filled with a variety of pop, rock, alternative, old school and a collection of one-hit wonders! Featuring an 11-piece cast of singers, dancers and musicians – 90s Mania is a blast from the past where we saw an emergence of new bands such as Nirvana, Counting Crows, Eagle-Eye Cherry and many more.   18 Mar With the Blarney Brothers audience can be sure of a great big, foot-stomping, sing-along party, and The Barnyard is staging the show a day ‘late’ to take advantage of the weekend, ensuring that everyone is able to celebrate in true Irish style. Perhaps the Blarney Brothers’ popularity is just because they simply play for the audience, making music they know everyone will love. (www.barnyardtheatre.co.za )
 
Situated at 231 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street in Durban’s CBD, The Playhouse (031 369 9555) is an important performing arts venue housing three theatres: the Opera, Loft and Drama.
 
iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom (031 580 5701) 13 Feb  Forever Unplugged  Introducing for the 1st time in South Africa, a Bollywood unplugged performance by international singing sensation, Zeeshan Shani and accompanied by South African orchestra.  You will be taken on a magical romantic ride with captivating love songs.
 
Rhumbelow Theatre (031 205 7602) is a popular venue well known for its drag shows and musicals, situated in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo. 12 – 14 Feb Bar Flies comedy drag The Family Players and Friends present the all new Valentine Show.  The girls share their down and outs as they pop in and out of their local bar singing about all their trials and tribulations on and off the streets of Umbilo. This will be a hilarious mix of the funniest comedy drag mime that you will see at the Rhumbelow Theatre. It could have been in a bar near you. Join our barman as he shares the lives of these eccentric bar patrons and their frolics and antics after a few dops.  19 Feb The Voice Danny Fisher, Danny has the ability to do impressions of famous stars of stage and screen. In one evening you will see and hear him impersonate the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Meatloaf, Willie Nelson, Julio Eglesias, Bob Dylan, Benny Hill and even the great Nelson Mandela himself. Danny is known worldwide for being one of the best Elvis Presley impersonators too. On top of his huge vocal abilities he will have audiences rolling in their seats with his stand-up comedy antics. 
 
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (031 260 2296) at the University of KZN’s Howard Collage Campus is home to one of Durban’s busiest commercial theatres, and hosts a range of shows, from rock n roll to dance and drama, as well as festivals. 13 Feb Mo Magic following his recent, successful prime time TV series titled "Magic With Mo" on SABC3, Mo Magic takes to the stage to astonish and amaze audiences with his live show. Dubbed by the media as the "James Bond" of magic, and regarded by many as South Africa`s top magician, he will astonish, amaze and entertain you with a variety of world class magic and "clean" comedy. Experience the magic live.
 
Catalina Theatre (031 837 5999) at Wilson Wharf (www.catalinatheatre.com)