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From plays to concerts, we have a directory of events you can enjoy in Durban over the next few days.

THERE are some interesting events this coming week, including an array of musical shows and classical music.

Fun for the family (June 15 to July 7)

THE Emperor’s New Clothes (from June 15 to July 7): KickstArt Theatre presents the enchanting musical, The Emperor’s New Clothes, which started this week and runs until July 7 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. The show has been famed by Broadway duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Steven Stead, with stunning designs by Greg King, this vibrant adaptation of the classic fairy tale promises laughter, lessons and theatrical magic, perfect for the whole family. Experience the whimsy and wonder as Emperor Marcus learns the value of honesty in the most colourful way imaginable. Don’t miss this delightful production that will captivate hearts and spark imaginations. Tickets are available from Webtickets.

The Villagers, Keryn Scott, Roshanda Lewis and Amahle Tembe are part of the cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes, from June 15 to July 7 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Photo: Val Adamson

Step back in time with Forever 80s (June 21, 22 & 23)

ENJOY musical performances by Kiara Teunissen, Cameron Holl and Tatum Teunissen as well as the dancers from the STEPS Dance Company with Forever 80s, which will be showing at Rhumbelow from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23.

Forever 80s is produced by Cathy and Alan Barry of One-Step Productions, choreographed and directed by Cathy Barry and music compilation by Alan Barry. Join their cast of fabulous singers and dancers on their journey through one of the most beloved music eras.

Show times:
Friday, June 21, at 19:30
Saturday, June 22, at 19:30
Sunday, June 23, at 14:00
Cost: R200 a ticket

Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. There will be limited secure parking available, and booking is essential. There will be a bar, and no alcohol may be brought onto the premises.

To book: Email roland@stansell.co.za or go to Computicket. For more info, contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636.

Classical music spectacle (June 20 & June 27)

THE KZN Philharmonic’s 2024 Winter Season is upon us and features a spectacular roster of classical music luminaries. It takes place in The Playhouse Opera every Thursday with each World Symphony Series concert starting at 19:00.

KZN Philharmonic Season tickets, and bookings for individual concerts, are available at Quicket outlets. For more information, call 031 369 9438, email bookings@kznphil.org.za or visit www.kznphil.org.za.

There are buses from Caister Lodge (R60 ret/dep 18:20); Westville Senior (R80 ret/dep 18:10); St Agnes Kloof (R100 ret/dep 17:50); Grace Church Umhlanga (R100/dep 18:10). Book through Quicket or subscribers book through KZNPO offices.

There is a 10:00 morning rehearsal, and tickets cost R60. The coffee shop will be open.

The next two concerts in the winter series take place on Thursday, June 20, and Thursday, June 27. Photo: Submitted

Let music be the food of love (Sunday, June 23)

ON Sunday, June 23, the Durban Chamber Choir will present a programme of choral music, interspersed with three organ pieces, which reflect on our love of music, to be performed at St Thomas Church, Musgrave, at 15:00.

The concert’s title work opens the programme, followed by an arrangement (in 16th-century European madrigal style) of the Beatles’ iconic song, Money Can’t Buy Me Love. From romantic love, the texts turn to religious devotion, reflecting musically on the Psalms, a prayer to Mary (from Rachmaninov’s Vespers) and a metaphorical medieval text, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.

Come and enjoy the choir as they celebrate choral music in an eclectic programme which will delight your heart.

Tickets will be available at the door for R100 and concessions R70.

The Durban Chamber Choir has been in existence for over 20 years, and its first members were mostly choristers from the Errol Slatter Chorale. Photo: Submitted

Future concerts and events to consider

All things house (June 29 to July 7)

THE annual nine-day event, the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show draws ever closer.

Experience the freshest trends in home decor, technology, sustainability and gardening from Saturday, June 29, to Sunday, July 7, at the Durban Exhibition Centre, starting at 08:00 every day.

For more info and to book, take a look at www.housegardenshow.co.za and follow Instagram and Facebook using @housegardenshow.

This year’s theme, ‘Creating Happy Homes’, is sure to bring together all the ingredients in one place to do just that. Photo: East Coast Radio House + Garden Show Facebook page

Enjoy musical concert at Rhumbelow (Sunday, June 30)

JOIN Judith Hawthorn and Ebenezer Fourie for an elegant concert programme of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits from all the shows we love, including Cats, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Aspects of Love, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard.

Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. There will be limited secure parking available, and booking is essential. There will be a bar, and no alcohol may be brought onto the premises.

Details of show:
Time: Sunday, June 30 at 14:00. The theatre opens 90 minutes before the show.
Cost: R180 a ticket

To book: Email roland@stansell.co.za or go to https://www.webtickets.co.za. For more info, contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636

Vocalist and pianist Judith Hawthorn will wow audiences in ‘Glorious Musicals’.



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