The latest hit show from the Mother City AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL finally comes to Joburg Theatre, from 1 February 2019.
Written by comedian Marc Lottering, and directed by Lara Foot, AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL has received no fewer than 4 Fleur Du Cap Theatre Nominations. The show enjoyed two sell-out seasons last year, and will be back in Cape Town for a third season, by public demand.
AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL boasts 14 actors and a live band. High Drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, when Merle’s daughter Abigail announces her engagement to her Bantry Bay boyfriend Alan. As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!” But it’s never smooth sailing in the world of Musicals. Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse, who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back. If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.
The role of Aunty Merle is played by Marc Lottering.
Musical Direction is by Alistair Izobel and choreography by Grant Van Ster. Lyrics are by Tarryn Lamb and Marc Lottering. Twenty-Two original songs have earned the cast thunderous standing ovations.
Other cast members include Loukaam Adams, Tankiso Mamabolo, Zandile Madliwa, Alistair Moulten-Black, Sizwesandile Mnisi. Adrian Galley, Roberto Kyle, Carmen Maarman and Royston Stoffels.