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.
“a musical with an international punch, a debut production that astonishes with its assuredness.” – Karen Rutter, WeekendSpecial
“…witty one-liners that are met with sassy comebacks.” – Kirsten Delcie, Whats On In Cape Town
High drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, as Merle’s daughter, Abigail, announces her engagement to her boyfriend, Alan. As Merle puts it: “He’s a good-looking white chap!” But it’s never smooth sailing in the world of musicals when Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse – who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC – is determined to get her back and, if not, threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.
Aunty Merle, The Musical boasts a talented South African cast including Marc Lottering as Aunty Merle, Tracey-Lee Oliver as Abigail, Paul du Toit as Alan, Loukmaan Adams as Denver Paulse, with a stellar support cast including Royston Stoffels, Tankiso Mamabolo, Gina Shmukler, Adrian Galley, Carmen Maarman, Zandile Madliwa, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Anzio September, Crystal Finck and Austin Rose – accompanied by a live 8-piece band.
Twenty-two original songs, with lyrics by Marc Lottering and Tarryn Lamb; musical direction by Alistair Izobel and choreography by Grant Van Ster, 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.