Pieter Toerien presents
Paul Slabolepszy’s new hit play
FORDSBURG’S FINEST
Starring Paul Slabolepszy & Chi Mhende
Directed By Bobby Heaney
Theatre on the Bay, 14 Aug to 10 Sep

“Shirley Valentine’

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay.

Dates: 3 – 13 August 2021.

Shirley Valentine returns to Theatre On the Bay!

Shirley Valentine is an award-winning British one-woman play by Willy Russell. A bored, middle-aged housewife, Shirley is trapped in a stale, loveless marriage. Her children are all grown up and she frequently talks to the wall in her kitchen while preparing her husband’s regular evening meal of egg and chips. Shirley feels stuck in a rut and finds solace in her daily glass of wine as she muses over the lack of excitement in her life. When her best friend asks her to go to Greece with her for 2 weeks, Shirley jumps at the chance with a mix of exhilaration and jittery nerves. Leaving a note for her husband that simply reads “Gone to Greece – Back in two weeks” Shirley leaves for her holiday.

While relaxing on holiday, she rediscovers the woman she used to be and the happiness that she has been missing. Shirley embarks on a passionate affair with Costas, a local Greek man, and realizes that there is more to life than the dull, mundane existence she leads back home in Liverpool.

Making a radical decision, she leaves her friend at the airport and goes back to the hotel she has been staying at to ask for a job. Finally, she is living the life she has dreamed of and rediscovered the self-confidence she has lost.

Starring Natasha Sutherland.

Direction by Gina Schmukler.

Ticket prices: R180 – R230 through Computicket or (021) 438-3300.

Running time: Approx’ 100 mins, with a 20-minute internal.

Note: Tickets sold in pairs.

PG (Adult themes).

Booking link:

https://tickets.computicket.com/event/shirley_valentine/2589540

 

James Grace’s ‘ROMANZA’

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay

Dates: 12 – 23 July 2022

James Grace returns with Romanza

Starring James Grace on guitar, accompanied by Carli Olivier’s Compañía Sophia Spanish Dance Company.

Following sold-out seasons of RECUERDOS at both Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay in 2017 and the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino in 2018, internationally acclaimed and award-winning South African based guitarist JAMES GRACE once again joins forces with COMPAÑíA SOPHIA, directed by Spanish Dance choreographer and principle dancer CARLI OLIVIER to present their brand-new production, ROMANZA; a Spanish-inspired guitar and dance programme featuring music from Grace’s recent SAMA-winning album ANADALUZA – MUSIC OF SPAIN III, including specially arranged works by composers including Albéniz, de Falla, and José Galván with original choreography by Olivier.

As always, allow the sway of skirts electrified by flamenco dancers with the sounds of guitar and castanets transport you to the beauty and romance of Spain.

Praise for RECUERDOS (2018):

“…the grammar and vocabulary of the choreography conjures up a storm of formal Spanish dance protocol blended with a touch of utter magic.” – Robyn Sassen.

“…a stunning visual experience…” – Sheila Chisholm, www.weekendspecial.co.za.
Ticket prices: R180 – R250 through Computicket or (021) 438-3300.

Running time: Approx’ 90 minutes, with a 20-minute internal.

Note: Tickets sold in pairs.

No age restriction.

Booking link:

https://tickets.computicket.com/event/james_grace_s_romanza/7184923