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Good day Atterbury Newsletter Friends,

Good news! The Russian Ballet shows are always at Monte Casino or Emperors Palace, but we have now managed to convince them to do one show at the Atterbury Theatre on 26 July at 20h00. It will be The Crown of the Russian Ballet, with Paquita as the first act and The Firebird as the second act. Do book now as tickets are already flying!

Shows in June:

3 June 2018 17h00 – Amanda Strydom & Coenraad Rall- Stadig oor die Klippers

Amanda Strydom’s new show debuted at the KKNK this year to packed venues and enthusiastic audiences. A wide range of emotions is covered, from laughter to tragedy as Amanda sings about love, life, death, the blue planet, distress, outcasts and freaks. She sings in many languages, some of her own songs, but also from Johannes Kerkorrel, Sting, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. The talented Coenraad Rall is the musical director and pianist and responsible for the arrangements. Come and enjoy Amanda at her best on 3 June at 17h00.

7 June 2018 20h00 – Jan Blohm Trio

Jan Blohm is no stranger to the South African music industry. 2018 sees Jan back on stage with a three piece band with his own songs inspired by Blues and Soul music. The audience can look forward to some old favourites like Groentrui and Breyten se Brief but especially to music from his brand new full length album which will be released later this year.

14 & 15 June 2018 20h00 – Pure Coenie

Coenie de Villiers is back with a new album, and it will be released at the concert: Pure Coenie, at the Atterbury Theatre on 14 & 15 June. It is the same concert that had audiences raving at the KKNK festival: reviewer Wim Vorster said “definitely his most beautiful concert”. Guitar maestro Mauritz Lotz will be joining Coenie on stage as well as Brandon October and Leon Gropp. The concert will be supplemented by audio visual material by Loui Griebenow and this album will be memorable in the history of music. Make sure that you do not miss this first release and copies in a limited market.

16 June 2018 18h30 – The Time of Her life

Les Danseuses (Adult Ballet Studio) has produced a Ballet Concert with the theme: For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

17 June 2018 16h00 – Manuel & Zita- Toeka en Nou

For only one afternoon, the legend Manuel Escorcio and the exceptionally talented Zita Pretorius, two respected solo artists, bring their production “Toeka en Nou” to the stage of the Atterbury Theatre. Sharing a unique repertoire filled with magical solos and a flow of duets in harmony.

Style, an abundance of charm, a touch of humour and heavenly voices. Manuel and Zita move with ease between genres and taking a sentimental journey through decades and sharing with the audience the all-time favourites that touch the heart.

This show has it all – beautiful melodies, lyrics filled with nostalgia and arrangements that will give you chills. Famous old songs and new stories will keep the audience spell bound.

Make this Father’s day a fun day of fellowship

21 & 22 June 2018 20h00 – Schalk Bezuidenhout: Snorseun

Schalk Bezuidenhout, die curly-haired comedian with his trademark jerseys and sharp tongue is the most exciting new voice in South African stand-up. Since this Kempton Park native opened for Trevor Noah (in 2015 and again in 2017) his career has skyrocketed. Some of his many awards include two Comics Choice Awards and a recent SAFTA.

He is a well-known face on television, especially in the role of Danny in the kykNET series Hotel and as anchor of the news satire show Die Ware Naarheid met Schalk Bezuidenhout, also on kykNET. This year Schalk returns to the Atterbury Theatre with his new one-man show, Snorseun. Theatre goers can look forward to Schalk at his best, with new material, razor-sharp observations and social commentary about life and living in South Africa.

Snorseun will bring about multiple reactions, and the biggest one will be hysterical laughter. (Please note: this show contains similar material to the “I’m Sarie” show during the recent Sarie Festival in March this year.)

24 June 2018 16h00 – Thobeka Mahlangu

The Nzinis Creations presents the Revival Encounter with Thobeka Mahlangu. Thobeka Mahlangu is a worshipper, song writer, and an extremely talented musician. She broke into the music scene in 2011, singing professionally alongside gospel giants and wowed audiences across the country with her amazing voice.

In this production, Thobeka Mahlangu will be singing new songs that she wrote. She will be accompanied by a fabulous 6-piece live band. Featuring Nompumelelo Mtshweni, Ayanda Shange, Siwe Mngxuma and a surprise guest.

For those lucky enough to witness it, this is truly a special event you will talk about for years to come! Book your tickets today to avoid disappointments.

27 June 2018 20h00 – Steve Hofmeyr: Skree

Steve Hofmeyr, singer, songwriter, actor, author and activist, has reason to smile. He has recorded his 30th CD in so many years. His previous double-platinum release was one of South Africa’s best sellers for 2016 and now his army of supporters can look forward to SKREE, his latest original album for 2018.

“I felt like writing again, and SKREE is the result,” says he as he embarks on an international tour with stop-overs in Australia and New Zealand. He brings a taste of his Africa to thousands of expats all over the world, often introducing new Afrikaans acts.

“I can’t wait to see the Down Under reaction to singers Refentse and Emo Adams, two Afrikaans colleagues accompanying me. They are awesome talents. Should be a blast.” He will return home for the publication of his 11th book, a crime novel titled, Die Onaantasbares (The Untouchables). This will be his 6th novel.

“Boredom and I are incompatible,” says the 53-year-old, recently a father again. His daughter, Romy-lee, his 6th “contribution”, was born on June 19th, 2017. He quips: “If you thought I was finished, shame on you…”

Pretoria-born Steve Hofmeyr has entertained the world for three decades, and his creativity knows no bounds. It started as a young rocker in movies, musicals and television (Agter elke man, Kampus, No Hero, Dis Hoe Dit Is, Platteland, Pretville, Treurgrond, etc) in the mid-80’s, culminating into one of the most enduring Afrikaans acts in history with a powerful and popular presence in 21st century South Africa.

He entertains South Africans in sold-out concerts weekly, his unforgettable hits, big voice, sense of humour, pithy rants and strong social commentary leaving no stone unturned nor person unmoved. He has fostered a healthy Facebook (416k), Twitter (245k) and Instagram (27k) following, where you can reach him, well, right now!

Says Steve: “I don’t need to win. I just need to be heard. And once we master this, I believe in the greatest country on earth, South Africa.”

28 June 2018 20h00 – Navi Redd

Let’s face it, men singing a cappella has never been an unsightly occurrence…and these a cappella “rebels” bend all the rules and regulations of this genre.

“A cappella” of course meaning: No musical instruments, no back-tracks…Using nothing other than their brilliant vocal chords and astounding microphone techniques.

Navi Redd is an a cappella group with a sting in its tail and its repertoire includes anything from Johnny Clegg to Kurt Darren, Rolling Stones to the Bee Gees…

Since the group’s inception early in 2004, Navi Redd has been amusing crowds all over South Africa, and has grown to be loved by the public and widely respected by all involved in the corporate entertainment industry … A cappella for the people!

Theatre supremo Richard Loring has the following to say about Navi Redd:

“Navi Redd is one of those rare breed of artists who combine a spellbinding mastery of vocal sounds with captivating originality. This is seen in their innovative ideas in marketing and reaching younger and newer audiences in the music market in South-Africa.

Their vocal expertise and passion for their work make them especially marketable in the South African Industry, where audiences have not been exposed to their work. I believe that Navi Redd is one of the most exciting, accomplished and promising vocal groups to emerge from South Africa…”

28 June 2018 11h00 – Babalela

Babalela is a children’s book about the adventures of Babalela who lives in the dark bush under a big green leaf. His friends are Wrrumpie, Meeboskat en Potifant, Knortand and 8 Fripperwakkies.

A horrible man with a red cap wants to capture Babalela and all the animals decide to teach him a lesson.

Bookings: 082 572 2408/

29 June 2018 20h00 – Spoegwolf Live

Spoegwolf is a band from the Paarl. With their though-provoking lyrics and rich sound, Spoegwolf have all the ingredients to make their music stand out from what is available in the current Afrikaans market. On 29 June they will bring a show hope and music to the Atterbury Theatre.

29 June 2018 11h00 – Rooikappie

The story of Rooikappie (Little Red Riding Hood) has been entertaining us for ages. Everyone knows the story of how she had to take a basket of lovely treats to her sick Granny, walking all alone in the wood.

But why is Granny so sick? Does Rooikappie talk to anyone else in the wood or only to Wolf? How does Granny and the Woodcutter know each other? Come and see all these characters on stage but be warned, this is a story with a twist with some other characters not in the usual storybook. The production is 100% suitable for children – none of the characters are eaten or killed!

Bookings: 082 572 2408/

30 June 2018 11h00 – In die Land van Kammalielie

Music from the Ghoema and Tempo nominated CD for Best Children’s Album.

Kammalielie Land has been struck by a huge thunder storm. This was caused by the enormous sneeze of the giant, Bambino. Fairies and gnomes have been blown away, even into Human Land. Will Klara, the fairy ever find her way back to Fairyland? Will someone in Human land help her find her way back to her best friend, Kielie, the gnome?

Come with Anna Davel to Kamalielie Land and help the lost fairy to find her way safely back to her little house and all her friends.

The theatre offers the ideal escape from everyday problems.

As Plato said:

Music gives a soul to the universe,

Wings to the mind,

Flight to the imagination

And life to everything.

Kind regards,