Three of Durban’s most loved and versatile performers, Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon, make up the formidable femme de force known as The Glitter Girls. And this festive season you can catch their award-winning show at the Playhouse Loft Theatre.
Presented by MacBob Productions, in association with The Playhouse Company, The Glitter Girls can be seen from December 9 to 20.
The talented trio, who light up the stage and have the audience eating out of the palms of their manicured hands, are natural comics and I can vouch for the fact they they keep the audience in stitches with their irrepressible performances.
The Glitter Girls plays tribute to the eighties when the girls go back to 1989, neon, big hair … and school. The show hinges around the 25th anniversary reunion of Skolliesville High School’s Class of 1989.
Patrons can look forward to songs from the 80s, right up to today, with hits from Bananarama, Eurythmics, Rihanna, Madonna and Abba.
Witness the Glitter Girls re-living their greatest triumphs, trials and heartbreaks in this comic caper, which won the 2014 Mercury Durban Theatre Award for Best Musical Review, and also a best actress in a musical review award for Liesl Coppin.
A highlight of the show is when the ‘Girls’ gender-bend into their alter-egos – Kenny de la Mer, Ruben Lipshitz and John Grey. These ‘dudes’ are underscored by the unmistakable backbeat of Duran Duran, Rick Astley, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, to name a few.
Bobbert, Coppin and Loudon, all three previous recipients of the coveted Mercury Durban Theatre Personality of the Year Award, are absolute charmers, and one doesn’t have to be an eighties child to enjoy this light hearted and highly entertaining musical comedy.
Performances are at 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays) with 3 pm matinees on December 13, 19 and 20.
Tickets are R155 (adults) and R120 (students and pensioners). Booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or the Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 (office hours).