Head to the Hexagon Dive theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus this festive season for a trip back in time courtesy of This is the Seventies.
The 70s were a period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them!
The list of musicians whose music has been chosen for this show reads like a who’s who of 20th Century icons, from John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King and Paul Simon to Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gloria Gaynor and groups like The Rolling Stones, ABBA, Three Dog Night, Four Seasons and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Their music provided the soundtrack of a decade. Woodstock was over, but it opened the floodgates for a diversity of music which stretched the boundaries of rock, pop, country and folk, and disco!
Bringing the songs to life are Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Brandon Bosch and Daniel Rossouw. The show is directed by Peter Mitchell with sound design by Marcus Henning.
So, if a groovy evening of nostalgic music is your bag, then head to the Hexagon Dive. It’s gonna be far out, if you dig… Be there or be square!
This is the Seventies will be staged on December 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 pm for 7.30 pm. Doors open at 6.45 pm.
Tickets are R8 and bookings can be made via email at email@example.com The shows are picnic-style evenings, so bring food, but no drinks. There is a cash bar.