Star light, star bright at uShaka Marine World


THE countdown to Christmas has begun and at uShaka Marine World preparations are already underway for the eagerly anticipated Dolphins By Starlight extravaganza.

This year’s production, themed A Christmas Adventure, promises to continue the tradition of thrilling and delighting young and old alike.

It will run at 7 pm from December 10 to 14 and is creatively directed and produced by Karen van Pletsen of Raise Your Voice. Multi award-winning creative Gouldie will lend his talents to the staging and choreography of the show.

Dolphins By Starlight will star Clive Gumede and Samanther Landers, accompanied by the magnificent voices of the 20 piece Durban Gospel Choir, angelic child star, Lasandra Majola,  and a live band headed by award-winning  musical director, Evan  Roberts.

The cast will lead the audience in festive sing-alongs as well as perform musical hits such as Rihanna’s Halo, Josh Groban’s  The Prayer, Luther Vandross’ Love the one you’re with, and Nicolas Jonas’ Christmas Prayer to name but a few.

A troupe of glamorous contemporary dancers, together with ballet sensations Nkanyiso Kunene and Leagan Peffer will add to this spectacle and sparkle of the show, but the most graceful stars will undoubtedly be our stunning Sea World Dolphins. This special ‘fun finned’ cast will also include 2015 Durban’s Living Legend Gambit.

This show promises many surprises – including precious snowflakes sent from the North Pole (courtesy of Minette de Klerk Dance Studio) and some rather excitable elves (played by Paz Genik, Daisey Spencer, and Jacobus Van Heerden) who will get the audience bopping to their North Pole Musical Hits I want to swing from the Christmas Tree and It’s all about the toys. 

Our much loved uShaka Ocean Warrior Mascots – Slippy, Raggy, Rusty and Delia – will also be on hand to remind audiences that the very best Christmas present of all is protecting our precious ocean.

Tickets are R160 (R130 children) and are available at Computicket and at uShaka ticketing on 031- 328 8000. For more information go to


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