THE Rhumbelow Theatre Pietermaritzburg at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Alan Paton (Durban) Road, Pietermaritzburg hosts The Golden Days of Springbok Radio with Frank Graham at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, April 24.
Do you remember a time when the only home entertainment we had was our precious radio? Do you remember our universally popular Springbok Radio with its plethora of music shows and quiz shows? And, particularly, do you recall the vast numbers of plays, serials, and series? Do you remember, above all, the comedies that could help to lift your spirits at the end of a hard day?
Of course you do – and with affection, I would suggest. Those were the days of Inspector Carr, Henry Simon of the Missing Persons Bureau, of Doctor Paul and Mary Livingston, MD. They were the days of No 1 and No 2, Sir Gregory Pitkin, Mildred Murfin and Humbert and Lolita Snetherswaite; the days of Able Seaman Johnson, Percy Snodgrass and Kenneth Wibley.
From 1968 on, the vast majority of comedies was recorded right here in Durban, many of them in front of “live” audiences.
So, come and spend a nostalgic afternoon or evening at the Rhumbelow with Frank Graham, one of South Africa’s most versatile character actors and comedians as he re-invokes those memories with his hugely popular brand of humour. You’ll go home with a song in your heart!
Tickets are R140 (R120 for pensioners or tables of eight or more) and you are welcome to bring food picnic baskets, but no drinks. There is a cash bar.
Booking is essential. Book at Computicket or phone or email Roland for bookings at 082 499 8636 or firstname.lastname@example.org