Catch Durban’s talented Thomsons at the Rhumbelow Theatre


Durban’s Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, off Bartle Road, Umbilo, will be staging Thomson Verses Thomson, featuring the talents of Barry and Calli Thomson, at 8 pm on Friday, August 12, 8 pm on Saturday, August 13 and 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, August 14.

Barry (guitar and vocals) and Calli (piano and vocals) present an intimate and funny musical show consisting of duets that they’ve sung and played in shows and bands over the years together, as well as songs that have influenced their lives. Enjoy entertaining stories about how things actually happened.

The show includes a couple of clever mash medleys portraying conversations – and arguments – between couples in bands and couples in real life too!

Barry and Calli are no strangers to the Durban music and theatres scene having played in many shows together at the Heritage, Barnyard, Catalina and Sneddon theatres such as The Guitar That Rocked the World, Unplugged, Johnny Plays Guitar, Forever Young, Rock me Amadeus, La Vida and 80’s tribute show Alive and Kicking.

Barry’s shows include Taste of Thomson and tribute shows to Dire Straits and The Eagles, The Jazz Singer (tribute to Neil Diamond), Rock Legends, More Than a Feeling, his solo acoustic show Up Close and Personal and most recently Woodstock at The Rhumbelow.

Calli has been musical director, and band member of numerous shows at the Barnyard such as Glory Days, Rock Around the Clock, Walking in Memphis, Your Momma Don’t Dance, Celtic Rock, Natural Woman, Hollywood Rocks, Rocking all Over the World, Big Band Magic, Viva Las Vegas, Elvis Forever, Broadway Rocks, Route 66, LM Radio, Diamonds & Pearls, 99 Hits, Those Were the Days, Thank You for the Music and 50 Carat Gold.

Fans can expect music from Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Shania Twain, Kate Bush, Kid Rock, Cheryl Crow, Sting, Supertramp, Barbara Streissand, Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt in this new show.

Tickets are R140 (pensioners and block bookings of eight or more R120) at Computicket.

The venue opens 90 minutes before the show, so bring along a picnic dinner but no drinks – there is a cash bar.

Barry’s new acoustic CD will be on sale.

Inquiries: Roland at 082 499 8636 or email


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