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30 November 2017 to 13 January 2018

Baxter Theatre

Popular Comedian Marc Lottering’s most beloved character, Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone, sashays onto the stage in the musical-comedy AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL.

High Drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to Alan (Stephen Jubber).  As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!”

But it’s never smooth-sailing in the world of Musicals.  Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse, (Loukmaan Adams), who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back.  If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.

And what of Merle’s son Carl (Roberto Kyle), who spends so many hours with his Varsity friend Siya (Sizwesandile Mnisi). The Boys are obsessed with Beyonce. Merle’s neighbour Soraya Samsodien(Carmen Maarman) certainly has some thoughts of her own around this.

And then there’s Lydia Majola (Tankiso Mamabolo) from Khayelitsha.  She has been on a 20 year journey with Merle, employed as Merle’s Helper.  But how can Mrs Majola focus on cleaning a house when she has just discovered that her Husband’s a Blesser?  In addition, Mrs Majola’s feisty daughter Nambitha (Zandile Madliwa), fresh from Oxford University, has a venomous political apple to peel with Abigail.

Can Aunty Merle get everyone to live happily ever after, and still pull off the Wedding of the Year?

The role of Merle’s long suffering husband Dennis is played by veteran Royston Stoffels, Alan’s parents, Claire and David White are played by Kate Normington and Adrian Galley.

Best friends of Abigail and Alan are played by Anray Amansure (who plays Liezel) and Daniel Richards (plays Jakes).Marc Lottering stars as Aunty Merle Abrahams.

Featuring 14 actors and a live band, AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL promises to take the audience on a terrific trip.  Script is by Marc Lottering, and Musical Direction is by Alistair Izobell.  Between the two, they have been entertaining South Africans for more than two decades.

Performances are Monday to Friday at 8pm and Saturdays 4pm and 8pm.  Ticket prices range from R100 to R135 and R260 on New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31 December).

There are early bird specials at R120 for performances Monday 30 November to Thursday 7 December 2017.

Note age restriction PG 14 and no shows on Sundays, except News Year’s Eve.

Book through Computicket, Checkers and Shoprite outlets online – Credit card bookings call 0861 915 8000 or Baxter Box Office 021 685 7880 Monday toSaturday 8am to 8pm.

For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers please phone the Baxter Sales department on 021 680 3962 or 021 680 3993.

AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL is the perfect show for the festive season. Book now!

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