Written by comedian Marc Lottering, and directed by Lara Foot, Aunty Merle The Musical has received no fewer than 4 Fleur Du Cap Theatre Nominations, enjoyed a sell-out season last year and is back by public demand.
Aunty Merle The Musical Triumphantly returns to the Baxter Theatre from 2 – 28 April 2018
Aunty Merle The Musical boasts 14 actors and a live band
High drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, when Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to her Bantry Bay boyfriend Alan (Alistair Moulton-Black). 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.
The role of Aunty Merle is played by Marc Lottering.
Musical Direction is by Alistair Izobell and choreography by Grant Van Ster. Lyrics are by Tarryn Lamb and Marc Lottering. Twenty-two original songs have earned the cast standing ovations.
Other cast members include Tankiso Mamabolo, Kate Normington, Zandile Madliwa, Bianca Flanders, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Adrian Galley, Roberto Kyle, Ruben Engel, Carmen Maarman and Royston Stoffels.
Performances are Monday to Friday at 19:30 and Saturdays 14:00 and 19:30.
Ticket prices range from R100 to R195. Monday and Tuesday R100/R160, Wednesday and Thursday R160, Friday and Saturday R195. Saturday Matinees (14:00) R135/R165.
Book through Webtickets here – Pick ‘n Pay outlets and the Baxter 021 685 7880. Note age restriction PG 14.
For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers please phone the Baxter Sales department on 021 680 3962 or 021 680 3993.