Good day Atterbury Newsletter Friends,

Although winter is very late this year, it is nearly time for the winter school holidays again and the theatre will really be trying to help all the mothers with something to keep the children entertained, this is the month of Children’s Theatre! They can look forward to Alice in Wonderland, The Littlest Mermaid, Cowboy Koekemoer van die Klein- Karoo and Aladdin!

May still features a few excellent shows:

29 May 2019 20h00 – CH3: CH2 & Chris Chameleon

Chris Chameleon’s brilliant use of his voice and his magnetic stage personality combines with CH2’s technical virtuosity and musical fireworks in typical CH2 fusion of Spanish Latin African rhythms with sommer lekker Afrikaans thrown in.

A lovely surprise this time is that Chris Chameleon created lyrics and extra melodic lines to some of the original CH2 compositions to create brand new songs.

CH2 also reworked some of Chris’s biggest hits in typical CH2 pizazz to all in all create a show on par with superb international standards.

30 May 2019 20h00 – Dark Side of the Moon: A Pink Floyd Tribute

This electrifying multi-dimensional show received raving reviews during the past eleven years and thousands of die-hard fans of one of the most successful rock bands of all time, who previously attended the Crazy Diamond shows across SA, were taken aback by the authentic sounds and captivating story.

Taking centre stage is Mel Botes, undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most talented guitarists and songwriters. His brilliance as guitar player had no limits in Crazy Diamond – A Tribute to Pink Floyd and swept music lovers off their feet!

Based on the success of the Crazy Diamond show, and on public demand – Mel has successfully launched the second chapter in his series of Pink Floyd Tribute shows in October 2014 at the Atterbury Theatre to a SOLD OUT audience, and were performed it in theatres across South Africa since!

The show will feature the whole of the DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album in the first half, and all the greatest Pink Floyd hits songs in the second half. Do not miss this event at the fantastic Atterbury Theatre that will bring justice to this production.

31 May & 1 June 2019 20h00 – Defending the Caveman

“Defending the Caveman” is the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. Penned by Rob Becker, Tim Plewman adapted the script for Southern Africa and went on to win the Vita Award for Best Actor in a comedy.

This production is still a hilarious, affectionate and insightful comedy that explains why men and women see the world so differently, and will have you looking at your partner with new eyes.

4 June 2019 19h00 – Pieter Koen & Manie Jackson

Pieter Koen and Manie Jackson will be sharing the stage for the first time at the Atterbury Theatre on 4 June 2019. These two popular Afrikaans singers will guarantee the audience an evening of fun and music for the whole family.

5 June 2019 20h00 – Amanda Strydom: Miss Mandy

Award winning singer, writer and actress Amanda Strydom was this year’s recipient of the Kunste Onbeperk Life Time Achievement award for her contribution to music. In February she won the Fiësta award for her 2018 production, Stadig oor die Klippers. 2019 marks her 40th year in the entertainment industry and she celebrates this milestone by taking the audience on a musical journey filled with stories and songs – from her first year as an actress in 1979 till present. She is accompanied by her brilliant pianist, Coenraad Rall.

7 June 2019 20h00 – Tweespoor: Richard v.d.Westhuizen & Steffie le Roux

Why it had to take such a long time for these two artists to realize what a special combination they make, no one can explain. Different foot prints lead up to a lovely story. They both have the amazing talent of songwriting and the ability to tell their stories in a unique way.

In this new production, “Tweespoor” Richard and Steffie succeed in merging music and lyrics in such a way that the simplicity has striking appeal and this assures their audience of a quality show, a sound that souls long for. Two wonderful people with warm, strong personalities full of humor and great heart.

We all leave footprints somewhere, sometime and occasionally none. Richard and Steffie tell their stories and they take us on a journey with their amazing music, songs such as “Wag  nog ‘n Bietjie”, “Hier waar jy hoort”, “Tweemantent”, “Tussen Treine” and “Dans in die Reën” and even an unexpected version of se Briels’ “Trein na Pretoria” which will definitely entertain the audience.

Footprints always lead somewhere or nowhere, but this production will leave a footprint for everyone to follow with lots of beautiful moments.

8 June 2019 11h00 – Nataniël: Gesels (Back by popular demand!)

For the past 20 years Nataniël has performed as speaker, booked by schools, universities, companies, churches, charities and magazines. He speaks with insight, empathy, humor and without fear, and now for the first time he will bring this to a theatre stage on 11th May at 11h00, at the Atterbury Theatre.

He will tell stories, talk about the place of the individual in a broken society, about the Kaalkop philosophy, explain his love of etiquette, the horror is social media, the value of shared knowledge, everyone’s need   for an opportunity to speak, health that begins in your head and an unique eye that leads to an unique life.

All of this is the motivation behind his work and also for this Lifestyle production. If time allows questions from the audience will be answered. A pleasant and unique experience! Hope, inspiration, fantasy, shock, consolation and new idea, everything in 75 minute

The Kaalkop shop will be available in the foyer.

No under 15s.

10 June 2019 20h00 – Elton John Tribute

The Elton John Tribute show is about reminding people of this iconic artist and what he did to form part of how we know music today. With over 100 Billboard charts like “Candle in the wind”, “Don’t go breaking my heart”, “Don’t let the sun go down on me”, “Your song”, “Rocket man” and “Can you feel the love tonight”, this show will be covering the top songs of Elton John’s career performed by the one and only Francois Olivier alongside one or two guest artists. Our goal is to take you back to a time of garage parties with disco lights, cassette players and funky shoes.

12 June 2019 20h00 – Adam Tas and Band

Adam Tas with his rough, husky voice and emotional lyrics is a much loved favourite of the South African music fans. He has the amazing ability to take his audience on an emotional journey, to unite them through his music and to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere as you find among old friends. Come and experience it on 12 June at the Atterbury Theatre.

14 & 15 June 2019 Various Times – Alice in Wonderland

Alice, our daydreaming 13 year old, played by the energetic Eunice Campher, is thrown into a world like no other; full of adventure. Alice soon finds out that everything isn’t always what it seems to be. On her adventure Alice meets some larger than life characters such as, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Luminous Caterpillar and the ever so mad Mad Hatter.

This fun production will definitely have young and old smiling and dancing with chart topping songs.

For a limited season only! Be sure not to miss this thrilling production!

Please book at: bookings@oakyt.co.za

18 June 2019 20h00 – Roan Ash Returns

Roan Ash is a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Pretoria, South Africa with a modern soul-pop-country style.

He started playing guitar in 2001, and in 2006 he started opening for other bands, and doing his own live performances. Since then, Roan has shared the stage with artists including Dan Patlansky, Matthew Mole, Jo Black, Jan Blohm, Koos Kombuis, Arno Carstens, Vusi Mahlasela, Glaskas, Klopjag, Robin Auld, Albert Frost and others.

Early 2018, Roan’s first 7 track EP was released titled, Whiskey To My Soul that has achieved Platinum status. Apple Music placed Roan’s song in other territories and Apple Music Nashville chose Roan to be part of the Nationwide Country Music Campaign.  Only 5 artists were chosen across the globe. Roan’s songs ended up in the A-List Country Music Playlist, which is one of the top 5 playlists in the world.

Roan’s streams has almost reached the 30 million mark worldwide to date and still climbing and If I Ever Saw Heaven and Whiskey to My Soul that was co-written with Christoph Kotzé, reached number one on several South African radio stations, both these music videos have also reached over a million streams on YouTube.  His EP reached Platinum status in less than a year.

20 June 2019 20h00 – The Bats

So you thought The Bats were a 100% South African? Well you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, baby, or rather……..“Take a sho’t left China, the toppies are now full on, proudly and clearly loudly……South African.”

And let me tell you, it’s THAT OLD BAT MAGIC  that will take you on a taxi ride from the Cape to the Townships, from the 60’s to now now, with no stops, just laughs and hair raising bends. Okay not so much of the hair and limited bends, but it’s a ride you won’t forget. And all four wheels are intact; Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, Pete Clifford and Derek Gordon are all still roadworthy, in a manner of speaking.

Being one of South Africa’s longest running products, with unlimited mileage, The Bats are back Rocking and Laughing the night away with their brand of memorable music and side splitting humour. So if you want to forget your troubles like ZUMA, JULIUS AND THE GUPTAS, pop in and let them relax you.

Ja these four vintage classics bring to you the murst amazing shurw that is cool, kiff, and just plain lekker…..seriaas!

Rock up. They’re legend!

21 June 2019 20h00 – Mnr. Seks Mev Kopseer

Mr Seks en Mev Kopseer” is a concept as old as the mountains. We already know by this time that the man is always ready for sex whereas the woman might never be ready – not true? It is only recently that they have started talking from the bedroom, and we find that it is actually much more “50 shades of gray”.

In Timothy Kieswetter’s latest educational comedy, he discards all the stereotypical behavior that links us to male and female sex.

Do not allow society to place you in a stereotypical box. We invite you to meet the Alpha man, the Voortrekker-Tannie, the Sexy Tart, the player and many more characters and see how they are de-boxed.

Come and enrich your marriage with this entertaining and hilarious one-man comedy and discover Mr. Seks and Mev Kopseer in a brand new light. This is a comedy you do NOT want to miss.

23 – 27 June 2019 Various Times – The Littlest Mermaid

ACT Studios Presents the Littlest Mermaid!

A magical musical performed by children for children.

There’s no place like the magical world under the sea. This winter take a break from the cold and travel under the sea to a magical kingdom filled with mermaids, under the sea creatures, queens of the underworld, princes and sailors.

Based on the classic story of The Little Mermaid. The Littlest Mermaid takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea. Where a beautiful young mermaid named Annabel longs to leave her home under the sea to live in the human world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of the evil queen of the underworld and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.

Featuring delightful songs and fascinating characters. The Littlest Mermaid provides the perfect escape from the dreary winter nights for the whole family. Filled with magic and surprise, it will delight fairy-tale enthusiasts as well as those taking their first trip down into the deep blue sea.

Through dramatic use of lights, sound and interaction with the characters on stage, the audience will find themselves thrown into an enchanted world surrounded by a small army of sea creatures, and a mermaid in search of her true love.

28 & 29 June 2019 11h00 – Cowboy Koekemoer van die Klein- Karoo

Far, far on the horizon, a cloud if dust is approaching….. It is Cowboy Koekemoer from the Klein Karoo on his trusted giraffe, Shorty, just ready to teach the thieves a lesson.

When there is danger Cowboy Koekemoer is the calmest cowboy in the whole Karoo! Come and see how this storybook comes to life on stage, full of fun, suspense and adventure  and makes you look forward to then next episode!

30 June 2019 16h00 – Lag van die Huil: Mathys Roets & Dana Snyman

Mathys and Dana will take you with on a bittersweet journey of stories that will let you laugh and some will make you sad. Life is just like that. This is a brand new production where music and stories join.

Mathys says: “It is wonderful how some music and certain stories come together. When I sing Gert Vlok Nel’s Hillside lullaby it reminds Dana of the story he wrote about a pregnant bar lady.” Dana says to know who you are, you must know where you come from and the best way is with the help of music and stories.

“Just about every song I sing, tells a story” says Mathys. “It is as though Dana and I are in a constant conversation.” They are both very excited about this show. “Is intelligent music and stories not all we have to understand each other and the more profound things in life.”

4 – 13 July 2019 Various Times – Aladdin

A Whole New World for young and old

This July, the producers of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast bring a brand new show to the Atterbury Theatre. This production promises to enthral audiences, young and old.

The production of ALADDIN boasts with a cast of 45 performers that will take you on a journey with toe tapping music, witty dialogue and beautiful costumes.

The popular story of Aladdin has a few interesting twists here and there which is true to the O.A.K. Youth Theatre style.

Aladdin, played by the charming Miguel de Sampaio, struggles to accept his mediocre lifestyle and he wishes to rise above this current station. A brief encounter with the beautiful Princess Jasmin, played by talented Eldirè Strauss, leads to Aladdin being imprisoned. The Sultan’s evil Vizier, Zahar, then persuades to retrieve an object from the Cave of Wonders in return for Aladdin’s release. This mission will change the course of Aladdin’s life somewhat dramatically.

The 2018 crowd favourite, Matthew Otto (Gaston in Beauty and the Beast) returns to the stage to play the boisterous Genie in Aladdin.

With a mix of contemporary pop songs and well-known classics from the renowned Disney Musicals, this Musical will have you singing and toe tapping gleefully. For some good, clean family entertainment book you tickets now at iTickets.co.za

Aladdin will be staged at the Atterbury Theatre from 4 – 13 July 2019 from Monday to Saturdays with Matinee performances on Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket prices are from R140 – R160 pp.

For more info please follow us on Facebook and Instagram or go to our Website www.oaky.co.za.

If you are one of the lucky ones going on holiday we wish safe travel and a wonderful holiday! If you are staying at home bring the children for a show and do treat yourself to a show and dinner at one of our excellent restaurants!

Kind regards,

Paulette

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