Marc Lottering’s Aunty Merle sashays into Jozi this coming February 2019

Popular comedian, Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego, Aunty Merle Abrahams sashays onto the stage for the first time in Johannesburg with Aunty Merle, The Musicalfrom 1 February until 3 March 2019 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre.

Written by comedian, Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot, the show has received four Fleur du Cap nominations and has already enjoyed two sell-out seasons in Cape Town to rave reviews.

a musical with an international punch, a debut production that astonishes with its assuredness.” – Karen Rutter, WeekendSpecial

“…witty one-liners that are met with sassy comebacks.” – Kirsten Delcie, Whats On In Cape Town

High drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, as Merle’s daughter, Abigail, announces her engagement to her boyfriend, Alan.  As Merle puts it: “He’s a good looking white chap!”  But it’s never smooth-sailing in the world of musicals when Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse – who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC – is determined to get her back – and if not, threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.

Aunty Merle, The Musical boasts a talented South African cast including Marc Lottering as Aunty Merle, Tracey-Lee Oliver as Abigail, Paul du Toit as Alan, Loukmaan Adams as Denver Paulse, with a stellar support cast including Royston Stoffels, Tankiso Mamabolo, Gina Shmukler, Adrian Galley, Carmen Maarman, Zandile Madliwa, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Anzio September, Crystal Finck and Austin Rose – accompanied by a live 8-piece band.

Twenty-two original songs, with lyrics by Marc Lottering and Tarryn Lamb; musical direction by Alistair Izobel and choreography by Grant Van Ster, have earned the cast thunderous standing ovations.

Aunty Merle – The Musical is suitable for all ages (no under 3’s).  Tickets from R145 are available through Webtickets and Pick ‘n Pay outlets.  Performances are Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, with matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.  Visit www.joburgtheatre.com for more information.

Cape Town fans can also expect a triumphant return season at the Baxter Theatre from 3rd December, 2018 to 5th January, 2019.

Join in the conversation online with #MerleInJozi:

Facebook: @Marc-Lottering AND @auntymerlethemusical

Twitter: @marclottering

Instagram: @marc_lottering

Zander de Beer
Zander de Beer

Editor: Entertainment

Zander de Beer is a dynamic young actor, singer and content creator who has been prominent in the entertainment industry since 2010. He is known for his roles and appearances on platforms like MNET, SABC, Vuzu, Mzanzi and KykNet. Zander is an active YouTube flogger and his involvement in music videos and short films are broadening his environment and achievements to an intentional accreditation level.

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