Welcome to the Love Shack - a Valentine's Cabaret
The The Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society began the year with the second installment of the hugely successful Holiday Theatre Project. Now it’s time for the grown-ups to have their own party at the annual G&S Valentine’s Cabaret, this year named “Welcome to the Love Shack”.
The show features a fabulous line-up of local performers led on, and off, stage by well-known local theatre personality and G&S President, Rose Cowpar. “This show really has something for everyone; couples, friends, family and anyone who enjoys a great night’s entertainment!” Cowpar said.
Welcome to the Love Shack is directed by Cowpar, who is joined by Jesse Barth as Vocal Director and Vernon Van Der Merwe as Choreographer, both in their G&S debut, and both taking the stage as well. Jesse and Vernon were part of the Holiday Theatre Project Mentoring Program during the recent production of Music! Movies! Magic! and that experience has seen a huge boost in confidence as they tackle their first solo outing.
The cast features a diverse and dynamic mix of youth and experience including Roelene Primo, Leandi Fontini, Hlumelo Milo Dyantyi, Taryn Bigge and Hairspray cast members Khanyisile Peppeta and Lynette Gravatt. Tim Jacobs and Alistair Josephs return after last years Blast from the Past alongside newcomer Kristy-Ann Govender. Tiaan Bosch returns to the Savoy stage12 years after he last worked with Cowpar who said “his excitement to be back is so infectious! It’s wonderful to know that the experiences our cast and crew get to be a part of not only inspire a love of theatre, they also make such special memories”.
Audiences will be singing and dancing along to hits from the charts, the classics, stage and screen with some surprise mashups and comedy numbers. This year’s selection features songs made famous by the B-52s, Huey Lewis, and many more. After the success of last year’s guest artist spot, we will be welcoming the likes of Harrison Dax Nash and Andre MacKay to the stage this year with more surprise artists!
Welcome to the Love Shack runs from the 14th to the 18th of February 2023 at the Savoy Theatre beginning with a special Valentine’s Day performance at 7.00pm on Valentine’s evening, Wednesday 14th February, where patrons can also choose to enjoy a 3 course meal. This is followed by 7.30pm shows on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th and 2.00pm matinees on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. Tickets are just R120, or R850 for a table of 8 or R90 for all tickets for the Saturday Matinee. On Valentine’s evening patrons can choose to enjoy a special package which includes a 3 course meal and the show for just R300pp.
Patrons will be seated at tables and are welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy during the show. Finger snacks will be sold at our Coffee Bar to build your own platter and delicious burgers will be sold at the weekend shows. The Savoy Bar and Coffee Bar will be open for all shows.
Although G&S are celebrating Valentine‘s Day, this is a show for everyone, not just couples - have a girl’s night out, get together with a group of friends or bring your book club or work party.
The Valentine’ Cabaret is the major G&S fundraiser for the year so please support G&S and keep the great theatre coming in 2024.
|+27 (0) 72 906 1977
|+ 27 (0) 72 906 1977
|The Savoy Theatre and Conference Centre
|Diaz Rd & Stirk St,