Marc Lottering’s famous Aunty Merle’s Wraps up Final Week in Johannesburg
South Africa, Johannesburg ; Aunty Merle’s final week has everyone wanting more! With rave reviews and standing ovations night after night. Aunty Merle – Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego – has sashayed into the hearts of ‘Joburgers’ since the start of the run of Aunty Merle The Musical which opened at the Joburg Theatre on 1st of February. The hit musical will see its final shows this week as the curtain closes this coming Sunday, 24th of February.
Aunty Merle commented on her time in Joburg as well:
“I’ve had many hours to meditate and ponder on my trip, in quiet candlelight, thanks to Eskom,”. “My trip to Johannesburg has been unforgettable! Joburg is definitely very different to Cape Town. Everything up here just seems to move faster. I will miss Joburg. It really is like being overseas. Without a VISA!”
High drama seems likely to unfolds 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 also holds a dodgy top job with the SABC. As a result, he is determined to get her back. If not, threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to probably tear the lovers apart.
Tickets are limited for the remaining shows. Patrons can purchase their tickets via the Joburg Theatre website or via WebTickets.
Above all, Marc Lottering shared his thoughts on the show:
“This show brings people together by merging music and comedy with South African flavour. The audience will leave feeling love and warmth, with a craving for lemon meringue. This is a must-see. “
Furthermore Written by Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot. The musical comedy boasts a talented South African cast including 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 and Crystal Finck. Also 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, three sell-out seasons in Cape Town and four Fleur de Cap nominations.