Aunty Merle – It’s a Girl! premieres at the Baxter


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The sequel to Marc Lottering’s smash hit show Aunty Merle The Musical is here. Aunty Merle – It’s a Girl! opens at the Baxter on 29 November.

Marc Lottering in Aunty Merle - It's a Girl!
Marc Lottering in Aunty Merle – It’s a Girl!

Nominated for four Fleur du Cap Theatre awards, Marc Lottering’s smash hit show Aunty Merle The Musical enjoyed no fewer than four critically acclaimed seasons.

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And now the much-anticipated sequel is here: Aunty Merle – It’s a Girl! Merle’s daughter and son-in-law, Abigail and Alan, have been married for five years. They have an announcement to make. Excitement mounts in Belgravia Road, Athlone, and Merle simply cannot wait to be a first-time grandmother. The son-in-law is after all, as Aunty Merle puts it, “Bantry Bay-born”.

Expect high drama as a vibrant cast of 13 actors and a live band take to the Baxter stage from 22 November 2019 to 1 February 2020.

Produced by Anwar Mc Kay, Aunty Merle – It’s a Girl! is written by Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot. Music Director is Trevino Isaacs and Choreography is by Grant Van Ster.

The cast includes Marc Lottering, Royston Stoffels, Jennifer Steyn, Nicky Rebelo, Carmen Maarman, Zoleka Helesi, Rushney Ferguson, Julian Place, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Anzio September, Tashreeq de Villiers and Crystal Finck.

Ticket prices range from R125 to R225 and obtainable via the following platforms:

Webtickets online or

Baxter Theatre Centre – Baxter Box Office, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, call 067 070 6855 / 021 685 7880 and Pick n Pay stores.

Performances start at 19:30 with matinees at 15:00. The New Year’s Eve performance is at 21:00 and tickets cost R290.

Duration of the show is 130 minutes with an interval. Age restriction PG.

For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers contact Leon van Zyl on 021 680 3972, E-mail or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993, E-mail

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