The Glitter Girls to play on CTF Festival


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Glitter Girls - photo by Sean Laurenz
Glitter Girls – photo by Sean Laurenz

MacBob Productions presents four performances of the award-winning hit, The Glitter Girls, on the Cape Town Fringe between 30 September and 3 October.

Three of Durban’s most loved and versatile performers, Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon, make up the formidable femme de force known as The Glitter Girls. The talented trio not only light up the stage, but also have the audience eating out of the palms of their manicured hands. All three are natural comics who keep the audience in stitches with their irrepressible performances.

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Remember Pac-man? Spandex? Dallas? The trend- busting Glitter Girls go back to 1989, neon, big hair … and back to school.

The show hinges around the 25th anniversary reunion of Skolliesville High School’s Class of 1989. The comedy entertainment includes songs from the 80s, right up to today, with hits from Bananarama, Eurythmics, Rihanna, Madonna and Abba. Witness the Glitter Girls re-living their greatest triumphs, trials and heartbreaks in this comic caper, which won the 2014 Mercury Durban Theatre Award for Best Musical Review, and also a Best Actress in a Musical Review Award for Liesl Coppin.

A highlight of the show is when the ‘Girls’ gender-bend into their alter-egos – Kenny de la Mer, Ruben Lipchitz and John Grey. These ‘dudes’ are underscored by the unmistakable backbeat of Duran Duran, Rick Astley, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, to name a few.

Bobbert, Coppin and Loudon, all three previous recipients of the coveted Mercury Durban Theatre Personality of the Year Award, are absolute charmers, and one doesn’t have to be an Eighties child to enjoy this light hearted and highly entertaining musical comedy.

Cape Town Fringe performances of The Glitter Girls are on 30 September at 20h30, on I October at 15h30, 2 October at 22h30 and on 3 October at 20h30. Tickets are R100 (R90 concessions). To book call 0860 002 004 or e-mail

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