Set to take the stage by storm, three mega talented stars team up for a delicious mix of song, dance, and comedy. Mystic Twisters, a riotous comedy showcasing actresses Maeshni Naicker, Sivani Chinappan and Shona Johnson, three of Durban’s funniest performers, is to be staged at Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre from 13 to 15 May 2016.
The uproarious new satire from multi-award winning writer/director Clinton Marius explores the funnier side of fortune-telling – and with the powerhouse combo of Naicker, Chinappan and Johnson, the show is geared to have audiences rolling in the aisles.
“My choice companions on a desert island would be these three amazing actresses,” says Marius. “I’ve long been enthralled with the comic talents of Maeshni Naicker, who played the bossy kleptomaniac, Aunty, in my radio serial, Lollipop Lane, and won the hearts of thousands of fans for her starring roles in movies such as Broken Promises and The Curse of Highway Sheila.”
“Sivani Chinappan (Durban Theatre Award winner for her riveting performance in Cookie in the Kitchen) took on the lead role of Mrs Singh-Song when my comedy Lollipop Lane appeared on stage. Add to this mix the skills of the hysterically quirky Shona Johnson, who bagged several awards, including a Standard Bank Ovation Award, for her performance in my one-hander, B!*ch Stole My Doek, and you have all the right ingredients for a magical production. Mystic Twisters is brash, kitsch, and very funny, and I’m sure the fans of these three actresses will love this new show.”
Marius has a string of hits under his belt, including the multi-award winning B!*ch Stole My Doek, The Fantastical Flea Circus, and Sweetie Darling; as well as Lollipop Lane, White Christmas, and several others.
Presented by Copy Dog, Mystic Twisters runs at iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino from 13-15 May, with evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 19H30, with a 15h00 matinee on Sunday. Tickets are R120 and booking is through Computicket.
Photo Credit: Sivani Chinappan, Maeshni Naicker and Shona Johnson appears in Mystic Twisters by Clinton Marius. Photo by Val Adamson