Get ready for another rollicking festive outing with Durban’s favourite funny man! Aaron McIlroy reprises his collaboration with actor-director Patrick Kenny - co-writer and director of McIlroy’s multi-award winning Comedy Masterclass, and Funny Father Christmas- with the return by popular demand of their fun-filled 2016 family show, Captain Redbeard and Jeff’s Great Christmas Adventure.
We find ourselves in Santa’s returns department, where all ‘left-overs’ and unwanted gifts land up. Captain Redbeard (McIlroy) and his hapless side-kick Jeff (played by Kenny) have been commissioned by Mrs Claus to field complaints from undeserving children who aren’t prepared to care for their new possessions.
McIlroy and Kenny have concocted an uproarious narrative whose off-the-wall, dumb-and-dumber style melds the joyous absurdities of the world of Roald Dahl, with a hint of the lusty antics that underpin the much-loved Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Set to send comedy sparks flying, this hour-long entertainment, which is presented by MacBob Productions, is laced with a heady mix of seasonal songs, ranging from the likes of favourite items such as Mary’s Boy Child to I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas and Santa is Coming to Town. These are performed with gusto by a group of talented senior primary and high school youngsters. The show also includes a delightful guest appearance by one of our most beguiling vocalists, Shannon Kenny.
Captain Redbeard and Jeff’s Great Christmas Adventure plays at Durban’s Olive Tree Church in Florida Road, Morningside. Performances are on Thursday 7 December at 12h00; Friday 8 December at 12h00 and 14h30; and from Monday 11 December to Saturday 16 December at 12h00. Tickets are R85 per person. To book, visit Webtickets at selected Pick ’n Pay outlets, or book online at www.webtickets.co.za. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 111 0005.