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common & class gino fabbri ian von memerty

"I laughed myself a six-pack!"

It’s a rare treat for two such superb entertainers to unite for such a class act but that’s what Centrestage has done in pairing Ian von Memerty with Gino Fabbri in a this hilarious new show. The two together are genius, generating music, madness and heaps of belly-laughs. The keyboard skills of Von Memerty are legendary, as is his amazing versatility. However, the guitar skills of Fabbri have only recently been unearthed after years of battering the drums and tickling the funny bones. Toss in a few fabulous dance moves and it’s hilarious chaos.

In fact, it may be worth the price of a ticket just to see Fabbri thrust his hips through the Floss, not to mention the delectable sight of Von Memerty doing the Timewarp. His take on the Sweet Transvestite of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a peachy role for this triple threat of the theatre.

The show is named after the characters – Fabbri is raw, rough and ready, while Von Memerty is super-smooth. The revue has a rather naughty script which is quick and clever. It also includes musical medleys where Common and Class battle out their respective cultural backgrounds in song. Linking mellow ballads with rock stadium belters, they gallop through their repertoire with brisk and bouncy joie de vivre.

It’s a brand new show and in one scene – the “Boet and Swaer” skit on ageing – it was clear the gents on stage were having a ball.

A Handful of Keys, and TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and SA’s Got Talent have given Von Memerty a national profile, but Fabbri is a well-known and beloved crazy chameleon.

The interval is much needed, not only to refresh the energies of the cast but also to give your stomach muscles a break.

23 Nov 2018 - Guild Theatre - Computicket
20 Dec 2018 - Plett Barnyard - www.barnyardplett.co.za / 0798760406
21 Dec 2018 - The Links - St Francis Bay - 042 200 4500 / info@stfrancislinks.com
23 Dec 2018 - The Boardwalk Amphitheatre - Computicket
1/2 Feb 2019 - Old Grey PE - Computicket
6-17 Feb 2019 - Sneddon Theatre Durban - Computicket
26 Feb 2019 - Gold Reef Barnyard Gauteng
27 Feb 2019 - Silver Star Barnyard
28 Feb 2019 - Rivonia Barnyard
1 March 2019 - Emperor's Palace
6 March 2019 - Barnyard Cape Town
7 March 2019 - Hermanus
8/9 March 2019 - Playhouse George
10/11 March 2019 - Playhouse Somerset West - Computicket

Common & Class Gino Fabbri Ian Von Memerty

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