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DOCKYARD HALL OF FAME (article first published : 2006-04-24)

The Dockyard Supper Theatre introduces a new concept to the theatre going public of Durban. “Over the years many of our patrons have asked me to do tribute shows to their favourite artistes or bands,” says Dockyard owner Stuart Mey. “It is with this in mind that we are staging a series of shows each running for a two-week period only. We have called this The Dockyard Hall of Fame.”

The artistes featured are Buddy Holly, Credence Clearwater Revival, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Elton John, Madonna and Paul McCartney.

The first of the Hall of Fame series kicks off at the Dockyard Theatre on April 26 with the tribute to Buddy Holly which will run only until May 6.

Playing the part of Buddy Holly is young Wayne Delport, whose services have been retained at the Dockyard after his scintillating performance in Masters of Rock Vol.2. Wayne is backed by the usual Dockyard Show Band.

“Buddy Holly was one of the most prolific song writers of the early Rock ‘n Roll era,” says Stuart Mey. “After a string of hits like Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, That’ll be the Day, Everyday, Heartbeat and many more, Holly was tragically killed in a plane crash in February 1959 along with 17 year-old Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and The Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace). The tragedy became known as “the day the music died” also immortalized by Don Mc Clean in the song American Pie.”

As always, the Dockyard promises audiences their usual top quality accuracy in the reproduction of the Buddy Holly sound as well as a great value for money meal which will continue to offer the popular health options.

Tickets R160 pp includes the show and a two-course meal (starter and main, desserts optional). There is a Sunday Special at R110 offering the show and a main course.

A reminder that performances are limited as the Buddy Holly tribute only runs for two weeks. It will then be followed by the second show in the Hall of Fame series which is a tribute to Credence Clearwater Revival.

Bookings and information from Melissa or Karen on 031 332 1086.




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