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ELTON JOHN AT DOCKYARD (article first published : 2006-06-17)

The fourth show in The Dockyardís Hall of Fame series is a tribute to Sir Elton John. From his earliest days as a solo artist Elton John has had hit songs in every decade. His first album simply entitled Elton John released in 1970, presented the hit love song Your Song, a romantic ballad which would lay the foundation for a string of love ballads over the ensuing three decades.

Elton Johnís partnership with Bernie Taupin produced some of the greatest songs ever to come out of Britain. There is probably at least one Elton John song in almost everyoneís personal top ten. Who can forget his memorable Candle in the Wind which he performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales - a re-working of song originally written as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

A musical career set against a backdrop of outrageous fashions and distinctly unusual eyewear has ensured that Elton John has remained a high profile artiste.

Once again The Dockyard promises a tribute show with uncanny accuracy in the sound of Elton John. Producer/director Stuart Mey has used multi-talented Paul Cassells in the role of Sir Elton. The host is once again Dave Arnold, this time in the role of Sir Eltonís somewhat camp personal stylist.

The show will feature accurate versions of Elton Johnís most memorable songs such as Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Nikita, Yellow Brick Road, Rocket Man, Blue Eyes and many more.

The Dockyard has changed the menu for the remaining three Hall of Fame shows so that patrons who have attended all the shows in the series will have some variety in the cuisine.

Elton John closes on June 17. Bookings are also open for the last two shows coming up in the series; Madonna and Paul McCartney.Tickets R160 pp include the show and a two course meal. Further details and bookings through Karen at The Dockyard on 031 332 1086.

STOP PRESS: Dockyard Theatre is about to move to Musgrave Centre to take up its new home in the old Legends Restaurant.




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