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ONE MORE NIGHT (article first published : 2005-07-28)

From August, The Dockyard Supper Theatre will pay tribute to British musical icon, Phil Collins in a show entitled, One more Night.

Since he first appeared on a London stage as the Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver!, Phil Collins has collected fans like a bee collects honey. However, it was only during his stint as the drummer of the rock group Genesis that he got his break as a singer when band member Peter Gabriel quit the band, leaving the gap for a new lead singer. So began a most memorable career which catapulted him to superstar status.

Producer Stuart Mey has long been planning a tribute to this legendary artist and has included, by popular demand, as well as a touch of variation, the music of icons in their own right, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker.

“We put on a tribute to Eric Clapton at The Cellar two-and-a-half years ago. Two weeks into the production the tickets for the entire run were sold out, forcing us to stage the last night in the 1200-seater Playhouse Opera,” says Stuart. “Last year Joe Cocker – With a Little Help from his Friends played to sell-out houses, but over a short run.

“As I have been planning a musical tribute to Phil Collins for quite some time, I thought it would be appropriate to add the music of Clapton and Cocker, making it a salute to three of Britain’s musical giants.”

Under the musical direction of Bruce Boome, One More Night features a welcome range of exciting new talent. Handling the bulk of the Phil Collins’ numbers is Manchester-born Andrew Jones. On lead guitar, David Knott is joined by 16-year-old guitar sensation Chris Brink.

“These two youngsters produce some guitar licks akin to guitarists many years their senior,” says Stuart. Newcomers to the Dockyard stage, Tammy Saville and Angela Marshall provide the backing vocals. In addition, the production sees a welcome return of the young and vibey horn section. With a 12-member company and Stuart himself handling the Joe Cocker vocals, this is the largest cast yet to be seen on The Dockyard stage.

One more Night show opens on August 4 and runs until October 2. Tickets R80 for the show at 20h30 (R60 optional two-course meal) from Wednesday to Saturday. Sunday performances at 18h30 at a special price of R100 (one-course meal and show). Desserts optional at extra cost The main meal is served prior to the show and dessert during the interval.

A special VIP evening will be held on August 11 with the theme “Best of British”. “This is the chance to dress up in your British garb,” says Stuart. “Be a Beefeater or Bobby; don your bowler hat or dress as a cricketer – the choice is yours!”

Tickets are limited. Included in the evening is a two-course meal and cocktails. For further details and bookings phone Karen on 031 332 1086 or Computicket.

The Dockyard is introducing blues evenings on Tuesday evenings entitled The Blues Café. The launch is on August 9 with guests Larry Amos and Bobby & the Dynamites taking to the stage. The evening will include a light menu. R30 cover charge.




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