Synergy on stage

Ian von Memerty is joined by his wife of 27 years, Vivienne, as they explore partnerships in their show Synergy, on at The Playhouse in Somerset West, from Thursday March 29 to Saturday March 31, at 7.30pm. There is the glamour of the Gershwin Brothers (I Got Rhythm, Summertime, Embraceable You); the effervescent joy of the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocrats); the showbusiness sizzle of Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, New York, New York); the musical magic of Lennon and McCartney (Yesterday, Hey Jude, Oh-Bloodee-Oh Bloodah); and the laughter-filled poignancy of Tevye and Golde in Fiddler On the Roof (Sunrise, Sunset; Do You Love Me? If I Were A Rich Man). With costumes from around the globe, musical arrangements for orchestra by Debbie Quicke, and lighting by David Limbert, Ian and Vivienne take 26 years of life’s struggles and creative partnership to bring fresh insight into the synergy that ignites when two people work as one. Tickets cost R150, and are available from Computicket.