Merle at the Baxter

Marc Lottering plays the role of Aunty Merle.

Aunty Merle the Musical returns to the Baxter Theatre from Monday December 3 to Saturday January 5. Written by comedian Marc Lottering, and directed by Lara Foot, the show includes a live band.

High drama unfolds in Belgravia Road, Athlone, when Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tracey-Lee Oliver) announces her engagement to her Bantry Bay boyfriend Alan (Paul du Toit). But it’s never smooth sailing in the world of musicals. Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse (Loukmaan Adams), who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back. If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.

Performances are Monday to Friday at 7.30pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 7.30pm.

On New Year’s Eve, Monday December 31, the show is at 8.30pm.

Ticket prices range from R100 to R195. Book though Webtickets, Pick * Pay stores or the Baxter Box Office on 021 685 7880, Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm.

For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fund-raisers call the Baxter sales department on 021 680 3962 or 021 680 3993.