150th Celebrations : Cultural Week : 29 April to 7 May

A week of Cultural Activities is to be held as part of the Durban High School 150th Celebrations.  This exciting week of festivities include house plays, two musical shows with DHS Old Boys participating, a musical evening involving a collaboration between DHS boys and staff and finally a comedy evening. (Refer to the 150th Celebrations section to see all the posters.)
First up is the DHS Celebration! 29 April @ 7.30pm in Seabrooke’s Theatre : Tickets R100 (includes finger snacks)
A lot can happen in 150 years … As the Durban High School marks this incredible achievement, award-winning local theatre company, The AUC, has put together an evening of entertainment that will keep you laughing for the next 150 years! Comprised of skits, songs, silliness (and maybe just a bit of history), the show will leave you giggling like a schoolboy. Starring Marc Kay and Clinton Small, and headlined by DHS old boy Adam Dore, it is an evening’s entertainment that is bound to have you rolling in the aisles. With notable contributions comprised of the best humour surrounding the classroom (and a few musical numbers to boot) this is an event that you just can’t afford to miss.
Join us on Saturday 29 of April, at 7.30 pm, at the Seabrooke’s Theatre. Finger snacks will be provided before the show, and are included in the R100 ticket price. For bookings and more information, call Ailsa Windsor on 083 250 2690.  Bookings 076-338 9476.
Tickets are limited to 100 only …
Next are the House Plays on Tuesday 3 May @ 6pm in the DC Thompson Hall – Tickets R5
This year DHS is re-introducing House Plays.  The boys have been given the brief to write a short script under the theme of “A Twist in the Tale”. Each house will present their play in the hall on the evening of 3 May as part of the 150th Cultural Week.
The plays need to incorporate boys across each of the grades, include a dance piece of some description, as well as an attempt at set and costuming.
The plays will be adjudicated by Rikki Hastings, Drama Educator from Queensburgh Girls’ High, and Matthew Everitt, an Old Boy.  The points awarded will go toward the Cockhouse Trophy Competition.
Tickets available at the door.
Music thru the School on Wednesday 4 May @ 6.30pm in the DC Thompson Hall – Entrance free
Durban High School has a rich history of musical talent amongst both staff and boys. This is nurtured by the constant dedication of staff to the musical development of the boys. Today, we have a Keyboard Academy, a Guitar Society, a Brass Band, a Choir, and an A Capella group, all active in the school.
To celebrate this history we are holding a collaborative event amongst staff and boys on Wednesday 4 May at 6:30pm in the AJ Human Room, entitled “Music thru the School.” It will feature, amongst others, the talents of Thabiso Tshabalala, Aca Brothers, Ms K Smith, Ms P Sibisi, Mr P Skevington, and Mr T Liddell.
Bring your own food and drinks …
Boys are Back in Town on Friday 6 May @ 7pm in the DC Thompson Hall – Tickets R100
The Boys are Back in Town is a one night only special which features Durban High School Old Boys in a celebration of music across the years.
Come and enjoy entertainment by Old Boys Colin Penn, Winston Owen, Darryl Smith, Marc Maurel, Chico Muya and Jon Chappe.
The show will be based on a dinner-theatre style (Barnyard-style), so you are encouraged to bring your own food and drinks.
Sponsorship of a mug of craft beer upon arrival has been generously arranged by Old Boy, Sean Roberts, of Unity.
Tickets cost R100 per person (tables of 10) and may be purchased from Kirsten Smith on 031 277 1500, or email on kirsten.smith@durbanhighschool.co.za
This show is definitely a must-see and forms part of the DHS 150th birthday celebrations!
150 Laughs!  Saturday 7 May @ 8pm in the DC Thompson Hall – Tickets R100
Celebrating 150 years of Durban High School with a few chuckles …
Some of the best comedians around will be coming together for a night of hysterical laughter when 150 Laughs stages at the famed Durban High School hall on 7 May. The show forms part of the Durban High School (DHS) 150th anniversary and features old boy Masood Boomgaard, Jem Atkins , Neil Green and Mo Vawda.
The long time collaborating stand-up comedians will use the opportunity to share some of their most treasured, hilarious high school experiences while also dipping into material around politics, dating, sport and everything else in between.
It promises to be night of hilarity not to be missed.
Masood Boomgaard, who schooled at DHS in the nineties, will host the show. Boomgaard has shared the stage with some of the best in the business and has appeared in his own sold out solo stand-up comedy shows. He is also known for his witty, tell it like it is columns in the Sunday Tribune.
Mo Vawda is the hottest new act to hit the comedy stage famous for his “Indianisms” and quips on living in Durban. He is a firm a favourite among locals.
Neil Green, known as the “thinking man’s comedian” has performed regularly around the country and is a regular at the DHS Seabrooke Theatre.
Jem Atkins brings to life his hilarious experiences living as a single dad and has toured South Africa with his solo shows “Single Dad” and “Single Dad 2.” It’s an all star lineup sure to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Also featuring DHS Old Boy Preven Reddy, who recently entered the stand up arena.
150 Laughs takes place at the Durban High School hall, St Thomas Road Musgrave, on 7 May at 8pm. Tickets are R100 from Computicket, Checkers and the Durban High School.
Do come along to enjoy the very best of DHS entertainment …

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