They’re back!  After an absence of more than five months, Lefra is back on stage with four productions at Carnival City’s Mardi Gras Theatre, presenting a variety of hilarious comedies and exquisite music over the next few weeks. Rocco de Villiers kicks off the Lefra Applause Concerts on Sunday, October 11 at 15:00, and entertains fans in his production Kortbroek, Langkouse.  Bookings for all the Applause concerts can be made at Computicket on 0861 915 8000, or online at www.computicket.com.  Groups of more than 10 get a nice discount as usual – call Monica at (011) 815-3000, or send an email to admin@lefra.com

Pianist and entertainer Rocco de Villiers has released 13 instrumental CD’s, 3 “Best Off” collection albums of his work over the last 22 years, 2 cocktail books, a live DVD and wrote and produced 35 instrumental stage productions.  His most recent album release is Kortbroek, Langkouse, and this is Lefra’s third Applause concert on Sunday, 11 October at 15:00.  In his unique style, Rocco de Villiers shows how much fun you can have with piano music and some hilarious stories in between.  Kortbroek, Langkouse is entertainment for everyone because, Rocco plays everyone – Music Box Dancer, Chariots of Fire, Ballad for Adeline and Amazing Grace to name a few. Your feet and hands will itch.  Do not miss it!  Rocco says it’s great to be back on the stage.  “All of us in the entertainment industry have been through a rough time, but now we are back and we are asking our fans to come and support us now. There is nothing like real live theatre entertainment.”

Frans Swart, Managing Director of Lefra Productions, says that Lefra is very excited and grateful to be back with live theatre.  “We really went through a tough time during lockdown.  Live theatre is our lifeblood and it is wonderful to be back with high quality theatre productions.  We still have to limit our audiences to very low numbers.  This, however, means that all patrons attending these shows, will have a close and personal experience with the artists.  A luxury that you will not experience in future.  We also hope that theatre patrons will support Lefra by booking a season ticket for all four shows.  By doing it, you are assisting to keep theatre alive in this country.”

The other Applause concerts will take place over the next few weeks. Songstress Helene Bester pays tribute to the iconic Nana Mouskouri on Thursday, October 15 at 19:00.  Mathys Roets launches his new production Reën on Sunday, October 18 at 15:00.  Come laugh out loud for the differences between men and women with Wynand van Vollenstee in the hilarious Groet die Grotman 2 on Friday, 30 October at 18:30.  If you book for all four productions, you get a nice discount.  Reservations for the four Applause concerts can also be made at Computicket. The Lefra Applause Concerts are presented with the proud support of RSG, Sounds Good, Hollywood Costumes, Van Loveren Wines, Renegades Removals, Ambassador Execudrive and Savvy Holdings. All Covid-19 protocols are strictly adhered to and seekers are reminded to bring their masks!

The following Covid-19 protocols must be adhered to when visiting Carnival City:

·         Health questionnaire screening at all entrances with a temperature check;

·         Each guest must produce either an ID or MVG card upon entrance to complete the health questionnaire;

·         All guests must wear masks and sanitise upon entrance into the property;

·         Inside the venue, social distancing is adhered to;

·         All drinks will be sold closed or with a lid on;

·         All food is served covered.

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