15th Dec 2022 - 31st Dec 2022

Rhumbelow DBN

Godfrey Johnson & Roland Perold
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Godfrey Johnson & Roland Perold
together in
The Good News Cabaret

PG13 (for language). 

THURSDAY               15 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
FRIDAY                     16 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
SATURDAY               17 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
SUNDAY                    18 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 14.00 – DBN

WEDNESDAY            21 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
THURSDAY               22 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
FRIDAY                     23 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
SATURDAY               24 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN

WEDNESDAY            28 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
THURSDAY               29 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
FRIDAY                     30 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN
SATURDAY               31 DECEMBER 2022   Show starts 19.00 – DBN

(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks)


Two of cabaret’s most consummate, interesting, accomplished and quirky performers, Godfrey Johnson and Roland Perold, reunite around the piano to bring their tantalising show: “The Good News Cabaret” to Durban’s Rhumbelow Theatre in December for a two week festive season run, from 15 until 31 December.

Featuring the talented fingers and distinctive voices of this dynamic duo, Johnson and Perold are well known for their cabaret work throughout South Africa and abroad. Both sing and play piano simultaneously and bring their uncompromising talents and unique musical arrangements to the Durban stage.

“The Good News Cabaret” features a carefully handpicked selection of music / comedy material from across the globe - songs that are funny and witty; or strange and unusual. Perold, who is also producing, explains: “We live in a social media crazy world where everyone seems to be ‘doing fab’ but if you scratch below the surface, you realise that it’s another story. ‘Good News!’ on the surface, yes, but boy-oh-boy one level down and it’s a quagmire.”

Johnson continues: “We acknowledge this. And by seeing the humour in the situation we can all start to heal. Music is such a great tool to facilitate this. It has the ability to find the smiles, irrespective of the situation.”

Their song-list includes an array of cutting-edge new material as well as standards by composers like Tim Minchin, Noël Coward, Fats Waller, Randy Newman and others. Johnson and Perold have managed to extract the bittersweet sentiment that is present in so many works that form part of these composers’ discographies. Both Johnson and Perold are also established songwriters, with Perold winning the Writers’ Guild of South Africa’s MUSE Award for his musical, “The Pitch”. The audience can also look forward to original songs, Johnson explains: “With the current state of the world there is so much to talk about, we can’t resist!”

 Johnson has performed over twenty one-man shows locally and internationally. He has worked extensively as a musician, director, composer and is a stalwart on the cabaret scene and no stranger to Durban audiences. Johnson has been nominated for six Fleur du Cap awards, most recently for his solo performances in “Vaslav”, and won for Best Performance in a Cabaret for his work in “Kissed by Brel”.

Perold is a skilled performer, producer and cabaret artist with 12 years’ experience across Revue, Cabaret, Plays, Musicals and Pantomime. Since returning to Durban has launched the CAB Festival which supports the development of new musical theatre composers, at the behest of the Centre for Creative Arts, and was recently featured at the Hilton Arts Festival. Perold is thrilled to reunite with Johnson after the sell out success of “Coward & Cole”, their previous collaboration.

This show had a very short run in Cape Town at the now defunct Alexander Bar. This is the first time it comes to Durban.


R 180-00 a ticket

CHRISTMAS GROUP BOOKING SPECIAL – book for 8 and pay for 7   = R 1260-00

“2 for 1 special” discount offered for the first 5 pairs of tickets

sold for each performance at Computicket.


     Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue.


Limited secure parking available     

Booking is essential. 

Bar Available

(no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)



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