As the countdown to the highly-anticipated Lions Outdoor and Leisure Expo continues, we look at the entertainment set to kick-off the revamped event on Thursday 22 May.
Port Shepstone Lions Club’s main annual fundraising event gets a complete overhaul this year.
The Lions Show, as it was known, was traditionally held at the Port Shepstone Burrough Grounds up to last year, but the Lions in partnership with Port Shepstone Country Club, have revolutionised the popular annual attraction this year.
The all-new Lions Outdoor and Leisure Expo promises to be an exciting and welcome breath of fresh air and will take place at Port Shepstone Country Club from 22-25 May.
Kicking off the Lions Expo will be the evergreen Gee Jays, who will perform live at the Lions “Laugh Out Loud” Comedy evening on Thursday in the main entertainment marquee.
The Creston College Marimba Band is also scheduled to perform on the opening night.
If longevity is used as a measure of popularity then the Gee Jays must rate as one of Durban’s favourite cabaret groups.
Comprising of Gary McKenzie, John Didlick and Grant Bell, the Gee Jays have been performing their brand of down to earth, no nonsense, comedy/music shows for over 25 years and they still remain as popular as ever.
The Gee Jays produce their usual variety of fun, with nonstop cheesy puns and risqué jokes to go along with a wide variety of good music.
They perform songs such as Heartache Tonight – the Eagles, Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens, She’s A Lady- Tom Jones, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da – Beatles, My Dingaling- Chuck Berry, Smooth – Santana, Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis, amongst many others.
They also offer brief skits on various subjects. They are bawdy and naughty and will have the audience in stitches.
With excerpts from their first smash hit shows Not The Full Monty, The Three Tonners, and Book Club to their later successes, Bad Moon Rising, Who’s Your Daddy and Boep Idles.
Expect all the old favourites from The Beatles to Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson to Elvis and Tom Jones to Robbie Wessels, they will also re-visit how men can multi-task.
There will be some brain numbing red-neck antics and even a message from “The Arch” thrown in for good measure.
The show, however, will not be for the faint hearted and does carry a health warning. Some slight pain in the cheek muscles and tummy may be experienced.
Tickets are R180 per person and includes a three-course meal.
Tickets can be purchased from Rene on 039 682 0258, 072 506 8433 or [email protected]