Greatest Love show postponed

Ntombi Mashaba

Joburg City Theatres and Producer Showtime Australia have confirmed that next month’s season of The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston, starring Belinda Davids, has been postponed until August 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

  The show was scheduled for a four-week run of special orchestral concerts at Joburg Theatre, starting 5 June, but due to Covid-19 restrictions regarding non-essential activity and large gatherings, organisers had to delay the full season.

 Joburg Theatre’s 1 000-seat venue isn’t expected to be reopened, or operating at full capacity, until much later in the year.

  Though star singer Belinda Davids is based in Cape Town, many of her support band and crew are foreign performers who are under lockdown or heavy restrictions in their own countries, so international travel bans were another factor in the decision.

  The show’s producer Johnny Van Grinsven said this problem is going to be around longer than anyone first thought. “We’re resilient though, and we’ll use this year to keep working on production and behind the scenes elements, so when we come back in 2021 the show will be worth the wait.”

  The rescheduled season will run from 6 to 22 August 2021 at Joburg Theatre and tickets are already on sale at Ticketholders for this year’s concerts will be contacted by Joburg Theatre box office. 

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