Aunty Merle is back

Aunty Merle’s world is about to get turned upside down in Aunty Merle Things Get Real.

Marc Lottering returns to the Baxter stage with the latest instalment in the popular Aunty Merle series.

His brand-new offering, Aunty Merle Things Get Real runs at the Baxter Pam Golding Theatre from Tuesday November 29 to Saturday January 21, at 7.30pm nightly with Saturday matinees at 3pm.

It’s been two long years and Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road has since survived Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, and is just about finding her way through the darkness of load shedding. This time around, however, things are about to get very real as Dennis, her loving husband, has been found to be keeping a secret from her. One which has affected his heart.

“I wrote this one at a time when the world seems to have gone mad. I could not avoid having much of that chaos reflected in the story. The challenge has been to remain truthful in this regard, but to still ensure that there’s laughter,” says Lottering.

Directed by award-winning director and Baxter CEO Lara Foot, the star-studded cast includes Royston Stoffels, Loukmaan Adams, Carmen Maarman, Jawaahier Petersen, Tankiso Mamabolo, Madeegha Anders, Anzio September, Crystal Finck and Shaun Oelf.

With choreography by co-founder of Figure of 8 Dance Collective, Grant van Ster, the cast is accompanied by a six-piece band, led by musical director Trevino Isaacs.

Tickets prices range from R180 to R260. Book through Webtickets or at Pick n Pay stores. For block bookings contact Leon van Zyl on or call 021 680 3972.