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“West Side Story”
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Durban City Half-Day Tour
Ranked #43 of 117 things to do in Durban
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Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“West Side Story”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Playhouse is one of Durban's oldest buildings and was built in a mock Tudor style. it was completely renovated a few years ago. and has excellent facilities. The acoustics are very good.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Durban South Africa
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294 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We went to see West Side Story. The playhouse exuded its usual ambiance which is pleasant.
The bar service could be a lot more efficient!The show itself was probably one of the most mediocre that I have been to .Disappointing production and characters not very well type cast.
In all it was very amatuerish. The theatre management need to up their game!

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Musical at the playhouse”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Been there for the West Side Story, Being in December, the theatre foyer has a big & beautifully decorated christmas tree, very simple bar & refreshments layout, interior decor has the charm of the era that the theatre was built, the performance stage is of a smaller size, most probably due to the time the theatre was built. The seating were of stadium format, we can see the stage with ease. The seats are very uncomfortable, needed new upholstery, overall it's clean & neat.

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Thank Kwan T
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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Attended a musical”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I cannot remember what we saw at the playhouse when we attended, but in general my overall impression was average of the venue.

Visited October 2012
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Thank 7Louise
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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A big variety of offers”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Very helpfull and kind staff helps you to find the right offers, I saw Jonny Clegg and was very imopressed both of the artist and a marvellous audience. Later I visited a piece of Shakespeare and was impressed of the nice main scene.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Aina H
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