First Lady of Flying to regale diners in Granger Bay

First Lady of Flying to regale diners in Granger Bay

Brendan van Rhyn, most recently seen in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in Cape Town, will be performing at The Grand Café and Beach in Granger Bay in a dinner theatre setting on Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday, May 14, 19 and 23.

Audiences will be able to see Van Rhyn in the guise of Cathy Specific, the 7-ft platinum blonde bombshell that is his alter-ego. Ridiculously regal and instantly intimidating, Cathy Specific is South Africa’s self styled First Lady of Flying and everyone’s favourite flight attendant.

This sassy stewardess lived in Van Rhyn’s head for many years as he himself travelled the world as a cabin crew member for our national carrier. Only through her, could he marry both his loves in life – his love for performing and his love for flying. Miss Specific is a familiar face on the corporate circuit, including big clients such as FNB, Vodacom, Mr Gay South Africa and the Mr Gay World Pageants.

Van Rhyn is perhaps best known for portraying the lead role of Frank ‘n Furter in the Fugard Theatre’s production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, which had 444 sold-out performances during its 18-month run and also earned him the 2013 Fleur du Cap Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the 2014 Naledi Theatre Award for Best Male Performance in a Musical.

The performer’s other theatre highlights include ‘The Judas Kiss’ (2000), which marked the beginning of his professional career, followed by Janice Honeyman’s pantomime, ‘A Lad ‘n a Lamp’ (2000) and ‘Ladies Night’ (2005). His hit musical comedy revue, ‘Mile High – with Cathy Specific’ (2007) and ‘Mile High – the JUMBO Package’ (2008) was the start of his journey as Cathy Specific.

Prestige Cosmetics and Travel With Flair have sponsored some prizes so audiences will leave having got more than they bargained for at The Grand Café.

* Guests can arrive between 6.30pm and 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm sharp.

Tickets are R390pp, including dinner.

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