Bottoms Up

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Bottoms Up was a cocktail cabaret performed in aid of the South African Nurses Trust Fund.

The original text

The original text was written by Stanley Nathan.

Performance history in South Africa

1956: Bottoms Up opened on November 21, 1956, at the Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth.

Starring: The Skyliners with Denzil Nel (double bass), Warren de Klerk (piano), Brian de Klerk (piano accordion), Guy Burgers (saxophone), Gary Coates (drums).

Phillis Davidson, Gay Neil-Boss, Nat Bregman.

The Soda Jerks: K Perryer, I Regnart, G Ferreira. Girls: M van Rooyen, S Johnson, A Viviers.

Garth Meade, Allan Williams,

Featuring the Germaine School of Dancing. Riverside Folk: Patricia Goldberg, K Eksteen, J Scallan, E Gordon, P Kolnick, C Folland, Carol Levinthal, I Alberts, G Armstrong, S Israel, and J Purchase. Entertainers off Showboat:1) Ship Ahoy Y Cowie, J Greef, F Herman. 2) Les Damoiselles Chic: Marcia Berger, S Scott, J Knight, E Coates, G Reeder. 3) April Showers: M Toerien. 4) Tight Rope Walker Patricia Goldberg, 5) Al and Susi: Marcia Berger, P Bredell, Felicia Lifson (piano), Gordon Mulholland, Professor Ramsammy.

‘Americana’ The Germaine School of Dancing. H Bell, M Collett, T Purchase, T Herman, T Knight, Ponies: Cynthia Solomon, F Herman, T Greef, Mammy: D Kaplan.

Harry Viera.


Bottoms Up theatrical programme, 1956.

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