Nataniel – The weaver of tales

Ed’s Note : A good number of years ago, I was asked to attend a Nathaniel show at Emperors’ Palace in the East Rand. I went along with my family and told them that I probably wouldn’t last 5 minutes and that they should expect that I would leave after 5 minutes as I couldn’t see myself staying the 90 minutes.  Well that changed within the first 10 minutes. Nathaniel is a weaver of tales, a story teller of note and he kept me enthralled for the entire 90 minutes and I have not missed a show since. Changing between English and Afrikaans and breaking his monotone with music and prose, he tells his story while keeping you in stitches or wiping away a tear in the same breath.

I have never missed a show since and I look forward to his next one coming next month. A perfectionist he is on stage for only a few short weeks a year and does not take it to other centre so don’t miss it whatever you do!

Catch the very best of Nataniël in his spectacular show

30 years, 90 minutes

at Emperors Palace : 24 August – 24 September

Nataniël, talented South African muso and performer extraordinaire, will entertain fans as he celebrates three decades on stage in his latest show spectacular 30 years, 90 minutes between Thursday  24 August and Sunday 24 September 2017 at the suitably breath-taking Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace.

With more than 6 000 live performances, 79 stage productions, 17 music albums and 17 published books already up in lights, Nataniël is a stalwart on the South African entertainment scene and continues to delight audiences nationwide. 30 years, 90 minutes will include highlights of some of Nataniël’s favourite moments and on-stage performances spanning over the past 30 years, along with a variety of new songs and stories performed in both English and Afrikaans.

“Nataniël’s is a highlight on our annual entertainment calendar and we are thrilled to host his latest stage production. We would also like to congratulate him on celebrating 30 years in the entertainment industry, and look forward to working with him for many more years to come,” says Andi Shaughnessy, Emperors Palace Entertainment Manager.

Nataniël will be joined on stage by fellow performers, Charl du Plessis (piano), Juan Oosthusizen (guitar), Werner Spies (bass), Hugo Radyn (drums), Dihan Slabbert (vocals), and Nicolaas Swart (vocals).

Tickets are priced from R160 per person and can be purchased through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or by visiting or

The show will start at 20h00 from Thursdays to Saturdays, and at 15h00 on Sundays. Regret no children under the age of 15 will be permitted.  Fans can also purchase a limited-edition luxury souvenir programme at the show.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and follow them on Twitter @emperorspalace.

#Hashtag for 30 years, 90 minutes – #Nataniel30

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