World premier by acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith,  a play opening at the Planet Restaurant on the 5th of May. 


Playing in Planet Restaurant every Tuesday evening from 5th May to 9th June 2015, a fun-filled evening of sumptuous food, delightful theatre and music from down memory lane.

A brand new play, written by the brilliant Alexander McCall Smith of No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency fame, will open in Planet Restaurant on Tuesday 5th May and will run every Tuesday evening until 9th June 2015.

This world premier, directed by renowned director Nicholas Ellenbogen, is set around characters from all over the world finding their way home after the war, via Cape Town. All lovers of music, they gather over a drink at The Nellie to share songs and stories. This is a nostalgic feel-good play in three acts: the “fishing fleet” ladies who travelled to India; love and beauty in the Australian outback; and Tickie the clown in the Lion’s Den, provide captivating entertainment in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

Relax and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner created by Chef Rudi Liebenberg, starting off with bubbles and canapés in Planet Restaurant’s Conservatory Bar.  The cost is R450 per person for the show and dinner, including the bubbles and canapés which will be served from 6.30pm – 7pm, thereafter guests will be seated in the restaurant.  To make your reservation or for any further enquiries please phone 021 483-1948 or e-mail:

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