Versatile entertainer Loané van Sandwyk loves to share joy of the Lord

Loané van Sandwyk who is on the road with her latest show inspired by turning 30 this year. She will be in PE on August 25 and then is heading for the Western Cape via St Francis Bay

She does stand up comedy, she does cabaret, she sings and she accompanies herself on various musical instruments.

“It’s usually comedy, with a deeper Christian meaning,” said Loané van Sandwyk who decided to become an entertainer after the Holy Spirit spoke to her through a sermon about spiritual gifts in which the preacher spoke about doing what makes you come alive.

There and then she decided to study drama, which she did at the University of the Free State. And then she did honours in cabaret at Stellenbosch University.

She has been performing for seven years and loves to make people laugh — to be used to share the joy of the Lord. In March this year she turned 30 and that inspired her to create a show about her life experiences which she took on the road in June. That trip took her as far away from her home in George as Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) with gigs in cities and towns — and even on a farm — along the way. She had seven bookings when she set out but ended up doing 14 shows.

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Back on the road now, she has just done a show in Bonnievale, and will be in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) on August 25. Then it’s St Francis Bay and on to Cape Town where she has some shows booked next month. As usual she hopes to pick up more engagements along the way. If you would like to book Loané you can reach her at +27 83 449 9276. If you have an empty swimming pool that you are happy to offer as a venue she will probably be interested. Loané, who has performed on many different kinds of stages — in theatres, in churches, in living rooms — confided that she would love to do a show in an empty pool!!??

She says she takes most of the material for her shows from her life. She prays about what to share and is very transparent about her experiences. She also develops characters which she portrays in cabaret sketches. Original songs are also part of her repertoire and you might see her accompanying herself on keyboard, accordion, ukulele, guitar or marimba! Her performances are predominantly in Afrikaans.

Loané said highlights of being on the road include meeting new people — she is amazed at the generous hospitality she receives from strangers — and suprise encounters arranged by the Holy Spirit. In June, when she performed in a lounge on a farm between Hertzogville and Hoopstad (which was definitely not on her original itinerary) her testimony about a past struggle with anxiety ministered hope to a young boy in the audience and to his family.

Loané in action

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