The Show Goes On raises funds for event organiser Daryl Prumm’s cancer treatment, and with Lockdown Level 2 easing up restrictions, the live scene is slowly making a comeback

Launched in April, ShowLive has provided artists a hassle-free, quick-to-setup live stream solution to help them sing their way to the bank. As restrictions started easing up, ShowLive took the opportunity to host better quality streams at The Armchair Theatre in Observatory — both run and operated by Herman Vercuiel and his team — which had been completely revamped earlier this year, but had gone mostly unused. 

For the month of August, ShowLive have been hosting their “The Show Goes On…” series, a string of shows involving 12 bands, to make music for a great cause: raising money towards Daryl Prumm’s cancer treatment fund. 

Daryl Prumm has been operating Cape Town’s music scene for years as an event organizer and gig promoter. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with early stage cervical and ovarian cancer which, after a couple of rounds of radiation therapy, had seen her in remission. However, when Prumm went in for a routine check-up earlier this year, the cancer was found to have grown back and spread, sending her immediately into surgery to remove as many of the cancer cells as possible and subsequently buying her 6 months, after which she’ll have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). 

In collaboration with ShowLive, The Armchair Theatre, a BackABuddy campaign, and some of Prumm’s favourite local bands that she’s worked with over the years, her goal is to raise R70 000.00, which is what the surgery, treatment, and recovery will cost. 

“Baring myself on such a personal matter has been a challenge, but the amount of support and love I have been shown has surpassed all expectations and I’m in total awe of the generosity and kindness of others. This has been an amazing journey of struggle but also of self awareness and the awareness of others, and what people are capable of when they are called together,” Prumm confesses. 

The next show for their “The Show Goes On…” series will take place on Friday, the 21st of August, at 7:30pm, featuring Cape Town soul-hop band Androgenius, and with Level 2 easing up restrictions even more, Armchair will open its doors to a maximum of 40 gig attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Alcohol sales will also be permitted. For those who won’t be attending, you can access the live stream by purchasing a ticket through ShowLive’s site.

Prumm closes off, “A huge thank you to all who have donated, all those involved with the shows, artists, crew and audience. And everyone who has stood by my side and made me feel like a whole big loved human.”

Visit the ShowLive site for the full lineup, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation.