08 Sep the Drama King speaks…
The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next week…
5. Fat Pig
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized – and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with is own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.
4. Fiddler on the Roof
Rich in historical ethnic detail, this musical has touched audiences around the world with its humour, warmth and honesty. Its universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. .
3. Living Remote
The hilarious award-winning actress Anthea Thompson comes to Kalk Bay Theatre with her hysterical comic creation Bertha Cummings. For those who have not yet met this eccentric septuagenarian, they will be delighted by her crazy observations, mad-cap antics and irreverent sense of humour. First performed as part of the all female comic group ‘Cracks and the City’, Bertha now appears in her own one-woman vehicle’Living Remote’, Bertha’s guide to life, love and pharmaceuticals.
In this show, she explores the lighter side of ageing and the delights of roaming the Wynberg pharmacy for the latest geriatric accoutrements. Bertha continues to share with us the pleasures of healing and dealing and welcomes all audience types: healthy and ailing.
2. Pieter Dirk-Uys in Desperate First Ladies
In this one-man show, Pieter-Dirk Uys will focus on the past, the present and tomorrow. Now going into its seventeenth year of democracy, South Africa has a generation of young voters who were born after apartheid was officially terminated in 1994. Today’s icon is often the imprisoned and banned enemy of the past who is now the hero of yesterday, and those old white icons that were once on the stamps and the coins are seen as the politically incorrect has-beens of today, the aikonas.
..and for the Number 1 must see this week…
1. Monkey Nuts
Monkey Nuts is one of the finest and funniest shows you will ever see, a true comical masterpiece from the creators of Hoot and The Chilli Boy. The show, performed by multi-award-winning actor Matthew Ribnick, is a definite must-see for anybody craving brilliant quality entertainment. Monkey Nuts recently won the prestigious Naledi Award for best comedy performance. Don’t miss this mesmerizing and hilarious piece of theatre that is destined to become yet another Naidoo/Ribnick classic.
In next week’s edition of the Drama King speaks… theDramaKing catches up with Pieter Dirk-Uys in an exclusive 10and5 video interview that is not to be missed.
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