"Adapt or Fly"
A sold-out season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg!
“Uys is still as sharp and witty and brilliant, as ever.” Financial Mail
And now, the perfect start to the new year! Pieter-Dirk Uys is at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay from 7 January for 3 weeks with ADAPT OR FLY
“Uys laat die gehoor skaterlag met kwinkslae.” Beeld
The ideal belated Christmas gift to yourself, your family, especially those sons, daughters and grandchildren visiting Cape Town from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, the USA, Holland, Germany and Limpopo!
“You rock with laughter while reaching for the hanky to hide that pesky tear.” Star Tonight
And what about those Born-free’s lolling on Camps Bay beach? Bring them along to see where we come from and to celebrate where we are going. And where could we be going? Think a few months ahead. The 2014 General Election has been declared fair and free. The ANC did not get what they needed at the ballot, in spite of someone from Luthuli House switching off Madiba's life support system, hoping the sorrow will give the ANC a two-thirds majority. The new red-beret'd party on the block, the Economic Freedom Fighters, got more votes than anyone expected. An unholy alliance has been declared between the parties of Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema to give the tripartite alliance an outright majority. Malema is President of South Africa. Zuma has retired with full amnesty. The Constitution can now be democratically altered. It could be a sketch from the show! Or is it already there?
“Witty one-liners, pithy insights, outrageous comments fly and sting like mosquitos on a hot night.” Saturday Star
So, what do you do? Adapt? Or fly? Stay and come to Pieter Toerien's Theatre on the Bay and see ADAPT OR FLY and what Pieter-Dirk Uys has found in the crystal ball of satire. The future is not usually this uncertain; it's just the past that is always unpredictable. From 7 to 25 January, Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm. Book at Computicket or the theatre 021.438.3300.
“This tightly conceived, well-constructed piece will keep you on the edge, laughing at things that scare you most.” SA Jewish Report
NOW ON SALE IN BOOKSHOPS AND AT EVITA SE PERRON: "PANORAMA" - a novel by Pieter-Dirk Uys (Missing Ink)
Robben Island was the international symbol of resistance against apartheid during the last half of the previous century. Nelson Mandela was but one of the imprisoned freedom fighters that eventually led South Africa into its rainbow democracy in 1994. And yet there was suburban life in the shadow of the prison. Rosa and Karin are two schoolteachers, white Afrikaans women who do not look at the walls and barbed wire along their path to their cottage. They sit in their small world and look at the magnificence of Table Mountain across the bay, a view that has become iconic, an inspiration they call their Panorama. For twenty-four hours in 1987, Sibi Makhale is allowed to visit her dying father in the maximum security prison. The daughter of banned parents, Sibi comes face to face with the two suspicious and frightened schoolteachers. It will prove to be a life-changing experience for all of them. Over two decades later, Sibi returns to the Island - now a World Heritage Site - with her two born-free sons. It is an attempt at closure for her, an adventure for her boys, and for the reader a remarkable journey back from the dark past.
"PANORAMA" celebrates the people who through their shared passion for a beloved country managed to communicate and even laugh with each other in spite of fear, guilt and prejudice. The book is published in time for the 2014 celebration of two decades of democracy in South Africa and is set in Cape Town and on Robben Island - "right on the edge of the world, like a full stop at the end of a long sentence called Africa".
This story about South Africa's yesterday and today is inspired by Pieter-Dirk Uys’s internationally acclaimed play, ‘Panorama’. It is also available on Amazon/Kindle.
FIFTY SHADES OF BAMBI
BAMBI KELLERMANN in “FIFTY SHADES OF BAMBI”
“Uys dons eyelashes and presidents listen” LA TIMES
Bambi Kellermann is Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister. She is the chalk to Tannie’s cheese. Stripper, sex worker and grande horizontal who graduated from the University of Sex Cum Laude – and Fleur de Cap Winner 2010 for Best Cabaret, Bambi is in Johannesburg for the first time in ten years in the Gauteng world premiere of “FIFTY SHADES OF BAMBI”, her new fabulous onslaught against the prudish, the improper and the pathetic.
“50 Shades of Grey” was focused on one specific colour of behaviour. Bambi’s new cabaret includes a rainbow selection of other choices. It is also her journey from teenage confusions, through youthful experimentation, into middle-aged compromise to her twilight-year common sense about life, love, laughter and lies. It’s not just about sex; it’s about enjoying what comes naturally. And if it’s not natural, be careful.
Pieter-Dirk Uys presents: “50 SHADES OF BAMBI” with musical direction by Godfrey Johnson at the piano, while Bambi takes a raunchy ride to the other side of daily life: putting a square peg into a round hole through relationships, trust, happiness, hope, love and fidelity. Sex is the full-frontal focus, with words, music, toys and tinsel. Recommended to anyone who believes in freedom of expression and the right to choose what is best for them when the lights are low – all presented with the wisdom of experience, humour of recall and songs that remind and remain.
"Bambi is a gift from Pieter-Dirk Uys we should treasure while we have her with us." CAPE TIMES
"Dit is alles en nog meer as wat 'n kabaret behoort te bied." DIE BURGER
"Bambi still has teeth and she's cracking nuts!" SUNDAY TIMES
* at Evita se Perron on Valentine's Day Friday 14 February: 19h00
* at the Kalk Bay Theatre Thursday 20, Friday 21, Saturday 22 February at 20h00. www.kbt.co.za
* at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 25 February to 16 March: Tues - Fri 20h15; Sat 17h00 and 20h30; Sundays at 15h00. Bookings at theatre 011 883 8606 / Strictly Tickets 082 553 5901 - www.strictlytickets.com
AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH
"AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH!" at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 March www.tsogosun.com