Pieter-Dirk Uys in ‘When in doubt, say darling’ and Godfrey Johnson in ‘Unzipped’ at Alexander Upstairs Theatre this week only.
‘When in doubt, say darling’ is new show about forgetting, forgiving, remembering, faking, making-up and doing. ‘Unzipped’ is a cabaret written and performed by Godfrey Johnson & Nicholas McDiarmid.
‘WHEN IN DOUBT SAY DARLING’
An entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings.
Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment. Pieter-Dirk Uys is sorting out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla. Wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas. From Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers.
At a time when a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: when in doubt say darling.
If you can’t remember their names, just say darling. If you get lost along the road to somewhere, simply ask for Darling. He did it, and now Pieter-Dirk Uys also lives in Darling. Join him and many darlings on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff when the end of the world seems nigh. It used to be called a sunset. Here’s a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.
WHEN:Thu 22nd Mar 7pm and Fri 23rd Mar 7pm TICKETS: R180.00 on collection, R160.00 prepaid – see booking info below
Watch as Godfrey Johnson effortlessly plays piano, sings and entertains with an extensive repertoire ranging from Stephen Sondheim to David Bowie. Featuring new satirical songs covering a wide range of trending themes from corporate cannibals to post hipster hipsters, enjoy a good laugh and perhaps a subtle tear.
Johnson was most recently seen in the acclaimed ‘Vaslav’ directed by Lara Bye. He was also responsible for composing the music for Pieter-Dirk Uys’ ‘Die Van Aardes Van Grootoor’ which enjoyed great success at The Theatre on The Bay. In 2015 he was nominated for 3 Fleur du Cap Awards for best actor in a musical, best solo performance and best musical composer. His other notable shows are ‘Flirting with Coward’ and ‘The Shadow of Brel’. In 2015 he appeared in David Kramer’s new musical, “Orpheus in Africa.”
Don’t miss out on one of South Africa’s finest cabaret talents.
WHEN: Thu 22nd Mar 9pm and Fri 23rd Mar 9pm TICKETS: R130.00 on collection R110.00 prepaid – see booking info below
Book securely online with a credit card for any show at Alexander Upstairs by visiting here or reserve your ticket without paying (but miss out on the discount)
You can also purchase tickets in person at the bar anytime during regular opening hours (Mon – Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 3pm – midnight) For telephone inquiries: 021.300.1652
WHERE: Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat: 11am – 1am, Sun: 3pm – 12am.
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