Alan Committie in Love Factually at the Baxter

By MapMyWay
25 May 2018

Love Factually, at the Baxter from 29 May to 16 June

Alan Committie, the star of Defending the Caveman, comes to the Baxter Flipside with a brand-new, hilarious exploration of the battle of the sexes (and the exes) called Love Factually.

After 963 performances of Defending the Caveman, Committie decided it was time to take a fresh look at relationships, so he wrote and performed Love Factually to critical and commercial acclaim. The show has had three sold out seasons in Johannesburg, a successful season in the UK where it debuted at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking, England in 2016 and was last seen in a sold out run at Theatre on the Bay.

Committie now brings his hit show to the Baxter Flipside in 2018 with a fresh look at relationships.

For a short season, he will wow audiences with his family-friendly, high energy antics and delight people who are in relationships, leaving relationships or once read about relationships.

Recognized as one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comedians and renowned master of ceremonies (having hosted six Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, nine Jive Cape Town Funny Festivals and seven Sunday Times Top 100 companies awards evenings amongst many others), Committie is a multiple award-winning actor. His accolades include a Fleur du Cap Best Actor award for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and a South African Film and TV Best Supporting Actor award winner for Laugh Out Loud.

Love Factually – a fresh look at relationships

With a comedic, honest and sometimes even touching look at couples, Committie will continue to explore the absurd differences between men and women, the quirks and foibles of marriage and dating, and will even try to finally provide the right answers to those loaded questions, “Do you think I look fat?”, “Are you listening to me?” and “Would you prefer to go to the cricket or spend the day with me and my mom!?!”

In Love Factually the every-man hero also investigates Tinder and text breakups, online attractions, distractions and de-tractions, gives tips on how to survive as a “post-modern, metro-quasi-dexi-semi-multi-mano-sexual”, explores being single verse being able to mingle and, most importantly, looks at fitting duvet covers and how that could keep a relationship together.

If you enjoyed Defending the Caveman you’re going to love this fresh take on why it’s ok for men and women to be so different.

WHERE: Baxter FlipsideMain Road, Rondebosh, Cape Town 7600

WHEN:  previews on 29 and 30 May, opens on 31 May, and runs until 16 June at 8pm with matinee performances on 2, 9 and 16 June, at 5pm.

TICKETS: between R120 and R160 with an age restriction of 12 years. There is an early bird special for R100 a ticket that runs until 21 May. Booking through Webtickets, online or at selected Pick n Pay stores. For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or email or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or email her at

“A fighting fit Alan Committie continues the battle of the sexes in this gloriously funny look at the differences between men and women. It’s an old story, which he first brought to our attention in ‘Defending the Caveman’ eight years ago, but in this new version he brings into play a fresh dimension on the subject and once again demonstrates his sheer genius.” Peter Feldman – 48 Hours

“Committie is as always, razor sharp. Easy listening and good fun, it’s a sure hit!” Jennifer de Klerk – Artslink

“Committe is on fire and deserves an Oscar for Sustained Comedy” Lesley Stones – Daily Maverick