The newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show – When in Doubt, Say Darling - will have two seasons in KZN: at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on 30 and 31 October and again on 6 and 7 November, and at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Durban’s UKZN Campus, on 1,2,3,4 and again 8,9,10, 11 November 2018.
When in Doubt, Say Darling has just enjoyed a sold-out season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Studio and the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.
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 - and happily back to amandla. In the boxes are wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas, from Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers. See PW Botha impersonate Jacob Zuma! Witness Dr Piet Koornhof solve the Brexit stand-off! Celebrate the appearances of Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Nowell Fine and Evita Bezuidenhout!
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 through this new minefield of hashtags and hate speech to the edge of the next cliff of crisis, when the end of the world seems nigh. It also used to be called a sunset, but here's a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.
Booking is open for the Durban season through Computicket outlets; telephonic bookings on 0861 915 8000, and online bookings at www.computicket.com.