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.
As the first non-classical artist to receive the Standard Bank Young Artist Award this year, Guy is deemed as somewhat of a global ambassador of SA music, leading the way with his homegrown style at the heart of his music.
Kanada is a passionate and renowned Sitar player and vocalist. He pursued an early interest in Hindustani Classical music that lead him to a career as an Ayurvedic Doctor, allowing him to incorporate his love for music into his therapeutic practice. He currently performs his Indian-inspired therapeutic rhythms for audiences through-out India, Nepal and SA.
Together Guy and Kanada bring the diversity of two very different musical worlds together presenting an evening of rich and unique music. The duo have performed together on a number of occasions, including at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the 2018 Hilton Arts Festival and most recently at The Elizabeth Sneddon theatre in Durban.
Drawing on Guy’s well-known local talent, and Kanada’s Indian inspiration, the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse welcomes a fusion of African and Indian culture in a musical experience you can't afford to miss, taking place on Friday, 9 November 2018. Tickets are R120 per person.
Join Curves in the Month of October and HALF of your Joining fee will be Donated to a Local Cancer Charity.
Why Chose Curves?
Curves is designed specifically for Woman, Woman can access tailored weight loss, fitness and nutritional information. All in a safe and Supportive environment.
We offer more than just the resistance machines, it’s a chance to be a part of a Community, once you are a Member of Curves you may workout at any of our branches.
This month’s Promotion supports a Charitable cause close to our heart, and provides a learning opportunity around health related issues giving woman the chance to Connect and form friendships.
Give us a call on 033 343 1830 to book your Free Consultation and find out about our exciting speciality classes.
Mieke, who models for Reflections Modeling School finished in the top 10 and will go to the finals on 1 December 2018 in Umhlanga.
We wish Mieke all the best for the competition in Umhlanga.
Liam will be competing in the last round of KwaZulu-Natal races on 26 October 2018 at Giba Gorge.
We wish Laim well for these last BMX races.
Tim Plewman, by public demand, once again dons the Caveman’s skins and steps onto stage to add to his record breaking slew of sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. The Broadway production still holds the record of the longest running non-musical solo comedy of all time. This iconic production humorously exposes the hunter and gatherer in us all and has played to over a million people.
Penned by Rob Becker, Plewman adapted the script for Southern Africa and went on to win the Vita Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Updated, upgraded and totally up-loadable to today’s world of tweets, selfies and six million Facebook friends, this production is still an hilarious, affectionate and insightful comedy that explains why men and women see the world so differently, and will have you looking at your partner with new eyes. After years of hearing that all men are assholes, the Caveman once again stands up to be counted. And being a troglodyte, standing upright is not an easy thing to do!!
Tim has become one of the most sought after actors in SA, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is an actor, dancer, writer, humourist, director and producer. Since his first leading role in 1978, Tim his remained at the very top of the acting world for over 30 years starring in plays, musicals and TV shows. He has won five Best Actor/ Best Director Awards, has written two books and a half dozen plays and TV specials. His book, “Fitness For Old Farts”, reached No 10 on the best sellers list in SA, and he does motivational speaking countrywide inspiring the over 50’s to regain fitness, flexibility and fun. Tim is delighted to be performing again his favourite role, “Caveman”.
Tim's legendary show, Defending the Caveman, crossed the divides of race, gender, age, culture and religion to become a South African icon, the only show to become one of the things you have to see if visiting the country, along with the Big Five, Cape Town and a gold mine.
Do you remember the safety & comfort your teddy bear brought to you as a child?
In 1998 Frank Saltmarsh, who works for ER24, through sheer passion, carried on an idea of a colleague's & turned it into an extremely important cause. Frank stocks his ambulances with teddies & when he comes across a child involved in an accident, the child is gifted a teddy bear, right there & then.
This simple act of kindness has proven to be a lifeline for so many little humans, who are finding hope, support & security in their cuddly friends... Frank is trying to get his initiative adopted by other ambulance companies & also for children who have been raped or who have witnessed traumatic events.
Remember the teddies do not even need to be in great condition.
Frank says these children hold on to their new friends for dear life,
so your teddy will certainly be needed & truly loved.
Thanking you in advance,
& The Cookhouse Family
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The MiTH lineup for Wednesday 24 October 2018.
Her ominous style of dark folk, eclectic rock, gypsy infused, theatrical, soulful style of writing & performing leaves a long-lasting impression. She belts out her lyrics on stage like she was born there.
This South-African born singer/ songwriter/ producer has performed her way onto a vast variety of stages all across Europe & Southern Africa and shares the stage with many different artists to bring a heartfelt performance that resonates for some time after the last note has stopped ringing.
Ilan Lax & friends
During the day, Ilan Lax is a legal professional consulting on human rights, environmental, land and development law; governance and organisational development and working as an adjudication specialist. But Ilan's other persona is a soulful, poetic musician who performs folk-rock, including ballads and original material, with deep emotion.
His natural charm and obvious musical talent make him a pleasure to listen to. He'll be joined by Brian Bedingfield (Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters), Barry Meintjes (Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters) and Charles Webster (Bowstring) in a collab that is sure to stir your soul.
120 Dezibel is a Highschool-Bigband from Oldenburg, Germany, which was founded in 1993 and has had lots of concerts in the northwestern region of Germany since then. In 2015 the band started a school exchange project with Wartburg Kirchdorf School, KZN. This year is the second time that the band is in Kwazulu Natal.
Together with the choir of Wartburg Kirchdorf School they are touring around KZN after they had several concerts together in Germany. It will be a concert of fine Jazz, Funk, Rock and Latin music with 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 10 choir singers and a groovy rhythm section.
MiTH is located at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 6 pm and the music will kick off at 7 pm. Entrance is R30 at the door.
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club. An opportunity for musicians to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. (Non-musicians welcome too!) Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced / mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join us!
DIRECTIONS TO MiTH:
Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Crossways Pub) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the *second* entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.
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