Pieter-Dirk Uys Returns
“The Echo of a Noise”
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 25 July – 6 August
Master satirist, the indefatigable Pieter-Dirk Uys, comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with his show: The Echo of a Noise for two weeks only from 25 July until 6 August.
Pieter-Dirk Uys presents the astonishing The Echo of a Noise - a one-man memoir in which South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool, opens his heart and talks about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears.
Now in his 71st year, Uys doesn’t glance back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously pointed him in a right and original direction: his father Hannes Uys and his mother Helga Bassel; his grandmothers, his teachers, his passions, Sophia Loren, censorship, false eyelashes and making a noise when everyone demanded silence.
In a story that aches to be heard, Uys has always used humour as a “weapon of mass distraction” and his latest offering is no different.
The laughter he evoked as a relief from the fears that shaped South African society in 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. His masterful story-telling, wit and wisdom are generously shared. As with so many of his performances he takes his audiences into his confidence, breaks the rules and crosses boundaries.
Since opening The Echo of a Noise at Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town last year, Uys has played to full houses and sold out seasons. His masterful story-telling, wit and wisdom are generously shared. As with so many of his performances he takes his audiences into his confidence, breaks the rules and crosses boundaries.
Tickets available from Computicket www.computicket.co.za 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters. For block bookings only – of entire performances to groups of 50 people, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 083 250 2690. Shows are Tues – Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.