Are you ready for an alien abduction? No, then get down to the Hexagon Theatre pronto people…

“Have you ever felt that you don’t belong or that there’s more to life than this? Are your dreams so weird that you are afraid people will judge you? You may not realise it but you have been manipulated by powers beyond your control.

“Yes, you have had an alien abduction experience! The time has come to step out of the dark and defend our planet. If you miss this show it could be the end of the world as we know it!”

Guiding you on this path will be the legendary Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert.

In Defending the Planet, the super-charged comedy duo Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert, which brought you The Seven Deadly Sins (and a host of other hot-property shows), return to the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg with their smash hit take on alien abductions.

Extensively updated and radically revised, Defending the Planet is just as whacky as ever. If you missed them in this runaway hit previously (or even if you didn’t), be sure to catch the zaniest husband-and-wife couple in town in “one of the funniest productions seen in ages” (The Daily News).

The story focuses on a self-help group of victims of alien abductions, formed to examine these and other close encounters of various kinds.

Typical of the McIlroys’ unique comedic style, Defending The Planet discusses the trauma of victims who have been “probed” by aliens.  With off-the-wall characters and an eclectic range of foot-stomping music, suggestions are made as to how one can deal with an “invasion” and how to avoid falling victim to these outlandish creatures.

The show is a must-see for anyone who has ever wondered about extra-terrestrial activity and above all, assures audiences of an entertaining evening of music and laughter.

Defending The Planet, written by Susan Monteregge and directed by Darren King, is at the Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg from Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2 at 7.30 pm.

Tickets R130 (R100 for seniors & students). Book at Computicket.Inquiries: 033 260 5537.

Pictures by Val Adamson

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