THE legendary Pieter-Dirk Uys brings his one-man memoir, The Echo of Noise, to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 25 to August 6.
In the show South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool and opens his heart 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. Since opening The Echo of a Noise he has played to full houses and sold out seasons.
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.
Tickets for the show are available from Computicket. For block bookings only contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 083 250 2690.
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