Defending the Caveman: last two shows


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Image result for Defending the Caveman‘Defending the Caveman’ has two final shows at ‘Live at the Balalaika’ on 26 and 27 April. If you haven’t seen this show you are missing out!

Come and have the last laugh with legendary actor Tim Plewman in his first ‘farewell season’ Live at the Balalaika, at the new Pop-Up Theatre at the Balalaika Hotel. This unique venue seats only 180 people which is the perfect size for a Pop-Up Theatre.

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‘Defending the Caveman’ has two final shows on 26 and 27 April. The show is the longest running solo play in the history of Broadway and the world and has been seen in over 40 countries.

The ‘only original’ master of ‘Defending the Caveman’ is back from standing ovations in Perth and Las Vegas and throughout southern Africa.

Considered one of South Africa’s best-ever solo comedies, Defending the Caveman explores the complexities of romance and relationships with truthful hilarity.

Through his Caveman, Plewman ensures his audiences spend the show in stitches but walk away with something to think about.

Defending the Caveman has been updated and re-booted to reflect today’s world of tweeting, selfies and Facebook likes, but, at its heart, still consists of the core comedy about why men and women see the world so differently.

Plewman has an uncanny knack for capturing his audience, and whether you choose to take your partner, friend, family member or colleague along to see the show, you will not regret spending the evening with one of the most revered comedians on the South African stage.

This tongue-in-cheek gem will offer a night out of deep belly laughs.

Testament to this is the fact that his audiences keep coming back: “Saw this play must be more than 20 times and willing to see it 20 more.” – Elaine Meyer Upper Crust.

“Laugh? I nearly died! This play is not an exercise in soul-searching, it’s a belly laugh and I must bring my wife” – said Geoffrey Matengi SAfm with tears rolling down his cheeks.

“Here is the artistry of the human heart conveyed in a language that can only make you laugh till you cry.” – Arts Journalist.

Connect with Plewman on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch the Defending the Caveman promo video here:

Tickets: Tickets can be bought through Computicket 011 484 0204 or from the reception at the Balalaika Protea Hotel and at the door. Call The Balalaika Protea Hotel on 011 322 5000. Tickets are priced at R195.

Parking: There is safe underground parking at the MARC which is in Maude Street

About Tim Plewman

Plewman has become one of the most sought-after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is a dancer, humorist, director, writer and producer.

From his first leading role in 1978, in the comedy, Happy Birthday, Plewman has remained at the very top of the acting world for over 30 years with numerous awards and unique achievements that set him apart from the rest.

He has starred in such diverse comedies as Two Into One (Fleur du Cap Award Best Actor), Doubles (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), Heel Against the Head (Vita Award Best Director) and of course, the play he is most remembered for, Defending the Caveman (Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor), which re-wrote theatre history by breaking all SA show records. Plewman decided to hang up his caveman skins after 9 ½ years and 1544 sold out performances… until now.

Plewman has also starred in numerous musicals, three of his favourites being, Snoopy!!!, Tom Foolery and Singin’ in the Rain.

As a writer, he has penned some memorable plays like Grin & Bare It, Breakfast with Dad, and The Insatiables, which won the Best Play of the Year, SA Comedy Awards.

In addition, Plewman has written such TV series as The Carruthers Brothers with Bill Flynn and Pure Plewman for M-Net.

He is a prolific voice-over artist and, together with his wife Cathy, has a highly successful production company which has produced 18 theatre pieces and over 160 corporate productions and videos.

In June 2013, Plewman was acclaimed for his tour de force performance in the one-man play, The Last Moustache, written by Greg Viljoen, performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It is the story of an actor forced to play a Hitler double during the last weeks of WWII.

His book, classically titled Fitness for Old Farts was published by Random Struik and rocketed to number 10 on the best sellers list in SA within the first month of hitting the bookshelves. This hysterical book centres on a serious subject close to Plewman’s heart; fitness and health. This book gave rise to Plewman’s latest play Gym & Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, which premiered at this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival and made the list of the 30 best-attended performances at the Festival.

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CONTACT: Gilly Hemphill
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