Theatre Review: Harry Sideropoulos – Seriously?!, Or When Satire Seems Sensible


Bruce Dennill

Writer. Reader. Singer. Songwriter. Believer. Likes to learn.

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Seriously?! / Directed by Gina Shmukler / Crystal Room, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg


“Seriously?!” – it’s an exclamation of incredulity and frustration, mumbled (or shouted) when someone does, or says, something that seems to be illogical or, at worst, just unbelievably thick. Such vexations are common and, as writer, producer and performer Harry Sideropoulos points out at the beginning of his (almost) one-man show, everyone has an opinion on them, and one more – and from a middle-aged white man, at that – shouldn’t really matter.

Except that any opinions that are well thought out and eloquently stated is worth hearing, and particularly so when they’ve been carefully curated and are presented in a package as slick as this one.

Staged in a gorgeous pop-up theatre in the elegant Crystal Room at Killarney Country Club, the piece could be described as a solo stand-up show, but that would be inaccurate for a number of reasons. For one…

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