Mamba Republic exposes our SA foibles

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Mamba Republic at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square
Mamba Republic at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square

John van de Ruit and Ben Voss will be back at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton from 2 August in Mamba Republic.

Daphne Kuhn by arrangement with Mamba Productions presents Mamba Republic from 2-20 August, the third production in the Mamba comedy trilogy.

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The production had sell-out seasons at the Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival and in Durban. The comedy reunites the talents of Ben Voss (Beauty Ramapelepele) and John Van De Ruit (Spud). Mamba Republic takes a savagely funny look at all that is wrong and very wrong in the Rainbow Nation.

With their unique blend of sharp wit, hopeless optimism and clever characterisations, the duo sinks their fangs into the fiascos, farces and foibles of South African life. Whether it is their unique take on fees must fall, state capture, online dating, the economy, sport, technology, racism, an alternative national anthem, or even the most unusual football match in living memory, Mamba Republic will have you rolling in the aisles at the utter absurdity of life at the foot of Africa.

Pictured here are Ben Voss and John van de Ruit in their latest hilarious offering, Mamba Republic. Pic by Jacki Bruniquel.
Pictured here are Ben Voss and John van de Ruit in their latest hilarious offering, Mamba Republic. Pic by Jacki Bruniquel.

Internationally acclaimed author, Van de Ruit said, “Fellow Saffas, you are in for a treat! It has been said before that we, as South Africans, are really good at laughing at the state of our nation. We will be reminding audiences how much there is to laugh at … and adding a bit of a mamba twist.”

Adding to the duo on stage, the behind the scene team is spear-headed by Durban theatre leader and visionary, Dr Mervyn McMurtry as director and designer. In charge of lighting design is Michael Broderick.

Mamba Republic follows in the footsteps of Green Mamba (2002) and Black Mamba (2005) which together racked up over 800 performances in five years, winning numerous awards and developing a cult following all over Southern Africa.

For an evening of fabulous frolics, foibles and fun from Zille to Zuma, book early at Computicket www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 800. Tele-bookings can also be made through the theatre’s box office on tel 011 883 8606. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages at one of the new upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square.

“… gorgeously funny and mischievously loquacious, brimming with intelligent, sparkling scenes.” – Dr Satish Singh

“Ben Voss and John van de Ruit keep their audience in stitches” Nonsindiso Qwabe, Herald Live

1 COMMENT

  1. Would love to know whether and when ‘Mamba Republic’ will be onstage in Cape Town???!!! So want to see it!!! Lesley

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