Marriage for Dummies opens next week


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Marriage for Dummies
Marriage for Dummies

Durban’s star comedy duo Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert star in Marriage for Dummies at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre!

“This dynamic duo never disappoints. If you are in need of a good laugh and a relaxed evening out, this is the show to watch. A quirky mixture of comedy, dance, and music with interesting insight in how to make a marriage last. It will keep you well entertained.” – Cue Online

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The production previews on Wednesday 21 February and opens Thursday 22 February. Performances are at 19:30 (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 18h00 (Sundays). Book now at Computicket 0861 915 8000 or online at

Structured around the basic format of a marriage seminar, Aaron and Lisa lead the audience through the many trials and tribulations that affect all marriages. In the guise of whacky characters, they identify most of the “problems” marriages face.

Marriage for Dummies
Marriage for Dummies

Aptly styled the ‘Six Steps of Separation’, the key points identified include among others: Constant Fighting and Complaining; Household Chores and DIY; and The Outlaws (i.e. not getting along with your partner’s family).

All the serious challenges are dealt with in a funny and light-hearted way. How the ‘problems’ are overcome is summarized into four basic albeit humorous ideas:

  • Lower Your Expectations – This is a funny look at attitude, expectations, blame and taking responsibility.
  • Investments and Returns – basically, what you put into a marriage you get out. Discovering your partners love language and the importance of affirming each other.
  • Team Work – Which basically boils down to communication. You don’t have to think the same, as long as you think together.
  • Love is a verb! – Love is a do-ing word – it is a decision and not just a feeling.

Marriage For Dummies is a show for everyone, married or single. Most of the ideas and theories have been inspired by marriage experts such as Mark Gungor (Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage) and Andy Stanley (Staying In Love).

“We believe that comedy provides a unique frame work, acknowledging the complexities of marriage without getting into the blame game, thus, allowing our audience to internalise the lessons without feeling condemned” says Aaron.

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