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Sunday, September 18, 2011


(Stuart Taylor)

After sold-out seasons and rave reviews around the country, award-winning Cape Town comedian Stuart Taylor and director Heinrich Reisenhofer have teamed up and created a definitive relationship crash course for the modern South African man. The Learner Husband comes to Durban from September 20

Presented by FNB in conjunction with DSTV, this tongue-in-cheek entertainment, described as “a delightful, often hilarious and always insightful one-man show to teach husbands how to get it right” (Business Day), offers men a step-by-step programme to prepare them to survive the most perilous of all tests … marriage.

Taylor shares with men in his audiences the ‘Warning Signs’ they never tell you about (till it is too late), as well as his patented rescue formula for any relationship, 'Sorry, honey, I was wrong!'

“Guys we are not messing around anymore”, states Stuart. “It's time to put that learner sticker back on, ’cause it's Mad Max out there on the highways of matrimony, and we are going to survive! Whether you are married, engaged or even thinking of getting married, you won't want to get behind the wheel or the pram until you have seen this show. So, ladies, drag your men, even if it's kicking and screaming, to get them ‘Road-Worthied’ at this life-changing experience.”

Stuart Taylor is widely known as the presenter of SABC 3’s hit travel show, Going Nowhere Slowly. When this Stellenbosch University science graduate is not in front of the camera with mud-powdered face and wind-styled hair, he is enchanting local and international audiences with his headline stand-up comedy shows.

His award-winning formula of a meticulous fusion of comedy and magic earned him recognition as South Africa’s Comedy Magic Champion, a title he held for three years. After ditching his microscope and lab coat, Taylor’s compulsive potion of enigmatic entertainment has mesmerised audiences from theatres to boardrooms across South Africa, performing for many of the country’s top companies.

Taylor’s uncanny ability to cast spells of unbridled laughter on virtually any audience, have earned him accolades for his performances at the Pleasance Dome at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Berlin International Comedy Festival and his sold-out comedy-magic theatre productions throughout South Africa. His last theatre production, Techni-Coloured, garnered critical acclaim in Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Bernice Samuels, Chief Marketing Officer of FNB says: “FNB is proud to sponsor The Learner Husband, another way in which we contribute to and support local arts. We hope you get to see and enjoy this light hearted performance”.

FNB customers can buy tickets at 10% off the ticket price if they book online or swipe their FNB Personal Cheque or Credit Cards when they purchase tickets at the box office. Terms and conditions apply.

The Learner Husband runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from September 20 to October 2. Tickets R85 (R65 pensioners) with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 19h30 and Sundays at 18h00). Book through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at