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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Multi award-winning cabaret performer Godfrey Johnson will present his new one-man show at the Hexagon Dive in Pietermaritzburg for a short run from March 1 to 3, after a succession of sold-out shows in Cape Town and Durban.

Godfrey Johnson With Horns includes hilarious tales of gyms, health, food, fashion; captivating songs and a healthy dose of comedy and pathos. Sex Pistols in the style of Noel Coward, musical jokes and many more hilarious moments. The show includes songs by Brel, Coward, Porter, Pet Shop Boys and new material by Johnson. The audience will also have the chance to choose their favourite songs as Johnson works his human juke box routine.

“The whole point of the show is just to make the audience laugh. It’s not so much a stand-up comedy show, but more of a sit-down comedy show,” he jokes.

In 2007, Johnson won The Fleur du Cap Award for best performance in a cabaret and has been nominated twice for his one man show, Flirting with Coward and The Shadow of Brel, both directed by Sanjin Muftic. In 2010 he performed with Pieter-Dirk Uys in award-winning Bambi Sings the FAK and other struggle Anthems at The Fugard Theatre.

Johnson has performed over 20 one-man shows and has appeared at every arts festival in South Africa as well as performing in Montreal, Amsterdam and London. He has starred in numerous films, television programmes and musicals, most recently David Moore's Once Upon a Road Trip and Robert Silke's The Satyr of Springbok Heights. He also directed the musical The Cape Town Show in 2010 and 2011.

Godfrey Johnson With Horns runs at the Hexagon Dive, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg, from March 1 to 3 at 19h00 for 19h30 (doors open at 18h50). This takes the form of a picnic evening so patrons are invited to take their own food, but no drinks as there is a cash bar. Tickets R95 pp (tables seat 10). Bookings on e-mail or 033 260 5537.