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Friday, October 2, 2015


(Tim Plewman. Pic by Suzy Bernstein)

The longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history is finally coming to Pietermaritzburg before moving on to Michaelhouse!

Tim Plewman will appear in Rob Becker's hilarious Defending the Caveman at the Hexagon Theatre for two shows next week, followed by performances at Michaelhouse.

The play is described as an affectionate comedy in two acts about men and women. Tim plays the hero who, anxious to defend the beleaguered male, comes up with a theory that male-female relations are thwarted by their refusal to acknowledge the fact that the female gatherer is almost an entirely different species to the male hunter!

Defending the Caveman has played to packed houses around the world, and still continues to draw in crowds. So how does Becker explain its success? ‘I think the show gives people a way to understand themselves and their partners while they're laughing and I think some healing takes place when a couple sits in a darkened theatre, laughing with hundreds of other couples, realizing they are not alone."

This play is still as relevant and is a hilarious, affectionate and insightful comedy explaining how and why women and men see life so differently. It gives one the chance to take a birds-eye view of looking at one’s partner in different light and asks one to take the lighter view on life and humour going forward.

Performances take place from October 7 to 10 (Wednesday at 18h00, Thursday to Saturday at 20h00) at the Hexagon Theatre on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus.  Booking is at Computicket.

The show then moves to Michaelhouse where Tim Plewman will give performances on October 15 and 16 at 19h30 in the Schlesinger Theatre. Bookings through