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Sunday, November 5, 2017


(Ben Voss & John van de Ruit)

Fresh from a national sold-out tour, the hilarious hit comedy show Mamba Republic will have two performances at the Hexagon Theatre on November 10 and 11.

Mamba Republic is a rapid-paced satirical sketch-comedy. Reuniting 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 characterisation, the duo sink 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.

Adding to the duo on stage, the team is spear-headed by Durban theatre leader and visionary, Mervyn McMurtry as director and designer. 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.

Mamba Republic has performances on November 10 and 11 at 18h00 at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus. Tickets R120 available at
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