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DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN (article first published : 2005-09-26)

The Caveman is back! Tim Plewman, returns to Durban for the last ever (he’s said it before!) season of the hysterically funny Defending the Caveman. This time, his season runs at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom from September 27 to October 15.

This Pieter Toerien production is written by Rob Becker, directed by South Africa’s master of comedy, Rex Garner, and adapted by Tim to give it a “South African flavour”. The combination has resulted in a powerful and attention-grabbing solo performance of impeccable comedy timing.

Defending the Caveman was created by Rob Becker over a three year period during which time he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology, along with dramatic structure and playwriting. The result is a hilarious theatre experience of laughter and entertainment as the Caveman tackles the eternal, baffling and seemingly unfathomable differences between men and women.

Far from being an attack on the fairer sex - both sexes are shown up with all their quirks and foibles. But it is not all an assault – there is strong empathy to demonstrate that there may be real reasons for these inexplicable differences between men and women whose origins are hidden in the mystery of human evolution.

But while Tim may have performed a phenomenal number of performances (1392 to date!) of the show, he has still found time to pursue his other passion in the theatre -directing and writing. In the last year he wrote a play with Rex Garner, Breakfast with Dad, which toured Johannesburg and Cape Town for six months, and directed Fiona Ramsay in My Brilliant Divorce.

Defending the Caveman runs at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya from September 27 to October 15 Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20h00. Tickets R95 booked through Computicket or the Sibaya Box-Office on 031 580 5555.




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