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DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN (article first published : 2001-07-17)

The caveman made history in the beginning of time and now looks like he will make history again. This time not around campfires but on stage when the mercurial Tim Plewman is brought back to Durban by public demand in the record-breaking comedy Defending the Caveman.

This wonderful, witty and insightful comedy has enjoyed such phenomenally successful runs in Durban that it will have a short return season at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 31 to August 19.

"It is amazing - people just can't get enough,” says Tim Plewman. “The play obviously just touches a nerve and taps into current issues that are hugely pertinent to both men and women. Audiences keep coming back time and time again, wherever we play. It is phenomenal how one production can speak so articulately to so many people - and still make them roar with laughter."

Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman - one of South Africa's most successful box-office hits - is produced by Pieter Toerien. The show is directed by doyen of South African stage and screen - Rex Garner, whose last comedy to play in Durban was the highly successful Funny Money.

The play is described as an affectionate comedy in two acts about men and women. Tim plays the hero who is anxious to defend the beleaguered male and 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!

Booking at Computicket or (011) 340-8000 or 083 915-8000 or www.computicket.co.za Early booking is advised as the season cannot be extended ! (See previous reviews in Drama Archives)




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