Win tickets to ‘caveman’ comedy

Tim Plewman at the Durban Natural Science Museum to promote his Defending the Caveman, running from October 4 to 14 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.


THE popular one-man comedy, Defending the Caveman, starring Tim Plewman, returns to Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre soon – and good news is that this site has three sets of double tickets to give away to attend the 7.30pm performance on Wednesday, October 4.

To put yourself in line to be one of three winners of double tickets, you simply need to be a follower of my showbiz and leisure site. It is FREE and easy to subscribe if you haven’t already done so – simply write your email address in the space provided at the end of the cover page of my site at

You will then be notified by email whenever I post stories.

Once you have done that, mail your name and phone number to and make sure you write CAVEMAN COMPETITION in the subject field.

The winners were chosen at noon on Sunday, October 1, and notified soon after.  The three winners were Dave Seager, Kevin McGregor and Roxy Quattrocchi . Well done!

Tim Plewman, by public demand, once again dons the caveman’s skins and steps on stage to add to his record-breaking slew of sold-out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history

Since he was last in Durban, Plewman has performed in Las Vegas to enthusiastic audiences, and his Defending the Caveman is a great date-night theatre outing – sending up the irreconcilable differences between the sexes.

The Broadway production still holds the record as the longest-running, non- musical solo comedy of all time.

What more can be said about this wonderful show that so humorously exposes the hunter and gatherer in us all and has played to over a million people?

The original play was penned by Rob Becker, and Plewman adapted the script for Southern Africa and went on to win the Vita Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for the show.

Updated, upgraded and totally up-loadable to today’s world of tweets, selfies and six million Facebook friends, this production is still a hilarious, affectionate and insightful comedy that explains why men and women see the world so differently, and will have you looking at your partner with new eyes.

After years of hearing that all men are a***holes, the ‘caveman’ once again stands up to be counted. And, being a troglodyte, standing upright is not an easy thing to do.

Plewman has become one of the most sought-after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is an actor, dancer, writer, humourist, director and producer.

Since his first leading role in 1978, he has remained at the top of the acting world, starring in plays, musicals and TV shows. He has won five Best Actor/ Best Director Awards, has written two books and a half dozen plays and appear5d in TV specials.

His book, Fitness For Old Farts, rocketed to No 10 on the bestsellers list in South Africa, and he does motivational speaking countrywide, inspiring the over-50s to regain fitness, flexibility and fun

Defending the Caveman crossed the divides of race, gender, age, culture and religion to become a South African icon, the only show to become one of the things you have to see if visiting the country, along with the Big Five, Cape Town and a gold mine.

Performances are at 7.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, with 3pm matinees on a Sunday. Tickets are available from Computicket outlets.

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