Win tickets to new Ben Voss show

Durban’s Ben Voss as Benny Bushwhacker, world-renowned conservationist and environmental campaigner. He will be at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 29 before a countrywide tour.

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BY BILLY SUTER

DURBAN’S Ben Voss is noted for, among other characters, his black alter-ego Beauty Rampelepele; as the loon from the Black Mamba and Green Mamba stage shows; and as the evil queen in last year’s Janice Honeyman panto in Johannesburg, Snow White.

Now he has added another character to his comic line-up – conservationist and environmental campaigner, Benny Bushwhacker.

And the good news is that THREE lucky followers of SoSuterBill will each win FOUR tickets to attend a preview performance of the show at Durban’s Elizabaeth Sneddon Theatre at 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 30. See the end of this story for more details on how to enter.

The  Benny Bushwhacker character was recently introduced in shows at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (now called Makhanda), after which Voss will take Bushwhacker on a countywide tour that starts with a season at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 29 to August 11.

The show, Benny Bushwhacker: Human Nature, will then be staged at the Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College, from September 13 to 16, after which it will visit the George Arts Theatre (September 20 to 21) and Johannesburg’s Studio Theatre at Montecasino (October 2 to 20).

Ben Voss as Benny Bushwhacker.

Performances are also scheduled for the Savoy, Perridgevale, in Port Elizabeth (October 22 to 26), Pietermaritzburg’s Hexagon Theatre (November 5 to 9), Pretoria’s Atterbury Theatre (November 13), Somerset West’s Playhouse (November 15 and 16) and Cape Town’s Golden Arrow Studio at The Baxter (December 10 to January 18).

Benny Bushwhacker is said to offer an hilarious, yet sobering, look at the collision between man and environment.

His stories and experiences have been translated from bush to page by his unofficial biographer, John van de Ruit, (of Spud and Mamba shows fame,) and from page to stage by Janice Honeyman.

The press release for the show states that Benny Bushwhacker is the only man to have thrice walked the length of Africa barefoot. The legend now returns to share what it takes to survive the African bush… and for the African bush to survive.

“The genial. South African-born Bushwhacker (aka Ben Voss), who recently made world headlines for banging heads with swashbuckling British survivalist Bear Grylls, will be touring South Africa’s theatres and festivals with an hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment,” says a show spokesman.

“For somebody who has spent more time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than a hibernating Arctic wood frog, Benny Bushwhacker brings untainted humanity and delicious humour to his performance. He will have you laughing out loud and wondering why, when it comes to the bush, the most uncommon human trait, is common sense.

“Whether it be his opinion on changing the Springbok emblem, how to spot a bulls%&*#$er in Kruger, or the relative chances of his estranged wife, Brenda, replacing the buffalo in the Big Five Benny delivers time and again with his unique sense of humour and classic bush logic.”

Booking for the show is at Computicket, but if you are interested in buying a house of the Durban season for a fundraiser, contact Sharlene Versfeld on sharlene@versfeld.co.za.

Durban performances on July 30 and 31 have a special offer of R80 per ticket and early-bird tickets are available.

Public feedback from the opening shows in Makhanda has been hugely affirming: “Great show, an education, a laugh and a very serious message that warns of the ramifications of man’s stupidity. Nature’s greatest danger is human nature! Put it on your list, you won’t be disappointed,” and “Edutainment at its best! Hilariously delivers a serious message, a must-see”.

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WIN ONE OF THREE SETS OF FOUR TICKETS TO SEE BEN VOSS IN “BENNY BUSHWHACKER: HUMAN NATURE” AT DURBAN’S ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE AT 7.30PM ON TUESDAY, JULY 30.

To put yourself in line to be one of THREE winners of FOUR tickets each to the Ben Voss solo comedy show, Benny Bushwhacker: Human Nature  at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 30 – you simply have to be a follower of my site. At no cost.

If you are not already a follower, simply leave your email address in the space provided towards the end of the cover page of this site, sosuterbill.com

You will then be a follower, and receive email notification whenever I file a new story.

Once you have subscribed (there is no cost), send your NAME and PHONE NUMBER via email (NOT THIS SITE’S CONTACT FORM) to sosuterbill@gmail.com and place the words ‘BUSHWHACKER COMPETITION’  in the subject field. 

NOTE: The THREE lucky winners of FOUR tickets each will be chosen and notified after 6pm on Monday, July 22.
(The winners were Callum robertson, Yvette Arendse and Christine James). 

NOTE: PLEASE READ ENTRY DETAILS CAREFULLY AS SOME PEOPLE ARE ENTERING COMPETITIONS INCORRECTLY.

ALSO NOTE THAT ONLY ONE ENTRY PER SUBSCRIBER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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3 thoughts on “Win tickets to new Ben Voss show

  1. We never miss Ben’s performances. His mother was a friend of mine at school and when he takes on the role of Beauty Ramapelepele he looks like her when she was young. No one can top this but we pay for the tickets with pleasure! Ha ha..just want notification so I don’t miss a show. Also a fan of van der Ruit’s books and movie. My daughter(teacher) met him at her school. I am most like his grandmother.

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