Last week I attended the opening night of a new one-man comedy called WILD. Directed by well-known funny man, Alan Committie, and starring multi award-winning actor Robert Fridjhon, this is a show that’ll resonate with most and have you chuckling away in your seat.
But what is it about? Here’s a little teaser:
“If ever you miss a dinner date with your girlfriend, common sense tells you that you’d better have a good excuse. Which I did … on both counts. And my excuse was outstanding. I was attacked … by a lion … at an office party … in a strip club … in Jo’burg. Well … ok … let me go back to the beginning.”
Actually written by Robert himself, WILD is based on his experiences in wildlife during which he says he was was bitten, kicked and scratched (mostly by people), and then educated by lions. This comedy is a little dark with some touching moments thrown into the mix, but I promise that it’ll have you smiling, laughing and even nodding along.
In their words: WILD is a fantastical account of one man’s accidental journey into the otherworldly realm of the animal kingdom where he meets a stray kitten, a herd of wildebeest and a lioness called Eleanor. Through them he discovers that the earth’s creatures know a lot more about him than he ever did.
Oh and get this – not only will you be enjoying a great evening out at one of my favourite Cape Town theatres, you’ll also be supporting a great cause as 10% of WILD’s earnings will be going to the Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary.
So… don’t miss out, show your support, and take note of these need-to-know details:
- When? Now showing until Sat, 31 January 2014
- Where? Theatre on the Bay, 1 Link Street, Camps Bay
- What time? Mon to Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 8.30pm (Running time is 1 hr 20 min without an interval – the show is not recommended for kids younger than 12)
- Tickets? Ticket costs range from R95 – R165, depending on which night you book & where you sit. Tickets can be purchased via the theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300, their Computicket site over here or by calling the Computicket Call Centre on 0861 915 8000 (There are also dinner & theatre packages available where you also get a 3 course meal – give them a call to find out more)
You can also have a look at Robert’s interview on Expresso over here: