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Classic Comedy Returns to Cape Town

The original and classic comedy, Defending the Caveman is coming to Cape Town this June. Showing at The Baxter Theatre from 14 to 25 June, Tim Plewman will have audiences in stitches with his revered comedy classic.

Considered one of the best solo comedies in the country, Defending the Caveman picks apart relationships with laugh-a-minute quips and everyday realities. You will find yourself laughing one moment and digging your partner in their ribs the next, because of the truth of the comments.

Plewman’s way of managing to ‘capture’ his audience in his hands is palpable. While this tongue-in-cheek play looks at relationships, attempting to unravel the twists and turns of the double helix in men’s complex ‘dance’ with women, Plewman gives his all, every minute of every performance.

Classic Comedy Returns to Cape Town
Tim Plewman in Defending the Caveman. Photograph by Suzy Bernstein.

Back by popular demand, Plewman puts new life and energy into the classic comedy, Defending the Caveman. After five years, Plewman steps back onto the stage to add to his 1 544 sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history.

And the audiences keep coming back; “I am going to bring my wife here to see it,” said Geoffrey Matenji from SAfm radio with tears rolling down his cheeks from laughter.

Warm up this winter with sizzling hot classic comedy from Tim Plewman. If you’re travelling down to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival be sure to catch his world-premiere comedic offering Gym & Tonic: The Memory of Old Muscle inspired by Plewman’s book Fitness for Old Farts, and starring acclaimed actors Paul Ditchfield, Russel Savadier and Tim Plewman. The play will show at the Thomas Pringle Hall from 30 June to 4 July.

Defending the Caveman is on at The Baxter Theatre from 14 to 25 June. Book at Computicket or at the theatre.

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