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  1. 40 Years at the Hex

    Hex 40 Years Logo2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of The Hexagon Theatre.

    Countless shows, echoing and reflecting the artistic and political life of South African society, have passed through theses doors and played on these stages. It is with pride and gratitude that we start the year with a range of delightful and thought-provoking shows.

     

     

    Our 40th Anniversary February shows are:

     

    1st February:               Nibs v d Spuy and Guy Buttery in the Dive

    Having shared the stage together for more than 15 years now, the opportunity of catching musicians Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery performing as a duo in South Africa has become increasingly rare these days.

     

    3, 4 February:             One Hit Wonderful

                                           After playing to full houses in December, we are bringing this delightful musical show back for 2 performances only!

     

    13 – 16 February:        Green Man Flashing

    A brand new production of Mike van Graan’s thought-provoking play about moral and ethical dilemnas in the New South Africa.

     

    17,18 February:           The Annual Hexagon Minifest

                                           Six shows in two days! Watch this space.

     

    21 – 25 February:        Pieter-Dirk Uys

                                           Echo of a Noise and An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout

     

    Enquiries: hexagon@ukzn.ac.za or tel 033 260 5537



  2. Pieter-Dirk Uys

     

    Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Pmb

     

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    Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Hexagon Theatre 21 – 25 February 2017

    Tues 21 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Wed 22 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Thursday 23 Feb: 19h30 An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout

    Fri 24 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Sat 25 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

     

    Tickets R120/150 from www.webtickets.co.za 

    Bookings open 18th January

     

    This February sees the return of master satirist, the indefatigable Pieter-Dirk Uys, to the Hexagon Theatre with two of his shows:

    The Echo of a Noise and An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

     

    Pieter-Dirk Uys presents the astonishing The Echo of a Noise - a one-man memoir. In The Echo of a Noise, South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool, opens his heart and talks about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears.

    Now in his 71st year, Uys doesn’t glance back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously pointed him in a right and original direction: his father Hannes Uys and his mother Helga Bassel; his grandmothers, his teachers, his passions, Sophia Loren, censorship, false eyelashes and making a noise when everyone demanded silence.

    The second show he is presenting is An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout for one night only on Thursday 23 February. "Inspirational; Transformational; Funny; Glamorous; Topical; Typically South African; Optimistic; Hopeful." These are some of the words used to describe Evita Bezuidenhout's recent State of the Nation address to corporates, conferences, think-tanks, indabas, award ceremonies and report-backs. Mrs Bezuidenhout is focusing on the need to move from the fearful negative that has infected our society to optimistic hope and excitement for a successful future for all.

     

    Spend some quality time with the most famous white woman in South Africa, a legend in her own lunchtime thanks to her cooking, an icon who can confront any aikona and share with her the optimism and fearlessness that has made her one of the most respected voices in our wilderness of free speech.

     

    “It is said when history repeats itself, it can take tragedy and turn it into farce. So banish the blues. Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams. As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future,”

    The Hexagon Theatre is part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus: phone 033 260 5537 / hexagon@ukzn.ac.za / www.hexagon.ukzn.ac.za.

    Tickets available from  www.webtickets.co.za

    Also follow weekly episodes of ‘Evita’s Free Speech’ on YouTube every Sunday: www.evita.co.za


     

  3. Evita Bezuidenhout

    Saturday Matinee performance with Evita Bezuidenhout!

     

    Due to overwhelming demand, Pieter-Dirk Uys has added an extra performance of

     

    An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout

     

    On SATURDAY 25th February at 3pm

     



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