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MONKEY NUTS SET TO CRACK UP AUDIENCES IN JOZI

 

Monkey Nuts - the absurd caper from the eccentric musings of Geraldine Naidoo is coming to Johannesburg soon. Matthew Ribnick, the celebrated actor known for his offbeat roles, teams up with Naidoo again in a play that is a curious mix of situational comedy, storytelling and hilarious characters.

The show is the latest offering by Naidoo and Ribnick who created the hugely popular “Hoot” and “The Chilli Boy”.

Monkey Nuts” is acknowledged by critics country-wide as being one of South Africa’s most cleverly-crafted and the funniest shows currently on stage – and received the prestigious Naledi award for “best comedy performance” earlier this year. It enjoyed standing ovations at every performance during the 2011 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

It tells the story of an eccentric bank teller, Edgar Chambers, whose main hobby is monitoring the prices of grocery items in various stores. So skilled is he at his hobby that he can recite the price of any grocery item, anywhere and at any given time. He is also obsessed with entering all sorts of competitions, and it is this obsession that sparks off the madcap story that has had audiences around South Africa gasping for breath.

Edgar’s only friend is a monkey that lives in the back of a pet shop but, as the story unfolds, audiences are spoilt with a bevy of Ribnick’s brilliantly portrayed characters – all with some sort of connection to Edgar.

During the show Ribnick portrays numerous characters from diverse backgrounds – switching roles with ease and dexterity. Like “Hoot” and “The Chilli Boy”, “Monkey Nuts” has left audiences wide-eyed with its particular brand of absurdity.


“Monkey Nuts” is on at the Fringe at the Joburg Theatre from November 9 until December 4.

RAVE REWARD - RAVE REVIEW HAS 3 SETS OF DOUBLE TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY FOR THE SHOW ON THE 18TH DECEMBER 2011! TO ENTER, EMAIL INFO@RAVEREVIEW.CO.ZA WITH 'MONKEY NUTS' IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Shows run weekly at 20:00 from Wednesdays to Saturdays, with a 15:00 matinee on Sundays. Ticket prices are R130 for all shows. Group discounts are available by contacting the Joburg Theatre on 011 877 6854. The show is not suitable for persons under the age of 16.


Bookings can be made through http://www.joburgtheatre.com
or by calling the Joburg Theatre’s ticketing call centre 0861 670 670.

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