uys brings more laughter

AFTER the success of the show MacBeki last year, performer and satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, pictured, has come up with another inspiring piece.

AFTER the success of the show MacBeki last year, performer and satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, pictured, has come up with another inspiring piece.

The side-splitting, exclusive and new show, called Desperate First Ladies, will run at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino in August for three nights only in celebration of Women's Day.

If you thought the piece was about Zuma's many wives, you are wrong. Desperate First Ladies focuses on a long list of iconic women from Hillary Clinton and Grace Mugabe to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Theatre lovers will laugh their lungs out with this latest Uys offering. Uys's much-loved alter-ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, will naturally be at the head of the chorus line.

The selection of hilarious, satirical sketches in the show will see Uys also portray his much-appreciated Jewish- African princess Nowell Fine, Cape Malay firebrand Mrs Petersen, Bergie Wilhelmina Opklim, and Evita's outspoken sister Bambi Kellermann.

He will also throw in jokes about the ghost of PW Botha, recently seen in his Wilderness house. There will be a special guest at every performance.

Uys is well known for his character Evita, a white Afrikaner socialite and self-proclaimed political activist.

The character was inspired by Australian comedian Barry Humphries's character Dame Edna Everage. Evita is the ambassadress of Bapetikosweti - a fictitious Bantustan or black homeland located outside her home in the affluent, formerly whites-only suburbs of Johannesburg.

Tickets for the new show are priced at R150.

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