The popular comedy ‘Monkey Nuts’, from the creators of ‘Hoot’ and ‘The Chilli Boy’, returns to Joburg at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from April 15 to May 10.
From the acclaimed team of writer and director Geraldine Naidoo and actor Matthew Ribnick, ‘Monkey Nuts’ has been acknowledged by critics as one of the most cleverly crafted and funniest South African shows in recent years. The production received the Naledi Award for “Best Comedy Performance” in 2011 and enjoyed standing ovations during the 2011 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
The show sees Ribnick portraying several characters from diverse South African backgrounds, switching roles constantly throughout.
‘Monkey Nuts’ tells the story of an eccentric bank teller, Edgar Chambers, whose main hobby is monitoring the prices of grocery items in various stores. 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 multitude of characters portrayed Ribnick’s – all with some sort of connection to Edgar. He is also fanatical with entering all sorts of competitions, and it is this obsession that sparks off the wacky story that has had audiences throughout South Africa in stitches.
* The Auto & General Theatre on the Square is situated on West Street, Sandown.
To book, visit www.ticket.co.za, or call 011 883 8606 and 082 553 5901.