The original ‘Defending the Caveman’ is coming back to Cape Town during June. Showing at The Baxter Theatre from June 14 to 25, Tim Plewman should have fans in stitches with his revered comedy classic.
One of the most shows in the country, ‘Defending the Caveman’ picks apart relationships with laugh-a-minute quips and everyday realities.
Plewman’s way of managing to “capture” his audience in his hands is palpable. 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.
Back by popular demand, Plewman has put new life and energy into ‘Defending the Caveman’. After five years, the performer has stepped back onto the stage to add to his 1544 sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history.
And the audiences keep coming back.
Since his first leading role in 1978, in the comedy, ‘Happy Birthday’, Plewman has remained at the top of the acting world for over 30 years, with numerous awards testament to his staying power.
He has starred in such diverse comedies as ‘Two Into One’ (Fleur du Cap Award Best Actor), ‘Doubles’ (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), ‘Heel Against the Head’ (Vita Award Best Director) and of course, the play he is most remembered for, ‘Defending the Caveman’ (Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor).
Plewman decided to hang up his caveman skins after 9 ½ years and 1544 sold out performances… until now.
Plewman has also starred in numerous musicals, three of his favourites being, ‘Snoopy!!!’, ‘Tom Foolery’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.
As a writer, he has penned plays like ‘Grin & Bare It’, ‘Breakfast with Dad’, and ‘The Insatiables’, which won the Best Play of the Year at the SA Comedy Awards. In addition, Plewman has written such TV series as ‘The Carruthers Brothers’ with Bill Flynn and ‘Pure Plewman’ for M-Net
He is a prolific voice-over artist and, together with his wife, Cathy, has a highly successful production company which has produced 18 theatre pieces and over 160 corporate productions and videos.
His book, ‘Fitness for Old Farts’ was published by Random Struik, and rocketed to number 10 on the best sellers list in SA within the first month of hitting the bookshelves. The humorous book centres on a serious subject close to Plewman’s heart: fitness and health.
Plewman is now actively hosting motivational speaking engagements countrywide on the subject of fitness for old farts, and inspiring the over 50’s to regain fitness, flexibility and back in their lives.
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