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PRESS: The creative team behind APPLE FACE bring the exciting premiere of BUCKET BOY to the Baxter

Adrian Collins


BUCKET BOY is a poignant comedy which takes place in a DVD store that’s struggling to survive as streaming networks begin to take over as the preferred medium for watching film and TV. Two men’s pasts collide in a play full of wit, nostalgia, mystery and suspense.

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Director Adrian Collins, together with writer Pierre Malherbe, bring you BUCKET BOY, a dark, yet poignant comedy set in a DVD store in the not too distant past of the late 2010’s. 


John Maytham plays the part of Baardmann, the long suffering owner of the store, who is failing to keep his business afloat asthe declining  popularity of DVD’s makes way for online streaming.

Pierre Malherbe plays the part of Duncan, a struggling songwriter and one of the store’s customers, who takes on a part time job at the store, to supplement the  income of his main job as a musician.

But Baardmann has a secret obsession that is linked to his mysterious past and soon these two men from similar, but different backgrounds find their histories colliding in a comedic play full of wit, nostalgia and suspense. 


BUCKET BOY will be onstage at the Baxter’s MasambeTheatre from 31 October until 15 November 2023. The show carries a 16 age restriction for language and sexual references.

Tickets are available online through Webtickets at a price of R180 per person.


Production: Bucket Boy

Written by Pierre Malherbe

Directed by Adrian Collins

Performed by John Maytham and Pierre Malherbe

Stage design by Adrian Collins

Poster designed by Bruno Morphet at Plan B Design

Dates: 31 October – 15 November 2023

Venue: Masambe Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre

Bookings: Webtickets



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