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PRESS: Pieter Dirk Uys in THE ECHO OF A NOISE at Die Boer Theatre

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck


Catch Pieter Dirk Uys, unpowdered at last, at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant on 26 March 2024.

"I tell the story behind the stories. Turning 70+ has given me the thumbs-up to share the secrets and let the cat out of the bag." - Pieter-Dirk Uys

Having performed alone on the stages of the world well over seven thousand times, Pieter-Dirk Uys has learnt that every show is the first and the last performance – because each audience demands and gets a different energy, topicality and excitement.

Now in his 76th year, Pieter-Dirk doesn’t glance back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously pointed him in a right and original direction. His father Hannes Uys and his mother Helga Bassel.  His grandmothers, his teachers, his passions.  Sophia Loren, censorship, false eyelashes and making a noise when everyone demanded silence.

***** “Brilliant. A soul-bearing show that has universal resonance.” - Cape Argus 

“A formidable raconteur.  What a profound journey it turns out to be.” Cape Times“’n meesterlike storieverteller, sonder arrogansie of selfbeheptheid.” - Litnet 

“Truly inspirational.” - Theatre Scene Cape Town

“This is just Pieter-Dirk Uys speaking and he opens his heart and talks about his private and public life. He leads you into his inner sanctuary, takes you through our history and shows us where what is public and private meet. Uys was and still is a voice in the wilderness. He remains a master storyteller who can make as much fun of himself as he does with the others who get a lashing from his sharp tongue. The packed auditorium rose as one with a ‘Bravo Pieter!’ and the standing ovation was thunderous. An artist who can still cause a major traffic jam outside the theatre!” - Laetitia Pople – Die Burger (translated)

Book your tickets for Pieter Dirk Uys in THE ECHO OF A NOISE at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant in Durbanville on 26 March at 20:30 on line Tickets are R220 per person.


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