Standard Bank Ovation Award winning comedy heads for Cape Town!

Hailed as a “One-woman comedy riot... One of 2014’s top shows” (Estelle Sinkins, The Witness), Clinton Marius’s  Standard Bank Ovation Award Winning  B!*ch Stole My Doek, starring Shona Johnson, is set to play on the 2015 Cape Town Fringe from 30 September - 03 October.

 

This follows the production’s highly successful debut run in Durban, a triumphant season at UKZN’s Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg and a fantastic run at the 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown when award-winning playwright-director Clinton Marius showcased actress Shona Johnson in his sizzling new comedy to unanimous acclaim.

 

A raucous satire with a twist, B!*ch Stole My Doek pokes fun at a war of words over a missing item of laundry.  Colourful language and hysteria offer an insider’s view of life in a working class suburb, as the comical battle between neighbours heats up and boils over, with unexpected results.

Clinton Marius has numerous books, stage and radio productions to his credit, including the hit radio comedy series, Lollipop Lane. His first foray into writing for young audiences, The Fantastical Flea Circus, scooped all awards in the Children's Category in the 2011 Mercury Durban Theatre Awards.

 

The following year Durban University of Technology selected him as featured writer in their second annual Children's Theatre Festival, and staged five new plays, one of which, The Calf With No Name, is currently a school reader for Grade 8. For more about Clinton Marius’s shows visit www.copydogonline.com. 

 

Says Marius: “Shona enchanted youngsters when she performed in The Fantastical Flea Circus in the Catalina Theatre’s inaugural Children’s Theatre Festival in October 2014. Working with her inspired me to create a wicked comedy built around her special gifts as a comedienne.”

 

Shona Johnson graduated with the “Best Student in Drama Studies” award at DUT in 2008. In 2009, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. As an actress, she has been nominated for four Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. She has appeared in ten productions on the professional stage.  She currently teaches at the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy, and runs her own company -AWEH! Theatre - which focuses on children’s theatre.

 

What the critics said about B!*ch Stole My Doek:

 

“Quirky, sassy, hilarious… A must see for comedy lovers!”

- Cue

 

“One-woman comedy riot... One of 2014’s top shows!”

- The Witness

 

“Has you laughing from start to finish!”

- The Daily News

 

“A crowd-pleasing winner!” 

- The Mercury

 

“A triumph!”

- ArtSmart

 

B!*ch Stole My Doek plays in the Cape Town City Hall (3). Performances are at 21h30 daily from 30 September - 03 October with a 1pm matinee on 4 October. Bookings at  https://www.capetownfringe.co.za/events/bitch-stole-my-doek/ Tickets costs R80 (R72 for Students and Pensioners); half price tickets on Sunday 4 October.

 

This leg of the Bitch Stole My Doek tour is made possible with the generous support of eThekwini Municipality...

 

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