Pieter-Dirk Uys’ one-man memoir – The Echo of a Noise – is back at MonteCasino by popular demand.
In April this year Pieter-Dirk Uys took The Studio at MonteCasino by storm with his provocative and deeply personal memoir The Echo of a Noise. There wasn’t a seat to be had. Now, back by popular demand, Uys will perform his acclaimed memoir for four performances only on the Main Stage at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 14 to 17 June 2017.
It is a story that aches to be heard and Uys knows how to keep his audiences on the very edge of their seats waiting to hear about the great influences in his life: his father Hannes Uys and mother Helga Bassel, and of course his unlikely pen friend, the beautiful Sophia Loren. Audiences are given the opportunity to celebrate a life well lived in all its emotional states.
Since opening The Echo of a Noise at Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town last year, Uys has played to full houses and sold out seasons. His masterful story telling, wit and wisdom are generously shared. As with so many of his performances he takes his audiences into his confidence, breaks the rules and crosses boundaries.
Since the moment he first stepped on stage in the 1970s, Uys has been a voice where others have demanded silence. Jokes about the censor board being his own personal public relations department, gently disguise the reality that each time he tread the boards, he crossed lines and stepped on quite dangerous toes. He has always used humour as a “weapon of mass distraction” and describes the laughter he evoked as a relief from the fears that shaped South African society in 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
If you have ever loved Evita Bezuidenhout, her sister Bambi Kellermann or the countless other characters Uys has created, then you do not want to miss The Echo of a Noise. PDU unpowdered!
The Echo of a Noise runs from 14 -17 June 2017 at the Main Stage Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre.