Funny Men …

06/04/2019 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Funny Men’ – Blog 213 by Ms Paige Turner …
There’s a theatre about 20 minutes from Africa’s toe, overlooking Kalk Bay which has a restaurant that overlooks an intimate performance space and 72 of the most comfortable audience seats imaginable. It’s a good view whichever way you look during your pre-theatre meal.
The theatre came up twice trumps for us this 25th Swallow Drop to Cape Town. Firstly there was a really good Safari Show for kids and we took our two year old granddaughter Maddie Moo, who, sitting in the front row promptly got up in the middle of the show to handle the stage props. Yep, chip off the old Creative Ink block, if I live long enough I will teach her the importance of props and how not to ever forget them.
Aaron Mcllroy’s one man adult show entitled ‘ADHD and other gifts …’ was unforgettable. For those of you old enough to remember the comedian Bob Newhart, Mcllroy takes a leaf from his style. He swivels into several different characters during an hour and speaks to a host of people clearly visible in his imaginary eye. As an audience member, imagining the responses from this host of motley angels, I near on wet myself. I hadn’t laughed as much since my last dose of Dave Allen. And I didn’t know that Isaac Newton, Billy Jean King and Sir Winston Churchill had Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or as one of Mcllroy’s ‘angels’ says: ‘ABCD’ …
For my three UK Blog readers I guess you won’t be able to catch this show. If you’re reading in SA you might.
In my next life I’d quite like to run this magical theatre.

Two places left on the Creative Ink Evening Workshop ‘Unlocking Your Creative Unconscious’ in Amersham. £18 to include refreshments. Wednesday 1st May.

4 thoughts on “Funny Men …

  1. John Moore says:

    I remember BN,”…and they say we’ll have some fun when it stops raining”. I’ve been there. Still am there.

    • Jan says:

      Mr Moore – one of my three blog readers – what is BN?? – Cape Townians want the rain. Dams are geting better though.

  2. Phillip says:

    South Africa has never been on my bucket list for holidays. Frankly, I don’t have a good reason to offer to justify that decision. And now, reading your blog, I feel strongly that the time has come to put operation ‘Cape Town SA ‘ on the wishlist. The only obstacle I can see is my attention deficit disorder getting too much of a say. And planning is not my strong point either. My son is off to New York for an Off-Broadway run of a hit show of a comedy he’s had a hand in creating. But owing to my bad planning disorder, I’m rehearsing a play at the same time in London, so … you guessed it … I’m not going to the Big Apple for a bite of that Off-Broadway experience. But SA … yes, I think that is going to happen. Thanks, in part, to your inspirational blog.

    • Jan says:

      Thank you, Mister Double Cream from Uxbridge – one of my three blog readers. You inspire me. Please see my snaps on Fish Hoek Beach on Facebook!

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