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Geraldine Naidoo’s smash-hit play, THE CHILLI BOY, is back in Durban by overwhelming public demand. THE CHILLI BOY premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown a decade ago and has, since then, enjoyed numerous sell-out seasons in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and even a sold-out season on London’s West End.
At the age of 30, the gangster starts suffering flashbacks from his previous life as an Indian woman. He starts wearing a sari while cooking all sorts of delicious Indian meals including curries and biryanis. He no longer wants to fight or brawl as his newly discovered maternal instincts start determining his behaviour. His tough reputation is threatened by the resultant turmoil.
Winner of the prestigious Naledi Award for Best Comedy Performance, MONKEY NUTS is one of the finest and funniest shows you will ever see. The show is a true comical masterpiece from writer/director Geraldine Naidoo; the creator of the hit shows HOOT and THE CHILLI BOY.
The play is a clever mix of situational comedy, storytelling and hilarious (unforgettable) characters. It tells the story of Edgar Chambers; an odd bod obsessed with entering all sorts of competitions. Edgar, a bank teller by profession, also has the unusual knack of sniffing out free stuff and special offers. Edgar’s main hobby though is monitoring the prices of grocery items in various stores. So skilled is he at his hobby that he can tell you the price of any grocery item, anywhere and at any given time. It is, however, his obsessive competition entering that sparks off the madcap story that has had audiences gasping for breathe. Edgar’s only friend is a monkey that lives in the back of a pet shop but, as the story unfolds, audiences are spoilt with a bevy of brilliantly portrayed (hysterical) characters – all with some sort of connection to Edgar.
There are 8 shows only: Thursday 12 April to Sunday 15 April AND Thursday 19 April to Sunday 22 April. Shows will be 8pm: Thursday to Saturday and 6pm on Sundays. Tickets are R120 on Fridays and Saturdays and (half-price) R60 on Thursdays and Sundays. On Tuesday 17 April and Wednesday 18 April at 8pm – there will be performances of MONKEY NUTS – only 2 performances in total. Both these performances will be (half-price) R60.
THE CHILLI BOY is celebrating 10 years this year.