Page three of this morning’s Mercury – Pieter-Dirk Uys

The Echo of a Noise
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
On until 6 August
Pieter Dirk Uys presents The Echo of a Noise, a one-man memoir at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre in which he sits on a barstool, opens his heart and talks about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears.
“In The Echo of a Noise, there are references to things that made my life special. Cats were the one and Dinky Toys the other. I used to have permanently black knees from crawling around the soil of the back garden where roads, bridges, rivers and mountains had been created for the fleets of Cadillacs, De Sotos, Buicks, Packards, Hudsons, Bentleys and Rolls Royces. In my professional life my focus is usually on the multi-million bulletproof limos purchased by our political elites (and paid for by us). So what fun and relief it is to come to Durban and play at Mini Town with the little cars and trains and buildings that would have looked big if I was still as small as I remember in my show. I still go on tour with three favourite old Dinky Toys in my case and when no one is looking, play on the carpet in the hotel room. That’s better than any relaxation technique!”
The Echo of a Noise runs from 25 July – 6 August.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm
Tickets available from Computicket / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.
For block bookings only, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places:, or 083 250 2690.
Photo taken at Durban’s Mini Town.

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