Pieter-Dirk Uys: When in Doubt Say Darling tickets on sale now!
Following a hit presentation of his critically acclaimed memoir, The Echo of a Noise, in 2018, Pieter-Dirk Uys, the highly renowned satirist and political activist from South Africa, is back in London's West End to put on a special, new thought-provoking show entitled When in Doubt Say Darling. Ever wondered what the 'mock' in democracy and the 'con' in reconciliation really means?
Is the word 'darling' considered sexual harassment?
We have found ourselves in a new, more 'woke' society. An era when political correctness is policed more and more and when the #MeToo movement is making significant strides in women's rights. But are we now overly self-aware? Have we taken it too far? Can calling someone 'darling' be considered inappropriate or misogynistic? Should white actors be permitted to portray black actors? Are male performers committing a form of cultural appropriation when they dress up as women? Welcome to a world filled with hate speech and potentially harmful hashtags.
What is When in Doubt Say Darling about?
In these catastrophic times when Cape Town recently became the first major city to run out of water, and at a time when South Africa's general elections are just beyond the horizon, South African performer, satirist, author, playwright and gender impersonator, Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to the UK for an all-new show that is relevant to our time. Uys has got his hands full with this one, but as he makes his way back to The Big Smoke, he can't help but wonder if Brexit is just a politically correct version of South Africa's apartheid racial segregation system...
Like history, politics tends to repeat itself, transforming history into fake news and mindless entertainment. When in Doubt Say Darling is an attempt to sort out 40 years of political messiness, from tripartite and apartheid to amandla and Nkandla. Times are intense. People live in their own bubbles, staring at the screens of their mobile phones and electronic devices as casual greetings and embraces slowly become viewed as harassment and racist attacks. Uys has just very simple advice to give: when in doubt, say darling. If you can't remember someone's name, ask to see Darling. He did just that, and now he lives in Darling, South Africa.
Join Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings on a riveting walk through the minefield of hate speech and hashtags all the way to the edge of a crisis cliff, when the end of the world is near and the climate change clock is ticking.
Don't miss this provocative new show by Pieter-Dirky Uys this May! Book your tickets early to secure the best seats and prices at the Soho Theatre!