Defending the Caveman: actor dusts off caveman skins for one final performance at Regal Theatre


Defending the Caveman will come to Perth for one show only on November 17.
Defending the Caveman will come to Perth for one show only on November 17.

ACTOR Tim Plewman is back defending the caveman for one show only at The Regal Theatre.

Hailing from South Africa, Plewman is best known for his solo role in Defending the Caveman where he won a best comedy actor award and the show re-wrote theatre history by breaking all South African show records.

After nine and a half years and 1544 sold-out performances, he decided to hang up his caveman skins.

However, he returns to the stage when he brings the play, which holds the record as the longest running non-musical comedy on Broadway, to Perth on November 17.

Joondalup show promoter Spiro Scafidas said it was “essentially about the relationship between men and women”.

“It’s a bit like Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus if people are familiar with the book,” he said.

“It has been adapted to be a little bit African in its rendition but it is a universal show that has been extremely successful all over the world.”

Scafidas said he first saw the show about 12 years ago in Johannesburg.

“I thought it was the funniest, most insightful commentary on gender differences I had ever seen,” he said.

“It is a show that everyone who is in a relationship can relate to and have fun watching.

“It is a full two-hour tour de force on what makes men and woman tick differently.

“Any play that has been translated into 18 languages and performed in 45 countries must be good; it is not to be missed.”

Tickets on sale now from Ticketek.

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