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This is one Sell-By Date you won’t want to miss

Being active in live theatre since the late 1960s, Pieter-Dirk Uys is not surprised when people now ask: ‘When will you retire?’

His answer is short and sweet: ‘Not retire; retread!’ Sell-By Date will also show Uys at his 77-year-old best, bringing laughter to various states of disaster. As always, his political scriptwriters are not letting him down, even when the lights fade to black!

His new show at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino theatre from 24 August to 10 September is called Sell-By Date and, as expected from his one-person performances, features not only PDU, but also a cluster of topical characters: Male, female and political.

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Tickets are priced from R150 – R250 and are now on sale at Webtickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1529209224


Performances dates are :

Thursday, 24 August at 7.30pm

Friday, 25 August at 7.30pm

Saturday, 26 August at 4pm and 7.30pm

Sunday, 27 August at 3pm

Friday, 1 September at 7.30pm

Saturday, 2 September at 4pm and 7.30pm

Sunday, 3 September at 3pm

Friday, 8 September at 7.30pm

Saturday, 9 September at 4pm and 7.30pm

Sunday, 10 September at 3pm


“And so PDU, our satirist extraordinaire, a lancer of our national boils chooses, after four decades of dressing up and dressing down leaders from PW Botha to Julius Malema, does probably the only think left to do: take off his own clothes! ‘Sell-by Date’ is a courageous, vulnerable, masterful performance by an actor who forms part of our cultural life and lexicon. There may have been a ‘best before’, but Pieter has no sell-by date!” – Steve Kretzmann from THE CRITTER 21.5.23


“Bravo to PDU, South Africa’s treasured satirist, treading the boards at 77 and holding on to his crate of props and costumes for the show that beckons beyond the sell-by date. Bravo to Pieter-Dirk Uys and his truly unstoppable titanium Tannie Evita and for bringing his wonderful energy and satire to lift us out of ourselves.” – Robyn Cohen from THE CAPE ROBYN 25.5.23


“In this dreary run-of-the-mill world, trust PDU to stir it up and remind us who we are and who we want to be – and who we never were. Brilliantly executed, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, sometimes insensitive, sometimes displaying remarks which will make you wince, but you will never be bored.” – Greg Landman from MAGIC GRAPE TOURS 20.5.23


“‘Sell-by Date’ is another piece of thought-provoking entertainment that will make you laugh out loud, created by probably one of the greatest satirists ever. Definitely worth seeing. I will never get over watching Uys transform on stage. His ability to make subtle alterations to his body language and his voice that completely change him into someone else before your eyes is magical.” Foeron Wheeler from BROADWAY WORLD 25.5.23

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