Roasting politicians and royalty

2012-05-03 00:00

FOLLOWING successful runs at the Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg and the ­National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last year, and sold-out performances in Cape Town in March this year, Robert-Ian Caldwell and Jeff Judge present their music revue, A Green Number, at Amberfield in Howick at 6.30 pm for 7 pm on Friday, and at the Centenary Centre at Michaelhouse in Balgowan at 7 pm on May 11.

Caldwell, a Hilton-based ­physician, and Judge, a ­professional musician who ­specialises in saxophone and piano, have performed ­together since 2001. A Green Number was their third Grahamstown collaboration.

The two men have also performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Caldwell has appeared solo in New ­Zealand, and in London and Torquay in Britain.

In their latest show, Caldwell is on “stage, song and sedation”, while Judge does keys, saxophone and vocals.

Prince Charles and Camilla, O. R. Tambo Airport, and a host of African politicians all get a bit of a roasting in A Green Number. Caldwell and Judge also take the mickey out of medical maladies and the gentleman’s game of cricket, and even provide a hysterical new take on Cinderella.

Having seen the show myself, when it was staged at the Hexagon Dive last year, I can guarantee you’re in for a great night of fun and laughter.

Caldwell and Judge will be heading to Mpumalanga and Gauteng in May to stage their two-hander, after their performances at Michaelhouse and Amberfield.

Tickets for the Amberfield show are R15 each and there will be a bring-and-share dinner during interval. To book, send an SMS to Bernice at 071 164 3162, leaving your name and number.

Tickets for the Michaelhouse performance are R60 and can be booked with Leigh Kotze at 033 234 1314 or via e-mail at

Please note that there are only 60 seats available at the Michaelhouse Centenary Centre. Seating is at six tables of 10. Book the whole or part of a table.

Take your own picnic but no drinks. There is a cash bar.

Picnic baskets can be ordered for the Michaelhouse performance. Get details when you make your booking.

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