Farce tickles funny bones

2016-09-21 06:00
ADRIAAN DE RIDDER (left) with Dr Mike Conradie stars in Familiest(r)eke

ADRIAAN DE RIDDER (left) with Dr Mike Conradie stars in Familiest(r)eke

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FAMILIEST(R)EKE, set in the Rosekrans Hospital, takes place in the Wynand Mouton Theatre from Wednesday (21/09) till Saturday (24/09) at 19:30.

  • This hilarious farce is an Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney’s It Runs in the Family. is farce at its best, spinning out of control and tickling the funny bones in Cooney tradition.

It contains the usual mixture of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else. Dr David Mortimore is about to address a neurologists’ convention, which will probably earn him an honorary professorate.

While preparing the final touches to his speech an old co-worker, Jane Tate, arrives and announces that their slight indiscretion years ago resulted in a son, Leslie, who is downstairs at reception anxious to meet his dad.

Further complications arise with the presence of a police sergeant, a wandering senile patient, a syringe full of tranquillizer, Mortimore’s wife, a drugged hospital matron and costumes for the annual hospital pantomime.

Tickets are available at Computicket for R40 for adults, R30 for students and learners and R25 for pensioners.

Bookings: Computicket (0861-915-8000).

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