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Posted on: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Comedy is back on at the Baxter Theatre

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Comedy is back on at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch. Make sure you book your seat for this all-female production which will be taking place every month for a year and the first show opens on Friday 28 January 2011. Cracks Only will be a regular end-of month gig at the Baxter’s Flipside Venue.

Cracks onlyThe first performance in January brings South Africa’s most famous white woman, Evita Bezuidenhout, onto the stage – this is a guarantee that you’ll be laughing a side splitting laugh that will leave you feeling rejuvenated …

The Cracks Only quartet is made up of Anthea Thompson who is an award winning actress, Shimmy Isaacs and Anne Hirsch who are both comedy stars and finalising the quartet is Marianne Thamm a veteran columnist. These formidable talents first joined forces in Cracks and the City in July 2010 which was directed by fellow comedian and South African talent, Alan Committie.

You may remember Anthea Thompson from her television performances for SABC which include Madam and Eve, Out on a Limb and M-Net’s Laugh out Loud. Shimmy Isaac’s grasped a comedic following when one of her works was voted Best of the Ikhwesi Festival. Born in Bloemfontein, Anne Hirsch moved to Cape Town for her studies and is also the only white woman to have performed as part of David Kau’s Blacks Only touring comedy which performed to sold out audiences. Marianne Thamm is well known as an award winning columnist for Fairlady and in 2007 she won a South African Comedy Award for the Best Humorous Columnist.

What is great about this production is that you can be assured you’ll have a different set every month, so you can plan your year well in advance. Each show will offer you a new set of laughs including stand-up comedy, filmed sketches and music. Not only will you be treated to celebrities such as Evita some of the other guests include Karen Zoid and Margie Orford. More guests will be announced closer to the shows.

When & How much?
Cracks Only will be on the Baxter Flipside stage on the last Friday of every month in 2011 and starts at 21h30. The show will last for approximately 70 minutes and is sure to bring you a lot of laughs to ease yourself into the weekend. Tickets cost R100 per person and are available from Computicket or you can telephone +27 (0)83 915-8000.

Crack up to this hilarious comedy show from the all female cast of Cracks Only.

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