Back by popular demand! Comedy legend John Cleese returns to South Africa after the sold out success of his 2011 tour. Returning with his uniquely entertaining show ‘John Cleese Live’ on the 15th and 16th June at Feather Market, Port Elizabeth, 18th and 19th June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 21st, 22nd and 23rd June at the Teatro at Montecasino Johannesburg and 25th and 26th June at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban. John Cleese live is Another Big Concerts Experience, presented by Algoa FM, 567 CapeTalk, Talk Radio 702, East Coast Radio and SABC3.
Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will once again bring his unique comedy perspective to audiences across South Africa. Cleese has done it all, and now it’s time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life. The show will be split into two halves. The first will be a conversation session hosted by local radio celebrity John Maytham from 567 CapeTalk, who will be chatting to John Cleese in more detail about life up to and including his Monty Python career. And, the second half will be John talking about Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda and other controversial and hilarious matters as well as answering questions from the audience.
Cleese has achieved a lot in his career, which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio’s Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. After this stardom beckoned, and Monty Python was created, with Cleese co-writing and starring in four series and three films. He went on to achieve further great success as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, which he co-wrote with his then wife Connie Booth. After huge UK success John went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda (which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990s saw the unstoppable Mr Cleese appear in the James Bond movie The World is not Enough and later Die Another Day. His latest film role was none other than the ‘The Guv’ in the popular South African film ‘Spud’. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms.
John Cleese Live Tour Itinerary
- Port Elizabeth: Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June at the Feather Market. Tickets on sale now from Computicket priced R395 – R510
- Cape Town: Tuesday 18th June and Wednesday 19th June at the CTICC. Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za priced R395 – R510
- Johannesburg: Friday 21st June, Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June at the Teatro at Montecasino. Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za priced R380 – R510
- Durban: Tuesday 25th June and Wednesday 26 June at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban. Tickets on sale 13th February from Computicket priced R340 – R510
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/02/john-cleese-in-port-elizabeth/