Time Plewman’s Caveman Comes To Jozi

Defending the Caveman. Tim Plewman. 2015.
Defending the Caveman. Tim Plewman. 2015.

The original Defending the Caveman will spend the end of the year in The Big Smoke. The comedy classic will entertain egolians at Monte Casino and The Victory Theatre through November and December.

Considered one of South Africa’s best solo comedies, Defending the Caveman explores the complexities of romance and relationships with truthful hilarity. Through his Caveman, Plewman ensures his audience spend the show in stiches but walk away with something to think about.

Plewman has an uncanny knack for capturing his audience, and whether you choose to take a partner, friend, family member or colleague along to see the show, you will not regret spending the evening with one of Msanzi’s most revered comedians.

Testament to this is the fact that his audiences keep coming back “I am going to bring my wife here to see it,” said Geoffrey Matenji from SAfm radio with tears rolling down his cheeks from laughter. And he is not alone on this.

As the country’s longest-running and most successful solo comedy, this tongue-and-cheek gem will form part of Parker’s Comedy and Jive at Monte Casino, with Sunday matinee shows during November and December, and then at the Victory Theatre stage every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings over December.

The December run of Defending the Caveman offers an excellent year-end function option; enjoy a three-course meal and the show at The Victory Theatre to celebrate and say goodbye to 2016. Alternatively, take your friends or family out for a night of delicious food and deep belly laughs.

Defending the Caveman will show at Monte Casino as part of Parkers Comedy and Jive every Sunday at 3.30pm until 18 December. It will then go on to run at The Victory Theatre every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm from 30 November till 31 December.

Tickets for both the Monte Casino and Victory Theatre shows are available at Computicket. For more information, visit, and Alternatively, connect with Plewman on Facebook and Twitter.

About Tim Plewman

Plewman has become one of the most sought after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is a dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer.

From his first leading role in 1978, in the comedy, Happy Birthday, Plewman has remained at the very top of the acting world for over 30 years with numerous awards and unique achievements that set him apart from the rest.

He has starred in such diverse comedies as Two Into One (Fleur du Cap Award Best Actor), Doubles (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), Heel Against the Head (Vita Award Best Director) and of course, the play he is most remembered for, Defending the Caveman (Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor), which re-wrote theatre history by breaking all SA show records. Plewman decided to hang up his caveman skins after 9 ½ years and 1544 sold out performances… until now.

Plewman has also starred in numerous musicals, three of his favourites being, Snoopy!!!, Tom Foolery and Singin’ in the Rain.

As a writer, he has penned some memorable plays like Grin & Bare It, Breakfast with Dad, and The Insatiables, which won the Best Play of the Year, SA Comedy Awards. In addition, Plewman has written such TV series as The Carruthers Brothers with Bill Flynn and Pure Plewman for MNET.

He is a prolific voice-over artist and, together with his wife, Cathy, has a highly successful production company which has produced 18 theatre pieces and over 160 corporate productions and videos.

In June 2013, Plewman was acclaimed for his tour de force performance in the one-man play, The Last Moustache, written by Greg Viljoen, performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It is the story of an actor forced to play a Hitler double during the last weeks of WWII.

His book, classically titled Fitness for Old Farts was published by Random Struik, and rocketed to number 10 on the best sellers list in SA within the first month of hitting the bookshelves. This hysterical book centres on a serious subject close to Plewman’s heart; fitness and health. This book gave rise to Plewman’s latest play Gym & Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, which premiered at this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival and made the list of the 30 best attended performances at the Festival.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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