Defending the Planet #2


18 Feb - 15 March 2015

Stand by for super-charged comedy duo Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert, the team that brought you The Seven Deadly Sins, in a return of their smash hit take on alien abductions. The multi-award-winning Defending the Planet returns after an absence of eight years from the Durban stage, now extensively updated and radically revised, but just as whacky as ever. If you missed them previously in this runaway hit (or even if you didn’t), be sure to catch the zaniest husband-and-wife couple in town in “one of the funniest productions seen in ages” (The Daily News).


Says actress Lisa Bobbert: “Have you ever felt that you don't belong or that there's more to life than this? Are your dreams so weird that you are afraid people will judge you? You may not realize it but you have been manipulated by powers beyond your control. Yes, you have had an alien abduction experience! The time has come to step out of the dark and defend our planet. If you miss this show it could be the end of the world as we know it!”.

Written by Susan Monteregge and directed by Darren King, the story focuses on a self-help group of victims of alien abductions, formed to examine these and other close encounters of various kinds.  Typical of the McIlroys’ unique comedic style, Defending The Planet # 2 discusses the trauma of victims who have been “probed” by aliens.  With off-the-wall characters and an eclectic range of foot-stomping music, suggestions are made as to how one can deal with an “invasion” and how to avoid falling victim to these outlandish creatures.  The show is a must-see for anyone who has ever wondered about extra-terrestrial activity and above all, assures audiences of an entertaining evening of music and laughter.

Performance times of Defending the Planet # 2 are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h30, and Sundays at 14h00. Tickets at R150 per person (students and pensioners pay R120) are available now through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at  For block bookings at discounted rates, contact Ailsa Windsor at Going Places via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 031-201 2831 / 083 250 2690.