The Chilli Boy 10th Anniversary

Chilli_Boy_10th_Birthday_Web12 - 22 April 2012

THE CHILLI BOY is one of the most successful shows in South African theatre history.  Celebrating its triumphant 10-year anniversary - the play returns to Durban by overwhelming public demand.  Featuring multi-award winning actor Matthew Ribnick, the show is a definite must-see for anybody craving superb quality entertainment.

Geraldine Naidoo’s smash-hit play, THE CHILLI BOY premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown 10 years ago and has, since then, enjoyed numerous sell-out seasons in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and even a sold-out season on London’s West End.  The show continues its spiraling success as one of South Africa’s favorite shows and will enjoy its 9th Durban season in April 2012.

THE CHILLI BOY is the hysterical story of an old Indian woman reincarnated as a white gangster from Boksburg.  At the age of 30, the gangster starts suffering flashbacks from his previous life as an Indian woman. He starts wearing a sari while cooking all sorts of delicious Indian meals including curries and biryanis. He no longer wants to fight or brawl as his newly discovered maternal instincts start determining his behavior. His tough reputation is threatened by the resultant turmoil.

The play is a theatrical phenomenon that has had South African audiences flocking to theatres over the past few years. Writer, Geraldine Naidoo, has cleverly created a play that tackles issues of cultural identity, racial difference and masculinity in an extraordinary and highly entertaining way. The play continues to attract huge audiences from across the vast racial and cultural spectrum that constitutes contemporary South African society. 

While Naidoo's conception, writing and direction have been lauded as groundbreaking and brilliant, it is the masterful performance of multi-award winning actor Matthew Ribnick that has had audiences gasping for breath. In just over an hour, Ribnick skillfully snaps back and forth between characters ranging from the ordinary to the bizarre. Bouts of raucous laughter are punctuated with poignant moments of absolute sincerity as the audience comes to grips with a remarkable story brought to life by the phenomenal skill of one of the world’s finest stage performers.

Shows run weekly at 20:00 from Thursdays to Saturdays, with an 18:00 performance on Sundays. Ticket prices are R120. There is a half-price special on Thursdays and Sundays.  The show is not suitable for persons under the age of 12.

All bookings through COMPUTICKET.