Reviews of

F.A.K. Songs and Other Struggle Anthems

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Reviews of F.A.K. Songs and Other Struggle Anthems  in Cape Town  —   September 2010

Uys, a consummate showman, understands completely the language of the theatre, threading a bit of Bambi's personal history with political and social commentary and much mad wit and pathos. ... FAK Songs and Other Struggle Anthems is a cabaret in the true sense of the word and a production that restores this much-abused genre back to its dark, decadent, disturbing, sarcastic and satirical essence.  

– Marianne Thamm, Sunday Times, 12 September 2010

Dit is alles en nog meer as wat 'n kabaret behoort te bied.

– Mariana Malan, Die Burger, 3 September 2010

Pieter-Dirk Uys's Bambi slaughters sacred cows with her sharp wit .... The Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (FAK) Songbook is ripped to pieces, rearranged and spiced up with bloodthirsty vulgarity and embarrassingly true lyrics containing all the sad sordidness and joy of the human condition.

Bambi is a gift from Pieter-Dirk Uys we should treasure while we have her with us.

– Astrid Stark, Cape Times, 13 September 2010

Pieter-Dirk Uys remains a consummate performer, who is able to draw and hold an audience, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter.

– Fiona Gordon, artslink.co.za, 15 September 2010

A sublime marriage of musicianship, characterization and textured showmanship.

– Peter Tromp. The Next 48 Hours, 10 September 2010

Bambi's music is sophisticated and clever. She sings in three languages: English, Afrikaans and German. The combination of FAK songs, twisted to up-to-date relevance, with Brecht and Weill numbers is remarkable.

– Daphne Cooper, bizcommunity.com, 3 September 2010

As usual Uys is spot on ... and goodness knows he still has the legs to be wearing high heels.

– Theresa Smith, Cape Argus, 7 September 2010