Reviews of When in doubt, say darling in London — May 2019
Uys is a compelling and politically-charged master storyteller. His satire has lost
none of its muscularity.
– Cary Gee, Pridelife Magazine, 16 May 2019
Uys's performance mixes the pointed with the empathetic.
– Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 9 May 2019
Review of When in doubt, say darling in Cape Town — November/December 2018
Part autobiography, part self-reflection, and part nostalgia: In between putting
on a hat and tie here and a doek there and a fake leopard skin where-ever, Uys just
chats to us. Or at least it feels like he chats to us — it’s easy to forget he’s
a consummate actor — telling stories about people he’s met, things he’s done.
– Steve Kretzmann, The Critter, 28 November 2018
Reviews of When in doubt, say darling in Durban — November 2018
Uys is an extraordinary performer with a huge heart. ... He deals with many issues
that are confronting communities at all levels in South Africa at the moment. You
daren’t lose focus for a minute or you might miss a hilarious aside or sarcastic
crack at a politician!
– Caroline Smart, Artsmart, 3 November 2018
Memories and mirth ... treat yourself, darlings!
– Billy Suter, sosuterbill.com, 2 November 2018
“When in Doubt, Say Darling” takes a side swipe at political correctness and reinforces
Uys's standing as one of South Africa’s greatest artists. Whilst he is cutting in
his portrayal of politicians antics, he is neither myopic, one sided or cruel : he
tells it as it is.
– Chris Sutton, Publicity Matters, 2 November 2018
Review of When in doubt, say darling in Cape Town — August 2018
**** CONSUMMATE entertainer that he is, Pieter-Dirk Uys has injected new life into
tried-and-tested favourites of his repertoire — with an artful blend of the familiar
and the fresh. The result is a sly, sweet, satirical farrago .
– Beverly Brommert, Cape Times,14 August 2018
Reviews of When in doubt, say darling in Johannesburg — April 2018
An artist who has perfected his craft, Uys is a cultural gem, contributing immeasurably
to the South African theatrical landscape.
– Peter Feldman, Artslink, 5 April 2018
With his wickedly twinkling eyes and formidably flexible face, Uys is bang up to
– Lesley Stones, Artslink, 5 April 2018
Strongly recommended. When in doubt, just buy a ticket.
– Leon van Nierop, What’s on in Joburg, 9 April 2018
Love him or hate him, watching Uys on a stage is always an experience. All the more
reason to see him live.
– Masego Panyane, The Star Tonight, 18 April 2018
Review of Weifel Oor Jou Twyfel/When in Doubt Say Darling in Oudtshoorn — March 2018