Reviews of

When in doubt, say darling


(full texts of reviews are found in the Archives)

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 date.

– 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

Uysbly vlymskerp en eietyds.

– Laetitia Pople, Die Burger, 31 March 2018