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Reviews of

The Echo of a Noise

 

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Review of The Echo of a Noise in Johannesburg  — March 2017

 

Perched on a barstool under a spotlight on an otherwise empty stage, 71-year-old Uys can still hold an audience absolutely mesmerised just by talking. ... The Echo of a Noise is the most honest and wonderful performance I’ve ever seen him give.

– Lesley Stones, Daily Maverick, 28 March 2017

 

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Review of The Echo of a Noise in Pietermaritzburg  — February 2017

 

A unique opportunity to enjoy an intimate performance while learning more about the legendary actor, and of course a night of laughter.  Don’t miss THE ECHO OF A NOISE.

– Kavitha Pillay, The Witness (Pietermaritzburg), 23 February 2017

 

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Review of The Echo of a Noise in Cape Town  — December 2016

 

A must-see for anyone interested in South Africa, satire, and a good night out.

– Carla Bernardo, Tonight, 1 December 2016

 

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Reviews of The Echo of a Noise in Grahamstown  — July 2016

 

Uys is a smash hit!

– Verne Rowin Munsamy. ArtSMart, 3 July 2016

 

Rich, funny, tender and brilliantly executed.

– Brenda Daniels, A Feast of Tales, 3 July 2016

 

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Reviews of The Echo of a Noise in Cape Town  — June 2016

 

In The Echo of a Noise, Uys presents a collection of vignettes drawn from his childhood and early career. The result is a touching and intensely personal meditation wrapped in a bright, light-hearted package, flavoured with the kind of vivid anecdotes and seemingly effortless quips audiences have come to love about him over the years. The production cuts so much deeper than a mere evening’s worth of entertainment.  What a profound 90-minute journey it turns out to be!

– Steyn Du Toit, Cape Times, 8 June 2016

 

***** The Echo of a Noise is an austerely staged tour de force from a man of the theatre capable of seducing his audience with nothing more than a fluent monologue for well over an hour.  Uys take his listeners on a journey to a place somewhere in the hinterland between laughter and tears, in this soul-baring show that has unniversal resonance.

– Beverley Brommert, Cape Argus, 7 June 2016

 

The Echo of a Noise is a soul-baring honest memoir brought to stage by the one who can tell the story best… the one who lived the tale.  Time feels like it is standing still, as you hang onto every word of this skilled story teller.  Truly inspirational!

– Barbara Loots, Theatre Scene Cape Town, 7 June 2016

 

Hy is ’n meesterlike storieverteller, sonder arrogansie of selfbeheptheid.

– Maryke Roberts, Litnet, 3 June 2016

 

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Review of The Echo of a Noise in Grahamstown  — July 2015

 

Hy bly ’n meesterstorieverteller, wat net so vinnig met homself spot soos met al die ander wat onder sy tong deurloop.

– Laetitia Pople, Die Burger, 9 Julie 2015

 

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