Reviews of The Echo of a Noise in London — May/June 2018
***Uys is a capable raconteur with an eventful story that shines a light on social
and political history across two continents. The Echo of a Noise offers a privileged
but engaged perspective on apartheid’s near half-century, from a performer who learned
early to laugh at his own fears, and is still doing so.
– Brian Logan, The Guardian, 5 June 2018
Uys is a captivating anecdotalist who pulls you in with more than mere laughs. The
Echo of a Noise
is not just funny and poltical, it is touching too.
– Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 14 June 2018
Reviews of The Echo of a Noise in Durban — July/August 2017
Uys has never been better!
– Billy Suter, sosuterbill.com, 27 July 2017
Uys is a master story teller whose characters are always entertaining and at the
same time often poignant. This wonderful trip down memory lane is a treasure and
definitely a show not to be missed.
– Dawn Haynes, artSMart, 30 July 2017
Uys’ finest work.
– Estelle Sinkins, the luvvie, 2 August 2017
Engaging, dramatic, poignant, bitingly satirical and hysterically funny — don’t miss
– Caroline Smart, artSMart, 27 July 2017
Poignant, funny and nostalgic, Pieter Dirk Uys enthralls with The Echo of a Noise.
Review of The Echo of a Noise in Cape Town — July 2017
Pieter-Dirk Uys has a knack for knocking life into perspective. Long may he remain
our moral signpost.
– Sheila Chisholm, Weekend Special, 7 July 2017
Review of Weerklank van ‘n Wanklank (The Echo of a Noise) in Oudtshoorn — April
Uys is a compelling and dynamic storyteller.
– Willem Bester, Krit (KKNK Festival, Oudtshoorn), 14 April 2017
Reviews of The Echo of a Noise in Johannesburg — March 2017
***** The audience is captured by Uys’s politically-incorrect humour, inexhaustible
energy and optimism ... he is the only person who can make you sadly smile at life
and our present confusing politics. Bravo.
– Leon van Nierop, Rapport, 2 April 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
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
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.
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
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 universal
– 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
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.