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SNIP / TUCKED: a mini medical musical is a melodious romp through the trials and tribulations of the fight against nature. Who better to guide you through the minefield of cosmetic Do’s and Dont’s than three seven foot goddesses covered in every anti-ageing cream known to man?


Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, selfies, gym check-ins, reality shows, blogs, vlogs, live feeds… The list of ways in which modern life is continually under surveillance is endless. We are constantly bombarded with images and videos of people living their best lives, and with the advent of the instant filter, everyone is a f****ing model.

Self-improvement is the new world religion and it’s not buggering around. It demands that we have 6 pack abs, foreheads like alabaster, a twerk-worthy bootie, tits that face the heavens, a tan fit for the Bahamas and pearly whites that are best beheld behind a pair of Jackie O-my-God-those-are-enormous shades.

Cathy, Holly and Molly – your favourite Trolley Dollies – have spent too long relying on the benefits of cabin pressure to keep their youthful good looks. These middle-aged matrons are grounded until further notice and they’re pounding the pavement in search of modern medicine’s most drastic marvels to combat gravity’s merciless assault.

As always, you can expect big hair, big tits (we probably went too big) and even bigger numbers as the Trolley Dollies tell you everything you should – and shouldn’t – know before going under your friendly neighbourhood surgeon’s knife.

Ladies and gents, we’ve swapped the First Class lounge for the Surgical Safari waiting room… You’ll need more than a premed for this one!

SNIP / TUCKED carries an age restriction of 18 and is on at Gate69 until 8 September 2018, starring Brendan van Rhyn, Christopher Dudgeon and Rudi Jansen as The Trolley Dollies. It was written by Brendan van Rhyn and Christopher Dudgeon, with music direction by Melissa van der Spuy and choreographyby Sven-Eric Muller. Book your seats: 021-035 1627 / 071 589 2915 or visit http://gate69.co.za

SHOEDaniel Dercksen shares a few words with David Dennis, Daniel Buys and Phillip Schnetler, who stepped into the shoes of the iconic and colourful Bernadette, Mitzi/Tick and Felicia/Adam in the highly anticipated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical



Paul du ToitDaniel Dercksen shared a few thoughts with Paul du Toit, who wowed us as the sexually charged Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and crawled under the skin of Hedwig,  one of the most unique and divine iconic characters to ever hit the musical stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Gate 69 in Cape Town – garnering A Fleur Du Cap Award As Best Actor In A Musical.



Brendan (2)Daniel Dercksen talks to Brendan van Rhyn about Gate 69, an intimate new 80-seater theatre he opened in Cape Town with super sexy diva Cathy Specific.




Theatre Listing

South Africa


Prince Albert, The Jewel of the Great Karoo

The Showroom Theatre

Cape Town/ Western Cape

What’s On In Cape Town

Gate69, Cape Town’s newest theatre venue on 87 Bree Street

The Fugard Theatre – Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six

The Baxter Theatre Centre is a performing arts complex in Rondebosch,

Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore

Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001

The Rosebank Theatre in 16 Alma Rd, Rosebank

The Galloway Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School

Villa Pascal in Durbanville

The Kalk Bay Theatre – 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay DR church

Masque Theatre in Muizenberg

Theatre on the Bay 


What’s on in Joburg

The Market Theatre – based in the vibrant inner-city suburb of Newtown

Joburg Theatre Complex – in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

POPArt Theatre in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct – the creative hub for the city’s urban artists

Auto & General Theatre on the Square at Mandela Square at Sandton city

Montecasino Theatre & Studio in Fourways


The State Theatre in Tshwane, Pretoria

Durban/ KwaZulu Natal

What’s On In Durban/ KwaZulu Natal

The Playhouse

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN, Mazisi Kunene Ave, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Catalina Theatre, 18 Boatman’s Road – Entrance #2. Wilson’s Wharf

Rhumbelow Theatre, The Rhumbelow Theatre, tucked away in a residential area of Umbilo

Sibya casino hotel in central Umhlanga, and 12.6 km from King Shaka International Airport

East London

The Guild Theatre


What’s on in Bloemfontein



New York

Los Angeles


New Zealand





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