Director: Alan Committie
Written By: Rob van Vuuren
Featured Artists: Rob van Vuuren
Company: Rob van Vuuren
His ability to use physical theatre to tell stories separates him from other comedians. His considered delivery of the peaks and troughs makes comedy gold out of day to day adventures. – Sunday Times Live
Rob van Vuuren returns to the National Arts Festival for the 25th consecutive year as a performer. Why does he keep doing it again and again and again? And why couldn’t he possibly do it again? Come to AGAIN! and find out. In this comedy show, he explores the potential of repetition as a comedic device and blurs genres between stand-up, dance, physical comedy and more in a delightful cyclone of hilarity. His unique take on topics as seemingly divergent as peacocks, pop-lyrics, public transport and a host of other meanderings converge seamlessly in a show that celebrates our innate desire to return to what we seem to know. Again! is a show 25 years in the making and you won’t be able to see it again – so don’t miss it.
Rob van Vuuren is Twakkie from The Most Amazing Show, the guy who shucksed Shuster in Shucks Tshabalala, the record breaking winner of Strictly Come Dancing, the voice of Takeshi’s Castle Thailand on Comedy Central Africa and the star of a host of other film and television shows. He is a multi award-winning comedian, having bagged no less than four Standard Bank Ovation Awards for comedy and his career has taken him to stages all over the country as well as Perth, London, Brighton, Amsterdam, Dubai, Brighton and Edinburgh.
In addition to AGAIN!, Rob is also presenting two children’s theatre shows from his and Danielle Bishchoff’s Florence and Watson series – The Great Pangolin Mystery (in English) and The Sugarbush Mouse in isiXhosa – uFlorence noWatson kunye Nempuku yoMoba; his solo performance of Louis Viljoen’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s Diary of a Madman, Dangled; and a revival of Electric Juju – a spectacular physical theatre fantasy tour de force.