The Echo of a Noise is opens Tuesday 31 May and runs until 18 June at the Theatre on the Bay. This is a one-man memoir by Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Speaking to CapeTalk's John Maytham, Uys says while working on this production, he wanted to look at those small signposts in his life that subconsciously pointed him in the right direction.
Uys's production reflects the kind of life he lived with his parents, the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief and most of all he says F-U-N.
He speaks about his parents and those little precious moments they shared, like participating in singing competitions where he would sing and his sister played the piano.
My father would say 'julle moet wen' and my mother would take us there and say if you win you'll get an ice cream and if you don't win you'll get two ice creams...— Pieter-Dirk Uys
Uys spoke to John Maytham about his relationship with his very strict father and how they fought constantly.
Somehow I remember his advice, the discipline and the fun that he showed other people. They called him Oom Hannes and I didnt know Oom Hannes i knew pa— Pieter-Dirk Uys
So he is very present in this story of mine— Pieter-Dirk Uys
The show starts tonight at 8pm. Tickets cost from R100 to R160 via Computicket.
Listen to Pieter-Dirk Uys speak about 'The Echo of a Noise' below: