Entertainment Theatre Monkey Nuts starring Matthew Ribnick

Monkey Nuts starring Matthew Ribnick

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Experience the hilarious antics of multi-award winning actor, Matthew Ribnick when he returns to the Baxter stage in Monkey Nuts.

Monkey Nuts is the latest offering from celebrated actor Matthew Ribnick and acclaimed writer/director Geraldine Naidoo, the creators of the hugely popular Hoot and The Chilli Boy.


Monkey Nuts has been acknowledged by critics country-wide as one of South Africa’s most cleverly-crafted and funniest shows currently on stage. It received the prestigious Naledi award for “Best Comedy Performance” earlier this year and enjoyed standing ovations at every performance during the 2011 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.


The new show sees Ribnick portraying numerous characters from diverse backgrounds – switching roles with ease and dexterity. Like Hoot and The Chilli Boy, Monkey Nuts has had audiences in stitches with its clever mix of situational comedy, storytelling and hilarious characters.


It tells the story of an eccentric bank teller, Edgar Chambers, whose main hobby is monitoring the prices of grocery items in various stores.  So skilled is he at his hobby that he can tell you the price of any grocery item, anywhere and at any given time. He is also obsessed with entering all sorts of competitions, and it is this obsession that sparks off the madcap story that has had audiences around South Africa gasping for breath.


Edgar’s only friend is a monkey that lives in the back of a pet shop but, as the story unfolds, audiences are spoilt with a bevy of Ribnick’s brilliantly portrayed characters – all with some sort of connection to Edgar.


Monkey Nuts is on at the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre Centre from until October 1.


Shows run weekly at 20:15 from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Ticket prices are R100 for shows from Tuesday to Thursday, and R130 on Fridays and Saturdays. The show is not suitable for persons under the age of 16.


Bookings can be made through Computicket or at the Baxter Theatre.