Chester Missing, South Africa's most famous, contentious political puppet,
from eTV's Late Night News with Loyiso Gola, has embarked on a blazing
national road show which premiers at the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from
14 to 23 February 2013. Performances are Tuesday to Saturday at 20.15 except
the 16th which is at 19.00. There are two low priced previews on 12 and 13
Unfortunately for Chester he is accompanied by his annoying ventriloquist
Conrad Koch and Conrad's puppet sidekicks Hilary, the outrageous diva Ostrich
and Ronnie, the lunatic green monster. Chester wants to be the star, but these
other foolish characters keep getting in the way!
As a political analyst Mr Chester Missing has broken new ground with his
outrageous hard hitting, funny and frank interviews with South Africa’s
political elite that include Gwede Mantashe, Zwelinzima Vavi, Helen Zille,
Mosioua Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Patricia De Lille, Bantu Holomisa and others.
It is unprecedented world-wide that a puppet like Chester Missing is able to
talk so frankly and directly with the ruling party and opposition alike. He is
also a weekly columnist for the award winning news site www.zanews.co.za
Armed with a Master's degree in Social Anthropology, Conrad Koch is recognised
as SA’s top ventriloquist, unique at combining cultural insights with
hilarious commentary and puppetry. He is constantly exploring new directions
in the ventriloquial art form where the drama of politics lends itself to
satire and the theatre stage.
The Chester Missing Roadshow is directed by award-winning Heinrich Reisenhofer
and produced by Podium - The Comedy Merchants. It promises to be a riot of
world-class ventriloquism, crazy characters, cutting-edge political commentary
and hysterically funny situations.
Ticket prices are R90 for the previews and R130 for all other performances.
Book through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets or Call the Baxter 021
685 7880. The show is 65 minutes and there is an age restriction PG 13 L
Booking is already fast and furious - get your tickets now !
Below is Chester Missing's opinion of South African mobile phone giant Vodacom.