All covid-19 protocols will be observed and social distancing will be implemented in the seating arrangements. Age Restriction: PG13
Conrad Koch is South Africa’s hilarious double Emmy nominated ventriloquist and his comedy accomplice, Chester Missing, is South Africa’s most famous puppet… outside of parliament. Their shows have been seen on Comedy Central, etv, eNCA, SABC, Canada’s Comedy Network, and more. They have over 37 million views on TikTok this year alone, and now, they are coming to Montecasino’s Pieter Toerien Theatre. With multiple 5 star reviews globally, the CBC in Canada saying “my face hurt from laughing so hard”, describing Conrad’s work as “absolutely delightful and technically brilliant”, “Koch throws away more laugh lines than many shows have in the first place”.
In Australia, OUTinPerth described his show as an “utter delight”, “there was not a dry eye left in the house, young or old alike.” In the Eastern Cape, The Herald said: “I almost cried with laughter”. Conrad is hugely excited to be touring his latest roll-in-the-aisle hour of hilarity, RAMAPUPPET! Because, in the almost 2 years of lockdown we have had, we all feel a bit like President Ramaphosa, flailing around with his mask over his eyes on national television. And if there is one thing that unites South Africans, it’s our ability to laugh! And load shedding.
This is Conrad’s most local-is-lekker show to date. Starring Hilton, the ostrich who gives relationship advice, Mr Dixon, school teacher of 43 years, Ronnie the rock n roll internet troll, and of course his celebrity mate Chester Missing, roasting everything from awkward Covid protocols to laser hair removal. RAMAPUPPET is just over an hour of delightful, gut-wrenchingly funny, world-class ventriloquism poking fun at the bonkers hurdles South Africans face. From lockdown to looting, from Zoom meetings to alcohol bans, and that manager at Checkers who wields more power than Presidents, there is so much in Mzansi to laugh at.
1. Pieter Toerien’s Theatre is a Covid-19 compliant venue and face masks are required to be worn at all times in the theatre. The Theatre will enforce a firm “No Mask – No Entry” policy.
2. ALL guests and staff are subject to a temperature check on entering the Montecasino complex.
3. All staff and patrons are required to observe social distancing protocols upon entry to the venue.
4. On arrival at the theatre, all patrons will be required to complete a brief Covid-19 questionnaire as part of the Government thorough track-and-trace process.
5. The venue will have clearly visible sanitising stations and patrons and staff will be encouraged to sanitise their hands regularly
6. All bathroom areas are equipped with sanitising stations.
7. The Theatre’s box office and foyer bar/ coffee bar areas will be cash-free environments as far as possible to reduce contact and ensure safety of patrons and staff.
8. Patrons to be encouraged to print tickets at home or use the QR code on their phones to limit ticket contact in venue.
9. Auditorium doors will be opened earlier than usual to allow the smooth flow of patrons through our foyer areas and prevent any congestion and queues.
10. The auditorium is deep cleaned and sanitised between performances to ensure all surfaces are 100% germ-free
11. The auditorium Covid-19 compliant seating plan has been put together using the latest Government social distancing protocols and to ensure that our audience members are seated safely within their “bubbles”. Our theatre can hold a maximum of 50% of its usual capacity to ensure audience safety whilst watching a show.
12. Montecasino has a high-tech air-conditioning system in place and this will be operating at full during each performance to ensure the healthy circulation of fresh air
13. All dressing room and backstage areas are equipped with sanitising stations and are cleaned between shows.
14. All performers are required to wear masks when they come off stage and to observe social distancing protocols within dressing rooms and backstage areas.
15. There will be no gatherings after the show at Stage Door or in the foyer areas, and audience members and staff are all encouraged to leave the theatre space as quickly as possible once the show has ended.