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Doo Bee Boobies is “the trashiest, tackiest, funniest show in town”, say critics. And they’re back with a fresh dose of music, parody, comedy and extravagance.
DRAG queens with their extravagant dress sense, perfectly over-done makeup and ostentatious accessories will strut their stuff at The Fringe, at the Joburg Theatre Complex.

Ebrahim MedellEbrahim Medell performs a raunchy number Doo Bee Boobies promises raunchy dance routines and striptease by grown men who will showcase more than just their pink tights, Superman suits and feathers.

This non-scripted show will run from 1 to 26 June, taking audiences on a comedic journey. The show’s publicist, Bridget van Oerle, says people should, “expect zany musical sketches ranging from the Dying Swan to a parody of Memory from Cats, and prepare for a helping of saucy satire that’s anything but a drag, darlings”.

It is “actually a ‘trashy drag show’ which became a cult hit”, she adds, “just a lot of fun and incredibly fresh”.

“Following rave reviews in Johannesburg last year, this infamous cult favourite returns to show all the young whippersnappers out there how true-blue comedy revues should be done. That is, with tongue firmly in (butt) cheek.”

Doo Bee Boobies has a cast of five middle-aged men: singer, dancer and actor Tony Bentzel; stage and screen veteran Robert Whitehead, who plays Barker Haines in Isidingo; Whitehead’s fellow soapie star Stephen van Niekerk; choreographer and dancer Mark Hawkins; and dancer Ebrahim Medell.

In its previous run, Adrienne Sichel, the theatre and dance critic, described the show: “Old, fat, tired and talented! … Boeps bourrée. Bare buttocks wobble. Waistlines sag … No question: Doo Bee Boobies is the trashiest, tackiest, funniest show in town. Gotta love it.”

But there is an age restriction of 16 for nudity and language.

There’s an early bird special for tickets bought before 31 May, with all seats going for R100. Thereafter, tickets are R130 for all performances except Tuesdays, which are R110. Block bookings discounts are 10 percent for 10 or more tickets bought, but not on for Tuesday performances.

Theatre tickets and dinner packages are also available in two categories, costing R250 or R290. This includes dinner at the News Cafe at the theatre. For more information, call Bertha Mogali on 011 877 6834 or email

Tickets are on sale exclusively on the Joburg Theatre website or through the theatre’s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.

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