Defending The Caveman

Defending The Caveman Comes To Sandton Theatre On The Square

The ground-breaking Broadway comedy about the sexes, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, heads to the Sandton Theatre On The Square from March 14 to March 25, 2023.


  • DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN is a one-man show that explores the differences between men and women and has become a worldwide phenomenon since its inception in 1991.
  • The show was created by American comedian Rob Becker, who drew inspiration from his own experiences and observations of male-female relationships.
  • The show has been performed in over 45 countries and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
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DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN has been described as “hilarious and insightful” by critics and audiences around the world, and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Olivier Award in London.


In South Africa, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN has been staged by various theatre companies over the years and has always been a hit with audiences. In the midst of unprecedented global challenges such as Covid, a war in Russia, and load-shedding, one thing remains constant: the timeless humour and insight of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN. And with the arrival of a new and recently vaccinated caveman played by Craig Jackson, audiences can expect fresh challenges, new descriptive words, and plenty of highs and lows.


The show is structured around a simple premise: that men and women are fundamentally different due to their evolution as hunter-gatherers and child-bearers, respectively. Using humorous anecdotes and observational humor, the show explores these differences and seeks to bridge the gap between the sexes by fostering understanding and empathy.


At its core, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN is a celebration of the differences between men and women. The show does not seek to undermine or belittle either gender, but rather to acknowledge and appreciate their unique strengths and weaknesses. Through witty jokes and insightful commentary, the show challenges stereotypes and encourages audiences to rethink their preconceptions about gender roles.


One of the key strengths of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN is its universality. While the show is primarily aimed at heterosexual couples, its message resonates with people of all genders and sexual orientations. The struggles and triumphs of relationships are universal, and the show captures these experiences in a way that is both entertaining and insightful.


The success of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN over decades can be attributed in part to its relatability. By speaking directly to the audience’s experiences and emotions, the show creates a sense of shared understanding and empathy. Whether you are in a long-term relationship, dating, or single, there is something in the show that will resonate with you.


DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN is a comedy that is both funny and thought-provoking. It provides a fresh perspective on relationships and human behaviour. The show is a must-see for anyone who wants to laugh and learn more about themselves and their significant others.


With a woman’s perspective from the director’s chair, this production promises to be a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Whether you are a longtime fan of the show or are experiencing it for the first time, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN is a timeless classic that is sure to entertain and enlighten.


Tickets are available through Computicket or call the Theatre On The Square directly on 011-883-8606 or 083-377-4969.


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