Go for Broke with MARK BANKS!


South African comedy legend Mark Banks is back – and this time he is going for broke in his new one-man show ‘Banksrupt!’ – It’s just common cents, to be staged at the Gold Reef City’s Globe Theatre in February and March 2013.

After several years of working on the biggest comedy line-up shows in South Africa, Banks makes a triumphant return. ‘Banksrupt!’ has been years in the making and in consultation with two wise men, a babbling gnome and Kobus Wiese, the show promises to be his greatest comedy work yet.

‘The title is about where we are as a nation – we’re broke – financially, morally and mentally and I want to sketch out the villains behind this sorry state we’re in, obviously with a tongue in cheek flavour to keep it interesting,’ says Banks. According to witnesses the show is described as ‘Screamingly funny…’, ‘Up to the minute’ and ‘technically, libel’. This production has even been rated as ‘Blazing’.

The show, which is being produced by Whacked:Special Project, incorporates stand-up, sketch and video making it one that the world could not ignore.

Banks and his team are also thrilled to be performing at The Globe Theatre: ‘It is a fantastic venue that seems to have slid off the map in recent years, but we’ve seen a big turn-around in recent months and people have been streaming in to see the shows – we felt it would be a perfect place to launch Mark’s new show,’ says Whacked’s Taffia Keight.

Catch Mark Banks live in ‘Banksrupt!’ – he takes no prisoners, and your money! ‘Banksrupt!’ will be at Gold Reef City’s Glove Theatre from 14 February to 2 March 2013. Performance times are weekdays at 20:00, with 2 performances on Saturdays at 19h00 and 21h15.  Tickets are priced at R120 and are available through Computicket or at The Globe Box Office on 011 248 5000. Log onto www.goldreefcity.co.za for more information or follow @GoldReefCitySA on Twitter to keep up with Gold Reef City news and events.

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