Pieter-Dirk Uys, aka PDU, is the 2023 FynArts Legacy Award recipient.

This much-loved South African icon will receive this coveted award on Sunday morning, 11 June, in honour of his longstanding and distinctive contribution to the arts in South Africa and beyond. That evening he will be on stage with a new one-man performance, Sell-by-Date, doing what he does best: laughing at fears and embracing facts with his tongue firmly in your cheek.


LEFT: Pieter Dirk Uys
RIGHT: Christopher Hope

Pieter-Dirk Uys, whose multi-faceted world includes performing, writing, directing, political
commentary and social activism, has entertained audiences for more than half a century with his
unique sense of humour and razor-sharp commentary on the South African zeitgeist. The 2023 Legacy Award will be presented to him by Christopher Hope, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, as part of the Strauss & Co Series of Presentations. At this not-to-be-missed event Christopher will also be talking to PDU about his life and work.
SUN 11 June at 11:00 BOOK NOW


As usual his secretary Fanny is on a constant stand-by date! Photocredit: Stefan Hurter

A sell-by-date on food usually means: throw away. A sell-by-date in PDU’s hands will reflect a new
post-Covid energy, proving that while his audition might be over and the disease to please has been
cured, a PDU show is always a highlight to remember. As expected from his one-man performances, this show features not only PDU but also a cluster of topical characters, male, female and political. Sell-by-Date shows PDU at his 77-year old best, bringing laughter to various states of disaster. As always his political scriptwriters are not letting him down!
SUN 11 June at 18:30. BOOK NOW


Tickets are available at the following outlets:
– Online webtickets
– Your local PNP store
– FynArts Gallery at 2 Harbour Road, The Courtyard or call Chantel on 060 957 5371.
– Hermanus Tourism office at the Old Station Building on Mitchell Street.

Where to find a programme 
Click here for the online version of the 2023 programme or on the links below for your town/area

Cape Town and Surrounds
Hermanus, Sandbaai, Onrus, Hemel-en-Aarde
Stanford and Gansbaai

Click here and collect your program with the Art Times, at these points later this week.

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