Bambi sings

Pieter-Dirk Uys as Bambi Kellermann.

The cabaret Bambi Sings The F.A.K Songs and Other Struggle Anthems – with Pieter-Dirk Uys as Bambi Kellermann and Godfrey Johnson at the piano, will be on at The Drama Factory in Somerset West, on Wednesday October 23 and Thursday October 24, at 8pm. It is performed in three languages, with Bambi’s story in English, and songs also in German and in Afrikaans. It unites the acrid stench of the old Weimar Republic of the 1930s and the sexy rot of Hamburg’s Reperbahn, with the familiar aromas associated with “ons eie” Voortrekker-camps and braaivleis-orgies. Bambi Kellermann (born Baby Poggenpoel) is the younger sister of Evita Bezuidenhout, the “most famous white woman in South Africa”. Chalk and cheese. Whereas Evita has become a household name and favourite across political-party lines, Bambi smoulders in the background – not yet as famous as her sister, but far more dangerous. She loves the music of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. And being an Afrikaner meisie at heart, finds any excuse to sing her favourite Boere liedjies out of the FAK Sangbundel. But with a sinister twist. Tickets cost R150. Book at www.thedramafactory.co.za, or call 073 215 2290 for more information.