You Bet Your Life!

Musical Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Book, Music & Lyrics by: Roland Perold & David Fick | Directed by: Drew Rienstra | Musical Direction by: Roland Perold | Appearing: Amy Trout, David Fick, Roland Perold
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A musical comedy of devilish delight.
Poor Jonny? BANG! Recently deceased Jonny finds himself in limbo… his own game show where scenes from his life are replayed with purgatorial relish. Has Jonny been a good boy? Not from the looks of things…
“A funny story about an ‘80’s TV reality game show in purgatory. Great original songs performed by three hugely talented actors.” Steven Lang, Cue 2014
YOU BET YOUR LIFE! may seem like a typical TV game show – but it’s one with a bite! Hosted by the devilishly charming Timothy Radcliffe, the show welcomes a special guest whose heart and soul are on the line, due to the little fact that they have just cashed in their chips! So when the recently deceased Jonny arrives on set, the audience is introduced to his neurotic mother, his crazy ex-girlfriends, a ferocious Russian drag performer and a host of other characters who all seem bent on keeping Jonny in limbo as Timothy tries to manipulate things to secure his own redemption. Will Jonny be able to save his soul? Or will be stuck in afterlife TV reruns forever and ever? Only a trip to YOU BET YOUR LIFE! can answer these questions!

YOU BET YOUR LIFE! is the first collaboration by Roland Perold and David Fick both of whom have written two musicals before deciding to work together on this project. Having had a fantastic run in Grahamstown in 2014 the team is excited for the Cape Town premiere to be hosted at Alexander Bar.

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 10th Mar 2015 Argus Trout in many guises ensures devilishly humorous night out - Review by Beverley Brommert

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