Defending The Caveman
The universal differences between men and women. These have been debated for centuries; in books and magazines and in the routines of stand up comedians around the world. It is a subject that brings much confusion to the table and provides plenty of debate for those who choose to go down that road.
One such person is Mark Little, who returns to the stage to present the popular show “Defending the Caveman” at the Leicester Square Theatre. It has been seen in the West End on numerous occasions whilst appearing on stages all around the world, but its undying popularity keeps it going as people strive to learn the truth concerning queries that have been on our minds since the dawn of man.
Rob Becker is the playwright behind the one-man show, but rather than put together something that would highlight differences and nothing more he instead sought to provide peace between the warring genders. After three years of putting together the material it eventually premiered in San Francisco to great success before jetting off to locations across America and the world, with a stop off on Broadway in 1996 along the way. Eventually it would become the longest running one-man show on Broadway, leading to then-Mayor Giuliani hailing the moment of truth ‘Caveman Day’.
In its current incarnation, Mark Little takes centre stage in “Defending the Caveman” as he delivers a routine of comedy and thoughtfulness to the audience, providing them with all there is to know concerning the differences between men and women. But rather than restricting it simply to jokes, the show allows us to consider how are differences go all the way back to the time of the caveman. By the end of the show it will also be hoped that the barriers can finally be broken down, that we can finally build bridges so that men and women can live in peace.
Mark Little is best known for playing Joe Mangal in the hit Australian soap “Neighbours” and has since been seen in stage shows such as “Taboo” (the Boy George musical), “A Chorus of Disapproval” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. During his career he has also taken a stab at presenting, with the classic early morning entertainment show “The Big Breakfast” amongst his list of credits.
“Defending the Caveman” is at the Leicester Square Theatre and is currently booking until Sunday 21st February 2010.
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