Media Reviews


“A finely crafted and remarkable piece of theatre”

– Peter Machen, the Independent on Saturday

“Matthew Ribnick is mind-blowing on stage.”

– Debashnie Thangevelo, Daily News

“Matthew Ribnick has the rare gift to capture an audience’s attention and hold it”

– Glen Hollands, Daily Dispatch

“Comedy at it’s best … storytelling at it’s very best”

– Christina Kennedy, The Citizen

“What a clever concept”

– Adrienne Sichel, The Star

“The taut script flits between the poetic and the colloquial, with the monologues perfectly pitched and minutely observed”

– Ruth Ellison, The Mercury


“Don’t miss this outstanding show!”

Billy Suter, the Mercury

“one of the greatest theatrical pleasures of the last few years … nothing short of astonishing”

Peter Tromp, Cape Times

“With Hoot, Matthew Ribnick has achieved something quite astounding … Seldom do intelligence, emotional truth and pure entertainment intersect with such precision and so little pretension.”

Peter Machen, Weekend Witness

“Quite simply, in it’s conception, writing, direction and performance, Hoot is a glorious defining moment in post-democratic South African theatre.”

Adrienne Sichel, The Star


“The funniest play of the year”

Moira De Swart, Artslink

“Matthew Ribnick is one of the most talented actors I’ve ever seen on a stage”

Estelle Sinkins, The Witness

“One of the sharpest, cleverest and funniest theatrical comedy shows around”

Christina Kennedy, Cue online

“There’s just no stopping the energy and excellence of one of this country’s most popular and acclaimed solo performers – versatile and vibrant Boksburg boytjie Matthew Ribnick”

Billy Suter, The Mercury

“Ribnick’s acting is more athletic than ever.  His range and stamina are amazing.  He even extends himself to some delightful singing and dancing”

Zane Henry, Cape Argus