Tim Plewman has become one of the most sought after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is a dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer. 

From his first leading role in 1978, in the comedy, Happy Birthday, Plewman has remained at the very top of the acting world for over 30 years with numerous awards and unique achievements that set him apart. 

He has starred in diverse comedies like Two Into One (Fleur du Cap Award Best Actor), Doubles (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), Heel Against the Head (Vita Award Best Director) and of course, the play he is most remembered for, Defending the Caveman (Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor), which re-wrote theatre history by breaking all SA show records. Plewman decided to hang up his caveman skins after 9 ½ years and 1544 sold out performances… until now.

Plewman has also starred in numerous musicals, three of his favourites being, Snoopy!!!, Tom Foolery and Singin’ in the Rain

As a writer, he has penned some memorable plays like Grin & Bare It, Breakfast with Dad, and The Insatiables, which won the Best Play of the Year, SA Comedy Awards.  In addition, Plewman has written such TV series as The Carruthers Brothers with Bill Flynn and Pure Plewman for MNET.

He is a prolific voice-over artist and, together with his wife, Cathy, has a highly successful production company which has produced 18 theatre pieces and over 160 corporate productions and videos.

In June 2013, Plewman was acclaimed for his tour de force performance in the one-man play, The Last Moustache, written by Greg Viljoen, performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It is the story of an actor forced to play a Hitler double during the last weeks of WWII.

His book, classically titled Fitness for Old Farts was published by Random Struik, and rocketed to number 10 on the best sellers list in SA within the first month of hitting the bookshelves. This hysterical book centres on a serious subject close to Plewman’s heart; fitness and health.

This book gave rise to Plewman’s latest play Gym & Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, which premiered at the 2016 Grahamstown National Arts Festival and made the list of the 30 best attended performances at the Festival.

This year, Tim Plewman is busy collaborating with 12-time world champion Hall of Fame boxer, Brian Mitchell, in a biographical story of his life, from rags to riches and all the pitfalls along the way. It centres on an extraordinary life, which will make for an extraordinary show.

For more information, visit https://www.timplewman.co.za