More laughs

Luthuli Dlamini’s go­ing back to his sit­com roots.

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Hi tv­plus. Is it true that Luthuli Dlamini is re­turn­ing to TV – in a com­edy and not a soapie?

– PAT NOMVULO, VIA SMS

In­deed he is! There’s a new lo­cal sit­com on the hori­zon called Soap On A Rope (2016) and it stars Luthuli Dlamini, who might be a well-known soapie star thanks to roles in four SA soaps but is prob­a­bly best remembered as the dad in M-Net sit­com The Co­conuts (2008-2009). Soap On A Rope also stars 7de Laan’s (2000- cur­rent) Me­lanie du Bois (Felic­ity), Al­fred Ntombela (from 2012 Leon Schus­ter movie Mad Bud­dies) and Gold Dig­gers (2015-2016) ac­tress So­nia Sed­ibe. In an in­ter­view, Luthuli de­scribed his new sit­com as be­ing “based on the com­edy of er­rors that hap­pen on a TV show’s set. How quirky ac­tors can be be­hind the scenes.”

Adds pro­ducer Menzi Thabede, “This show looks at the drama in the make-up de­part­ment, art de­part­ment and be­tween the di­rec­tors. It’s a sit­com mixed with sketch and laugh­ter.” Soap On A Rope pre­mieres on SABC3 some­time in Au­gust and for 13 episodes.

Miss­ing Luthuli Dlamini? He’s on the way back!

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