After Matric, Clive Allardyce, studied fashion design at Cape Technicon whilst assisting on the 3rd year graduation fashion show, Clive found an instant passion for show choreography and production. This included writing and directing cabaret’s for Irit Noble, Duck Chowles as well as producing the well-received Rock Circus with a star studded cast including Wendy Oldfield, Vicky Sampson and Duncan Faure.
In 1995 – Clive Allardyce was commissioned by Mr. David Kramer to direct a drag show to fill a Sunday night gap over the 2-month festive season at the Pump House in the V&A Waterfront. Mince became the working title with the cast made up of made up of two local drag artists. The withdrawal of one performer 2 weeks prior to opening night left Clive little option but to take to the stage and Lilly Slaptsilli. Partnering with Kieron Legacy Mince was an instant success. The show ran to capacity houses for 2 years until the venue was sold to Planet Hollywood.
Mince moved to the newly established On Broadway Supper Theatre 1997 for an additional 16 years at the Theatres house act. Mince has performed through-out South Africa working the theatre circuit as well as many gigs abroad. The duo has celebrated appearances on Carte Blanche, Front Row, Top Billing, Entertainment Africa, Die Casper Rasper Show and more.
Lilly appeared on a drag episode of The Weakest Link, has worked on many local and international TV Commercials, even landing a featured role on Deeltitel Dames for Kyknet.
2016 saw Lilly appear in her first one woman show called Shenanigans, she would like to have her own TV sketch show and conquer her fear of doing stand-up. Lilly is keen to develop new up and coming talent as well as running workshops for the transvestite and transgender community.
Clive has never stopped producing fashion shows and events with his business partner Debi Wolman-Minter through their business called Parallel Worlds. Cosmopolitan, Sport Illustrated, Levi’s, Puma, Guess are just a few of their regular clients.
Clive has recently launched his own company, Showlab Production House, focusing more on industrial theatre, brand launches and lifestyle events. Showlab is a full service production company planning and event from concept to completion.
December of 2018 Lilly Slaptsilli flipped the script and took on stand-up comedy, fulfilling a lifelong dream, currently performing her debut show ‘I’m Gagging’ currently at Craft Burger Bar every Wednesday evening. With her observational humour and lively storytelling skill, she presents an hour of unrelenting ass-flapping hysterics – sitting somewhere between comedy, theatre and performance art.
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