Moira de Swardt: A theatrical tale which will capture the hearts of children. It might just capture yours too.
Beautiful Creatures is an eco-drama for children. It is delightful theatre. On at The Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace until 18 December 2016.
The characters are wonderful creatures familiar to South African children and their parents, creatures from the African wild – Imvubu the hippo, Mafutha the elephant, Harry the hadeda, Lucas the lion, Georgina the giraffe, Morris the monkey, Tallula the tortoise and Roddy the rhino, plus their friends, some more monkeys and three striped zebras. Each of these creatures has its own charm, but Tallula the tapping tortoise who enjoys a stroll after a thunder storm stole my heart, especially as she’s likely to live to be a hundred years old or more.
The Beautiful Creatures team, Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz, have created a show which is both wholesome family fun promoting excellent values for children and has a conservation message for the future. I wasn’t provided with a cast list, but in one sense the actors are irrelevant (sorry guys and gals, I know that’s not actually true – especially to your mothers) because it is the characters that are the magic for the children.
Merchandising is part of the pleasure and the CDs, books, clothes and toys are available.