Category Archives: Children’s Theatre

The Adventures of Mr Toad

As a small child I didn’t enjoy books with anthropomorphised animals. Beatrix Potter series and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows left me unmoved. In fact, when I berated my father for not introducing me to Beatrix Potter he … Continue reading

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The magic has a Freckleface

I watched the children.  I often do in children’s theatre.  They were absolutely and utterly absorbed.  I looked back into the audience.  So were the parents. The latest production of Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical is, as usual, marvellous.  The National … Continue reading

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Beautiful Creatures

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 … Continue reading

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Tea with Matt Counihan

Venue:  Lattelicious,Shop L43, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr 5th Street and Maude Street, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2146, South Africa Phone: +27 11 784 3330  Open from· 6:30AM–8PM.  While nothing else is extraordinary about this venue, it is extraordinarily user friendly for frail … Continue reading

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Pippi is irresistible

I went to see Pippi Longstocking, The Musical, at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown. Based on the 1945 children’s novel, Pippi Longstocking, by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, published by Rabén & Sjögren with illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman. … Continue reading

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The Little Prince

One of the joys of the National Children’s Theatre is that their shows have as much appeal for the adults as for the children.  This time, perhaps, artistic director Francois Theron may have slightly overreached the adult appeal and as … Continue reading

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Disney’s Aladdin Jr

The five year old twincesses loved it.  What more needs to be said about a show? The People’s Theatre producers, Jill Girard and Keith Smith, used the fabulous Sandy Dyer (daughter of the operatic soprano Joyce Barker) to do the … Continue reading

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