Category Archives: Children’s Theatre

God bless us, everyone!

Last night I had my first Christmas 2017 gig.  It was the official opening of the delightful A Seussified Christmas Carol at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown. One of the most famous of all Christmas reads is the Charles … Continue reading

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Snow White – the Ballet

Snow White is the 1812 (revised in 1854) retelling of an old German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm where a young princess is so beautiful that her evil and jealous stepmother, the Queen, decides to kill her.  However, Snow White’s … Continue reading

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On safari in Africa Beneath African Skies

The September production of The People’s Theatre is always dedicated to literacy for International Literacy Day on 8 September.  Sometimes it is the Mother Goose classics and sometimes something else.  This year Jill Girard and Keith Smith have once again … Continue reading

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I love it when theatre magic happens, and Francois Theron, the artistic director of the National Children’s Theatre, together with his incredibly talented creative team, is a maker of his own particular brand of theatre magic. The exceptionally clever adaptation … Continue reading

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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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