Category Archives: Children’s Theatre

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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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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