Category Archives: Children’s Theatre

Theatre in the township schools – with NCT and the US Consulate

On 25 November 2017, (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign kicks off yet again.  President Zuma has suggested that we should make this … Continue reading

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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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