The Selfish Giant The Fringe Joburg Theatre 24 -26 August
There are 6 performances of The Selfish Giant from 24th to 26th August. This narrated ballet is based in Oscar Wilde’s bitter-sweet tale of transformation. The garden’s birds, fruit and flowersare performed by the Johannesburg Youth Ballet while the story is narrated by the inimitable David Butler (reason alone to see the production). A selfish giant builds a wall around his garden to keep children out but his plan backfires. All the seasons except for winter stay out of the garden and so nothing grows. When a little child brings spring into the garden love also enters the giant’s heart. Tickets at R75 The Fringe at Joburg Theatre
Choreography: Mary-Ann Mottram, Jan Venter & Mark Hawkins
Music: Four Seasons by Glazunov
The Selfish Giant: Jan Venter
Narrator: David Butler
Lighting Design: Nic Michaletos
Costume Design: Jan Venter
Charlotte’s Web at the National Children’s Theatre 28 Aug to 7 Oct
Opening on 28 August at the National Children’s Theatre is Charlotte’s Web. This is a musical based on the book by E.B.White. Fern is the young girl who can understand animals and loves Wilbur the pig, Templeton the rat and her amazing spider Charlotte. It’s directed by Daniel Geddes, dramatized by Joseph Robinette with music by Ronna Frank
There are shows 10:30 and 14:30 Monday to Saturday during school holidays. The last week shows Tuesday to Sunday (closes 7th October) 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg BOOKINGS: Call the theatre on 011 484 1584/5 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Stories Our Africa People’s Theatre 3-30 Sept
At the People’s Theatre at Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein showing from 3rd to 30th September is ‘Our Stories Our Africa’. This promises to be a fun production where African stories are told against the backdrop of the African landscape. There’s lots of audience interaction in the telling of these myths and legends. Become a kids’ club member and get good discounts.
Members R95 Accompanying a member R120; Ordinary public R135. Membership is only R135 a year and there are lots of great productions.