PEOPLES THEATRE IS PROUD TO PRESENT : Beneath African Skies
After a looooooong two years and so much uncertainty…
Peoples Theatre is determined to get up and running, to bring you the very best in theatre for children, returning with an audience favourite Beneath African Skies, running for a limited season from 7th March – 10 April 2022.
South Africa is a super melting pot of many different people from all races, colours and creeds. This has resulted in a rich heritage of wonderful stories with their roots firmly in African soil. In this production, Peoples Theatre is excited to bring you an ensemble of great African stories that are particularly appealing to children.
To set the scene is an African landscape that transforms itself as the wonders of the land becomes the backdrop to the myths and legends acted out by a group of super talented professional actors.
Directors Jill Girard and Keith Smith carefully craft this production to entertain and educate young minds into a greater understanding of the wonderful stories and the rich heritage that exists in South Africa like never before.
Beautiful hand-crafted masks and puppets allow the actors to transform into the many different animals that inhabit the land. A soundtrack of extraordinary effects underscores all the action and interaction of this moving piece of children’s theatre. Well-known
African songs live side by side with their contemporary counterparts ensuring that this becomes a whole musical experience children will love.
Co-director JilL Girard states; “If we don’t nurture and create theatre for children, there will be no theatre for future generations! We believe in developing our audiences of tomorrow – this is where it all begins… It’s been a tough two years not being able to do what we love, bringing magic into the minds and hearts of children, so we are so thrilled we’re now able to stage Beneath African Skies in association with Joburg Theatre.”
Come and take part as we journey through the sun drenched landscape under blue African skies, starring Peoples Theatre audience favourites Noni Mkhonto, Luciano Zuppa and Yamikana Mahaka-Phiri.
ACTIVE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS GREATLY ENCOURAGED WITH ALL COVID PROTOCOLS IN PLACE.
The aim of this production is to introduce the magic and joy of live theatre to young audiences. The emphasis is on the value of books and reading. Familiar stories are acted out in a creative format told with Peoples Theatre’s trademark wit and great musical numbers. Audience participation is encouraged, gently reminding learners that reading and books are filled with magic and fun!
Show times for schools are Monday to Friday at 9am and 11am.
Show times for Public are 10h30 and 14h30 Weekends and school holidays
R145 per person for members of the public
R100 if you are a member of the Peoples Theatre Club
R115 for public accompanying members
For School group rates, contact the theatre directly
PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Call 0824506524 or email email@example.com for bookings or enquiries.