“Story telling has a magic about it that entrances and enthrals. It has the ability to grab the attention of any audience, young and old. This show is about books and reading“.
People’s Theatre, presents another series of timeless tales, Rumpelstiltskin, The Emperors New Clothes and so many more, in this year’s magical production of Story Book Theatre.
Seeing as Skylar is 11-years-old, I wasn’t sure if he would enjoy the show, but in fact we both did. People’s Theatre delivers on fantastic entertainment for the entire family. We merrily laughed, clapped along and danced in our seats. I actually can’t remember laughing that much in ages and it was exactly what I needed. Children are sure to fall in love with their favourite bookshelf classics all over again when they experience the enchanted world of books.
The set is cleverly designed and with fun and innovative costumes. My favourite however were the wigs (I’m strange I know) but they made me laugh so much. I really can’t explain why I found the wigs so entertaining.
The highly talented cast Nonhlanhla Mkhonto, Joelle Rochecouste, Luciano Zuppa, Katlego Nche and Raymond Skinner delivered outstanding performances that had the kids, both young and old fully engaged for the duration of the show. I loved that fact that the show is highly interactive and involves the audience. It show even sees several of the little ones from the audience make there way onto the stage to become part of the show.
Story Book Theatre runs at Peoples Theatre at the Joburg Theatre Complex from Sunday 8th September – Sunday 29th September.
Performance times are Mondays to Friday at 9am and 11am, Saturdays at 10:30am and 2.30pm as well as all Sundays and Public Holidays.
Ticket prices are R140 for general public or R100 for members of the Peoples Theatre kids Club (You can become a member for R120 membership fee – contact Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563/ 2340 for more information.