GOGGAS! A New South African Musical at the Children’s Theatre
Meet Lady Caroline, a beautiful British butterfly, who has has accidentally landed in South Africa. Join Antony the picnic ant on his travels through Jozi to help her find her way home. On their journey they meet typical local “goggas”: like Lola the Ladybird, Conrad the wily Chameleon, and Boykie the befuddled Bumble Bee, the stick insects: Twiggy and Leafy, the ever pompous old Queen Bee, Hugo the “Joller”, Beulah the Black Widow spider and various other colourful creatures.
Lady Caroline not only gets introduced to wonderfully typical South African goggas and characters but she also gets to sample some local delicacies like biltong and chakalaka! She learns about the cultures and different languages and even manages to make new friends and find love. Does she want to return to London?
Goggas! cast feature three actors from a successful run of Disney’s Aladdin JR. Dolly Louw (Queen Bee) who played Jasmine, Reynard Slabbert (Conrad the Chameleon) who played Genie and Marike Smith. New cast are Henck Conrey (Antony the Ant), Abby Bryson (Lady Caroline), Pulane Sekepe (Lolah the Ladybird), Divan Coetzer (Stinky the Stinkbug) and Nomonde Matiwane (Boykie the Bumble Bee).
In this production themes of friendship and loyalty are explored through humour and toe-tapping music. This charming tale features well-loved songs, Special Star (Mango Groove), Scaterlings of Africa (Johnny Clegg), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond), Honey Honey (Abba) and a few “surprises”. The production promises to not only entertain but also to educate the little ones about the environment and especially insect life and all the wonderful aspects that make our country a rainbow nation.
Where: National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parkton
When: 10 September to 13 October 2012
Times: Tuesdays to Sundays at 10h30 and 14h30 during school holidays and during the school term on weekdays from 09h00 to 10h30
Tickets: R80 for children and R100 for adults
Contact: Claudy on +27 (0)11 484-1584/5 for bookings
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