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					NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL – Children’s Choice (compiled for Grahamstown Parents’ Network members)


IT’S SHEER MAGIC
Two accomplished magicians, Gary Rusch and Bryan King will enthrall young and old alike with their special brand of magic which, over many years, has earned them much respect
from the South African magical fraternity. Their sophisticated sorcery has mystifi ed the multitudes all over South Africa. Everyone loves magic and remember, within every adult lives a
child. Sometimes let that child come out and play. Good clean entertainment, fun for the whole family. Featuring Gary Rusch and Bryan King. English All ages

NGORAGOGO ROCKS - Kids Theatre
Join Ngoragogo and Nandi on a rollercoaster ride back in time. This whacky journey of selfdiscovery is filled with laughter, songs, dancing and colourful puppetry. Don’t miss this great
entertainment for kids by kids! Written and directed by Jean van Elden. Featuring Thayuri Pillay, Leigh Kalidin and Zano Mabaso. English Ages: 5+ Previous Festivals: 12 Student

PIERROT Mc CLOWN
Come and join Pierrot Mc Clown, European clowning at its best! Last year’s short appearance at the Festival deserves a comeback! Fully loaded with fun and laughter, this family show
will appeal to all ages, even parents will enjoy it. No language barriers just comedy at its fi nest, if you miss it you’ll miss out. English All ages Duration: 40mins

UNDER THE STARS, ABOVETHE TREE - Yawazzi Theatre Productions
Under the Stars, Above the Tree takes both young and old to a world where a tree has overgrown the planet, and a boy is on a quest to see the sky for the first time. Through
storytelling, puppetry and multi-media, the play delights and engages our sense of family. Directed by Sanjin Muftic
Written by Jon Keevy Music composed by Brydon Bolton Featuring Andrew Laubscher and Jon Keevy. English All ages Previous Festivals: 4 Pro

SPROKIESLAND WORD SPOKIESLAND (Première) - At Strydom Drama Ateljee
Die eenbedryf vir kinders handel oor al die bekende Sprokies wat deur die Koning verbied wil word om verder te bestaan. Die Koning saai die berig van Kansellasie uit oor die TV, en
voer aan dat tensy die Sprokiekarakters hom kan oortuig om nie gekanselleer te word nie, hy dit sal heroorweeg. Elke Sprokiekarakter besoek die Koning om hom te oortuig dat hulle
wel nog ’n bestaansreg het. Die Koning besef dat ons as mense nie sonder Sprokies kan
bestaan nie, en alle Sprokies word herstel! Dit bring alle kinders weer in aanraking met ons bekende ou Sprokieskarakters. Beslis ’n moet vir alle kinders en ook volwassenes! Geskryf
deur Mitke Pitzer Geregisseer deur At Strydom, met Ilona Nicholsen, Lee-Ann Wilson en Pieter Alberts. Afrikaans met Engels. Alle ouderdomme Semi-Pro

THE WACKY WIZARD COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
Come and enjoy the funniest 1000-year old wizard ever! The witty wizardry of Wacky Wizard can be enjoyed by moms, dads and all children from 3 to 103 years! Written and directed
by Paul Malek Featuring Wacky Wizard English Ages: 3+ Previous Festivals: 5 Pro

ZINA & THE SONGBIRD - Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company
A misfit princess, a zany songbird and a wicked jailer bring you quirky fun for the family. Join them on this amazingly adventurous journey to save the earth! Zina and the Songbird is
jolly entertainment guaranteed and is set to become a Number One hit amongst children and adults alike! Directed by Brink Scholtz
English with IsiXhosa All ages Previous Festivals: 10 Pro

FLOAT
Ubom Eastern Cape Drama' Youth company is collaborating with a dynamic Zambian theatre company called Barefeet Theatre to produce a new work called
'FLOAT'. Under the skilful direction of Daniel Buckland (fresh from his yearlong contract at Cirque du Soleil), this devised work draws on African story-telling, music, circus and carnival.
FLOAT tells a mythical tale of a community whose river holds many secrets and promises - including an under-water community of water spirits who protect and warn those living on
earth. When the local village must decide whether development and progress means agreeing to a dam being built which may or may not benefit them, the under-water community must
risk everything to communicate with those on earth. The production is free (although donations are welcome), and will appeal to adults and children who love beautiful images and
African music. 50 minutes long.

PIERROT ON THE STREET
Busking is second nature to Pierrot who has busked internationally for the past 20 years. This gentle and handsome French man turns into a cheeky, comical, always charming, funster
when he steps into the crowd. He strides into the crowd and taps you on the shoulder, maybe nicks a bit of your ice-cream and then wanders on, until you notice you are following him
wondering what you are going to see next.... English All ages Previous Festivals: 1 Pro Duration: 45mins
OSADIA
Alex Rendon and Josephine Grunzy. If you think your hairdresser has attitude, get a load of this surreal performance-art installation. This is extreme hairstyling, created by towering live
sculptures of colour and ornament. The Osadia (“Audacity”) hair artists are costumed and coifed in the extravagant traditions of the Venice and Rio carnivals: post-modern Pompadour,
blue-faced oriental deity – expect the unexpected. They set up their salon in a public space and get whizzing with comb, gel, colour-sprays and glitter make-up, transforming ordinary
audience members into technicolour sci-fi fantasies. Osadia hails from Barcelona, that fabulous crucible where overdoing it is a way of life. Duration: 1 hr.

THE AFRICAN PUPPET FAMILY
Presented by SA G.U.R.U. (SA Great Ubuntu Recycled Universal). Artistic direction by Les Grandes Personnes (“The Grown-Ups”) collective (France). Amazing! Irresistible!
Unforgettable! A family of friendly giants from Orange Farm (Gauteng) take the art of puppetry to new heights. Measuring up to four metres high, the granny, mother, father, brother,
sister and baby will bring out your inner child as they enact their story and parade the Festival streets. The engineering and handling of these enormous figures is an awesome feat: the
puppeteers stand up underneath the adult figures, working them from below. Duration: 30 mins.

THE TONIGHT! SUNDOWNER CONCERTS
Relax and unwind at Sundowners every evening between 5pm & 6pm in the Monument’s Fountain Foyer. Catch snippets of forthcoming Fringe
productions while you enjoy your coffee or beer break. A solid hour of family friendly entertainment ranging from comedy to dance, music, theatre and magic.

Thursday 2 July                                 12pm                        2pm                                                     5pm
                                                UNDER THE STARS,            PIERROT Mc CLOWN                                        THE TONIGHT!
                                                ABOVE THE TREE              Memory Hall                                             SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                                                Princess Alice              R45 (students R35)                                      Monument’s Fountain
                                                R48 (Students R40)                                                                  Foyer

                                                ZINA & THE SONGBIRD
                                                Memory Hall
                                                R22
Friday 3 July      10am                         12pm                        2pm                         4pm                         5pm
                   IT’S SHEER MAGIC             UNDER THE STARS,            ZINA & THE SONGBIRD         IT’S SHEER MAGIC            THE TONIGHT!
                   Memory Hall                  ABOVE THE TREE              Memory Hall                 Memory Hall                 SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                   R40                          Princess Alice              R38                         R40                         Monument’s Fountain
                                                R48 (Students R40)                                                                  Foyer
                   11am
                   PIERROT ON THE               FLOAT
                   STREET                       Fort Selwyn (near the
                   Church Square                Monument)
Saturday 4 July    10am                         12pm                        2pm                         4pm                         5pm                         9pm
                   IT’S SHEER MAGIC             UNDER THE STARS,            PIERROT Mc CLOWN            ZINA & THE SONGBIRD         THE TONIGHT!                IT’S SHEER MAGIC
                   Memory Hall                  ABOVE THE TREE              Memory Hall                 Memory Hall                 SUNDOWNER CONCERT           Memory Hall
                   R40                          Princess Alice              R45 (students R35)          R38                         Monument’s Fountain         R40
                                                R48 (Students R40)                                                                  Foyer
                   11am                                                     THE WACKY WIZARD            FLOAT
                   FLOAT                        OSADIA                      COMEDY MAGIC SHOW           Fort Selwyn (near the
                   Fort Selwyn (near the        Church Square               Mullins Room                Monument)
                   Monument)                                                R35

                   11am
                   PIERROT ON THE
                   STREET
                   Village Green Kids Area
Sunday 5 July                                12pm                    2pm                   4pm                     5pm
                   11am                      IT’S SHEER MAGIC        PIERROT Mc CLOWN      FLOAT                   THE TONIGHT!
                   FLOAT                     Memory Hall             Mullins Room          Fort Selwyn (near the   SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                   Fort Selwyn (near the     R40                     R45 (students R35)    Monument)               Monument’s Fountain
                   Monument)                                                                                       Foyer
                                             UNDER THE STARS,        ZINA & THE SONGBIRD
                   11am                      ABOVE THE TREE          Memory Hall
                   PIERROT ON THE            Princess Alice          R38
                   STREET                    R48 (Students R40)
                   Fiddler’s Market
                                             THE WACKY WIZARD
                                             COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
                                             Mullins Room
                                             R40
                                             (Students R35)

                                             OSADIA
                                             Village Green Fair
Monday 6 July      10am                      12pm                    2pm                                           5pm                   7pm
                   SPROKIESLAND WORD         UNDER THE STARS,        PIERROT Mc CLOWN                              THE TONIGHT!          IT’S SHEER MAGIC
                   SPOKIESLAND               ABOVE THE TREE          Memory Hall                                   SUNDOWNER CONCERT     Memory Hall
                   Memory Hall               Princess Alice          R45 (students R35)                            Monument’s Fountain   R40
                   R40                       R48 (Students R40)                                                    Foyer
                                                                     THE WACKY WIZARD
                   11am                      FLOAT                   COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
                   PIERROT ON THE            Fort Selwyn (near the   Mullins Room
                   STREET                    Monument)               R40
                   Village Green Kids Area                           (Students R35)
Tuesday 7 July     10am                      12pm                    2pm                   4pm                     5pm
                   THE WACKY WIZARD          UNDER THE STARS,        PIERROT Mc CLOWN      THE WACKY WIZARD        THE TONIGHT!
                   COMEDY MAGIC SHOW         ABOVE THE TREE          Mullins Room          COMEDY MAGIC SHOW       SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                   Mullins Room              Princess Alice          R45 (students R35)    Mullins Room            Monument’s Fountain
                   R40                       R48 (Students R40)                            R40                     Foyer
                   (Students R35)                                                          (Students R35)

                   11am                      SPROKIESLAND WORD
                   PIERROT ON THE            SPOKIESLAND
                   STREET                    Memory Hall
                   Church Square             R40

                                             OSADIA
                                             Monument
Wednesday 8 July   10am                      12pm                                          4pm                     5pm
                   NGORAGOGO ROCKS           UNDER THE STARS,                              SPROKIESLAND WORD       THE TONIGHT!
                   Memory Hall               ABOVE THE TREE                                SPOKIESLAND             SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                   R25                       Princess Alice                                Memory Hall             Monument’s Fountain
                                             R48 (Students R40)                            R40                     Foyer
                   11am
                   PIERROT ON THE            THE WACKY WIZARD                              THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                   STREET                    COMEDY MAGIC SHOW                             FAMILY
                   Village Green Kids Area   Mullins Room                                  Drostdy Arch Lawns
                                             R40
                                             (Students R35)
Thursday 9 July        10am                          12pm                        2pm                           4pm                           5pm
                       THE WACKY WIZARD              NGORAGOGO ROCKS             PIERROT Mc CLOWN              SPROKIESLAND WORD             THE TONIGHT!
                       COMEDY MAGIC SHOW             Memory Hall                 Mullins Room                  SPOKIESLAND                   SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                       Mullins Room                  R35                         R45 (students R35)            Memory Hall                   Monument’s Fountain
                       R40                                                                                     R40                           Foyer
                       (Students R35)                UNDER THE STARS,            3pm
                                                     ABOVE THE TREE              THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                       11am                          Princess Alice              FAMILY
                       PIERROT ON THE                R48 (Students R40)          Nombulelo Hall
                       STREET
                       Fiddler’s Market

                       11am
                       THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                       FAMILY
                       Village Green, Kids Corner
Friday 10 July         10am                          12pm                        2pm                           4pm                           5pm
                       ZINA & THE SONGBIRD           UNDER THE STARS,            NGORAGOGO ROCKS               THE AFRICAN PUPPET            THE TONIGHT!
                       Memory Hall                   ABOVE THE TREE              Memory Hall                   FAMILY                        SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                       R38                           Princess Alice              R35                           Drostdy Arch Lawns            Monument’s Fountain
                                                     R48 (Students R40)                                                                      Foyer
                       11am
                       PIERROT ON THE
                       STREET
                       Church Square

                       11am
                       THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                       FAMILY
                       Village Green, Kids Corner
Saturday 11 July       10am                          12pm                        2pm                           4pm                           5pm
                       SPROKIESLAND WORD             UNDER THE STARS,            PIERROT Mc CLOWN              ZINA & THE SONGBIRD           THE TONIGHT!
                       SPOKIESLAND                   ABOVE THE TREE              Memory Hall                   Memory Hall                   SUNDOWNER CONCERT
                       Memory Hall                   Princess Alice              R45 (students R35)            R38                           Monument’s Fountain
                       R40                           R48 (Students R40)                                                                      Foyer
                                                                                 3pm
                       11am                                                      THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                       PIERROT ON THE                                            FAMILY
                       STREET                                                    Nombulelo Hall
                       Fiddler’s Market

                       11am
                       THE AFRICAN PUPPET
                       FAMILY
                       Village Green, Kids Corner

                Memory Hall (B1) – St Andrew’s Prep, Leicester Street
                Mullins (B1) – St Andrew’s Prep, Leicester Street
                Nombulelo Hall (O3) – Ncame Street
                Princess Alice Hall (G5) – African Street

Prepared by the Grahamstown Parents’ Network. The GPN takes no responsibility for any errors in the information above, changes to programmes or the contents of the productions.
Susan Powers – 082 307 0789

				
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