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Gauteng Children’s Theatre for the Festive Season:
You want to start them young. With schools closed and everyone clamouring to be entertained, there’s nothing like theatre to get those creative minds activated:
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:
Tickets at Computicket or the door.
Droombos: Reenboogfeetjie se ongeluk, December 9 at 11am, R78; and December 12 at 11am, R80.
Magonjatjie en die Dinosourusse, December 11 at 10am, R80.
Jakkals en Leeu Kersfees, Jakkie Louw and Kevin Leo, December 15 at 4pm, R130/R150.
Pierneef Theatre, c/o Pierneef/Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:
Tickets at the door.
Ons het dit sien gebeur…/We saw it happen: The birth of Jesus through the eyes of the donkey, Mary and the star. Antoinette Snyman and puppets with narrator Lochner de Kock, December 5 at 10am.
Magonjatjie and the dinosaurs, December 6 at 11am.
New Babalela! Los ons uit! Want ons Kan!! A story based on the fourth book in the series, December 9 at 10am.
Aapstreke: Hendini does his magic tricks, December 10 at 10am.
Rooikappie saves Christmas, December 11, 12 and 13 at 10am.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine on 011 403 1563/2340 or see www.peoplestheatre.co.za
Cinderella, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, is a delight from beginning to end and runs until December 24, book with Andrew or Lorraine on 011 403 1563/2340.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: All bookings at 086 167 0670, see www.joburgtheatre.com
The Mandela Theatre:
Aladdin,the annual panto creation by theatre wiz Janice Honeyman, ends on December 29 and should delight especially the young ones in the family. There’s some eye candy for the old kids, so check it out.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
One of the best for the family, Sleeping Beauty on Ice, with the Imperial Ice Stars, from December 5 until January 12, tickets R150 to R400 at Computicket. Tuesdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6pm, R100 to R350.
Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, c/o Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 011 248 5340, box office 011 248 5000.
African Adventure, children’s theatre to educate and entertain on the need for wildlife conservation, December 11 at 4.30pm, December 12 at 2.30pm, December 13 at 7.30pm, tickets from R95 at the box office or Computicket.
Kinder Theatre, 39 Greenhill Rd, Emmarentia, 011 646 0870.
Puppet Shows, tickets R50, ages three and up. Rudolph on Safari, today at 3.30pm.