ON STAGE: Seiso Qhola, Vulture (Gananin) and Lion. Photo: Maryatta Wegerif

JUNGLE Theatre Company (JTC) has developed a new family show called When Lion Had Wings. This ancient Khoikhoi folk tale is told by three very different characters in English, Afrikaans and Nama (Khoikhoi language).

Animal masks and original songs are used to tell the story of a flying lion who is bullying all the animals and has made vultures his slaves. They portray hilarious frogs who lead the animals to discover their own talents and to stand up to the bully. The story tellers continuously link the fol ktale to the language, the culture and the history of the Khoikhoi as well as to their personal experiences. Insights into the behaviour of humans and wild animals are revealed.

Performances will take place at The Masque Theatre foyer on December 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 10am. The show is 40-minutes in duration and suitable for the whole family. The Jungle Theatre Company’s mandate is to function as an original theatre connecting young people’s hearts to care for nature community and culture. Refreshments will be available and T-shirts and posters of the show will also be for sale. Proceeds will be used to take the show to needy children next year. - Staff writer

l Tickets are R50. Book: 021 788 1898, or e-mail [email protected]