Story Book Theatre Brings Classic Fairytales To Life


Thrill the little ones with a fairytale adventure at the Peoples Theatre this September! Those bookshelf classics we all know and love will be brought to life on stage with Story Book Theatre. 

It’s Story Time

One of the most beloved children’s theatres in the city, Peoples 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.

Children will fall in love with their favourite bookshelf classics all over again when they experience the enchanting world of books on stage.

The Story Book Theatre series has always been extremely popular and in past years has seen sold out performances, bringing the magic of reading and books to life.

In 2019, it’ll be no different. Expect great fairy tales with the likes of Honest Woodcutter, Little Red Riding Hood, Brave Roaster, Tinder Box, The Princess and the Pea and Hansel and Gretel, all taking centre stage with a superb cast to perform them.

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Actors like Nonhlanhla Mkhonto, Joelle Rochecouste, Luciano Zuppa, Katlego Nche and introducing Raymond Skinner will breathe life into these stories. They are all professional performers that are highly proficient in musical theatre and have appeared in numerous Peoples Theatre shows.

The cast will bring Story Book Theatre classics alive through engaging narration, music, movement, puppetry and, of course, exciting audience interaction.

And no unforgettable children’s musical theatre production would be complete without contemporary child-friendly music, which is what musical director Dale Scheepers has provided in his kaleidoscope of toe-tapping renditions of popular hit songs.

Providing the colour and breathing vibrant life into the stories is the stunning set design by Grant Knottenbelt and glorious fun costumes by Merry Whillier.

Story Book Theatre is aimed for young audiences, generally between 3 – 10 years, and is a show youngsters shouldn’t miss.

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When Is It?

Story Book Theatre runs at Peoples Theatre from Sunday, 08 September 2019 – Sunday, 29 September 2019. Previews take place from 02 September 2019.

Performance times are:

  • Mondays to Friday – 09:00 and 11:00
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays – 10:30 and 14:30

Where Is It?

Peoples Theatre, The Joburg Theatre Complex, corner Loveday and Hoofd Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Ticket prices are R140 per person for general public. R100 per person for members of the Peoples Theatre Kids Club.

Become a Peoples Theatre Kids Club member for a R120 membership fee, contact Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563/ 2340 for more information.

To book tickets, call Sean or Beth on 011 403 1563 / 2340 or email info@peoplestheatre.co.za.

Special school performances are available at R80 per learner. Plus for every 20 learners, there is one complimentary ticket per educator – extra educators R80 each and all other accompanying adults are R100 each.

For more information and to make these bookings, contact the Peoples Theatre directly on 011 403 1563 / 2340.

For More Information

For more information about this exciting show, visit www.peoplestheatre.co.za or contact them on 011 403 1563 / 2340 or info@peoplestheatre.co.za.

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