The Whale Show, Cape Town, 2 to 9 April
Muizenberg’s Jungle Theatre Company returns to the public stage during the April school holidays with The Whale Show at the Kalk Bay Theatre.
The Whale Show is a story about two characters, the Wondering Whale Watchers, who are on a quest to become like whales. They swirl the audience into a fantastic high-energy adventure juggling to catch food, bubbling under-water music, receiving e-whales from a giant puppet called Wanda. They discover that the ocean is under threat and get everybody involved in taking care of the sea and saving our whales. Don't miss this amazing whale tale for a family audience, on 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 April @11h00.
Jungle Theatre Company’s (JTC) vision is society that is environmentally, socially and culturally conscious and active. They use theatre and physical drama workshops as a medium for conveying key environmental and social issues to a diverse family audience.
JTC works closely with other organisations to promote community participation in cultural and environmental events and programmes. They develop and facilitate workshops to provide learners, educators, volunteers and groups the skills needed to create their own theatre that deals with issues relevant to their own lives. They also train actors from community theatre backgrounds in the style of JTC as part of a skills development and job creation programme.
The majority of JTC’s work is with school age learners in historically disadvantaged communities. They strive to develop a diverse multicultural audience and, therefore, engage privileged schools through twinnings programmes to unite underprivileged and privileged learners.
What the papers say:
“A clever, energetic and well-paced frolic with two talented whale watchers. Engages children and adults with worthy message.” Cue newspaper 2006.
“Brilliant exposition of the power of theatre. Full gamut of emotions from reflection to joy, spontaneity and ribald humour.” The Herald 2008
“Energetic and cleverly crafted, containing powerful pertinent messages.” Knysna News 2008
The Whale Show is one of many environmentally themed plays written and produced by the Cape Town based Jungle Theatre Company that uses original children’s and family theatre as a vehicle for environmental social and cultural education. One of their best known performances, The Whale Show returns after a three year hiatus with a new cast. Written and directed by Vincent Meyburgh; starring Unathi Speelman and Vincent Meyburgh.
Tickets are R50 and can be booked via the Kalk Bay Theatre booking line: +27 (0)73 220 5430