There’s enchanting entertainment for all the family this December with ‘Swoop’ at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory from December 10 to 22.
Back by popular demand, the production received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike when it ran at Kalk Bay Theatre recently. These included four stars from the Cape Argus.
The production tells the story of a young boy who embarks on an amazing adventure, discovering how the world around us is part of an expertly designed eco-system and how we as human beings are connected to it and to each other.
Blending puppetry, audio-visual, live music and a beautiful narrative, ‘Swoop’ aims to remind us where we belong and how we fit in. It is a story of hope, courage and the sensible side of human nature.
“We received such an overwhelming response that we hope to tour the production next year. Cape Town audiences have the chance to catch it here before it travels,” says producer Sam de Romijn, of the Imbewu Trust. “It is an excellent way to keep children and us bigger children entertained during the holidays.”
Produced by the Imbewu Trust, and devised by the director and the cast, ‘Swoop’ features rising young performers Iman Isaacs, Harrison Makubalo, Shaun Acker and Shaun Gabriel Smith under the direction of Pieter Bosch Botha, who also did the lighting design.
Based on an original story by Hilda Cronje, the dramaturg is Karen Jeynes.
* ‘Swoop’ is suitable for all ages, but most suitable for 6 to 16 year olds. It will be performed daily at 11am at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Methodist Church Hall, cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory, Cape Town. Tickets cost R60 and can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za.