It’s the month of August and that means it’s time for Kipper and his friends to take command of the Artscape theatre stage until August 29. The producers, Krazy Katz in conjuction with Artscape, had a difficult task at hand to decide this year’s adventure. After 14 years of fast moving fun filled shows, Kipper has travelled the world, but he hasn’t been to the circus, yet; until now, that is, in the appropriately titled ‘Kipper And The Circus’.
The Cirque du Amar is in town, all the way from Paris, and the town is a buzz. Kipper, Wilma and Gran are some of the lucky ones that got hold of tickets. But a disaster hits the circus: chicken pox. The ringmaster Mario and his juggler Carlos are the only two members of the circus troupe that escaped the nasty red dots.
The show must go on… but how? Can Kipper and his friends save the day?
This top cast includes De Klerk Oelofse as the leading character Kipper, Martelize Kolver as Gran, Dean Balie as the ring master, Crystal Donna Roberts as Wilma and Jason Barnard from Zip Zap Circus as Carlos the juggler.
Scriptwriter Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck’s action-packed story is given wings by director Marinda Engelbrecht as the characters’ find themselves in one crazy situation after another. Add Niel Rademan’s music and Liande Valentyn’s choreography and the result is a carousal of colourful fun.
* ‘Kipper and the Circus’ is on at the Artscape Theatre every week day at 9.30am and 11am. Perfomances in Afrikaans will take place from Tuesday to Friday, August 12 to 15, and again from Monday to Friday, August 25 to 29. English performances will take place from Monday to Friday, August 18 to 22.
Tickets are R70 and block bookings are R50.
For bookings, call 082 8288 505, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.