ASSITEJ South Africa

"Take a Child to the Theatre Today"

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3 - 13 JULY 2014



A feast of theatre for families!

Started in 2012, this platform, known as “ASSITEJ Family Fare”, is celebrated for the quality of its productions, which speaks equally powerfully to adults and children alike. ASSITEJ SA has focused on hosting theatre that allows audiences to experience the plays together as a family, and to discover in this common experience an opportunity for sharing, for conversation and for sheer enjoyment.

The platform this year will boast 12 productions, four of them with international involvement, across three indoor venues and various outdoor spaces. While the majority of performances are hosted at the ASSITEJ SA venue (Oatlands School), there are also satellite venues (Vicky’s and Memory Hall) as well as performances using outdoor and moveable spaces. Oatlands will be the site for other artistic activities to extend the experience of the plays, and to allow children and their families to play creatively together.

After two years of planning, ASSITEJ SA is delighted to host the wonderfully wacky and energetic musical theatre troupe BATIDA, from Denmark, who will be bringing a robust outdoor production to the Main Festival – Ouverture (see above) – as well as a production to the Fringe, A Man Called Rolex.

Ouverture uses the universal languages of music and humour to communicate with its audiences, and has travelled to more than 35 countries, playing in spaces as diverse as opera stages, forests and village squares. It is a hilarious and rousing celebration of the human spirit, which will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. A Man Called Rolex, on the other hand, is a humorous family production (12+) dealing with a serious subject - freedom of speech and thought, and what happens to people’s minds during a dictatorship.

For the full programme for ASSITEJ FAMILY FARE 2014, go here.


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