Watch as the wealthy Mr Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars and addicted to reckless driving. His friends Rat, Mole and Badger intervene, with unhelpful sabotage by a nasty pack of ill-intentioned weasels – and both chaos and jail time ensue. This is a glorious holiday musical for the kids.Read more
This isn’t your below-average high school musical. Actually, this isn’t even your average musical. Redhill High School’s Hairspray is something else.Read more
Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical is currently showing at the National Children’s Theatre. Based on actress Julianne Moore’s New York Times best-selling book, it’s a fun, funny and fast-moving show – with a valuable lesson about self-esteem and self-image.Read more
Imagine for a moment that you’re five years old.
Can you think of anything better than: a singing puppet named Webster the Spider, the goddess Athena and her rival Arachne, a set of gorgeous shadow puppets to show off the Labours of Hercules, and live guitar music?Read more
Goodness, did my two love this show!
Seussical The Musical Jr. is the Peoples’ Theatre version of the fabulous and fantastical Broadway show, in which the Cat in the Hat narrates a special storyRead more
Khokho’s Treasure is a brilliant play. It not only made me laugh, it made me laugh out real loud (“I could hear you laugh, Mom,” said my 9-year old, who sat elsewhere in the audience). It also made me cheer, gave me goose bumps and a lump in my throat.Read more
Supreme Divas is diva-ine. Expect a glorious mix of the big and loud, the sweet and slow, and even the gentle growl, divided into two acts: ‘then’ (80s/90s hits) and ‘now’ (big songs of the 2000s). Expect inter-generational entertainment, perfect for younger audiences (aged 8+) from musical or theatrical families, and pretty much anyone else who’s enjoyed strong female voices from 1980 to date. Expect a fun, festive, charming night out.Read more
It is a very interactive performance and the children love getting involved in telling the story and helping George out. For adults, it is worth going just to see the giant chicken, played by Lerato Mahlasela. I doubt you will ever see a more beady-eyed, single-minded creature outside of the farmyard.Read more
You know those feel-good shows that leave you humming as you drive home? That you think about while putting your little ones to bed? That you’re chatting about over dinner, and remembering in the morning? Shrek The Musical is one of those.Read more
Having never heard of Arnold Lobel’s stories (published in the ‘70s) until this very musical, I now suspect my childhood literary education to have been inadequate. Because my pals adored the books and my child loved the musical. With good reason – this is top-notch children’s theatre!Read more
My older sister once told me that the best way to help little kids to enjoy musical theatre is to inundate them with the music beforehand.Read more
If you have kids – aged, say, 4 to 14 – Expect very cool staging, jaw-dropping lighting, and stand-out performances from Bongi Mthombeni (Poppa), Carly Graeme (Pearl) and two stunt skaters.Read more
On a recent Saturday morning, I took my 3 year old son to a puppet show at the Kinderspiel Puppet Theatre in Emmarentia.
Tommy was wary — he had seen puppet shows both on TV and at two birthday parties, and he did NOT like themRead more