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Treat your youngsters these school holidays! I promise you they will love it … as will you the parent of course. Sicelo Mabaso, Poloko Mmusiemang, Bo Molefe and Kabelo Moletsane are doing an incredible job on that stage.

Peoples Theatre is proud to be staging the endearing crowd pleaser Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela for a limited season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre & Studio, from Tuesday 27th September to Sunday 9th October 2022.

The show is a stage adaptation of a book by Chris Van Wyk with illustrations by Paddy Bouma. Directed by Daniel Geddes, the cast of four dynamic, charismatic professional actors engage the audience with active participation, fun, comedy and adventures! It’s a tale of how Mr Hare takes on the biggest lost-and-found adventure. This original production of one of Chris van Wyk’s last stories, Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela is ideal for the whole family and will be on tour at Montecasino! This heartwarming tale touches on pertinent topics like bravery, honesty and persistence, as well as the significance of being literate and the importance of reading, something dear to the late Madiba’s heart.


Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela


Finding a R200 note and, of course, it belongs to Mr Mandela because it has his face on it…or so the illiterate Mr Hare thinks. He sets off to return the note to its rightful owner. With a brand-new script, joyful music and characters aplenty, the show is a fun outing for the whole family. Besides teaching children the many wonders of stories and being able to read them. The moral of the story is that if we do not learn from our experiences, we are bound to repeat them, and poor Mr Hare believes it is fine to be illiterate. 

The ‘Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela‘ performance is on stage for one hour with no interval. 

Says Jill Girard, Director of Peoples Theatre; “We at Peoples Theatre are so thrilled to collaborate with Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre & Studio and bring this charming children’s book to life. There’s no better treat for your kids these school holidays!”


Performance Times:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 11h00 & 14h30

Thursdays & Fridays: 11h00 & 15h00
Saturdays & Sundays: 12h00 & 15h00


Ticket Prices:

R165 per person for members of the public

R135 if you are a member of the Peoples Theatre Club (bookings through Peoples Theatre only!)

R135 for public accompanying members
R145 for Senior Citizens

For School group rates, please contact the theatre directly

For bookings or enquiries


Call Sne at the Peoples Theatre on 011-877-6841 or email
Alternatively, call Geraldine at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre on 011 511 1988 or email

Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela

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