THEATRE REVIEW : STORY BOOK THEATRE COMES ALIVE
When last did you listen to a classic fairytale?
You know those penned by renowned children’s author Hans Christian Andersen…The true classics that we still read to our children today like Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Princess And The Pea?
This year Jill Girard and Keith Smith have pulled out all the stops to make this stage performance at the Peoples Theatre a memorable one not just for the kids, but also a nostalgic wander down memory lane for the parents.
#StoryBookTheatre brings many of the incredible books written by Hans Christian Andersen into the 21st century. The stage literally comes alive through dance, current pop music and of course the stellar performance of the actors, both those that were supposed to be on stage and those that on the day volunteered themselves onto the stage. In true professionalism actress Joelle Rochecouste managed to get our enthusiastic future actors off stage and safely with their parents again.
This was an incredibly interactive, experiential and engaging production. Luciano Zuppa, Nonhlanhla Mhonto, Katlego Nche, Joelle Rochecouste and Raymond Skinner are incredible on stage. They brought the fairytales alive, sharing old age stories with a modern and positive twist that the audience could appreciate without taking away from the original work.
Story Book Theatre is on stage now at Peoples Theatre in Braamfontein until the 29th September 2019. Contact the Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563 for more information.