What to do with your children these holidays

2010-06-18 09:52

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The Three Little Pigs are back at the Baxter Theatre until July 10. The show, staged by the Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company, takes place in the Mudwop ­Valley.

One pig wants to play for Bafana ­Bafana, one wants to be an Italian opera singer and the third wants to be a ­businessman.

In the midst of reaching for their goals, they must also dodge the American gangster Big Bad Wolf. Book at ­Computicket.

Until Saturday, you can also see ­Pinocchio, who has gone World Cup crazy.

Isango Portobello ­returns to the Fugard Theatre with Aesop’s Fables. This magical musical theatre ­delight, written by ­Peter Terson and adapted and directed by Mark Dornford-May, runs until ­Saturday, July 10.

In this charming tale, Aesop, a Greek slave, learns that ­liberty comes with responsibility. As he journeys to his own freedom, he is joined by the animal ­characters of his ­parable-like ­fables.

(021) 461 4554 or visit www.thefugard.com

Noddy’s Adventures in Toyland is on at Artscape ­Theatre Foyer until Saturday, June 26. Children can join Noddy and friends every day at 10.30am.

Noddy gets ­involved in Mr ­Marvel Monkey’s ­underhand money-making scheme and he also realises that he’s ­never been to a Sports Day. Book at Computicket.

JOHANNESBURG

The Magic Drum and Other Tales comes to the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square until July 3. Betty gets a drum as a present that tells five stories.

(011) 883 8606.

Seussical Jr ­features Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and Mayzie La Bird in a musical trip into the ­wonderful wacky world of Dr. Seuss.

It runs at The ­National Children’s Theatre until July 17.

(011) 4841584.

uShef Cooking School is offering hands-on cooking courses from ­tomorrow for children and teens.

(011) 462 8964, or visit ­www.ushef.co.za.

Beautiful ­Creatures is on at Montecasino until ­July 4.

Directed by Paul Warwick Griffin, it features a 12­member cast. Book at ­Computicket.

DURBAN

Until July 11, families can head for the ­Catalina Theatre to ­enjoy Cinderella .

(031) 305 6889, or ­visit www.catalina.co.za 

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