The Snowman leaves kids spellbound at Arts Festival

2012-09-24 00:00

A MIX of puppets, storytelling and music performed by classically trained musicians held children in the Topsy Turvy at the Witness Hilton Arts Festival tent spellbound during the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra’s performance of Raymond Briggs’ delightful children’s story, The Snowman.

Conductor Dave Plank drew from the musicians a top notch performance of Howard Blake’s complex score, while the warm tone of narrator, Clare Mortimer, cocooned those watching in the story of a young boy who builds a snowman who miraculously comes to life.

Adding to the charm of this work were the puppets created by Bryan Hiles and Peter Court of Creative Madness in Durban, actors, Marc Kay, Adam Dore and Clinton Small, who brought their creations to life, a storybook-style set showing a living room, kitchen and bedroom and a table which was by turns a bed, chair and deep freeze.

The Snowman was a delight from start to finish and clearly captivated its young audience. If you didn’t get tickets to see the show at Hilton, you missed a real treat.

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