Arts galore in Langa and ‘Litsha

2016-09-29 06:00
Nombasa Ngoqo, Nox Donyeli and Sisonke Yafele perform in Falling off the Horn.

Nombasa Ngoqo, Nox Donyeli and Sisonke Yafele perform in Falling off the Horn.

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The Cape Town Fringe Festival is in full swing at the moment, with a stellar line-up of productions for younger audiences on offer at the Makukhanye Arts Room in Khayelitsha and Langa’s Theatre in the Backyard and Guga S’Thebe.

Very little audiences can look forward to a free performance of Le Reve du Lucie at Gugu S’Thebe at 12:00 on Wednesday 5 October (the show is free for children under 12 and adults pay R30). This production makes use of puppets to tell a story about childhood nightmares and how to change them into marvellous dreams.

Children under the age of 12 can also look forward to Falling Off the Horn at Gugu S’Thebe from 12:00 on Saturday (1 October), where mime, masks, dance and shadow-puppetry are combined to tell the story of a young man’s flight to South Africa and the extraordinary struggles he must face on arrival with regards to xenophobia. Tickets cost R30 for adults.

Older children may enjoy Woza Albert which will be at Gugu S’Thebe at 14:00 on Monday 3 and Thursday 6 October. The production, which is also free for children under 12 but R30 for adults, is a classic South African theatre piece which asks what would happen if Christ came back to 1980s apartheid South Africa.

For more about the productions on offer at this year’s Cape Town Fringe Festival around the city, for children and adults, or to book tickets, visit

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