Get lost in a fairy tale

2015-05-05 06:00

Cape Town City Ballet will keep little ones entertained this Easter weekend with their production of Thumbelina which returns to Artscape Theatre on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April.

Based on the enchanting fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Thumbelina tells the story of the little princess and her journey from being born in an acorn to marrying her handsome fairy prince, Cornelius. True to the original story, the stage will come alive with jitterbugs, ice fairies, lovebirds, mice and chickens, performed by young ballet dancers from across the Cape Peninsula. Added to this, audiences can look forward to outstanding characterizations of a very pushy Mrs Toad who tries extremely hard for Thumbelina to fall in love with her goofy son, as well as a very suave performance by the wealthy Mr Mole. A Cape Town City Ballet Youth Project, the production was choreographed by Cape Town City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Robin van Wyk.

The role of Thumbelina will be danced by Elizabeth Nienaber, Meghan Henegan and Cleo Ames and the role of the dashing Prince Cornelius by Ivan Boonzaaier, Craig Pedro and Conrad Nusser.


Thumbelina will be staged at 11:00 and 15:00 on the Saturday and at 15:00 on the Sunday. Tickets range from R80 to R110 and are available at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.WIN! WIN! WIN!


Five readers can each win double tickets to watch the performance on Sunday 5 April at 15:00. Visit to enter

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