The Terrified Talabalushi at Market Theatre

Friday Nov 24 - Sunday Dec 17       Cnr Lilian Ngoyi St and Miriam Makeba St, Newtown
The Market Theatre and the Windybrow Arts Centre wrap up the year with a bang, with a musical production for the whole family titled The Terrified Talabalushi, by acclaimed Cape Town-based writer Megan Choritz. Showing until Sun, Dec 17, the kids will love this!

Book for four or more and you'll pay R120 per ticket

With enchanting music composed by Volley Nchabeleng that has been tailored for the young ones (this production is aimed at kids from seven years old and up, although younger audiences will enjoy it too), the play is skillfully directed by award-winning playwright Omphile Molusi.

Added to the mix is the renowned Kwasha Theatre Company, who are joined by seasoned actors Sanelisiwe Yekani and Siyambonga Mdubeki

Talabalushis are elusive, mischievous creatures lurking in South Africa's forests, believed to embody a blend of goblin, spirit and tree creature.

The story will transport you into the depths of the Knysna forest with protagonist, Tokkie, a terrified young Talabalushi who has his family at their wits' end with his fears of everything, especially the light. This poses a significant issue since he's meant to be out there scaring other people. Join him on an adventure in which he finds his courage. 

The play has earned a spot in the ASSITEJ South African leg of the African Playwriting Competition.

Playwright Megan Choritz describes her collaboration with Molusi as a creative jackpot. “I had the best and most productive time with Omphile. What a gift, to work with him. He is thoughtful, kind, brilliantly clever, naughty and fun. He has helped me turn The Terrified Talabalushi into such a delightful text and I know it will grow, change, and evolve on the rehearsal floor.”

Book your tickets for this fun-filled family-friendly production that promises to be an enchanting day out at the theatre. A great way to introduce a young audience to the world of live performance.



Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Nov 24 2023 - Dec 17 2023
Market Theatre
Cnr Lilian Ngoyi St and Miriam Makeba St, Newtown

Price/Additional Info

R150 p.p.

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