Children’s theatre preview: Edgy steampunk -Tales of A Big Bad Wolf- at Kalk Bay Theatre – December 2021 hols

What: Tales of A Big Bad Wolf- children’s theatre
Where: Kalk Bay Theatre (on the premises of the Brass Bell)
When and times: December 11-24, 2021 at 10.30am, Tuesday through Sunday
Tickets: R100 [plus R5 booking fee]
Direct booking link:
Writer and director: Nikki Turner
Original music: Anton Luitingh
Performers: Stuart Brown, Tannah Levick, Noluthando Dlamini, Tjaart Van Der Walt and Tamryn Oates

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The school holidays are almost upon us and mindful of the need for quality, vibey children’s theatre, Nikki Turner is staging a new show, Tales of a Big Bad Wolf at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Turner teaches drama at a Cape Town school. She is an actress and best-selling author of a children’s fantasy book. Turner has written the script for Tales of a Big Bad Wolf and is directing a young cast, made up of graduating students from LAMTA – the prestigious Cape Town acting academy headed up by Anton Luitingh and Duane Alexander. Luitingh has composed original music for Tales of a Big Bad Wolf – which is a compilation of fairy tales – with a twist and “and edgy steam punk” aesthetic in terms of costumes and designs, says Turner. She says: “Tales of a Big Bad Wolf is an exciting new theatre show for children. It follows our hero, the Big Bad Wolf, who’s not nearly as awful as most people think. Despite being the villain of all the stories, there are some surprising twists to this tale of adventure. Featuring other well-known characters such as Red Riding Hood, the TheThree little pigs, Cinderella and many more. It is a fantastic fairy tale romp sure to keep your kids entertained in the holidays.” Turner has extensive experience on stage, performing in children’s theatre and has developed this show, with what kids enjoy and connect and relate to, in terms of popular culture. The show is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years old but will be enjoyed by all ages. Strict Covid Protocols will be followed including wearing of masks, sanitising on entrance and appropriate social distancing. Turner says: “We can’t wait to see you at the theatre.”

Tales of A Big Bad Wolf: Little Red Riding Hood (Tannah Levick) wants to get home to play Fortnite. The Big Bad Wolf (Stuart Brown) gets out of her way. Supplied.

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