On stage: Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus returns to the stage with its new fun show, Slapstick, December 15 to 22, 2021

What: Slapstick – with Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus
When: December 15 to 22, 2021 ❌ Season postponed – because of Covid- will be re-scheduled
Where: Zip Zap Dome, 10 Jan Smuts Street, Cape Town
Time: Shows are at 6.30pm. Doors open at 5pm
Tickets: Adults pay R155 and children pay R125.
Booking: Quicket direct link https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/2569-zip-zap-circus  
School and NGO discounts: Discount packages for school/NGO fundraisers. Email events@zip-zap.co.za for info    

Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed patron and performer safety

After almost two years of lockdown, it is exciting that Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus is back on stage and will be flying high in its new show, Slapstick which is described as a “traditional circus show with a 1930s twist, whacked with layers of comedy”, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The show incorporates references to Swing music, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin. The shows will be in Zip Zap’s Dome, on the foreshore, from December 15 to 22 2021. Yes, there is a performance on the public holiday, December 16. The cast features upcoming professionals from Zip Zap’s Dare2Dream and Zappers groups who performed at Match in Africa 6.  [The mammoth event was held in February 2020 in Cape Town- just before the pandemic- and featured Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal]. Info as supplied:

Slapstick – the background to the show

Circus has historically been used as entertainment to bring happiness and joy back into people’s lives. In 2021, the world is slowly recovering from the global pandemic. Zip Zap Circus is bringing the circus magic, thrills and exhilaration to you with a never-seen-before show, Slapstick! A traditional circus show with a 1930s twist, whacked with layers of comedy, Slapstick will nostalgically transport the entire family back to the times of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin. It will take you back to the days of where this type of comedy grew its roots, where a pie in the face was made famous and costumes were a different kind of colourful. Slapstick promises a reflection of the 1930s livelihoods compared to today, and while we’re all still on the pandemic rollercoaster, Zip Zap Circus will transform you into a space of appreciated up-liftment, roaring laughter and fun filled excitement.

Slapstick – creative team

Brent Van Rensburg who is Zip Zap’s artistic director, oversees all its shows, but for Slapstick he has given the opportunity to the team performing Slapstick, to create the show. Slapstick is devised circus theatre – crafted by the collective of performers and instructors. The creative group is: Jason Barnard, Phelelani Ndakrokra, Regan Visagie, Mosuli Ntshonga, Siyabonga Swelindawo and Jacobus Claassen with input from Portia Kewana.

Covid friendly picnic site

The Zip Zap Dome will be transformed into a theatrical Covid-friendly picnic site. The seating will be laid out in blocks. Patrons asked to bring their own blankets and cushions. Picnic boxes (R105) to be pre-purchased – when booking tickets (see Quicket). Beverages will be sold on the day. Seating is un-reserved and the spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first serve basis. There will be 250 tickets, per show, in order to adhere to Covid protocols.  Adults pay R155 and children pay R125. Visit Quicket for prices and more details. https://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/2569-zip-zap-circus Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to patron safety.

Slapstick – with Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus -December 15 to 22, 2021, in the Zip Zap Dome, 10 Jan Smuts Street, Cape Town.

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For queries contact: Catherine Muller – marketing manager by e-mail marketing@zip-zap.co.za      

About Zip Zap Social Circus  

Zip Zap is a vibrant, uniquely South African social and professional circus, which was founded in Cape Town in 1992. Through circus arts Zip Zap inspires and empowers young people from all walks of life to pursue their destinies. Zip Zap promotes social cohesion, creates opportunities, unlocks potential and transfers skills for life.   Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap helps kids to ‘dare to dream’ and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap’s programmes are all free to participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organisation, corporations, and foundations. In South Africa and the world, Zip Zap is recognized across governments, ministries of education, tourism, Arts & Culture, and private societies, as a major contributor to the development within the iconic ‘Mother City’ and providing sustainability of the circus arts in South Africa.  

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