Theatre preview: How to Hold the World- enchanting young minds for the school holidays – new production premieres at the Drama Factory

What: How to Hold the World
Where: The Drama Factory, 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
When: October 6 to 10, 2021 at 10.30am and 12.30pm from October 6 to 9; 3.30pm performance on Sunday October 10  
Tickets: R60 or R50 for four or more. Special offer- buy a ticket and a book for only R180
Booking: With credit card or call 073 215 2290      

Juliette Rose-Innes has written and is directing, How to Hold the World, a new theatre production for young people. It stars Timothy Stadler. The producer is Jeff Brooker. Rose-Innes has written a book which “follows a very similar story of embracing life and accepting help”, with illustrations by Caitlin Goodwin and it will be for sale at the Drama Factory. Bravo to this young bunch of creatives for bringing a newly hatched theatre piece for children, to the stage, during Covid. Info as supplied.

New production How to Hold the World to enchant young minds for school holidays

Brooker Productions Presents the premiere of How to Hold the World, a new adventure for children and big kids alike. The production will be performed at The Drama Factory from 6 to 10 October and is most suitable for children ages 4-9 years old.

When a young boy is tasked with holding up the world, he faces the scary (but rewarding) prospect of growing up. He learns that being alone doesn’t mean being strong, being helped doesn’t mean being selfish, and bravery is about being open to imagination and friendship.

How to Hold the World is fun, imaginative, visually appealing and thought-provoking. Also… there’s a penguin.  Written and directed by Juliette Rose-Innes, the play is performed by Timothy Stadler. Rose-Innes has also written a book illustrated by Caitlin Goodwin which follows a very similar story of embracing life and accepting help. The book will be on sale in the foyer.

 “Join us on an exciting adventure full of dancing with the moon, playing with the stars, and very big birds,” says founder of the Drama Factory Sue Diepeveen.

 “Growing up is hard (and I should know, because I’m still doing it). How to Hold the World is meant to make it all a little easier. As someone who has never been very good at accepting help, I know how hard it can be to acknowledge that being alone doesn’t mean being brave, and being helped doesn’t mean being selfish. Imagine how cool it would be if kids with the same concerns could learn this lesson much earlier than I did!” says Rose-Innes.

How To Hold The World is brought to us by award winning producer Jeff Brooker, whose beautiful Every Brilliant Thingwowed audiences earlier this year.  This stable can also boast an Ovation award for their version of The Syringa Tree which starred Nancy Rademeyer, who is the Artistic Director for the production.

How To Hold The World will be presented at The Drama Factory from 6 to 10 October. Performances are at 10.30 and 12.30 from 6 to 9 October with a 3.30 performance on Sunday 10 October.  Tickets cost R60 or R50 each for groups of four or more. A very special offer! Buy a ticket and a book for only R180. Book securely online with a credit card at For enquiries contact 073 215 2290

There is also the wonderful opportunity of making a staycation of a trip to The Drama Factory – see the show, spend the night and enjoy the beauty and many activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Book at one of our wonderful accommodation partners with proof of your ticket reservation to receive a preferential rate on your stay. Contact The Drama Factory for further information. The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue. 

Sponsored content. Featured image: Timothy Stadler in How To Hold The World .