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A South African musical by Gillian Katz
Adapted by Francois Theron
Directed by Jade Bowers

Back by popular demand! National Children's Theatre (NCT) is staging the Naledi Award winning play GOGGAS! by Gillian Katz, adapted by Francois Theron and directed by Jade Bowers, for a third season during the December School Holidays.

The production has been made possible by the last part of a grant from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).

GOGGAS! It's a story to warm South African hearts. LADY CAROLINE, a beautiful British butterfly, has accidentally landed in South Africa. Join ANTIC the picnic ant on his travels through Jozi to help her find her way home. On their journey they meet typical local "goggas": LOLA the ladybird, CONNIE the Chameleon, Bumble Bee the stick insects, TWIGGY AND LEAFY, the ever pompous old QUEEN BEE, HUGO the "Joller", and various other colourful creatures.

LADY CAROLINE not only gets introduced to wonderful typical South African goggas and characters but she also gets to sample some local delicacies like biltong and chakalaka! She learns about the cultures and different languages and even manages to make new friends and find love. Does she wants to return to London?

The creative team includes Director: Jade Bowers, Musical Director: Dale Scheepers, Choreography: Jaques De Silva, Costume Design: Sarah Roberts, Set Design: Stan Knight and Lighting Design: Jane Gosnell.

A superb multi-talented cast will transport the audience into the land of goggas: Carla Classen (Lady Caroline), Jaques De Silva (Antic the Ant), Katlego Nche (Bumble Bee and Boatman), Louise Duhain (Connie the Chameleon), Thokozani Jiyane (Stinky the Stink Bug and Leafy) and Maryanne van Eyssen  (Queen Bee). The set and costumes are fabulous and the singing is excellent. Well known songs will delight both children and adults.

A simple story full of feel-good messages will keep both children and adults delighted and enthralled.

When:            07 November to 23 December 2018 (Mondays to Saturdays and the last week Tuesday to Sunday)

Time:             Daily at 10:30 and 14:30 during government school holidays

Where:          National Children's Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown

Tickets prices: Tickets for chairs R120 and tickets for cushion are R100.00. Tickets for Pensioners are R100.00, and phone for prices for schools.  Phone Claudy or Karina on 011 484 1584/5 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . There is ample free, safe parking available within the grounds. Note Booking is essential as we sometimes tour to schools.

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