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Peppa Pig Live in SA

PEPPA Pig, global su­per­star among the fam­ily preschool set, makes her South African the­atri­cal de­but when Peppa Pig Live in South Africa takes to the stage. This ac­tion-packed rol­lick­ing show, based on the award­win­ning tele­vi­sion se­ries, is es­pe­cially de­signed to give young fans an un­for­get­table first live theatre ex­pe­ri­ence. A fully im­mer­sive mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing a dozen fa­mil­iar and orig­i­nal songs, as well as an in­ter­ac­tive sing along, the live stage show will have fans laugh­ing, cheer­ing and danc­ing – just like Peppa! This one-of-a-kind stage show, with in­cred­i­ble life-sized pup­pets and beau­ti­fully cos­tumed char­ac­ters, brings Peppa Pig to life in a whole new way for South African au­di­ences. Tick­ets from R199, shows at 10am and 12.30pm, Em­per­ors Palace

Fairy Dust – A Fam­ily Magic Show

FAIRY Dust is an ex­cit­ing, larg­erthan-life fam­ily magic show by ma­gi­cian Vi­cus Cruywagen. Chil­dren and adults are trans­ported to an in­ter­ac­tive world of magic, com­edy and fan­tasy. Fairy Dust fea­tures Vi­cus and the pesky but love­able fairy, Twinkle. In­ter­ac­tion be­tween Vi­cus and Twinkle will have ev­ery­one in stitches. Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate by join­ing the per­form­ers on stage to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic first hand. Twinkle, played by Erika Cruywagen, also sings pop­u­lar songs in the show. Tick­ets R100-R120, 7pm, NG Kerk, Lin­den

Mount Hav­ila

MOUNT Hav­i­lah is a story that por­trays the deep in­ner part of an as­tral life. It draws a men­tal realm in the mind of the au­di­ence and takes them on an epic ad­ven­ture. It cre­ates a whole new world that ex­ists within and out­side the ex­ist­ing world, yet lan­guage and cul­ture re­mains the same. In the story, a young man by the name of Jehu, is anointed and re­leased to a place called Mount Hav­i­lah, he is de­clared as the cho­sen war­rior that must be sent to find the three se­cret scrolls that need to be re­stored to the vil­lage called Gi­hon. On his jour­ney he dis­cov­ers a place where long lost souls are trapped and corpses are mum­mi­fied, and where he feels a sense of hav­ing to awaken them back to life. Tick­ets R60, 6pm, Joburg Theatre, Braam­fontein

Hed­wig and The An­gry Inch

AF­TER its sold out sea­son in Cape Town, this edgy, award-win­ning punkrock mu­si­cal will hit Jo­han­nes­burg like a sledge­ham­mer. Hed­wig and the An­gry Inch is a bril­liantly in­no­va­tive, heart-break­ing and wickedly funny mu­si­cal sen­sa­tion. With a puls­ing score and elec­tri­fy­ing per­for­mances, it tells the story of one of the most unique char­ac­ters ever to hit the stage. The plot re­volves around Hansel, a trans­gen­der singer from East Ber­lin. In or­der to marry his Amer­i­can boyfriend and es­cape the con­fines of an op­pres­sive state, Hansel un­der­goes a sex change op­er­a­tion, be­comes Hed­wig, mar­ries and flees. The op­er­a­tion is botched, the Amer­i­can leaves her and she is broke. She sub­se­quently de­vel­ops a re­la­tion­ship with a younger man, Tommy, be­com­ing his men­tor and mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tor. Tommy steals her mu­sic and is rock­eted to star­dom, leav­ing Hed­wig be­hind. The mu­si­cal fol­lows Hed­wig, her roadie, Yitzhak, and their fic­tional rock band, The An­gry Inch, as they shadow Tommy’s tour while ex­plor­ing Hed­wig’s past and her com­plex gen­der iden­tity. Please note this show car­ries an 18+ age re­stric­tion. Tick­ets R100-R350, 8pm, Mon­te­casino

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