BE TRANSPORTED into the magic world of two siblings who venture into an enchanted forest or laugh until your stomach hurts at the antics of a miserly old man whose heart is softened by the spirit of Christmas, or be mesmerised by a ballet about a toy tin soldier’s love for a beautiful paper ballerina at the theatre this holiday.
There are afternoon and evening shows guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained and plenty of options to choose from.
The Baxter Theatre is putting on Dickens’s classic Christmas tale A Christmas Carol with a Cape Town twist.
Funnyman Marc Lottering stars as Scrooge with other famous faces such as Shaleen SurtieRichards, Andrew Buckland, Christo Davids, Nur Abrahams and Poseletso Sejosingoe.
The show also has a choir of 50 children. It’s on Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with afternoon shows at 3pm, until January 25.
Tickets cost R110 to R170. Book at Computicket .
Also on at the Baxter Theatre is the Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel & Gretel, about a young brother and sister who live with their father and their unkind stepmother.
Things go wrong when they are left deep in the forest to look after themselves, and are threatened by a wicked witch who lives in a house made of cake and sweets.
This is a musical on at the Baxter’s Flipside stage until January 11, with performances at 10am and 12pm daily from Monday to Saturday. Buy tickets at Computicket.
Theatre company the Lilliput Players have a whopping four shows on over the holidays.
Cinderella will be on at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School until December 21. Shows are at 10am from Monday to Satur-