Sto­ries filled with magic and com­edy

Weekend Witness - - Ar Ts -

THIS De­cem­ber, join the award­win­ning the­atre company The AUC (Ac­tors Un­em­ployed C om­pany), on a journe y through a f ar­off land, as the y go back once … t wice … Thrice U pon A Time.

Nigel Green­stuff is just an av­er­age, or­di­nary boy. He goes to a school just like yours, plays with his brothers and friends and he loves to read. But Nigel has a se­cret. He only ever reads one book o ver and over again. But this is no or di­nary book. It’s a mag­i­cal t ome that con­tains ev­ery sin­gle s tory e ver t old.

Nigel lo ves t o r ead his s to­ries aloud and share them with ev­ery­one. Ev­ery­one ex­cept his ne xt­door neigh­bour, Casey. She’s a snoopy, silly girl and she’s been try­ing to get her hands on Nigel’s book for y ears.

Marc K ay and S arah Richar d s tar in this fan­tas­tic new fam­ily pro­duc­tion telling sto­ries filled with magic, com­edy au­ di­ence in­ter­ac­tion and shadow pup­petry.

Thrice Upon a Time retells the clas­sic tales of The Thr ee Billy Goat s Gruff , Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Three Lit­tle Pigs, in a way that is sur e to be a hit with f am­i­lies of all shape s and siz es over the hol­ida y sea­son. And onc e the sto­ry­telling is done, y ou can join them for a work­shop on shadow pup­petry and learn t o bring y our own s to­ries t o lif e.

Thrice Upon A Time is at the Rhum­be­low T heatre in U mbilo at 10 am dail y from Dec em­ber 6 un­til Dec em­ber 22.

Tick­ets cost R60, and snacks and juices ar e on sale. B ook at C om­puticket, Sho­prite and Check­ers stores or phone Ailsa at 08 3 250 2690. Y ou can also e­mail Roland at roland@stansell.za.net

— Arts Ed­i­tor.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Marc K ay and Sar ah Richar d s tar in Thrice Upon A Time at the Rhum­be­low.

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