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Our mission is to create original theatre inspiring, empowering and connecting young people’s hearts to care for nature, community and culture. We are an established NPO with more than 20 years’ experience. Our artistic team is skilled in creating, performing and facilitating theatre for children and families. Drawing on our diverse cultural heritage we find connections to our environment and human nature making theatre that brings together music, dance, masks, puppets, clowning and multi lingual storytelling. We make proudly South African theatre that speaks to our present experience; can powerfully inhabit non theatre spaces; is accessible to a broad audience and generates exciting future possibilities. Our management team supports the organisation in terms of compliance; project management; marketing; impact assessment; finances & fundraising. We are based in Muizenberg, Cape Town and tour to all over South Africa and beyond.

033-014-NPO / PBO: 930007615

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Thanks to the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, Jungle Theatre Company is bringing an exciting double bill of outdoor performances to beach resorts in False Bay during February.

  • Monwabisi Pavilion: 11 & 12 Feb, 3-5pm
  • Strandfontein Pavilion:  18 & 19 Feb, 3-5pm
  • Muizenberg Pavilion (Grassy Terrace): 25 & 26 Feb, 3-5pm

Butterfly Dreams, the first performance starting at 3pm is a surreal and larger than life celebration of a girl experiencing the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. “I feel like they broke the mould with this show, which seems to me to be a near perfect example of what high quality, engaging, inclusive and entertaining street theatre should look like. I took my one year old to see the show and he was riveted to the spot (apart from when he wanted to get up and dance when the drums really took off).

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The humour, honesty and talent that made Butterfly Dreams makes me excited to see what Jungle will cook up next for lucky South African audiences.” Kyla Davis (National Arts Festival 2016). The second performance, When Lion Had Wings, starts at 4pm. This show uses daring stilt characterizations, animal masks, original music and Nama language to tell a traditional Khoikhoi folktale. The Frogs challenges Lion’s greed and lead the animals to discover their talents and restore the balance of nature.

Jungle Theatre Company has developed a style of theatre that is based in clowning, draws from different cultures and it ideal for a family audience. Bring the whole family and a pick nick for an awesome experience of original entertainment. To find them just follow the sound of drumming. All performances are FREE! Donations are welcome.

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