Mantis and the Bee

Mantis and the Bee, is a San bushman folktale suitable for Intermediate phase learners. The story is set long ago before the earth was formed and long before the first human walked the earth. It explores Khoisan mythology and the origin of life on earth. The performance is non-verbal and uses some indigenous language, movement, music, masks and puppetry. The show is 45 minutes in duration and has an accompanying interactive workshop.

The story was told at the African Folktales for Children event in March 2019. This June the show will make it debut during JTC’s June holiday programme taking place on 19, 20 and 21 June at 3 Marchmont Road, Muizenberg from 10am – 2pm daily. Tickets cost R100 and are available on Quicket.

The show and workshop will also be performed on 29 and 31 July and 2 Aug 2019 at 3 Marchmont Road, Muizenberg for intermediate phase learners from 10 to 1130am. The cost for the outing is R30 per learner with a maximum 120 learners and 1 (sponsored) bus (60-seater) per school. Please note that buses are only available for schools that don’t have a school bus or can’t afford to pay for transport for their learners.

In addition, JTC has a limited number of shows available to be performed at your school between August – December 2019 at a cost of R4 000 per show & workshop for a maximum of 150 learners.

Bookings are made on a first come first serve bases.

Directed by: Joce Engelbrecht

Currently Starring: Siya Badi, Monray Davids and  Zizipho Gcasamba

Funded by:

  • National Lotteries Commission