The Magic Shell

I am very proud of my heritage, how about you? Heritage is a deceptively simple idea. It can be considered to be made up of the practices and traditions that are passed on from parents to children, but it also has to do with what has been passed on from the family, community and place where people have been raised. For example, heritage can include a family’s professional history; religious affiliation; or cultural traditions. How has your heritage influenced your life and the way you raise your children?

The Magic Shell is based on an African folktale. It speaks to tradition, culture and the importance of family values and manners. If you would like your child to start or continue learning about their heritage The Magic Shell may be a good starting point.

In Association with Artscape Theatre Centre, Jungle Theatre Company is proud to present: The Magic Shell

A Heritage Month Programme Initiative.

The Magic Shell tells the story of a husband and his wife who have many children but no stories to tell them. She decides to go on a journey to find stories leaving him to look after the home and the children. On her adventure she is challenged to be brave and determined and to find stories in surprizing places. The story comes to life in English and isiXhosa with original songs and innovative masks.

The animal imagery used in the production makes it possible for children to easily understand the relevance of the story being told due to the simplified character of the animal. African Folktales, also known as myths, can serve to communicate traditions, customs, lessons and morals to the young in preparation of life’s obstacles.

The Magic Shell aims to provide children with a personal and social sense of well-being through sounds; sight; wild animals and rhythm. It looks at family values & responsibilities through songs & interactive storytelling.
Irrespective of the children’s socio-economic background, race, gender, physical ability or intellectual ability, this show promotes active and critical thinking and a range of learning modalities including visual; auditory; tactile; musical and kinaesthetic.

So what are you waiting for?!

Book your tickets now for this Saturday 8 September at 10am.
Tickets are only R50.
Bookings through CompuTicket and Artscape Box Office: 021 421 7839