Vinnie From Zok

A hilarious one-man show that involves the audience from the outset. Vinnie comes all the way from planet Zok to share his magic and learn about different cultures, but needs help to get back home. With encouragement from children Vinnie juggles, makes music and rides a unicycle. In the end Vinnie learns so much about planet Earth, that he wants to stay.

Vinnie From Zok uses innovative puppetry, unique juggling tricks, original music, physical comedy and audience participation to entertain, inspire and enlighten earthlings. An interactive exploration of levels of communication, Vinnie demonstrates that learning about different cultures is fun! The show inspires young audiences to try the different performance skills that Vinnie uses in his show including juggling and drumming.

Vinnie From Zok is 45 minutes long and suitable for Grades R-3

“It was fantastic. The children loved it, Vinnie was great.” Synergy School

The one-man show Vinnie From Zok was created and performed in 2000, thanks to funding from the Consulate General Netherlands. It was performed all over Cape Town metropolitan area and received a great response from audiences in Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Langa. The play was also taken to audiences in the Netherlands and has been performed at the Muizenberg Community Festival, Synergy School, Soetwater Environmental Education Centre, Planet Kids, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Stellenbosch Waldorf and the National Arts Festival.


Vincent Meyburgh


  • City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management Department
  • Consulate General Netherlands
  • Muizenberg Community Festival
  • NOW Project
  • National Arts Council
  • Soetwater Environmental Education Centre