The Cloud Catcher was presented as part of Magnet Theatre’s Rocking the Cradle on Friday, 26th May, 2017.
The Cloud Catcher explores the life of Buhle, a girl from Langa Township in Cape Town, who constantly daydreams.
Directed by Richard Antrobus, a member of ASSITEJ’s Next Generation 2017 cohort, the production features Asiphe Lili in the role of the little girl.
As her country suffers from a drought, she decides she will find a way to end it.
The protagonist invents a machine that will allow her to collect rain clouds.
The plot line follows her travels all over the African continent in search of clouds for her to catch and bring back home.
Through the use of projected images and Physical Theatre, Antrobus’ production draws the audience into the girl’s vivid and bright imagination.
The performance serves as both education and entertainment.
The piece really captures the essence of childhood.
The Cloud Catcher encourages Young Audiences to look beyond the impossible towards a more hopeful, creative and positive future.
This performance was held at Magnet Theatre’s ‘Rocking the Cradle’ Fringe Festival, as part of the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017. You can find more information and links to further resources about Rocking the Cradle here.