Little Sparrows Flying at Baxter

Sparrow is a wonderful, sweet performance for the Early Years by Teater Fot (Norway), directed by Lise Hovik. It follows a little sparrow on its journey from the moment it hatches out of the egg. The piece encourages children to...

Rite of Spring – A Personal Reflection

Theatre offers us, I believe, a space to express what cannot be said through words alone. Perhaps that is why I now find words to be insufficient in order to capture my experience of...

Walking the Line Between Past and Present

Making Mandela and Insta-Grammar were both featured performances during the Cradle of Creativity's Focus Day on Theatre for Social Change, held on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Guga S’thebe Arts and Cultural Centre in Langa Township.  Making Mandela, produced by...

Production Pitches and Questions of Quality

On Wednesday, 23rd May, 2017 I attended the Producer’s Bazaar as part of the Cradle of Creativity. A day of networking, performances and discussions, the Producer’s Bazaar was an exciting and thought-provoking experience. The...

A Look into Patrice Balbina’s World

The following podcast (6 minutes) explores the collaboratively devised, multi-lingual piece, Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, from the varied perspectives of the Director (Fraser Corfield), some of the Cast...
Scene from Maimane!, performed by the Ensemble of Drama For Life Theatre Company and directed by Warren Nebe

The Director’s Inspiration: An Interview

Maimane!, performed by the Drama For Life Theatre Company (dir. Warren Nebe), is an insightful play about the goings-on in a township called Mkhukhuville. Through the cast's multi-roling, the play alternates between stories of Children...

The Closing Ceremony at the Cradle of Creativity

A Closing Ceremony was held on Saturday, 27th May, 2017 to mark the end of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People. Performances by a local Youth Orchestra and Dance...
Maloza – The Man Cub and Magical Theatre

Magical Theatre

Maloza - The Man Cub (dir. Bruno Cappagli, Margherita Malonazzi, Thokozile Mwale, Simon Kamanga, Andrew Lungu) is a fast-paced, energetic and visceral adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, co-produced by ASSITEJ Zambia & La...

Yao Yao: Audience Reactions

Yao Yao was produced by BRUSH Theatre and was directed by Kiljun Lee, performed by Actors Byungwook Cho and Heeae Lee, with musical contributions by Sangguon Seo. This magical piece of Theatre centres on the...

Africa Day – A Cradle Celebration

May 25th marked the annual celebration of Africa Day and, despite the rest of the Cradle of Creativity being in full swing, many delegates still found the time to enjoy a day of entertainment that showcased...