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KRAZY KIPLING KAPERS (article first published : 2007-12-11)

Krazy Kipling Kapers is an exciting romp through four stories adapted from Kipling’s Just So Stories.

Originally due to be staged at the new Botanic Gardens’ amphitheatre, this production had to be cancelled because of director Garth Anderson’s recent serious illness. It is a tribute to his remarkable recovery and tenacity that he is not only back on his feet again but producing such a vibrant show in less than two months since coming out of a coma. He is to be commended.

Now running in the school hall of the Hillcrest Christian Academy, Krazy Kipling Kapers introduces children to famous Kipling stories such as The Elephant’s Child, How the Rhino Got His Skin, How the Leopard Got His Spots and The Butterfly that Stamped in a fun and exciting way.

Four actors perform without sets but keep the audience spellbound and lost in the stories through their clever characterization of the different animals. NJ Sithole was born in New York but studied drama at University of KwaZulu-Natal and is relatively new on the local scene. Judging by his performance and clear articulation this is a new face to look out for in the future. Others in the cast are Tasha Govender, Jonathan Tifflin and Sheldon Troy Campbell. The costumes are bright and colourful and the music and songs catchy. There was just one point when some of the narration was lost over the exuberant voices of the rest of the cast!

This production exudes energy and there is no slacking of the pace keeping the audience, children and adults alike totally absorbed. The performance runs for one hour and ten minutes with a fifteen minute interval. There is totally safe parking inside the gate right outside the hall and – most important – there are good toilet facilities nearby. This production is a fun piece which should definitely be included in the holiday entertainment calendar for young and old alike.

Krazy Kipling Kapers runs at the Hillcrest Christian Academy until December 24 daily at 11h00 (except Sundays). Tickets R50 (R40 under 12’s and senior citizens). Booking through Actors’ Co-operative on 084 422 1422.

The Hillcrest Christian Academy is situated about ten minutes from Hillcrest on the left hand side of Inanda Road (on the way to Waterfall). Turn left into Fischer Road and the entrance is on your right. Drive through the manned gate and park just inside and you can’t miss the hall. - Janet Whelan




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