Join baboons Smiley and Knuckles, as they leave the safety of their Cape Point home, on a quest to unite a human baby with its family. Discover the beauty and history of the peninsula through this hilarious journey and encounter the unique plants creatures and heritage sites. Follow the pair as they trailblaze to Table Mountain and more importantly, find out what on earth Hoerikwaggo means!
Originally written in 2005, by Jungle Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Vincent Meyburgh, Hoerikwaggo uses a range of theatrical disciplines including storytelling, comedy and song in English with some Afrikaans and Xhosa in a unique ‘Jungle style’. Hoerikwaggo returns to the stage this year, thanks to the generous support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and the L&S Chiappini Charitable Trust.
Catch Vincent Meyburgh, Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe and Mfundo Hashe in Hoerikwaggo at the Kalk Bay Theatre, Main Road, Kalk Bay from 12 -14 December at 11h00 each day with an additional performance on Saturday 14 December at 14h00. Tickets are R50 and can be booked through the Kalk Bay Theatre website: www.kbt.co.za
About the Jungle Theatre Company:
Jungle Theatre Company’s vision is society that is environmentally, socially and culturally conscious and active. They use theatre and physical drama workshops as a medium for conveying key environmental and social issues to a diverse audience. They use multi-lingual, multi-cultural styles with dynamic mediums of music, mime, puppets, clowning, characterization and comedy to educate and entertain.
Jungle Theatre Company works closely with other organizations to promote community participation in cultural and environmental events and programmes. They develop and facilitate workshops to provide learners, educators, volunteers and groups the skills needed to create their own theatre that deals with issues relevant to their own lives. The majority of Jungle Theatre Company’s work is with school age learners in historically disadvantaged communities and the organisation strives to develop inclusive and diverse multicultural audiences.
Press release provided by Christine Skinner.