Woordfees: Hilarious theatre escapism in Peter Pan

March 6, 2017

Daar is iets baie spesiaals aan ‘n kind se eerste ontmoeting met teater, en as Peter Pan by die Woordfees een van die jongelinge se eerste teater uistappie was, het ‘n lewenslange liefdesverhaal vandag wortel geskiet. Met soveel gegiggel en gejuig in die interaktiewe produksie, verjeug dit verseker die harte van jonk en (oud Peter Pan, Wendy en Tinkerbel jou laat droom van avontuur, met ‘n dansie of twee tussenin. Gaan beleef teater soos ‘n kind. Gaan gee verbeelding vrye teuels met die laaste vertoning van Peter Pan op 7 Maart (9:00).


You know there is a great theatrical balance when you struggle to choose between the likeable and charming hero, Peter Pan (De Klerk Oelofse) and the love-to-hate him villain, Captain Hook (Emile Hager). Both actors deliver stand-out performances and totally capture the imagination of young and old, with the added touch of enchantment provided by Tinkerbelle ala Crystal Donna-Roberts.


The text, translation and set design by Nico Scheepers bring the old school enchantment of fairytales to the stage, but adds just enough of a modern twist to the dialogue and feel of the play to make it timeless and relatable to the young and still young at heart. With Pedro Kruger bringing this vision together with the aid of a stellar cast, it is totally understandable why you see parents enjoying this staging of Peter Pan almost more than their youngsters, who are also all clearly in awe and totally captivated from the first moment Tinkerbelle appears on stage in a magical green glow!


With everything from an engaging storyline, a great moral, witty and hilarious modern day references, to great incorporation of audio visual effects to compliment the already impressive props (which includes a ship!) and even a dance off, what is not to love about this enchanting Neverland adventure. It is a great theatre treat for the whole family and will leave you smiling from ear to ear and even busting a freestyle move or two, hours still after you have seen it.


If you want to experience Peter Pan at the Woordfees you however must jump to it with fairy dust infused flying speed, as there is only one opportunity left to see this show, and that is 7 March (9:00). Book your tickets at Computicket (R90) or run and buy it at the door (R80) at the Stellenbosch Town Hall.


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