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NCTT Touring Troupe

Directed by Francois Theron

14 February to 3 March 2017

SHE IS BACK - the girl with the red plaits - who is mischievous, incredibly strong, and full of fun, and has a case full of gold and the most amazing adventures ever! This productions toured to Gauteng and Polokwane primary schools.

FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERIES COMISSION



Directed by Francois Theron

This production toured both in English and In isiZulu to Gauteng primary schools in February, August and September 2016. The play is about a library, where, just like in all libraries, the rules are clear: "No shouting". "No food or drink allowed". However one day a special guest enters the library: a lion, and sine there is no rule prohibiting a lion from entering, he is allowed to stay. To everyone's amazement, and to the delight of the children, the lion adapts to life in the library.

Number of schools visited: 70

Target audience: Grade 3 and grade 4


NINE WEEKS NATIONAL TOUR

(FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE)

Khokho's Treasure toured to Limpopo: Polokwane, Sekhukhune and Waterberg, Mpumalanga and North West. NCT touring company visited 80 primary schools and the majority of the schools were in rural areas. The show was seen by 42 011 learners free of charge. Audience ranged from grade 1 to grade 7, two performances a day.

The Department of Arts and Culture has contributed in real terms to the NCTT's goal on continuing to develop and extend a passionate commitment to presenting theatre touring productions to all children of South Africa. Theatre is one of the oldest forms of entertaining for human civilizations. Plays are a means to not only tell stories, but also to explore cultural conflicts and values. Without the grant we would not have been able to achieve our objectives.   


February - June 2016

National Children's Theatre toured with its production of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare to IEB schools nationwide from February to June 2016. The diversity and dynamism of the cast, and the slick and bold stagecraft, inject energy and entertainment into the text resulting in an outstanding performance, engaging with it's young audience across the country, stimulating debate about politics and moral codes.

Although the production was made with matriculants in mind, the play was able to be appreciated by an adult audience as well.

Number of schools visits: 115

Target audience: Grade 12 learners



UNDER THE BAOBAB TREE: Four weeks National Tour

9 February - 6 March 2015

NCT toured to Polokwane, Venda, Mpumalanga and North West. The show was well received and 21 206 learners saw the show free of charge. The majority of the schools were in rural areas. The production was funded by the Department of Arts and Culture

Number of schools visited: 40

Target audience: Grade 4 to grade 7 

AREAS:

1. Polokwane: Nokotlou, Mphahlele, Sepitsi, Lebowakgomo, Moletlane and Mogodumo Circuits
2. Venda: Lwamondo village, Tshakuuma village and Thohoyandou village
3. Mpumalanga: Sikhulile, Ngwenya, White River, White Hazy and Nelspruit circuits.
4. North West: Tswaing circuit, Sannieshof circuit and Ottosdal circuit.



8 April - 30 May 2014

National Children's Theatre continues to make a positive impact on the lives of many children across the country. NCT touring company visited Polokwane and Venda in Limpopo, Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, Sedibeng District and Soweto in Gauteng and Brits in North West with its educational production of The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant. This energetic show was seen by 16,593 learners free of charge. This production was funded by National Lotteries Commission.

Number of schools visited: 50

Target audience: Grade 4 to grade 7