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History of the National Children's Theatre

HIGHLIGHTS

2013

NCTT production of THE SECRET GARDEN won Naledi Award for Best Production for Young Audiences

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2012

NCTT production of GOGGAS! won a prestigious Naledi Award

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2011

NCTT’s productions of The Pocket Oliver Twist, The Pied Piper and Other Tales and Disney’s Aladdin JR.were nominated for Naledi Award best production for children.

 

2010

NCTT’s productions of The Wizard of Oz and African Tapestry were nominated for Naledi Award best production for children.

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2009

NCTT‘s production of Seussical Jr. won a prestigious Naledi Award.

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2005

NCTT was a finalist in the Arts and Culture Trust Awards for Arts Education Project.

 

2005

NCTT together with the Maverick Group was awarded the IPRA Golden World Award for Excellence in Public Relations in the Arts category.

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2004

NCTT’s production of Charlotte’s Web won a prestigious Naledi Award.

 

2004

Life Vita Award for J. Levinsohn distinguished contribution to the growth of quality children's theatre; the Naledi Lifetime Award.

 

2004

NCTT’s “My Right to be a Child” was filmed and shown at the Youth Summit at the United Nations.

 

2003

NCTT’s production of “Picture This: Teens, Aids and Drugs” was recorded by the BBC and flighted on UK national TV.

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2002

 

NCTT’s eco musical was performed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

 

2000

NCTT toured ‘Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter Tales’ to the annual Pilgrims Rest Country Fair.

 

1998

NCTT incorporated a schools touring programme into its Outreach initiatives.

 

1996

President Mandela launched “Children, Poverty & Disparity Reduction: Towards Fulfilling the Rights of South Africa’s Children.” Commissioned by the office of the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), and supported by UNICEF, it was agreed that drama was a powerful and unique medium to relay the message of this production. The NCTT was responsible for transforming this from paper into theatre.

 

1995

J. Levinsohn represented the NCTT at an official lunch in honour of President Mandela and her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

 

1991

NCTT‘s eco musical “Songs and Tales” was recorded for Channel One, the American TV series and was flighted throughout the USA.

 

1990

NCTT toured to Germany, Rome, Mauritius and the UK with “Songs and Tales”.

 

1989

NCTT was granted a 50 year lease from the Johannesburg City Council.