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History of the National Children's Theatre



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

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NCTT production of GOGGAS! won a prestigious Naledi Award

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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.



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

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

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



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



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



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



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



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



NCTT incorporated a schools touring programme into its Outreach initiatives.



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.



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.



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



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



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