Join Well Worn Theatre Company and the Soweto Theatre as we celebrate World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People with a FREE performance of ‘Galela’ at the Soweto Theatre.
ASSITEJ World Day of Theatre for Children is a global campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message ‘Take a Child to the Theatre Today’. In honour of this day, The Soweto Theatre has teamed up with award-winning eco-theatre company, Well Worn Theatre to bring you a free performance of their hit show ‘Galela’.
Splash! Splutter! Then shhhhhhh… Would you dive in next? ‘Galela’ is the thirst-quenching story of a small community deeply affected by our country’s water issues. Three best friends bravely embark on a project to make their town´s drinking water safe again. They soon discover, however, that they have waded into hot water and that the problems affecting the town dam are deeper and murkier than at first glance. However, Thabang, Zalo and Biggie are not a trio easily scared-off by the corrupt mayor and they dive in to fix the mess, proving in spectacular fashion that children with the biggest imaginations will save the world. Directed by multi-award winning Thembela Madliki (‘Nyanga’ NAF 2016 and ‘Bayephi’ NAF 2017), ‘Galela’ features the energetic physical theatre talents of Lerato Sefoloshe, Mlindeli Emmanuel and Tebogo Machaba. The performance is geared for children aged 8 to 12, though parents, teachers and older siblings also enjoy this epic adventure play! ‘Galela’ is the second production in Well Worn’s touring eco-play programme generously supported by the National Lotteries Commission.