Current productions

I Turned Away And She Was Gone at Magnet and at NAFEST

Three incarnations of women: a mother, a daughter and an old crone. A haunting of past, present and future selves. Drawing loosely on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, this new play explores the process of individuation, the inevitability of the journey into the shadow and into the unknown, of the bonds that connect mothers and children to each other, of loss and the dense beautiful soaring life that we are all traveling through.

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ROCKING THE CRADLE FESTIVAL

MAGNET THEATRE PRESENTS – “ROCKING THE CRADLE” A SHOWCASE OF AFRICAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN WORK FOR AUDIENCES FROM 3 WEEKS TO 12 YEARS OLD! Magnet Theatre will host a fringe showcase of theatre for early year’s audiences in Observatory, Cape Town from 24th to 26th May 2017 as part of the Cradle of Creativity, the […]

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PAIRED

Created with the support of The Goethe Institue, Jennie Reznek and Helios Theatre In a group of shoes each journeys to find its pair, searches for a partner, longs to belong. 4 actors invite us to the shoe party! This is a piece about shoes, a favoured item for little children, and explores themes of […]

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AHA!

Created with the support of the Goethe Institue, Jennie Reznek and Helios Theatre. A box arrives in an empty space! What could be inside? Aha! Wool! Pulling out the thread, the actors weave themselves and the children into the wondrous world of wool. This playful performance explores what wool can do, what we can make […]

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Ekhaya 2017

Ekhaya is a brand new production for under 10’s created by The Magnet Early Years Theatre Company and is an expression of the relationship of children towards home. It delves into their understanding of being ‘’at home’’, in various contexts, and explores their associated feelings using age appropriate language, song, and clear imagery. This production has toured […]

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Lwanda Sindaphi’s KUDU

Lwanda Sindaphi’s KUDU is set in the year 2030. The AmaXhosa Nation has taken over the Eastern Cape in an attempt to utilise the land for their own prosperity. Meanwhile three Khoi-Coloured descendants and their aging cow are migrating to the Eastern Cape. The drama centres on their encounter with Intaba KaNdoda, a poverty-stricken community […]

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23 years, a month and 7 days

23 years, a month and 7 days prides itself on being contemporary, womxn led, and multilingual. This moving piece uses the language of storytelling and physical theatre to engage with the complex struggles faced by womxn immersed in social and political environments that are systematically violent. It is set between contemporary South Africa’s higher learning […]

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Tree/Boom/Umthi

“I have never seen the children so involved” – The Principal at Little Angels Educare “It should also be noted that the word “joy” came up a great deal in response to the performance. It seemed that the children had experienced something which was valuable and memorable, and which through the deep pleasure it provided, […]

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SCOOP: KITCHEN PLAY FOR MOMS AND BABES

SCOOP is the first ever South African baby play for mothers and babies between the ages of 2 weeks to 12 months. This play is performed in a self-contained tent, a relaxing space, and fits 6 moms and babies at a time. With the use of sounds, songs, lights and textures, babies are taken on […]

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KNOCK!

KNOCK! is new indigenous South African theatre especially created for little ones. 4 performers enter the space and explore the natural material of wood, its sounds, what it can do and what it can make. Stimulating for the imagination, the cast create strange and magical animals and images with wonderfully shaped pieces of forest wood. […]

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Passage

What does it mean to be a good man in South Africa today? How do we grow from boys into responsible caring men? How do men engage with power without resorting to violence?

These are the questions that are explored in Passage, an exciting new collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre and Magnet Theatre. Directed by Thando Doni (graduate of the Magnet Training Programme),and the Zabalaza Theatre Festival and performed by 5 new talents on the Cape Town stage.

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Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking

A piece about dislocation, about what home means. It explores what it means to lose the safety and security of home as a result of war and the consequences of that irrevocable loss in the life of a young girl. It traces the story of a young girl who loses family and home brutally and irrevocably and is forced to journey to a new place through many dangers and uncertainties.

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