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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


(Pic: Nomonde Matiwane and Thobani Mbele)

Leading Durban theatre-in-education producers, Paw Paw Productions, is taking its latest theatre-in-education production, Soccer Star Nutritious Delicious!, to various community gatherings and festivals as part of their company’s community investment to teach younger members of the public the benefits of healthy eating and living. They will perform at Essenwood Craft Market on October 2.

Paw Paw Productions is run by husband and wife team Sandy Bigara and Francis Doherty-Bigara, Sandy having been active in the entertainment business for over 20 years. Their primary area of focus is creating innovative theatre for children which contains a powerful but subtle non-curricular educational message. Their shows have been seen by thousands of learners over the years. They also stage musical productions; create radio adverts and jingles, drama-themed training manuals and write scripts. They currently have two productions in repertory. Soccer Star Nutritious Delicious! tackles the serious issue of obesity among children using comedy and action with an underlying soccer theme. Pandersnoot's Christmas Conundrum is a Christmas show with a difference. This extensively researched script is peppered with unusual and wonderful facts about South Africa - ranging from crypto-zoology to myths and legends, about a grumpy alien scientist who time travels.

The performance at Essenwood Craft Market takes place at 11h00 on October 2 alongside the tea-garden. It is free to the public and all are welcome. The show was scheduled to take place last Saturday, but was postponed due to rain. More information from Sandy on 082 865 0226 or email: or visit