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Tuesday, December 2, 2014


(Zenzelisphesihle "Sparky" Xulu & Adam Doré)

If you're looking for ideas to keep the youngsters entertained during the holidays, stop stressing.

The Playhouse Company offers Skungpoomery, a whacky and hilarious comic play that's been especially tailored for the young (children aged between 6 and 13), as well as the young-at-heart. After its runaway success in Britain, Skungpoomery will be staged daily at the Playhouse from December 2 to 21 and promises to be a firm favourite with the whole family this festive season.

“Skungpoomery” is simply the art of thinking up a new word, deciding what it means, then doing it. The show guarantees lots of fun and laugh-a-minute entertainment and also boasts a wondrously creative element as the characters - and the audience - indulge in clever wordplay and discover an entirely new lexicon.

The cast includes Nhlakanipho Manqele; Samkelisiwe Hlophe; Zenzelisphesihle Xulu; Adam Doré, Mike Gritten, Krystle Temmerman, Yateen Dhayaram, Belinda Henwood and Bongani Mbatha.

Added to the excitement, The Playhouse Company is giving every child a special goodie package at the end of the show to celebrate their holidays.

Directed by Ralph Lawson, Skungpoomery runs in the Playhouse Loft from December 2 to 21 at 12h00, 14h00 and 14h30. Tickets R100 booked at Computicket.

For information on group bookings for any of the festive season shows contact the Playhouse on 031 369 9405.