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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


(Clare Mortimer)

Bring the little ones to the Rhumbelow Theatre this festive season each day for a fun, meaningful Christmas adventure titled Criss Cross Christmas. Durban theatre’s Clare Mortimer has written a delightful play especially for the young ones which promises to be full of laughter, song, dance, and audience participation.

Meet poor hapless elf Holly who is being dragged from mall to mall to sell Christmas cheer in the form of toys, and sweets (and things, things, things!) by the tireless terrible duo of Noel, the glutinous gluttonous reindeer, and Carole, the warbling, horrid little fairy. As the tale unfolds, Noel and Carole continue to try and convince their audience and Holly that Christmas is about getting and spending and eating as much as you can, whilst little Holly feels certain it must mean something else. He is, unfortunately, pitted against very stubborn little companions indeed!

Much-loved children’s theatre actors Rowan Bartlett (Winnie-the-Pooh, The Wizard of Oz) and Mtho Zulu join Clare Mortimer on stage for this comic Christmas story. After the show join the cast for a short workshop the little ones can learn a new dance to teach family and friends over the holidays!

Criss Cross Christmas runs until December 22 at Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo. Running time is 50 minutes and then there is a short break followed by the workshop. The show is suitable ages 3 to 300!

Tickets R70. Book at Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or email or visit Check the website for show times
(The show runs in conjunction with Rumpelstiltskin)