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Thursday, September 28, 2017


(Mim Erasmus with her puppet, Suzy)

Rhumbelow Theatre will present Seaside Suzy, a short glove puppet-making workshop and puppet show with Mim Erasmus

Auntie Mim will guide youngsters through the process of making a puppet – you can bring along anything you like – a wooden spoon, a piece of cloth, tin can, paper, anything 'found' and she will have fun making your own puppet and making up stories for all of them to perform.

Auntie Mim will also take you through the process of the making of one of her beautiful glove puppets, from finding the fabric, to sewing it, and putting the 'character' in as you go. She and her husband John will tell how they started out with a few puppets and a booth that he made and worked up from there, to the wonderful stories they have to tell, and all the characters in them nowadays.

This musical Puppet Pantomime has all the attributes of a large stage pantomime - good story, comedy, music and singing along, but on a smaller scale. Come along with Suzy and her friends as she spends a musical day at the seaside with her Granny. She meets Roy, the Rainbow Boy, a shark, donkey and rabbit, as well as Christopher Crocodile.

Mim and John have been touring their glove puppet pantomimes for 30 years, delighting children of all ages Follow the adventures of KZN’s favourite characters – Suzy Granny and Christopher Crocodile.

Seaside Suzy runs from October 2 to 6 at 10h00 at Rhumbelow Theatre. The workshop and show running time is approximately 90 minutes. Suitable for ages 3 to 300!

Tickets R60 (family pricing of four or more – R50 each). Snacks and juices will be on sale. Book at Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or e-mail: or visit

Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.