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Thursday, January 18, 2018


(Taryn Bennett & James Cairns. Pic Dex Goodman)

Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose adapted by The Contagious Theatre Company and nominated for numerous Naledi and Fleur du Cap awards, took the country by storm. It is headed for Pietermaritzburg for three days only and moves on to Michaelhouse for a further performance!

The production is an adaption of Paul Gallico’s classic novella played out on the desolate Essex marshes and set against the background of the miracle of Dunkirk. A wounded snow goose brings a young girl, Fritha, and the recluse Philip Rhayader together in a moving story of friendship and courage.

The story is told with colourful characters in theatre masks, a dramatic soundscape and simple props to propel audience into the heart of the story.

The Snow Goose is produced by Contagious Theatre, directed and designed by Jenine Collocott, and starring James Cairns and Taryn Bennett. Puppet props are by Alida van Deventer, set construction by Duncan Gibbon and sound design by Peter Cornell. Duration - 70 minutes

Performances are as follows:

February 1 to 3: February 1 and 2 at 18h30 and February 3 at 14h30, Hexagon Theatre, UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. Tickets R110 from

February 9 at 19h30: Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse. Tickets R100. Bookings: For more information contact Angela Jonsson at or call 033 234 1314 weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00