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Sunday, March 15, 2020


(Left: Adi Paxton)

Do you have a ‘nose’ for the Truth? Or wonder what would happen if your strings were cut and you had to make your own way in the world? Would you want to be ‘One of the Boys’ at any cost? Join Adi Paxton in her latest interactive story and help Pinocchio to find out?

Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of Pinocchio and his adventure as he tries to become a real boy has entertained children and parents since 1883, It features fantastic characters such as a kind-hearted Blue Fairy, deceitful duo of Foxxio and Katia and of course the woodcarver called ‘G Petto’ who started it all by carving a puppet and wishing for a son of his own.

Well-known Durban family show, entertainer and magical clown Paxton presents her latest show at Rhumbelow Durban in the March holidays: With hats, wigs, masks, unusual objects and some magic tricks this is a fun funky updated take on a true children's story classic.

With a lot of fun along the way the interactive elements, stimulate creativity, imagination and encourage participation in this rendition of the original Italian classic.

Paxton has entertained family audiences in Durban, throughout South Africa and internationally, since 1986 and is well known as Cherry the Magical Clown. She most recently performed the very popular Wizard of Oz (September 2019) following two successful shows at Rhumbelow in July 2019: storytelling in African Tales or the fun and magic of Double Trouble A Clown Adventure. If you enjoyed any of these, you will enjoy her latest show which draws on elements of them all.

Whether she is entertaining children in theatres, schools. homes or hospitals in SA or abroad Adi enjoys encouraging audiences of all ages to join her in creatively engaging with stories to create their own wonder-filled worlds.

‘This truly is a modern fairy tale”. The perfect holiday delight for children of all ages, 4 to 400!!

Pinocchio has performances from March 24 to 28, 2020, daily at 11h00. Show running time is about 50 minutes. There will be some fun colouring in afterwards for the youngsters and a colouring in competition. Snacks and juices will be on sale.

Tickets R75 booked through 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.