One September morning in Cape Town's Lavender Hill, Ellen Pakkies tied a rope around her 20 year old son's neck and strangled him to death. She had fought his violent tik addiction for six hard years and came to a point where killing him meant saving him.
Ilse Klink plays Judge von Dheman who would eventually sentence Pakkies to 280 community service hours and a 3 year suspended service after the Cape Flats community rallied in her support. Also look out for Russel Savadier
Ellen opens nationwide on Friday, 7th September.
The classic Peter and The Wolf gets a uniquely South African flavour with beautifully theatrical use of puppetry and animation this month at Montecasino.
Angela Sparks (Binneland, Pippie Langkous) and Naret Loots (Sterlopers, Mr Poppers Penguins) rejoin their Cradle Will Rock director, Elizma Badenhorst, for another rich romp at the theatre!
Peter And The Wolf opens 20 September to 21 October.
It's no hog wash! Mr Zuckerman, Avery, Templeton, Fern and the diva herself, Charlotte A Cavatica, are all back at the National Children's Theatre in Parktown this month! Songezo Khumalo (Avenue Q, RedFest) stars as the wide-eyed Fern in the timeless children's classic.
Charlotte's Web opens Thursday 6th September and runs until the 7th October.