The young audience watching the show Ilifa at the Raphaeli Waldorf School were enthralled by this tale of children's rights. From left to right Amanda Valela, Mncedisi Ncedani and Claire Oosthuizen with Siyabulela Matyhila and Nomzamo Maga (back) and Nkosinathi Xipula (front). Musician, Martin Wolfaardt, is also part of the cast bringing the production to life. Photo: Anja Wiehl/ Smile Photography.
PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Plettenberg Bay's own theatre company, Lunchbox Theatre, took its production, Ilifa, to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as part of the ASSITEJ Family Fare platform.
The show was listed as part of the main programme, a great achievement.
Stuart Palmer (writer) and Amanda Thandi Velela (director) of Lunchbox Theatre recently won the From Idea to Action Project which serves to mobilise Southern African theatre-makers around the issues of children's rights and to develop and empower female directors for this work.
Prior to their departure to Grahamstown, the cast performed 'Ilifa' to a delighted young audience at the Raphaeli Waldorf School.
Following the festival, Ilifa will be touring to schools all over South Africa courtesy of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.