Holiday shows for kids

Asanda Rilityana Roshina Ratnam and Pedro Espi-Sanchis in Titum-Titum in Lumka.

There will be two children’s shows at the Baxter, for one week only, during the school holidays this March

The productions are for children aged between two to nine years and will run until Saturday March 30 at noon and at 2pm, daily.

Titum-Titum, at noon, and Lumka, at 2pm, use storytelling, puppetry and live music to bring to life the charming characters. They are presented by a team of multi-award-winning local artists.

Lumka is a puppetry production, directed by Janni Younge and stars Pedro Espi-Sanchis (also known as Pedro, The Music Man), Roshina Ratnam and Asanda Rilityana.

In the story a little girl learns to tame her great fear and fly free with her courage as she sets out to rescue her best friend and oldest toy Kiki.

Titum-Titum is directed by Joanna Evans and features the same cast in a reflection on preparing for new life and creating family in unexpected places. Adara learns that she is expecting a child, so she escapes the city to be with her oldest friend, Nobomi.

The ups and downs of her pregnancy is followed, taking the audience on her journey which begins with the sound of a heartbeat, bizarre food cravings to the baby’s first

“This is perfect holiday fun for the young children, parents and grandparents to enjoy together,” says the mother of two, director Janni Young. “Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with your little ones in between the two shows, in the Baxter’s secure garden with its trees and rolling lawns.”

Ticket prices are R70 a performance, R50 for block-bookings of 10 or more and there is a special discounted price of R120 when booking for both shows.

Book through Webtickets.