Silkworm takes to stage

Taryn Bennett as Georgina in Silkworm.

Contagious Theatre will stage their play Silkworm from Monday May 6 to Saturday May 18 at Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town, at 7pm, with Saturday matinees at 4pm.

Winner of a Standard Bank Ovation Award last year, Silkworm is an exploration of the ordinary things that make life extraordinary.

The story is told through the eyes of the socially awkward Georgina who is about to have the most important day of her life. She takes the audience on a journey that reveals how the small things are, ultimately, big things.

Silkworm makes extensive use of storytelling and clowning techniques borrowed from Italy’s Helikos School of Theatre Creation, adding humour and a touch of whimsy.

Silkworm is directed by Jenine Collocott and stars Taryn Bennett, with additional dramaturgy by Nick Warren.

Tickets cost R90 or R80 online. Call 021 300 1088, email or visit to book or for more information.