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Mantis and the Bee

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    Dec 26 2020

Mantis and the Bee was developed during 2019 as part of Jungle Theatre Company’s (JTC) Capacity Training Programme. The show is based on a story of the first people. It is a visual, musical and humorous exploration of /Xam mythology and the origin of life. The performance uses dance, masks, puppetry, Khoikhoi, Afrikaans and English language. The Mantis and the Bee were created by the Rain and the Flame to go on an epic journey in search of life. They get involved in an action comedy adventure in a world before the earth was created. Discover the magic hidden inside the stories of the first people called /Xam.

The play is written and directed by Joce Engelbrecht, masks and puppets were designed by Kai Goertz, music composed and performed by Gershan Lombard and Zizipho Gcasamba, Monray Davids and Siyawandisa Badi.



26 December, 2020 / 8:00 am
26 January / 5:00 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R24.00 and R15.00 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695