IOL Tonight Pic 22 Jun 11 NDR Jonah and the Whale

The Rhumbelow Theatre brings another of its famous school holiday interactive edutainment offerings this July break , in the form of Jonah and the Whale.

In association with the Durban Botanic Gardens, the play will be staged at the gardens’ amphitheatre.

Durban singer, writer, lyricist and entertainer Jaziel Vaugh’hann, pictured right, is known for these offerings. Vaugh’hann is joined on stage by Michelle Wallace a music educator / entertainer / piano tutor / musical performer .

Wallace said the most important part of the show for them was the combination of fun and education.

“We get the kids involved in the show throughout the performance with sing-a-longs , dancing and sock puppets. We use this to break up the show in between storytelling, to break that sit-and-listen pattern because children have short attention spans.

"The show teaches children about the story of Jonah and the whale, and it also teaches them to use their imagination and interpret what is going on through the use of minimal props, nothing elaborate. It is all about fun interaction,” she said.

Jonah and the Whale will be staged at the Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre from June 27 to July 15, Monday to Friday at 10am. R50 from Computicket or at the gardens on the day.

Well I'm off to work now , so will post more pics during the upcoming week !!



  1. Victoria on July 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Wonderful concept–I wish you much success.

    • mish on July 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks for the good wishes !

  2. Shelly on July 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Have fun. Sounds like fun.

    • mish on July 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

      That’s exactly what it is ! Working fun !

  3. lolamouse on July 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    You sound like a very creative and talented person! I wish you much luck and success in all of your endeavors! And thanks for visiting my blog!

    • mish on July 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks for the visit and kind wishes !

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