When Lion Had Wings – Jungle Theatre Company

Jungle Theatre Company (JTC) has developed a brand new family show called When Lion Had Wings with funds received from the National Lotteries Commission. This ancient Khoikhoi folktale is told by three very different characters in English, Afrikaans and Nama (Khoikhoi language). Animal masks and original songsare used to tell the story of a flying lion who is bullying all the animals and has made vultures his slaves. They portray hilarious frogs who lead the animals to discover their own talents and to stand up to the bully. The story tellers continuously link the folktale to the language, the culture and the history of the Khoikhoias well as to their personal experiences. Insights into the behaviour of humans and wild animals are revealed.

Performances take place at the Masque Theatre (foyer) on 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15 December at 10am. The show is 40 minutes in duration and suitable for the whole family. Tickets are R50. For bookings phone: 021 788 1898 or Email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za Refreshments will be available. T-shirts and posters of the show will also be for sale. As the performances are funded by the National Lottery Commission 100% of the proceeds will be used to take the show to needy children next year.


Jungle Theatre Company – original theatre connecting young people’s hearts to care for nature community and culture. They use theatre and physical drama workshops as a medium for conveying key environmental and social issues to a diverse family audience.

Based in Cape Town, Jungle Theatre Company works closely with other organisations to promote community participation in cultural and environmental events and programmes. They develop and facilitate workshops to provide learners, educators, volunteers and groups the skills needed to create their own theatre that deals with issues relevant to their own lives. The majority of Jungle Theatre Company’s work is with school age learners in historically disadvantaged communities. They also train actors from community theatre backgrounds in the style of Jungle Theatre Company as part of a skills development and job creation programme.  For more information contact Miranda Tait on 021 7885641   info@jungletheatre.co.za