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Performed by Hello Elephant Theatre

The story of Fiona and Andromeda who travel from the confines of the inner city to outer space and back… Along the way they encounter an Elephant that changes them and allows them to see the world differently and perhaps a little more.

A Day in the Desert is a collaboration between Jenine Collocott (The Snow Goose, Sunday Morning, Dirt, High Diving) from South Africa and Barbara Draeger from Germany. They studied together at Helikos International School of Theatre Creation under master pedagog Giovanni Fusetti – who is particularly renowned for his clown work. It was here that the first seeds for A Day in the Desert were planted. Jenine and Barbara then teamed up with the internationally awarded writer Nick Warren (Sunday Morning, Dirt) who came on board as dramaturge.

Other Highlights

…a completely marvelous gem. – Robyn Sassen, Artslink
…smile-inducing delightfulness. – Christina Kennedy

Duration: 40 minutes

Age Range: 8 years+

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

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Awards Won:

  • Winner of a 2013 Encore Ovation Award at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Festivals Attended/Performances at:

  • 2013 National Arts Festival
  • 2013 National Schools Festival
  • 2013 969 Festival

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