The Great Eden to Addo Adventure

Performed by: Lunchbox Theatre

No director listed

No playwright listed

Did you know that over the past decades man has done some terrible things to elephants? Is this a history we want our children to read about or do we want to show them some good news about our wild animals and diversity?

The Eden to Addo Corridor have to re-established the ancient elephant migration paths between the Garden Route National Park, The Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and the Addo Elephant National Park and restore ecological balance of the region.  They commissioned The Great Eden to Addo Adventure to depict the story.  This  is perfect as an educational live theatre masterpiece as well as a great vehicle for fundraising drives.

The Great Eden to Addo Adventure follows a brave young girl who leads an escaped circus elephant on an epic adventure from Knysna to the Addo Elephant Park. En route they encounter a leopard, a sunbird, a dung beetle and a tortoise who each teach the travelers about the challenges they face. Together they find ways to work together to overcome these challenges.

This fun, entertaining and interactive show uses puppetry, mime, comedy, song and dance to convey its message and is followed by an interactive drama workshop for the whole audience.

This show uses the innovative Lunchbox Theatre style to highlight biodiversity and the need for humans, plants and animals to live in harmony.


30 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
Grade 1 – Grade 9
Afrikaans (first language) No second language listed.
Curriculum Connection:
Agricultural Management Practices, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Creative Arts, Geography, History, Life Orientation/Life Skills, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Tourism
Themes Covered:
Abuse, Change, Choices, Climate Change, Environmental awareness, Group dynamics (peer pressure), Identity, Imagination, Life skills, National/global conflicts, Other, Relationships, Self-efficacy, Self-image, Survival

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Audience Comments

The actors were well prepared and did an excellent job. The songs were great. I could see that the children enjoyed the show as they laughed a lot and reacted positively to the questions asked. They were made aware of the need to protect animals and plants. – Ms Morris - Fraaisig Primary

The children could relate to this informative show which offered new ideas. We find that the learners love learning when role play and drama are employed as an alternative to books. – Anthea Kiewiets - Formosa Primary

EXCELLENT! Do not stop telling your story. Conserve our beautiful land. – Paul Sauer Primary


Schools that have seen this: Beulah , Daleview , Drie Kuilen , Formosa , Fraaisig Primary, Glenconner , Greenwood Bay , Haaspoort , Harkerville , Herberdale , Joubertinia , Kareedouw , Kleinpoort, Krakeel Rivier , Kranshoek , Malmaisons , Misgund , Mistkraal, Paul Sauer High School, Plett , Rheenendal , Sedgefield , Somerset Girl's, St Reginalds , Sunridge Primary, The Crags , Touwsranten , Uniondale High , Wolwefontein