ZikkaZimba was established in 2010 by Ryan Dittmann and Tim Redpath. The Idea behind ZikkaZimba is to provide a platform for creativity, especially creativity that can educate audiences.

ZikkaZimba is a small company that believes, it only takes one person to make a difference. We started by developing workshops to make drama theory more accessible to students. We then started to create works that encourage students to engage critically with their environment and that led us to explore our own environment and seeing where we can contribute.  

Our vision is to also branch out into film, so we can utilise both film and theatre to educate our youth audiences.

Workshops and Services


Dance, Physical theatre, Mime, Stanislavski’s method,  Writing, Comedia del arte (Theory & Practical Programmes based on the school curriculum)


Performances are available for commissioning by teachers.

Acting & Characterisation Techniques

Using voice, posture and attitude the children may explore some of the many styles and techniques in role playing and the nuances of characterisation.

Physical Performance

We offer training in physical performance varying from brief workshops to full courses in mime, clowning and stage combat.

Physical Theatre (Workshop)

We address physical theatre from its roots. We also go into basic mime, character development from a physical point of view.

Epic Theatre (Workshop)

We address the fundamentals of epic theatre from a practical view point. Tying in theory and practical.

Comedia del arte (Workshop)

Stock characters, scenarios! We link the theory and practical and develop a scenario with the students.

Exam & Full Production Assistance

We will assist with any practical teaching requirements in drama and performance be it directing, choreography or specialization coaching.

Other Services

Teacher assistance on portions of the syllabus they feel require additional assistance.


Based in:

Vanderbijlpark (GP)

– will travel Nationally

with online offerings new

Contact Person(s):

Ryan Dittmann
082 261 2560
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Physical address :
Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
Postal address :
Dorset rd
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In a place not so far away in a world, not all together different from our own, live two men. …

Recommended ages: No min or max grade set

Recommended grades: Grade R – Grade 5


A one-man show with a girl who isn’t there. A story both sad and optimistic, of love, hate and suicidal …

Recommended ages: 13 years – Adult

Recommended grades: Grade 8 – Grade 12


Prodigal is an entertaining, moving, absorbing one-man play telling a universally accessible story of loss, love and guilt. It is …

Recommended ages: No min or max grade set

Recommended grades: Grade 6 – Grade 10

Stranger Things
Stranger Things

It’s Valentines day, the staff are all too ready to check out, the chef runs the kitchen like an out …

Recommended ages: No min or max grade set

Recommended grades: Grade 2 – Grade 7

Taking Flight
Taking Flight

Human beans, come to the theatre and allow your imagination to take flight! Follow Roald Dahl as a young boy …

Recommended ages: 7 years – 12 years

Recommended grades: No min or max grade set

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