Free kidsí activities at Hilton Arts Festival

Hilton Arts Festival
09/12/2017 08:55:09

Bring your small people to Hilton - they will be entertained all day long. Assitej is offering The Power of Play interactive workshops free of charge.

Find your way, with your children in tow, to the Music Block at the festival. You will find a building bedecked in bunting, with a friendly tea garden right next door for the grownups to relax. Inside you will find three plays to entertain young people. Buy tickets to these productions... they are well worth it. In between performances, join in The Power of PlayThe power of play! ASSITEJ SA works to delight and engage children and young people through performance, art and creative play. They will be presenting free participatory sessions for young audiences directly after the performances listed above. ASSITEJ SA facilitators will encourage children to dress up and create a mini dramatic and fantasy play, where they can become various characters and exercise their imaginations. Come join the fun! (Sat 11am; 1pm and 3.30pm; Sun 10.45am and 12.45pm).

The plays to see are:


Being a superhero is tiring work – especially when you’re 82 years old! Super-granny Susan is working so hard, she’s started losing the plot! But she can’t go on holiday – what if people need saving while she’s away?

Step into Granny Susan Incredible’s magical house for a cup of tea, and come along with her as she combats problems facing the children who write in to her. That’s if she can find her glasses….

This delightful tale reminds us that even superheroes need help sometimes. For the very young.

SAT 12h15
SUN 10h00


‘A forlorn creature gathers itself together, slowly rising out of the discarded detritus of humanity. Gaining consciousness and determined to live, it tumbles over the landscape, hurtling downriver and out into the ocean to meet a vast, swirling petrochemical ooze. In its mind a single thought forms: who am I?’

From the very first moment, the audience falls in love with this creature …. every minute, one refuse truck load of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean. Poor creature!

Well Worn Theatre Company presents Plastocracy - an exploration of a world of wanton waste and what it might breed. The play aims to inspire the future conscious consumers our Earth so desperately needs, by broadening young audiences’ understanding of the catastrophic impacts of plastic waste on eco-systems.

Plastocracy is the latest play from this award-winning eco-education theatre company. The production is made possible by a generous grant from the National Lotteries Commission and forms part of Well Worn’s three-year touring play programme. Directed by Kyla Davis with puppet design by Francois Knoetze and featuring Lerato Sefoloshe, Sanelisiwe Yekani, Lea Vivier, Mlindeli Zondi and Antonio Van Lendt.

SAT 14h30
SUN 11h45


Hijinks Theatre and ZikkaZimba Productions present an exciting new family show for young audiences. It pays tribute to Roald Dahl’s early childhood stories and is set to take audiences on an exciting journey.

Human beans, come to the theatre and allow your imagination to take flight! Soar through the stories of Roald Dahl’s childhood and follow him as a young school boy into Mrs Pratchett’s sweet shop and find out why he went to boarding school. You may even meet his favourite teacher along the way. Plunge into the scrumdiddlyumtious worlds inside his head and encounter dirty beasts, filthsome creatures, crocky-wocks and vitches. Get ready to take a leap, a jump, a skip, and fly with us through Dahl’s imagination.

“A talented cast of five bring the magic of Roald Dahl’s novels to life. The lively performance appeals to both children and adults by taking the audience on a riveting journey. The interesting use of props, space and sound contribute to a ‘scrumdidlyumptious performance’.”

SAT 10h00
SUN 13h30 Account:
Sue Clarence
Hilton Arts Festival
033 383 0127
082 882 9869
Hilton Arts Festival
Related Event:
The Hilton Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019
Related Venue:
Hilton College Theatre, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa