28th April - 16th May
“a beautifully made and exquisitely acted show” Steve Kretzmann
28th April – 16th May
starring JAMES CAIRNS and TARYN BENNETT
Directed by JENINE COLLOCOTT
SNOW GOOSE is developed from the original Paul Gallico story by Jenine Collocott, James Cairns and Taryn Bennett. It’s directed by Jenine Collocott and performed by James Cairns and Taryn Bennett
A multi-tissue play, THE SNOW GOOSE celebrates writer Paul Gallico and 1940's values. It's an immense achievement. And it will make you cry. A lot!
An adaption of Paul Gallico’s classic novella played out on the desolate Essex marshes and against the background of the miracle of Dunkirk. A wounded, storm tossed snow goose brings a young girl, Fritha, and the recluse Philip Rhayader together in a moving story about love and courage. The Snow Goose is a classic favourite that has captured the hearts of young and old readers alike over the past seven decades.
The production has been brought to life by the dream creative team of director Jenine Collocott (Sunday Morning and Dirt – both at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square and High Diving) with actors James Cairns (The Three Little Pigs, Sie Weiss Alles, Dirt – Auto & General Theatre on the Square) and Taryn Bennett (Sie Weiss Alles, Kaput, Frogs).
“A multi-tissue play, The Snow Goose celebrates writer Paul Gallico and 1940's values. It's an immense achievement. ..…. in its succinct simplicity it beautifully straddles being identified as either literature for children or adults. …..This play is a must-see. It will make you cry but it will shift your parameters as to how good theatre in this country can actually be….Don’t miss it” Robyn Sassen, Artslink.co.za
“Die Kalkbaai-teater se The Snow Goose is ’n klein juweel. Almal ken die storie, maar hier word dit op ’n unieke manier vertel.” Mariana Malan, Die Burger
“Gallico’s story soars…. With the significant talents of James Cairns and Taryn Bennett, masterfully swapping faces (literally) to play all the story’s characters, the story of the unlikely friendship between two people over an injured snow goose thrown off course over pre-war England is brought vividly to life.” Gayle Edmunds, City Press
“a beautifully made and exquisitely acted show” Steve Kretzmann, Artsblog
“I was giddy with admiration, gratitude and honestly, love, when I left the Drill Hall after watching The Snow Goose. Directed by Jenine Collocott ,this play is proof of that elusive magic made between actor and audience in well-made theatre; an energy with the ability to get you buzzing.” Kei-Ella Loewe, Artsblog
“… beyond excellent ….wow. It's sad, moving, humorous, playful, reflective and also hugely entertaining. This production needs to go to New York and London. Bravo to the theatre makers and to producers Simon and Helen Cooper - for commissioning it” Robyn Cohen
“ will linger long after you leave the theatre....a welcome delight and a reminder of the enduring value of friendship, compassion and kindness.” Tracey Saunders, Cape Times
“ Bennett, in particular, excels….truly theatre for all ages ..Not to be missed…4 stars” Beverley Brommert, Cape Argus
“'n teaterervaring wat jy nog lank in jou hart gaan bere 4 sterre” Marina Griebenow, Die Burger
'an arresting & memorable theatrical coup' Steyn Du Toit, Sunday Independent
“heartwarming...superb...brilliant... The production team and cast master the re-telling of a beautiful story which is gentle yet deeply poignant.” Lauren Vogt, What’s On
'Takes flight with your heart, mind and imagination' TheatreSceneCpt
“An important heartfelt story” Marilu Snyders, Whatsonincapetown.com
“masterfully retold....this is what theatre is supposed to do; take you somewhere astonishing” Debi Hawkins, False Bay Echo
LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS
The theatre is delighted to present and to produce , for the 8th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day.
The theatre would like to thank BASA for its supporting grant.
Ticket Price: R40. The price includes coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.
The WITS trio with ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin) , MACIEJ LACNY (cello) and MALCOLM NAY (piano) performing the Beethoven 'Archduke' trio
1st May – Special Public Holiday Concert
SUNSET SERANADE WITH MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES
PETA ANN HOLDCROFT (cello),IRENE TSONIFF (violin),
IVO IVANOV (violin),MARJAN VONK (viola),
ROSEMARY KANE (harp) and MALANE HOFMEYR BURGER (flute)
Recital of works by Grieg and Beethoven
with ELENA ZLATKOVA (violin) accompanied by ILSE MYBURGH
with trio - ANNALIEN BALL (piano) HANDRI LOOTS (flute) and PIERRE TOLSMA (flute)
Works by Doppler, Delibes and Daugherty
THE WITS TRIO
perform the Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque Op 9 with
ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin), MALCOLM NAY (piano) and MACIEJ LACNY (cello)
Saxophone quartet with MATTHEW LOMBARD (soprano saxophone), CERI MOELWYN-HUGHES (alto saxophone), CAMRON ANDREWS (tenor saxophone) and PETER JASPAN (baritone saxophone)
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.
Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.
The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1000 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 18 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.
Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:
"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 15 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre.
We look forward to seeing you soon!"
Corporate sponsorship of R8000 per annum in support of the tehatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.
12 complimentary tickets per month
will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.READ MORE
Tel: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 E-Mail: email@example.com
Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm
Saturdays at 6pm and 8:30pm
Please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606