Goggas a South African Musical - Johannesburg

Goggas a South African Musical - Johannesburg Play

6 November 2018 - 23 December 2018

National Children's Theatre

Age Groups

  • All

By arrangement with DALRO, (PTY) Limited, Presents


A South African Musical 

6 November – 23 December 2018

Back by popular demand! National Children’s Theatre (NCT) is staging the Naledi Award-winning play GOGGAS!  by Gillian Katz, adapted by Francois Theron, for a third season during the December School Holidays.

The production has been made possible by part of a grant from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).

It’s a story to warm South African hearts. LADY CAROLINE, a beautiful British butterfly, has accidentally landed in South Africa. Join ANTIC the picnic ant on his travels through Jozi to help her find her way home. On their journey they meet typical local “goggas”: LOLA the Ladybird, CONNIE the Chameleon, Bumble Bee, the stick insects: TWIGGY AND LEAFY, the ever pompous old QUEEN BEE, HUGO the “Joller”, and various other colourful creatures.

LADY CAROLINE not only gets introduced to wonderfully typical South African goggas and characters but she also gets to sample some local delicacies like biltong and chakalaka! She learns about the cultures and different languages and even manages to make new friends and find love. Does she want to return to London?

The creative team

Director: Jade Bowers, Musical Director: Dale Scheepers, Choreography: Jaques de Silva, Costume Design: Sarah Roberts, Set Design: Stan Knight and Lighting Design: Jane Gosnell.


A superb multi-talented cast will transport the audience into the land of goggas:

Carla Classen (Lady Caroline)
Jaques De Silva (Antic the Ant),
Katlego Nche (Bumble Bee and Boatman) 
Louise Duhain (Connie the Chameleon)
Thokozani Jiyani (Stinky the Stink Bug & Leafy)
Alyssa Harrison (Lolah the Ladybird)
and Maryanne van Eyssen (Queen Bee).

The set and costumes are fabulous and the singing is excellent. Well known songs will delight both children and adults.

A simple story full of feel-good messages will keep both children and adults delighted and enthralled.

When:                   6 November to 23 December 2018                          

Where:                  National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg 

Length of show     1.15 hours with a short intermission

Public bookings    10:30 and 14:30 Monday to Saturday

Ticket prices

Tickets for chairs: R120 and tickets for cushions: R100.00. Tickets for Pensioners: R100.00, phone for prices for schools and block bookings.

Phone Claudy or Rene on 011 484 -1584/5 or email bookings@nctt.org.za. There is ample free, safe parking for buses, kombis and cars within the grounds.  There is also room for a picnic tea or lunch on our lovely lawns. Note Booking is essential as we sometimes tour to schools.

Further Information:

Visit our website on www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za or Contact Sydwell Koopedi: Sydwell@nctt.org.za


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