Introduce your little ones to the joy of theatre at the Hilton Arts Festival


LOOKING for something to do with the kids this weekend? Then why not head down to the Hilton Arts Festival to catch shows aimed at the little ones.

At 9.30 am and 2 pm on Saturday, September 17 and 9.30 am on Sunday, September 18 is Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse, which tells the tale of honey badgers, Florence and Watson.

“We wanted to put together a show that our own daughter would love,” says Rob van Vuuren, who wrote, directs and performs in the play with Danielle Bischoff.

“So we’ve created a magical mountain full of fairies, dragons, giants and talking animals and we infused it with great comedy, awesome music and beautiful performances. It will keep the children captivated.”

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse is suitable for children under 10. See it in the Music Block. Tickets R60. Email to book.


Another show perfect for little people is Rat Race, which can be seen in the Music Block at 12.30 pm on Saturday, September 17 and 11am on Sunday, September 18.

Created by Kyla Davis and performed by Roberto Pombo and Ameera Patel, the play is a pop-up story that follows the friendship between a stressed-out city rat and an easy-going farm mouse!  When Miles the rat is ordered to go on holiday to the countryside and rest, he meets Melissa, a simple- living Earth mouse who loves the peace and tranquillity of her farm life.

Miles and Melissa get off to a bad start when they discover that they have very different daily routines. Miles thinks Melissa is too slow and Melissa thinks Miles is too loud! So, Melissa helps Miles learn how to control his temper and Miles teaches Melissa how to dance!

This comic play uses music, clowning, puppetry and physical theatre to tell a delightful tale.

Tickets for Rat Race are R60. Email to book.

For more information, visit or like the Facebook page: Hilton Arts Festival. Follow the festival on Twitter @HiltonFest or download the free APP Hilton Arts Festival for both Android and IOS.

Inquiries: 033 383 0126/7 or



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