Theatre and Culture for Early Years       May 11 – 21, 2018        Donate Now Through!


A still from Knock, by Magnet Theatre, featured in the 2018 WeeFestival

Magnet Theatre, South Africa

May 19th – May 20th, 2018 at The Theatre Centre Mainstage

May 19 at 11h00
May 19 at 14h00
May 19 at 16h00
May 20 at 11h00
May 20 at 14h00
May 20 at 16h00

FREE WORKSHOP: Sunday, May 20 |​1​2h15  -13h30 |Crafting Magical Creature Self Portraits|
Location: The Theatre Centre Upper Gallery

Inspired by Magnet Theatre’s performance called Knock!, Fidoodle’s Jen Bulthuis and photographer, Melanie Gordon help kids explore mask and creature costume making from natural materials like wood, feather, and shells.  Each child then chooses one of many backgrounds for a special portrait of themselves as the creature that they have built. Registration required. First come, first serve basis. Email to register.

Jen Bulthuis-
Melanie Gordon-


KNOCK! is a South African theatre performance especially created for little ones. 4 performers enter the space and explore the natural material of wood, its sounds, what it can do and what it can make. Stimulating for the imagination, the cast create strange and magical animals and images with wonderfully shaped pieces of forest wood. With songs, especially created for the production, they include the children in singing and creating sounds with their own bodies.


Produced by Magnet Theatre

Director Jennie Reznek
Cast  Nolufefe Ntshuntshe, Athenkosi Mfamela, Sivuyile Dunjwa, Babalwa Makwetu
Production Manager Themba Stewart
Lighting Design Themba Stewart
Created by The Company
All music Workshopped by director & cast
Design Asiphe Lili
Photography Mark Wessells

Venue Partner



Artistic Director says: Knock! promises to be a music and rhythm-filled experience for young children and their families!

Artistic Director says: Scoop is a gorgeous experience for babies and parents that is sure to forge lasting memories while inspiring continued play at home.

About Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre is a high profile physical theatre company that has been operating in and out of South Africa for the past 30 years. Foregrounding the language of the body, they create exciting, innovative and sophisticated African theatre which engages with the present condition in South Africa.


Visit the Magnet Theatre website