Director: Thembela Madliki
Company: Well Worn Theatre Company
Company Manager: Tiffani Kayler-Cornwall
Design: Geoffrey Diver
Costumes: Stephnie van Niekerk
Poster Design: Ellen Heydenrych
Cast: Lerato Sefoloshe, Mlindeli Zondi, Tebogo Machaba
Splash! Splutter! Then shhhhhhh… Would you dive in next?
Galela is the thirst-quenching story of a small community deeply affected by South Africa’s water issues.
Three best friends bravely embark on a project to make their town’s drinking water safe again. They soon discover that they have waded into hot water and that the problems affecting the town dam are deeper and murkier than at first glance. But Thabang, Zalo and Biggie are a trio not easily scared-off by the corrupt mayor and they dive in to fix the mess, proving in spectacular fashion that children with the biggest imaginations will save the world.
Directed by multi-award winning Thembela Madliki (Nyanga NAF 2016 and Bayephi NAF 2017), Galela features the energetic physical theatre talents of Lerato Sefoloshe, Mlindeli Emmanuel and Tebogo Machaba.
The performance is geared for children aged 8 to 12 years, but parents, teachers and older siblings will also enjoy this epic adventure play.
Well Worn Theatre Company’s three-year touring play programme is generously funded by the National Lotteries Commission.