Rat Race

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Family Theatre
All ages

Language: English
Director: Kyla Davis
Company: Well Worn Theatre Company

Design: Christelle van Graan
Cast: Ameera Patel & Roberto Pombo

A colourful ‘tail’ about Big Changes in Little Lives

A pop-up storybook play for the very young about an unlikely friendship between stressed-out city rat Miles and kind, easygoing farm mouse Melissa. It’s a comic play with a gentle eco-theme that includes clowning, puppetry, illustrations, live music and physical theatre.

The story follows Miles the rat, a Big Cheese in the Big City, whose hectic lifestyle starts to make him feel ill. He is ordered to go on holiday to the countryside to try and relax. There he meets Melissa, a strong and capable field mouse who loves the tranquility of her earthy farm life. Miles and Melissa get off to a bad start when their worlds collide – Miles thinks Melissa is bossy and Melissa thinks Miles is loud. Things can change, however – and so can rodents.

Rat Race was created by Well Worn Theatre Company in partnership with ASSITEJ South Africa specifically for ages 4-6 and their grown-ups.

Well Worn Theatre Company’s three-year touring play programme is generously funded by the National Lotteries Commission.


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