Lefra Productions to Bring LIEWE HEKSIE
Genre: Children’s Theatre
Venue: Limpopo Theatre Hall
Frans Swart, the director of LIEWE HEKSIE says he is very excited that Verna has written a new story especially for him and entrusted it to him. “LIEWE HEKSIE has had been such a big influence on my life over the years, because I was a cameraman on the LIEWE HEKSIE television series.
Although I had already grown up LIEWE HEKSIE, Heksie really crept into my heart with the television series. It is a great honour for me to produce LIEWE HEKSIE EN DIE TUINDWERGIE and it’s so special because it’s a fresh and brand-new story,” said Swart, who has also adapted Vels’s story for the stage. He says it has been an amazing journey: “It was so much fun to work with LIEWE HEKSIE. For an additional bonus at the Taste of Tzaneen the show will also include a second production, Liewe Heksie en die botterblom, which make it really value for money .
Verna ‘s characters are just so believable that it was easy for me to give them life on stage.” He continues: “It’s great that we can tour with the production and introduce the wonderful world of theatre to all children. It is so important for us to do this type of children’s theatre because it’s the only way we get children into the theatre and how we grow a new generation of theatregoers – especially with a festival, where parents are always looking for productions to which they can take their children.”