Fantastic Mr Fox in the forest at Hope @Paul Cluver Amphitheatre


Children’s Theatre Festival

Saturday 28 March

11h00 – 17h00

4 March 2015

The Hope @ Paul Cluver Amphitheatre’s last show of the season is set to take place on March 28th – and will be one for the kids with a Children’s Theatre Festival.

The Hope Festival is a series of live music, theatre and outdoor cinema events held on the Paul Cluver Estate in a dramatic Eucalyptus-canopied open air amphitheatre.

Falling on Saturday 28 March, the first weekend of the school holidays, ticket holders can expect a performance of Roald Dahl’s classic, Fantastic Mr Fox, adapted for the stage by David Ford; and two award-winning plays from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The hilarious underwater adventure Get Kraken, by Jon Keevy will bill alongside the enchanting play Memory, by Nicholas Ellenbogen, which uses traditional African storytelling, mime and dance to take the audience on a journey with an Elephant.

The daytime festival will also see fun and games on the ‘fringe’ of the theatre, with a balloon twister, face painting, jumping castles and colouring in activities on offer too.

As the weekend marks the start of the school holidays, Cape Town families can extend their stay and take a rural break at one of Elgin’s many accommodation venues. See for options.

Book your tickets for R150 per person, then pack a picnic lunch and make your way to the magical forest theatre for an afternoon of great entertainment.

It is advisable to bring blankets and cushions to sit on (folding chairs are not permitted). Seating is unreserved with every seat affording a golden circle view.

Ticket holders are welcome to bring their own food along although food and snacks will be for sale at the venue, as well as Paul Cluver wines, craft beers, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Own alcohol is not permitted into the venue.

Gates open at 11h00 and the show starts at 12h00.

Bookings can be made through Computicket.

All proceeds of the Hope Festival series go to the Thembalitsha Foundation; an organisation that supports and rehabilitates some of the most vulnerable and desperate people in our society. The event is supported by The Department of Arts of Culture, Business Arts South Africa and Appletiser.

Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Kids Theatre Festival at Hope @ Paul Cluver.  Image courtesy of David Morris
Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Kids Theatre Festival at Hope @ Paul Cluver. Image courtesy of David Morris

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TWITTER                                           @hopepaulcluver PAUL CLUVER: | 021 844 0605
ELGIN VALLEY | 021 848 9838 for local accommodation bookings
GAFFLEY’S:  021 859 2561 for group transport solutions



Last summer’s season (2013/2014)succeeded in generating a lot of publicity for Thembalitsha’s cause as well as over R300,000 in much needed funds. It attracted some interest from BUSINESS ARTS SOUTH AFRICA too, who short-listed the initiative as a FINALIST for a 2014 BASA award.


Thembalitsha is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide hope by developing disadvantaged people of the Western Cape to a point of self-reliance through the provision of healthcare, education and training.


The Paul Cluver Estate is an award-winning family-run wine estate based in the Elgin Valley. The family have owned the property since 1896 and are recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, focussing on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir.


This open-air amphitheatre is encircled by a forest of eucalyptus trees and is limited to just 600 seats, which makes for an exclusive, intimate event and enables every ticket to be a golden circle ticket.  Performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue.

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