How to Hold the World Comes To Kalk Bay Theatre


When a young boy is tasked with holding up the world, he faces the scary (but rewarding) prospect of growing up.
He learns that being alone doesn’t mean being strong, being helped doesn’t mean being selfish, and bravery
is about being open to imagination and friendship.

This play is fun, imaginative, immersive, and thought-provoking. At the end of the show, kids (and their grown-
ups) can join us on stage to meet all of our animal friends, and play with the set!

Fresh from a successful run at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (previously Grahamstown), and a show the the District  Six Homecoming Centre (previously the Fugard Theatre), How to Hold the World has decided to come to the Kalk Bay Theatre!

16th – 23rd December, at 11:30 EVERY DAY

Kalk Bay Theatre (inside the Brass Bell)

R70 for kids (under 13 years), R50 with promo code

 R150 for grownups (over 13 years)

Starring James Stoffberg, a 23-year-old actor, who
has recently graduated from the acting programme at
UCT. Amongst other projects, he has just performed
in Baked Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night across Cape
Town, and in Not Falling at Theatre Arts. James has
also worked in various university performances,
advertisements, short films, and series. James’
career is on an upwards trajectory, and he is a young
performer to watch in the South African theatre

Written & Directed by Juliette Rose-Innes, fresh
from directing Baked Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night,
and writing and directing Not Falling at Theatre Arts
(her and James work together A LOT). She is a
recent graduate from the Performance Making
programme at UCT, and began work on How to Hold
the World in 2019, picking it up with its original
performer in late 2021, and continuing to work on it
ever since.

Set design by Nancy Rademeyer

Originally staged with Timothy Stadler

LENGTH a 40 minute show, with 20 minutes to play with the set,
and meet James and our puppets!

AGE GROUP best suited to ages +/- 2 – 9 (and grownups)

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