Mr hare meets Mr Mandela

Best-selling South African Children’s Literature comes to life on stage in the Page To Stage Series!

Ticket to the Moon Youth Theatre Company is  proud to be staging the crowd pleaser Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela, for a limited season at The Homecoming Centre, Cape Town, from Saturday 15th – Sunday 30th April, 2023.

Warm your hearts with the tale of how Mr Hare takes on the biggest lost-and-found adventure. An original production of one of Chris van Wyk’s last stories, Mr. Hare Meets Mr. Mandela is ideal for the whole family, and is being staged in celebration of 105 years of Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

The show is a stage adaptation of the iconic book by Chris Van Wyk with illustrations by Paddy Bouma.

Directed by Daniel Geddes, the cast of four dynamic, charismatic professional actors engage the audience with active participation, fun, comedy and adventures!|

 Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela is a tale about bravery, honesty and persistence, as well as the significance of being literate and the importance of reading, something dear to the late Madiba’s heart.

Mr Hare finds an R200 note and, of course, it belongs to Mr Mandela because it has his face on it…or so the illiterate Mr Hare thinks. Mr Hare sets off to return the note to its rightful owner.

With a brand-new script, joyful music and characters aplenty, the show promises to be fun for the whole family, as well as teaching children the many wonders of stories and being able to read them. The moral of the story is that if we do not learn from our experiences, we are bound to repeat them, and poor Mr Hare believes it is fine to be illiterate.


Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela is ideal for children aged 5 – 13 years old, but can be enjoyed by the whole family from 5 – 105.
Performances run from Saturday 15th – Sunday 30th April.
Saturday 15th April
Sunday 16th April
Saturday 22nd April
Sunday 23rd April
Thursday 27th April – Freedom Day Public Holiday
Friday 28th April
Saturday 29th April
Sunday 30th April
Show times:
Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela: 11h00 & 14h30
Shows run for one hour with no interval.
Tickets are just R150 and bookings are via Quicket at
Groups of 20 or more qualify for a group discount and can be booked by calling 071 345 7276.

The Ticket to The Moon Youth Theatre Company is a Gauteng based touring outfit of six actors visiting the four corners of Southern Africa on a full time basis .

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