Brooker Productions presents the premiere of How to Hold the World, a new adventure for children and big kids. The production will be performed at The Drama Factory from 6 to 10 October, 2021, and is most suitable for children ages 4 – 9 years old.

Written and directed by Juliette Rose-Innes, the play is performed by Timothy Stadler.

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.

Timothy Stadler in How to Hold The World
Timothy Stadler in How to Hold The World

Embracing life

How to Hold the World is fun, imaginative, visually appealing and thought-provoking. Also… there’s a penguin.

Rose-Innes has also written a book, illustrated by Caitlin Goodwin, which follows a similar story of embracing life and accepting help. The book will be on sale in the foyer.

“Join us on an exciting adventure full of dancing with the moon, playing with the stars, and very big birds,” says founder of the Drama Factory Sue Diepeveen.

“Growing up is hard (and I should know, because I’m still doing it). How to Hold the World is meant to make it all a little easier. As someone who has never been very good at accepting help, I know how hard it can be to acknowledge that being alone doesn’t mean being brave, and being helped doesn’t mean being selfish. Imagine how cool it would be if kids with the same concerns could learn this lesson much earlier than I did!” says Rose-Innes.

Every Brilliant Thing

How To Hold The World is brought to us by award-winning producer Jeff Brooker, whose beautiful Every Brilliant Thing wowed audiences earlier this year. This stable can also boast an Ovation award for their version of The Syringa Tree which starred Nancy Rademeyer, who is the Artistic Director for the production.

Performances are at 10.30am and 12.30pm from 6 to 9 October, with a 3.30 performance on Sunday 10 October, 2021.

Tickets cost R60, or R50 each for groups of four or more. Buy a ticket and a book for R180.

Book with a credit card here.

There is also the opportunity of making a staycation of a trip to The Drama Factory – see the show, spend the night and enjoy the many activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Book with an accommodation partner with proof of your ticket reservation to receive a preferential rate on your stay – contact for information.

What: How to Hold the World
When: 6 – 10 October 2021
The Drama Factory, 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
Info: 073 215 2290