The Jungle Theatre Company presents a new puppet show, Thandi Finds a Fossil, on local television broadcaster Cape Town TV, after the show’s launch at Iziko Museum’s in_herit Festival on Heritage Day.
The show is part of the children’s theatre’s Puppet Planet programme, which was established in 2020, and focuses on South Africa’s natural and cultural history.
Thandi Finds a Fossil is an educational adventure for children between six and ten years old. The story is about a 9-year-old girl named Thandi and her magical dog, Oogies, who can travel back in time.
On their adventures, they meet animals from the past and learn how South Africa has changed through time. The production explores South African paleontology and archaeology, as well as other natural and social science topics, incorporating issues such as climate change, sustainability, and conservation.
Children and their families have an opportunity to the puppets, Thandi and Oogies for live interactions at the show’s launch on Heritage Day.
The launch takes place at the Iziko Museum in Gardens. Guests are invited to take part in a hide and seek game searching for their puppet friends, Lystrosaurus and Ms. Big frog inside the Museum and earn an activity booklet and prizes based on the puppet show.
The full show is broadcasted on Cape Town TV on Friday, October 1 at 3pm, Saturday, October 16 at 3pm and Wednesday October 27 at 3.30pm.