The most magical time of the year is upon us and this Festive Season, Sandton City is proud to present the return of a wonderfully whimsical theatrical adventure with The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus. Bigger, better and back for another spectacular season, this year’s adventure includes creative master puppetry, set to bring a host of fun and fantastical characters to life, with the Parade of the Animals, adding a captivating new dimension to the show.
Exclusive to Sandton City and enchanting children and adults alike, the mysterious and magical Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of The Animals is a fairy tale fit for the whole family, set in an extravagant circus tent in the Centre Court, from Wednesday, the 11th of December 2019 to Sunday, the 5th of January 2020.
Following the applauded success of the debut season in 2018, The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus, achieved a Naledi Theatre Award nomination, a formidable first for a shopping centre. It also won a Gold & Spectrum Award in the 2019 South African Council of Shopping Centres’ Marketing Footprint Awards. The unprecedented popularity of the show amongst local and international families led to the anticipated return season in 2019. With over 22 000 patrons enjoying the exclusive world-first last year, the introduction of the Parade of the Animals this year is set to raise the creative bar and capture the spirit of Christmas in the city, with a rich tapestry of magic, puppetry and interactive illusion. The Parade of the Animals will not feature any live animals, but rather showcase the wonderful world of animals through theatrical performances by the show’s acclaimed actors.
“The Festive Season is a special time of the year and we are delighted to share the magic of The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals with visitors to Sandton City,” says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.
Sandton City is co-owned by Liberty Group Limited, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) and Pareto Limited. “We want to create unique experiences for our customers and especially the children that visit our mall over the festive season. The award-winning Nutcracker Winter Circus brings such an experience to Sandton City. We look forward to seeing you enjoying the memorable experience!” Jonathan Sinden, Chief Operations Officer of L2D comments.
The Nutcracker’s Winter Circus Parade of the Animals combines the highly talented production team of Producer Lyall Ramsden, Director and Designer Andrew Botha as well as acclaimed Choreographer and Creative David Gouldie, who together have created this 30-minute immersive spectacular that will continue to engage, excite and entertain audiences in 2019.
There are four performances daily at 10h30, 12h30, 15h30 and 17h30, seven days a week, (excl. Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill and New Year’s Day). Tickets are available from www.ticketpros.co.za at a cost R20 online (with no charge for children under three years) or by visiting selected Edgars, CNA, Jet, POSTNET stores. Tickets are also available at the door for a R30 fee. Sandton City is passionate about Christmas with a cause, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Sandton SPCA.
“The City” is a flurry of festive cheer with all the trimmings, and with a host of magic and wonderment for the whole family. “You’ll want to come to the City” to get into the holiday spirit and make it a season to celebrate.
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