Fantastical Flea Circus at #NAF2016

9 Jun 2016


Copy Dog presents Fantastical Flea Circus by Clinton Marius! 


Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes, come enjoy some jolly surprises; for a merry hour of magic & mirth, with the Teeniest Tiniest Circus on Earth!


Roll up, roll up! The colourful children’s show, The Fantastical Flea Circus, heads for the National Arts Festival Fringe for the first time, for a short season at Memory Hall in Grahamstown. A jolly mix of song, dance, rhyming verse and clever tricks, The Fantastical Flea Circus is written and directed by Clinton Marius, creator of the much-loved radio soapie, Lollipop Lane, as well as the Standard Bank Ovation Award-winning comedy, B!*ch Stole My Doek, for which Marius recently won the Mercury Durban Theatre Award for Best New South African Script.


The production stars the award-winning Shona Johnson as world renowned opera singer, Duchess De Nunu*, and talented Durban actor, Verne Rowin Munsamy as her travelling companion and professor of Fleaology. Together, the duo present a merry band of fleas in an exciting line-up of circus acts, including a high-wire routine, a car race, a cannonball and bull’s-eye stunt, a high-dive act, a strong-o-mometer, and a disappearing hand trick.


“When writing this play, I wanted to create a piece for youngsters that would also entertain and amuse their parents and older siblings, so that the whole family could enjoy a theatre-outing together,” says Marius.


“Wonder-flea entertaining,” enthused The Daily News reviewer, Latoya Newman, while The Mercury’s Arts Editor, Billy Suter, found the show “BIG fun from tiny stars… flecked with fun rhyming verse and featuring some short songs … a charming way to fill an hour”. 


Daily performances of THE FANTASTICAL FLEA CIRCUS at MEMORY HALL are as follows:


Thu, 30 Jun @ 14:00*

Fri, 1 Jul @ 12:00

Fri, 1 Jul @ 19:00**

Sat, 2 Jul @ 14:00**

Sun, 3 Jul @ 16:00

Mon, 4 Jul @ 16:00

Tue, 5 July @ 16:00**

Thu, 7 Jul @ 12:00

Fri, 8 Jul @ 16:00

* Part of 50% Fringe

** Durban Theatre Award winning Sivani Chinappan appears as the Duchess de Nunu

Tickets at R 60 are available at:




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