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SANTA'S STORY at Theatre on the Bay


10/10/2017 - 10/15/2017


Theatre on the Bay

Link Rd, Camps Bay
Cape Town, 8005
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Phone: 08619158000

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SANTA’S STORY is a moving, one-woman show depicting Santa Pelham’s journey of courage, hope and inspiration through discrimination to heartbreaking losses – a triumph of the human spirit. When 90-year-old Santa Pelham was persuaded to write her fascinating life story it was intended that her memoir would be there for future generations. SANTA’S STORY became something more: a cathartic experience, an inspiration for song and now, a one-woman show performed by her daughter, opera diva, Aviva Pelham. Pelham brings the moving text to life detailing her Mother’s journey from Germany, to Spain, to France and then to Africa - punctuated by wonderful live Klezmer music. Three superb Klezmer musicians play seven instruments with songs in Spanish, French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Although SANTA’S STORY is a personal one, it aims to honour the millions of people who were murdered mercilessly in the Holocaust. It is a meaningful and unforgettable story of courage, hope, survival, inspiration and one very special woman. Originally directed by multi-award winning Janice Honeyman with designs by the acclaimed Mannie Manim and the late Dicky Longhurst.

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