Jungle Theatre Company

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Jungle Theatre Company is a Cape Town based theatre company. (It is also referred to simply as Jungle Theatre by some writers. Not to be confused with The Jungle Theater[1], an American company based in Minneapolis.)


In 1995 Vincent Meyburgh co-founded the street theatre group Jungle Performance in Cape Town. In 2001 they were renamed Jungle Theatre Company and in 2004 they registered as a Non Profit Organization and a Public Benefit Organization and developed a drama skills workshop programme to help children and young people broach personal social and environmental issues.

The aims

Objectives of the company are to empower children, youth and families by giving them a combination of Inspiration and motivation; theatre skills and project specific (environmental, social, cultural) skills and knowledge.

The activities they undertake include Theatre shows for children, youth and families; Theatre workshops for children, youth and families and Theatre workshops for organisations and/or people who work with children, youth and families.

They have performed at many festivals, including the National Arts Festival, Out The Box Festival, Voorkamerfest and Cape Town Festival, Muizenberg Festival, but their speciality is schools outreach, educational productions and professional tours.

The performances

In 1996 they created One Country, One Picnic, a street theatre piece about elements, which toured Johannesburg, Mpumalanga, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. Other productions over the years, all troured widely. These include include Gum Dance Boots (1998) , Your Story (1999), Vinnie from Zok (2000), The Whale Show (2001, Jungle Jive (2002 & 2003 ) , Hoerikwaggo (2005), A Dog’s Life (2006), Scazi Love (2006), Moon In The Sky (2007), Moya The Air We Breathe (2008), Indlovu People (2009), Shark Dreams (2009) and Laduma Jungle Training (2010)

Artists who have worked with them include Francois Venter, Brent Palmer,




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