Peoples Theatre

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(Note the spelling of the company name is written without an apostrophe.)

Peoples Theatre is a theatre company founded by Jill Girard in 1991, after the demise of the Children's Theatre Organization. The company was initially based at the Intimate Theatre where they presented Winnie the Pooh and The Wizard of Oz in 1991, Peter Pan in 1992 and with the backing of Nedbank and Penguin Publishers, she took a tour of Peter Rabbit and Other Tales to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in 1993. Cinderella, The Magic of Walt Disney, Gingerbread Man, Babe .

With Keith Smith as partner, the company later made the Johannesburg Civic Theatre (today known as the Joburg Theatre Complex, Corner Loveday and Hoofd Streets, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein) its home, where it would do 8 productions a year. These include Aladdin (2015), The Little Mermaid JR (2015).


Tucker, 1997.


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