Winner of the Standard Bank Ovation Award last year, Contagious Theatre’s production, Silkworm, is an evocative exploration of the ordinary things that make life extraordinary. This magical production hits the stage from May 6 to 18 at the Alexander Bar.

The story is told to us through the eyes of the at once gregarious and socially awkward Georgina. Georgina is about to have the single most important day of her life. On this day, she takes the audience on a journey that reveals how the small things are, ultimately, big things.

Silkworm makes extensive use of storytelling and clowning techniques borrowed from Italy’s Helikos School of Theatre Creation, adding humour and a touch of whimsy. The result is a theatrical experience that explores, pushes, and ultimately punctures the gossamer thin veil that divides the wistfully surreal from the frighteningly real.

Silkworm is conceived and directed by Jenine Collocott and stars Taryn Bennett, with additional dramaturgy by Nick Warren.

Venue: Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Dates and Times: Monday to Saturday from May 6 – 18, at 7pm. Additional shows will be presented on May 11 and 18 at 4pm.
Cost: R90 | R80 online

For more information, or to book tickets, call 021 300 1088, email [email protected] or visit


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Date: May 6
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: R80


Alexander Bar
76 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone: 021 300 1088
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