Back in the 1930s, the world descended into The Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship, doom, and gloom, and it was the ‘Big Top’ traveling circus that buoyed people’s spirits. Circus was a source of escapism, affordable family entertainment, and brought much-needed joy.

Fast forward to 2021 and history repeats, as the world recovers from another pandemic and subsequent global depression. Reflective of the 30’s, may the magic of circus yet again provide the antidote for gloomy times.

Slapstick is a traditional circus show with an invigorating 1930’s twist, peppered with side-splitting comedy. This fun-filled, family show will transport audiences back to the era of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin. A celebration of the origination of Slapstick comedy, when ‘a pie in the face’ was popularized and exuberant colours were high fashion.

Slapstick will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, leave you in awe with breath-taking aerial displays, roaring with laughter at the comedic acrobatics and allow you to pack up your troubles – even just for a while. Slapstick will be performed by the super-talented youth from the Zapper’s Programme, the same troupe who performed at the international tennis Match in Africa #6 in 2020.

“It is a nostalgic, light-hearted and invigorating show that showcases the origins of Slapstick comedy. Guaranteed to lift your spirits, enjoy a good belly laugh and is ideal for the whole family” comments Brent van Rensburg, Zip Zap’s show director and Co-founder.

Enjoy some much-needed upliftment and exhilaration Zip Zap’s all-new show – Slapstick!

The Dome will be transformed into a theatrical circus picnic site. Just bring your picnic blankets and cushions. Picnic spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis, you can buy your yummy savoury picnic feast from Dish Food & Social right now.
Each picnic box caters for 1 person (adult or child), picnic orders close 48 hours prior to the show.

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Ticket prices to include R5 processing fee:
Adults R155 | Children R125 | Picnic Boxes R105

Please kindly note:
– No tickets on sale at the door.
– Covid-19 screening to be completed upon arrival at the venue.
– No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
– Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase from the Zip Zap Deli.
– Cool Zip Zap merchandise will be on sale.
– This is a cash-free event: Credit / Debit Card & SnapScan only.

Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.

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