Limited season of Santa’s Story at Theatre on the Bay

By MapMyWay
29 September 2017

In November Santa's Story will be playing in Melbourne and Sydney

Aviva Pelham, returns with the highly acclaimed biographical story of her mother, Santa Pelham, poignantly and evocatively related in songs and word.

“Compelling … a captivating and often humorous tale of an ordinary woman
who lived an extraordinary life.” Daily Maverick

“We’ve been so blessed to have traveled with SANTA’S STORY to Johannesburg, Durban, London, Helskini, Hürth, Cologne and New York, and will be taking the show on the road – or to the air – in November, playing in Melbourne and Sydney, ” says diva, Aviva Pelham.

But first, SANTA’S STORY will be playing at Theatre on the Bay for a (very) short season!

Santa Erder Pelham was just 17 years old when she, her father, mother and two brothers fled their home town of Hürth in Germany. After a harrowing journey and tragic loss, Santa finally found her way to a new life on an unknown continent -Africa. This is her story, as relevant today as it has always been.

Interspersed with music and songs in Yiddish, French, Spanish, English and Hebrew, AVIVA delivers a compelling and captivating narrative. She is accompanied by MATTHEW REID on clarinet, saxophone and keyboard; PETRI SALONEN on violin and NICKY JANSEN on keyboard, guitar, accordion and flute.

WHEN & WHERE: TUESDAY 10 – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER   Theatre on the Bay, Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town 8005
Tues – Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 5pm & 8pm | Sun @ 3pm (sold out)
TICKETS: Prices are R120, R160 and R180
Bookings: Theatre Box Office on 021 438 3300  Computicket: all outlets, their Call Centre 0861 915 8000
or BOOK ON-LINE. Tickets are limited so book now!

“A heart-warming story of life and love.” The Citizen

“Evocative … a celebration.” Cape Town Magazine

“Aviva Pelham’s performance is mesmerizing.”

“This passionate story of survival against the odds, soars.” 48 Hours

All performances, subject to availability. For just ten or more people. SAVE R50 on all R180 seats! Pay just R130pp! MAKE A NIGHT OF IT with dinner in the Sidedish Theatre Bistro before the performance and coffee at interval. Join the cast after the show in the foyer for pics and a chat.

Tues 10, Wed 11 and Thu 12 @ 8pm and Sat 14 @ 5pm – HALF PRICE on all seats. One teacher/10 scholars pays half price; additional teachers or teacher-only groups of 10+ pay R120pp. If requested beforehand, Aviva and the musicians can meet with scholars after the performance for a discussion about her mother’s experiences; how the production came into being and the music.

Wed 11 and Thu 12 @ 8pm and Sat 15 @ 5pm – HALF PRICE on all seats. 60+ years, on presentation of ID at Computicket outlets

Mike de Beer: 021 438 3301 |
Tracy Cahill: 021 448 9081 |