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Meeting with the Beautiful Creatures stage show team

Tomorrow we have a meeting scheduled re our upcoming show at the Teatro Montecasino with Hazel Feldman and her team, as well as by London-based director, Paul Warwick Griffin (He has also directed Jesus Christ Superstar, High School Musical in SA and China, Chess, Cats World Tour,and Evita) We’ll keep you posted on developments.
It’s been a long rainy easter week-end in Joburg, and the countdown to the FIFA world cup continues. This means that the countdown to our stage show ticks by as rapidly. I think we are down to about 60 something days!
Meanwhile Ed has been been tasked with organising the musical score for the Spud Movie hanging so he’s been hanging out with the legendary John Cleese.

By |April 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meeting with the Beautiful Creatures stage show team

New Beautiful Creatures facebook fan page

We have finally launched our new facebook fan page for Beautiful Creatures. Its a work in progress… and  we promise to post all sorts of interesting things about the inner workings of Beautiful Creatures.
Please join us at the following link

By |March 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Beautiful Creatures facebook fan page

Great Expectations on ETV

I spent the morning as a guest on the parenting program Great Expectations at ETV with my daughter Sophie. The program was about creativity in children and it will air on the 26th of April @ 11:30. Sophie showed off her art, and I was the proud parent. We discussed a couple of issues relating to nurturing creativity in early childhood. One of the other guests Nicky Bush, co-author of ‘Future proof your children’ made some really interesting observations about how when our children grow up, up to 60% of the jobs that they may do have yet to be ‘invented’ She added that the best way to prepare your children for the future is to nurture their creatvie ability to that they will be able to adapt to our rapidly world. The conclusion of all this was that we should of course encourage our children and give them all the the support that they need to enhance their natural talent. This might not be art, music or dance, but by allowing them to be creative and explore both left and right brain activity, they will be better equipped as adults to solve problems in a creative way. So you will see that I have made todays entry a little more creative than usual with a couple of splashes of colour, just to prove that I was listening!


By |March 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Great Expectations on ETV

TV series and progress on our new book

We’ve been keeping busy at Beautiful Creatures working on our TV series bible and preparation for the stage show. We are getting to know all our characters a bit better and have discovered that Lorenzo the Luckies Lizard is actually a bit of a gossip and that Lucas loves to do vocal warm-ups and has aspirations of singing grandeur. Harry the Hadeda fancies himself as a bit of an ornithologist and loves to compare himself the the great Ibis’s of ancient Egypt.

Meanwhile our illustrator Sandy Lightly has done some fantastic layouts for our next book. ‘Imvubu the Hippo’ due out in June to co-incide with the stage show at Montecasino. We are looking forward to seeing the colour version once she has applied her magic paint brush. So there is lots to keep us busy.

By |March 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TV series and progress on our new book

Costumes, set, script

Met today with Hazel and the crew to chat about costumes, and the logistics of carrying around a tall giraffe head on top of ones own. So we may have to go a slightly different route.

Will soon be casting the show and are aiming for about 14 characters. including Imvubu the happiest Hippo (of course) Mafutha the Elephant, Morris the Monkey, Roddy the Rhino, not to mention Harry the hungry Hadeda, Talullah the tortoise and a couple of Zebra. Follow the process on these links:


By |March 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Costumes, set, script