Kidcasino! returns to POPArt and National Arts Festival


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Kid CasinoKidcasino! follows two kids as they run free in Sun Star Casino’s Arcade. Left to their own devices while their mother risks it all at the slot machines, these siblings indulge in tokens, tickets, chewing gum, soda, fast food, flashing lights and endless promises of prizes. Welcome to Sun Star Casino, where you play big to win big!

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Brought to you by the creators of the cult hit ‘Father, Father. Father!’, Kidcasino! is directed by theatre veteran Toni Morkel and stars Roberto Pombo and Joni Barnard, with lighting design and dramaturgy by Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner Jemma Kahn.

…superb performances by the cast of two, Roberto Pombo and Joni Barnard. They expend enough energy to light up a small Eastern Cape Dorp” – Artsmart

Dark and Hysterical – Satire at its best” – Audience Feedback.

Barnard and Pombo are simply marvellous…” – David Fick, Broadway World

This high-octane piece exposes our obsession with modern capitalism…It’s great.” – Steve Kretzman, The Critter.

Kid Casino (Photo: Kyle Prinsloo - Cue)
Kidcasino (Photo: Kyle Prinsloo – Cue)

This award-winning team take you on a surreal and satirical exploration of the underbelly of Casino Culture, the obsession with winning and the endless indulgence of compulsive gambling. Described by The Critter as a ‘glitter horror show’, this dark comedy promises to entertain, entice and unnerve.

Kidcasino! first premiered on the Arena Platform at The National Arts Festival 2017 and continued to play to full houses at POPArt, Johannesburg, and the Alexander Theatre Bar, Cape Town.

After rip-roaring reviews and much critical acclaim, Kidcasino! is back at the POPArt Theatre in Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, from 21 to 24 June before it heads off to the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown from 28 June until 6 July.

Book Tickets for POPArt at: or can be purchased at the door.

Bookings for The National Arts Festival can be made at: or can be purchased at the door.

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