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South Africa’s favourite little witch, Liewe Heksie is coming to Emperors Palace

08 July 2010

Emperors Palace in association with Lefra Productions brings a children’s classic, Liewe Heksie to life from 23 September to 3 October at 64 @ The Palace.

Liewe Heksie, the brainchild of Verna Vels, became a household name in 1963, with Vels reading the stories on the then Afrikaans radio service of the SABC. Today Liewe Heksie has become part of South Africa's national heritage with thousands of South Africans sharing in the memories of the country's favourite witch!  Besides the radio broadcasts and books, the Liewe Heksie stories were published in various other forms including records, CDs, puppets and two television series.

Frans Swart of Lefra Productions directed the Liewe Heksie stage production and says; "To me, this is a wonderful honour.  I was a camera man on the Liewe Heksie show years ago, and that is why it is such a challenge for me to direct Heksie.  I was privileged to work with Verna Vels and Louise Smit in those days, to produce Liewe Heksie for TV.  Verna gave us wonderful characters, stories and dialogue to work with ... I am really looking forward to directing the stage version!"

Ticket prices start from R60 per person and can be booked through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297 or Computicket on 083 915 8000 or For group bookings please contact  011 815 3000 or  Special rates for nursery and primary schools.

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