Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck brings ‘Liewe Heksie’ again to life

Renate Engelbrecht

The well-known ‘Dowwe Dolla’ has now been changed with an old-time favorite, luring nostalgic mother and father and curious toddlers to theatres nationwide.

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck as ‘Liewe Heksie’. Picture: Instagram

Entertainer, Margit Mayer-Rödenbeck is actually not one to sit down on her laurels. It was through the Covid-19 lockdown that The Citizen

“Dolla was a big a part of my life for a really very long time. She was good for me in some ways. I acquired a platform from which I might do satire, to suppose critically and she or he gave me a protracted profession. Nonetheless, there’s a time for come and go,” Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck says.

Margit informed Maroela Media that it’s enjoyable to tour once more, particularly with a youngsters’s manufacturing, which is creating a number of dialogue nationwide.

They did the identical manufacturing ten years in the past and Liewe Heksie had initially been a part of Margit’s life virtually simply so long as Dowwe Dolla was.

Years later, Liewe Heksie is simply as related on tv, on stage and in books and the manufacturing, Liewe Heksie en die Rolskaatse has just lately even gained a KANNA Award for Finest Youngsters’s Manufacturing.

Margit has a particular place in her coronary heart for the character of Liewe Heksie. “Verna Vels created a jewel of a personality,” she says.

“Not simply Heksie, different characters too.” Margit says Vels was forward of her time and completely hit the nail on the top with the story of Liewe Heksie. “Heksie is humoristic. Her forgetfulness makes others love her and makes her human. Youngsters can establish with that.”

In truth, Margit says adults typically participate within the interactive elements of the manufacturing with as a lot enthusiasm as the kids.  

In keeping with Margit, the kids watching the manufacturing typically information the movement and route of the story.

She informed Maroela Media that whenever you do youngsters’s theatre, you shouldn’t underestimate the kids within the viewers.

“The kid should really feel as if he’s a part of the efficiency. Then, after all, the nice should all the time overcome the unhealthy, as a result of that’s the lesson we’re educating them.”

Should you grew up with Liewe Heksie in your tellie and need to share the recollections and classes along with your children, you may stumble upon the pleasant witch from Blommeland on roller-skates at varied theatres throughout the nation over the subsequent couple of months, together with:

28 Might: Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria

29 Might: Ettienne Rousseau Theatre, Sasolburg

11, 16 and 18 June: Die Boer Restaurant-Theatre, Durbanville

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