Sun May 8, 10:30 - Sun May 22, 11:30
National Children's Theatre



An Adventure of Zoë the secret helper

Presented by Louise Duhain

A fascinating story and show for the whole family!

Zoë and Emma love to go on adventures where they meet the most incredible characters! But first let’s introduce the lead character in this show.


Zoë is not your typical neighbourhood cat; she is a secret helper who gladly helps out all in need but more specifically, our beloved mystical characters who can’t get help from humans. Her adventures are always full of mystery, excitement and fun; and can be enjoyed by young and old.

Zoë could have been spotted in Zoë Saves Christmas which was staged at National Children’s Theatre in December 2020, where she ensured that we could all have a fantastic Christmas in the years to come. 

In this adventure, Zoë and her owner Emma find themselves going on an exciting adventure with Zoë’s friends the Gnomes! They agree to help them out in finding the best mushroom yet for their Winter Festival, but unexpected events causes chaos and could lead to a catastrophe! Luckily, Zoë and Emma are there to save the day and all should be well again in the world of the Gnomes… or will it? Come and find out!

Created and Directed by Louise Duhain, this show is the perfect outing for the whole family.


About Louise Duhain

Louise Duhain obtained her Musical Theatre B-Tech in 2015 at the Tshwane University of Technology and could since then be seen in the productions of The Man and the Mouse (2015, 2019), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat (2016.2017), Rock of Ages (2017), Simply Broadway (2021) and NCT’s productions such as The Tiger who came to tea (2017), Goggas (2018) and Pippie Langkous (2019). Louise has also starred in her own productions such as Piaf, Brel & Compagnie (2019) and Zoë saves Christmas: An adventure of Zoë the secret Helper (2019 and 2020), which she also wrote and composed. She forms part of the Gipsy Jazz brand The Runaway Train Cult and is also the musical director and singer for the PolkaDollz, a three-part harmony trio group.


Louise teaches piano, singing, and music theory for her very own teaching school called Music With Louise and is currently completing her Bachelors in Music through UNISA. She is currently also a workshop teacher at the National Children’s Theatre.

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Photography/Filming - Photographers or film crews occasionally operate within National Children's Outdoor Theatre. All photography and videography will be used for PR and social media purposes and for the promotion of National Children's Theatre.

Tickets are non-refundable - Should the performance be cancelled, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of their choice, subject to availability.

Cancellation - Should it rain (and one never knows in advance!), NCT will advise the audience 30 minutes before the performance. If the show is to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions and COVID, ticket holders can reschedule at a convenient date and time of their choice, subject to availability. Tickets have to be redeemed within a three months period.

"Tuck Shop Cart" - We have built a beautiful cart that sells a few "tuck shop items" to nibble on during the show as well as a refreshing juice/water.

Parking - Free and secure covered parking is available in our new parking area.

Arrival Time - Doors open 1 hour before the show.



Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


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