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Welcome to the magical world of reading with
Hooked on Books

Educational Theatre Company for Pre-Primary & Primary schools

Hooked on Books is a touring Educational Theatre Company that has been igniting a love of reading in children across our country for the past 25 years. Touring Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the Western Cape. We get kids Hooked on Books!

The Hooked on Books team dramatise book-trailers from contemporary children’s books, which change on an annual basis. The book-trailers provide a visual, dramatic preview of the book similar to that of a movie trailer. By leaving the story at a nail-biting cliff-hanger we entice the learners to make a beeline for the library to find out how the story ends. Our secret is keeping the show simple and fun, encouraging the learners to use their imaginations to create make-believe worlds with colourful characters. With our strong emphasis on audience participation, we succeed in drawing the ever-so-eager audience into the pages of a good book. The shows are hilarious, dramatic, thrilling and educational. Don’t miss out!

Show Categories

Gauteng 2019:
11 Feb - 21 June
BREAK
15 July - 6 Dec

Durban 2019:
12 Aug - 20 Sept
BREAK
2 Oct - 25 Oct

Cape Town 2019:
12 Aug - 23 Aug

Our two irresistible bookworms - Wiggle and Woggly – travel all the way from Story Galory Town to take young audiences on a magical journey through various picture books. They encourage a love of reading and use of imagination...

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Gauteng 2019:
4 Feb - 21 June
BREAK
15 July - 25 Oct

Durban 2019:
2 Apr - 21 Jun

Cape Town 2019:
15 Jul - 20 Sept

This show has maintained its effectiveness and popularity over the past 25 years. With technology increasing and children reading less, we hope that sharing our passion for books in an exciting theatrical manner gets more noses...

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Gauteng 2019:
29 Jul- 25 Oct

After numerous requests we are proud to present our second Language Afrikaans production for English schools.There is a strong need for English speaking learners to become competent in Afrikaans from an early age.



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Gauteng 2019:
13 May- 21 Jun

For the first time ever Wiggle and Woggly will be visiting Afrikaans Pre-Primary schools in and around Gauteng from 2019. Wonderful local Afrikaans books and translations of some classics will be dramatised. They encourage a love of reading.


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Booklist 2018