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SLAPSTICK | Zip Zap Circus

21 May 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm SAST

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Back in the 1930s, the world descended into The Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship, doom, and gloom, and it was the ‘Big Top’ traveling circus that buoyed people’s spirits. Circus was a source of escapism, affordable family entertainment, and brought much-needed joy.


Fast forward to 2021 and history repeats, as the world recovers from another pandemic and subsequent global depression. Reflective of the 30’s, may the magic of circus yet again provide the antidote for gloomy times.


Enjoy some much-needed upliftment and exhilaration Zip Zap’s all-new show – Slapstick!


Slapstick is a traditional circus show with an invigorating 1930’s twist, peppered with side-splitting comedy. This fun-filled, family show will transport audiences back to the era of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin. A celebration of the origination of Slapstick comedy, when ‘a pie in the face’ was popularized and exuberant colours were high fashion.


Slapstick will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, leave you in awe with breath-taking aerial displays, roaring with laughter at the comedic acrobatics and allow you to pack up your troubles – even just for a while – performed by the super-talented youth from the Zapper’s and Dare2Dream Programmes, the same troupe who performed at the international tennis Match in Africa #6 in 2020.


The Dome will be transformed into a theatrical circus picnic site. Just bring your picnic blankets and cushions!


Picnic spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can buy your yummy savoury picnic feast from Dish Food & Social right now with your tickets too! Each picnic box caters for 1 person (adult or child). Picnic orders will close 48 hours prior to the show.


Zip Zap is fully Covid-compliant and 100% committed to your safety.


Please kindly note:

  • An automatic discount of 10% will be applied for bookings of 10 or more.
  • No tickets on sale at the door.
  • Current Covid-19 regulations as per the government gazette will be implemented.
  •  No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
  • Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase from the Zip Zap Deli.
  • Zip Zap merchandise will be on sale.
  • Please take a moment to read the FAQs
  • Doors open one hour before the show and picnic spaces are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
  • This is a cash-free event: Credit / Debit Card & SnapScan only.


Discount packages available for school / NGO fundraisers. Email events@zip-zap.co.za for more information.


21 May 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Zip Zap Circus
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Zip Zap Dome
10 Jan Smuts Avenue
Foreshore, Cape Town,
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