STORY TRAIN 2021: T-Bone

iStimela Sendaba welcomes T-Bone to tell the story of The Magic Pot.

An old lady makes magic soup for the village, which nourishes and heals them. A boy, a rabbit and a fox follow the old lady to learn her secrets, despite being told not to do so.

The story train is all about passing on the wonderful African tradition of storytelling and bringing it into the modern day – stories feed our curiosity and imaginations, develop a love of learning, and connect us to others. Aimed at children aged 4-10, each session explores a new story told by a vibrant and energetic storyteller. Being in the zoom room will give you the opportunity to enjoy the story with others, and have some creative fun together. Get on the train daily with Tsholofelo Shounyane, our resident train conductor, and her friend, Nonki.

  • Ticket Price: R0.00
  • Genre: Family
  • Duration (minutes): 30mins
  • Ages: Ages 3 - 10
  • Release Date: July 23, 2021 00:01 - July 23, 2021 23:59
  • Language: All 11 official languages - see detailed programme for information.



This project is brought to you by ASSITEJ SA and Play Africa. The funding for this collaboration is made possible through the National Arts Council (NAC) PESP fund, the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Rand Merchant Bank.

Storyteller: T-Bone

Project Managers: Yusrah Bardien, Pauline Hansen

Iekraam Adams, Siphumeze Khundayi, Sanele Moya, Jessica Denyschen, Matthew Griffiths, Renaldo Kell.
Tshireletso Media: Tshepiso Motlhagodi and Tumisang Kokonyane

Educational Materials: Yvette Hardie, Alison Green, Ann Simmonds


T-Bone Hlahane is a veteran of Theatre having done many children’s shows and educational theatre pieces over the past 20 years. After a long absence from theatre, he returned as Farmer Zuckerman in the famous “Charlotte’s Web” production at the Sneddon theatre two years ago. He mostly does MC and corporate work as well as being a drama coach. As a voice artist, T-Bone was the voice of Toti the mouse in SABC’s “Adventures At The Waterhole” as well as many radio adverts. Since completing his BA Degree in Pietermaritzburg, T-Bone has worked all over SA as actor, singer, dancer, puppeteer, director, choreographer and more.