A Froggie Fairytale
Theatre for Children & Young People / Victoria Theatre

Two bumbling fools, the pompous Bryan Hiles and the pompouser Kaylee Mcilroy, stumble and fumble through a Royal Palace and it’s gardens, bumping into foppish Princes and floundering frogs; tripping over wily Witches and bibulous Fairies; and face planting into a petulant Princess and her absentminded father, the Speechifying Sprinkler (that’s the King to you!).

Using masks, abusing puppets and stretching the imagination, the true story of the Frog Prince is laid bare.

In the words of William Shakespeare: “It is a tale. Told by an idiot.”

Production Credits

Performed by: Bryan Hiles & Kaylee Mcilroy

Directed by: Bryan Hiles and Peter Court

Written by: Peter Court

Designed by: Bryan Hiles and Peter Court

About the Artists

Kaylee Mcilroy graduated with a BA(Hons) in Theatre and Performance from UCT in 2020 and has been performing professionally since. In 2024, Kaylee joined as Ophelia and Desdemona in ThinkTheatre's productions of Hamlet and Othello, directed by Clare Mortimer, for their schools tour in KZN and Gauteng. In 2023, Kaylee performed and wrote Adventure of Who, directed by Aaron Mcilroy, which debuted at the National Arts Festival and went on to win a Standard Bank Ovation Award. Since 2021, Kaylee has been performing in Horn of Sorrow by Nicholas Ellenbogen, directed by Brendan Grealy, at the Hilton Arts Festival and in schools across KZN. In 2023, Kaylee performed in Family Business and Classical Comedy, directed by Darren King at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, accompanied by the Durban City Orchestra. Kaylee also filmed for the role of Jo in the feature film Greytown Girl, directed by Darrel Roodt, written by Rani Sitaram. In 2022, Kaylee performed as Frida from the pop grpou ABBA in the sold-out show Thank You for the Music at the Barnyard Suncoast. Kaylee also performed in two original South African musicals - Call Me A Fool, by Leah Mari, directed by Steven Stead; and La Familia, by Ntlantla Swana and Khanyisa Sigwanda, directed by Philisiwe Twijnstra.

Bryan Hiles is one of Durban's most versatile actors, stretching his skills in pantomime, musical, drama, comedy, Shakespeare, solo shows, cabaret, children's theatre, puppetry. He is also a voice-over artist and has won numerous awards for his work on and off the stage.


  • Venue: Victoria Theatre
  • Location: Victoria Girls' High School
  • Ticket price: R140.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre for Children & Young People
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
Victoria Theatre
June 21, 2024 12:00 - 12:50
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June 24, 2024 10:00 - 10:50
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June 25, 2024 10:00 - 10:50
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June 28, 2024 12:00 - 12:50
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June 30, 2024 10:00 - 10:50