Aesop's fables - South African style

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Aesop's fables have delighted and educated children and adults for more than 2,500 years.

Now the ancient Greek moral tales told through animal characters have taken a new life at the Hackney Empire stage in London thanks to a series of performances by South Africa's multi-award winning theatre company Isango Ensemble.

The Cape Town-based company also presented two other European premieres: La Boheme and The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

Journalist Anna Borzello went along to see Aesop's Fables and sent this report to the BBC Network Africa programme.

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