Oh my gosh – can you believe that it’s almost that time of year again? In one month’s time rehearsals will start for the cast of Snow White and the excitement is already mounting in Jozi for the annual panto.
Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay will be presenting Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, The Fairest Panto in All The Land, on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre on November 3rd and running until December 23rd!
“It’s panto-time again! Music, dancing, sensational sparkly sets and a super story, jokes, laughter and ‘happy-ever-after'”, declares Janice Honeyman. “And this year it’s back to my very first panto ever, Snow White. It has always been a great favourite of mine! Why? Because it’s sweet and sad, romantic, rollicking, funny, and full of fantasy.
We have a kind, loveable heroine, a handsome, hunky prince, seven cute dwarfs, a magic mirror and of course the ultimate example of Evil – the wicked Queen Hildegonda. And then, as always, there are all sorts of sensational surprises – I’m not saying what they are – you must come and discover them for yourselves!”
South African movie, television, stage and comedy star Desmond Dube returns to his sixth Joburg Theatre pantomime, playing the comic role of Dame Dolla Diddledaddledoodledragon, having become one of Joburg audiences’ most loved panto stars. Desmond is best known for his movies Hotel Rwanda and Hopeville, the TV series No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Friends Indeed and Suburban Bliss and, of course, his roles in the Amaglugglug and Clientele Life commercials.
Legendary 702 talk radio show host and international champion rugby player John Robbie makes his pantomime debut in Snow White as The Major-Dumb-Ou of the Royal Palace of Cool Cornucopia. John recently retired after thirty years on 702, having built an unrivalled reputation on air for professionalism, integrity and fairness.
Ben Voss will play the role of the Wicked Queen Hildegonda Hoggenham. Ben set up the production company Mamba Productions together with John van de Ruit and they have produced and performed the comedy skit shows Green Mamba and Black Mamba across the country and in London.
Snow White also features two of South Africa’s most highly acclaimed rising theatre stars, Kiruna-Lind Devar (Sweet Charity, Saturday Night Fever, Evita) as the Princess and Tshepo Ncokoane (Janice Honeyman’s Sleeping Beauty, Priscilla, The Color Purple) as Prince Chuck B Charming.
Janice Honeyman’s Snow White will be on the stage of The Nelson Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre from November 3rd to December 23rd, 2018. Performance times vary according to the Festive Season schedule – consult www.joburgtheatre.com to get exact dates and times.
Tickets range from R245 – R375 and can be booked at www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670. A wide range of discounted rates for groups is available by calling the theatre’s VIP Ticketing office on (011) 877 6853.