JANICE HONEYMAN’S PANTOMIME
Once Upon A Time, a girl named Cinderella lived with her two stepsisters. Poor Cinderella had to work hard all day long so the others could rest. One day, big news came to town. The King and Queen were going to have a Ball!
It was time for Prince Charming to find a bride…..
Producers Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay bring The Fairy Godmother of All Pantomimes back to the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre from October 28th to December 20th 2020.
In writer / director Janice Honeyman’s story of Cinderella, you know that the show will be packed with an abundance of comedy, stunning sets, hundreds of beautiful costumes and, of course, the spectacular panto moment when Cinderella is transformed from rags to riches and whisked off to the Ball – with the help of a little dusting of Fairy Godmother magic.
2020’s pantomime will feature some of your favourite panto stars. Well known actor and comedian Desmond Dube (Hotel Rwanda, Mandela’s Gun, The Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, #karektas) returns for his seventh Janice Honeyman panto, with Ben Voss (Green Mamba, Black Mamba, Mamba Republic, Beauty Ramapelepele, Spud, Benny Bush-Whacker) starring opposite Desmond as the two Ugly Sisters. Triple-threat theatre performer Kiruna-Lind Devar also returns to pantoland to play the title role, after starring as Meg in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera internationally for the past year. Desmond, Ben and Kiruna were all nominated for Naledi Theatre Awards for their performances in Joburg Theatre’s 2018 pantomime Snow White.
Hugely popular South African actress Connie Chiume – best known for her starring role as Mamokete Khuse in the etv soapie Rhythm City from 2007 to 2016 – will make her pantomime debut in 2020, starring as the Fairy Godmother.
Additional casting for Cinderella will be announced shortly, but it’s best to secure your tickets now as several performances are already sold out!