Happy days are here again!! It’s panto season again!!
Oh no it isn’t!!
Oh yes it is!!!
Oh no it isn’t!!!
Oh YES IT IS!!!!!!
So, it’s Monday 6 October 2014, almost 10h00 and we’re trooping through the intricate maze that is ‘Backstage’ at the Joburg Theatre! We arrive at our destination, and the excitement is palpable!! Here they are: the full contingent of cast and production team of this years pantomime production – Peter Pan – together with part of the Joburg Theatre social media team, gathered together for the first full reading of this year’s panto script!
Proceedings kicked off with an introduction and welcome by Bernard Jay – the theatre’s Executive Producer, who proceeded to introduce us to Michael Rubenstein of BankservAfrica, the panto’s main sponsor for the 4th consecutive year. And then on to inimitable Director Extraordinaire, Janice Honeyman, whose name is truly synonymous with our annual pantomime! Janice, together with Timothy Le Roux, knows exactly what audiences want, and knows even better exactly how to deliver, and how to stay on point with the panto’s ever-demanding, increasingly hip fans!
Finally it was time to actually begin reading the script and an upbeat, entertaining and highly amusing couple of hours followed. Everyone immediately embraced their characters, slipping easily into their assigned roles. Peter Pan is brash, confident and irresistable, Dame Clementina Coconut is hilarity personified and Captain Hook is up to his evil, devious pirate shenanigans! Throw in loads of witty references to local politics and well-loved brand-names, a couple of awesome gimmicks and surprises, and this year’s pantomime is undoubtedly a Winner!
Don’t delay in booking. The production is already over 40% sold out!! You really don’t want to miss what is always one of the highlights of the theatre calendar. Where else can you unashamedly cavort, singalong and just have a downright brilliant time?
What are you waiting for? Go … book … NOW!!!