Acclaimed writer, director and South Africa’s queen of pantomime Janice Honeyman once again tells the story of poor country boy Jack, the family cow, the magic beans, the enormous beanstalk, the unfriendly giant and the enchanted hen that lays the golden eggs. Adding the giant’s henchman – a truly evil panto villain – and the essential good fairy, Janice Honeyman’s Jack and The Beanstalk, ‘a giant of a pantomime’, will have audiences in awe at the show’s sheer spectacle and Jack the Joller’s madcap efforts to be its courageous hero.
Making his pantomime debut as the villain is actor, comedian, writer, radio and TV host, director and painter Casper de Vries.
Returning to Joburg Theatre following her triumphant success in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple is Lelo Ramasimong as the good fairy.
The role of Jack the Joller brings back actor Zolani Shangase to Joburg Theatre.
Also featured in Jack and The Beanstalk are: Germandt Geldenhuys as the Dame, currently enjoying great success as Louis on TV’s Binnelanders; Neo Motaung as Mrs Skwashie Mangowashie – another The Color Purple star who, as Sofia, earned standing ovations nightly; 22-year-old Dezlenne Ulster-Weale as Raspberry Rose; and panto stalwart Clive Gilson as Dom-Dik Canari.
Completing the all-South African company are (in alphabetical order) Cameron Botha, Ashleigh Butcher, Olivia Cloud, Gugu Dhlamini, James McPhail, Arno Meyer, Noni Mkhonto, Katlego Nche, Nolo Song, Justin Swartz and Carmen Tromp.
WIN! Stand a chance to win two tickets to watch Jack and the Beanstalk this coming Saturday at the Mandela Theatre, Joburg Theatre at 4pm.
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Closing date: 21 November at 12 noon.
*Winners will be contacted via email.
**Tickets must be collected at our office in Witpoortjie, Roodepoort.