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Pinocchio will delight all

By Edward Tsumele | Nov 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

ANYONE who has been to a pantomime will tell you that adults enjoy them as much as the kids.

ANYONE who has been to a pantomime will tell you that adults enjoy them as much as the kids.

Now the Joburg Theatre presents its 2009 pantomime, the brand new Janice Honeyman adaptation of the classic adventures of Pinocchio.

Veteran stage, television and film actor Tobie Cronjé once more heads up the annual pantomime, this time as the gentle woodcarver Geppetto. Fiona Coyne is cast as Pinocchio's wicked accomplice the cat.

Much-loved celebrity and lauded TV star Terence Bridgett plays the fox.

Leading lady of the stage and award-winning actress Fiona Ramsay returns to panto-land after seven years as the magical Blue Fairy.

Young and talented Sibu Radebe has been cast as Pinocchio. Sibu has performed in many musicals, including Disney's Beauty and The East for which he received Naledi awards as Best Breakthrough Performer 2008 and Best Comedy Performer.

Sexy heart-throb Jacques Terre-Blanche will make a guest appearance.

The sensational cast also features Timothy le Roux playing Panto Dame, with Nadia Beukes, Charles Bouguenon, Matt Counihan, Jesse Christelis, Tessa Denton, Eloise Horjus, Christopher Jaftha, Lutho John, Dolly Louw, Tshepi Mashego, Revano Michael, Jodie Renouf, Bradley Searle, James van Helsdingen and Julian Wenn.

Pinocchio is the story a wooden puppet who is desperate to become a real boy.

On his journey of discovery he encounters a cat and a fox, the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket and many other weird and wacky characters.

Pinocchio will be on The Mandela stage at the Joburg Theatre from November 4 to January 3.


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