The word pantomime has its origins in the Greek “pantomimos”, which means “imitator of all”. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the the pantomime must be its peak.
Janice Honeyman is without a doubt the doyenne of the South African panto circuit, and her version of the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, simply titled, Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, is set to delight audiences of all ages at the Joburg Theatre from 3 November to 23 December 2018.
Snow White was Honeyman’s first pantomime, and she returns to her panto roots with this classic tale of friendship, love and camaraderie.
In a press release about Snow White, Honeyman says, “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!”
This year, Snow White stars rising theatre actress Kiruna-Lind Devar in the titular role, with Tshepo Ncokoane as the guy who sweeps her off her feet, Prince Chuck B Charming. Other notable roles are Dame Dolla Diddledaddledoodledragon (try saying that quickly a few times!) played by acclaimed actor Desmond Dube, and former 702 radio host John Robbie in the role of The Major Dumb-Ou. The Wicked Queen Hildegonda Hoggenham will be played by comedian, actor and playwright, Ben Voss.
To book tickets for Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, visit the Joburg Theatre website, or call 0861 670 670. This is a holiday blockbuster that is not to be missed!