This has been a year of ups and downs, but the one thing we can always count on to lift our spirits is a Janice Honeyman panto.
This year’s cast is bursting with local talent, including Izak Davel of Isidingo fame as Robin Hood; Carmen Pretorius (The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys) as Maid Marian; Kate Normington as Silly Sylviana, the spirit of the forest; the legendary Desmond Dube as Friar Tuck; and the hilarious Graham Hopkins as Norman the Nasty, Sheriff of Nottingham.
The production is a brilliant mash-up of Robin Hood and Hansel and Gretel, incorporating Honeyman’s signature humour and on-point satire. You get the sense she’s been gathering these quips all year long, right up until the very latest news headline before the opening show.
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood has all the elements we’ve come to expect and love – singing that sends shivers down your spine, dance moves to get your heart racing, and, of course, the happy ending to carry us into the festive season.
Where: The Mandela, Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein
When: 6 November – 30 December, times vary
Price: R220 – R350 pp on Joburgtheatre.com
Contact: 0861 670 670 or 011 877 6800