Legendary Radio Host joins the Panto!
Executive Producer Bernard Jay is thrilled to announce the signing of legendary talk radio host, John Robbie, to play the role of Major Dumb-Ou of the Royal Palace of Cool Cornucopia in Janice Honeyman’s 2018 pantomime Snow White on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre from November 3rd – December 23rd.
Rugby player John Robbie won nine caps for Ireland and, with the 1980 British and Irish Lions, played in the fourth test against the Springboks. He immigrated to South Africa in 1981 and became a South African citizen in 1994. In South Africa he won 83 caps for Transvaal and John was voted one of the five SA Players of the Year in 1987.
John Robbie joined local radio broadcaster 702 in 1986 as a sports reporter and twice won the SA Sports Journalist of the Year award, once for radio and once for television. He is also an Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. In 1990 he moved into current affairs on 702 and hosted the controversial Talk at Ten Show, culminating in his hosting the Breakfast Show for a total of seventeen years. John has won both Best Morning Host and Best Morning Show awards on multiple occasions.
He recently retired after thirty years on 702, having built an unrivalled reputation on air for professionalism, integrity and fairness. Archbishop Desmond Tutu once told John Robbie that his show was not a radio show but a mission.
Snow White also stars South African movie, television, stage and comedy star Desmond Dube as Dame Dolla Diddledaddledoodledragon and comedian Ben Voss as the Wicked Queen Hildegonda Hoggenham.
Also featured are two of South Africa’s most highly acclaimed rising theatre stars, Kiruna-Lind Devar as the Princess and Tshepo Ncokoane as Prince Chuck B Charming.
Performance times vary according to the Festive Season schedule – consult www.joburgtheatre.com to get exact dates and times. Tickets range from R245 – R375 and can be booked at www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670.
A fabulous range for groups available by calling the theatre’s VIP Ticketing Office on 011 877 6917 or 011 877 6853.
Not seen on stage since 2008, Snow White is presented by Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay in association with the panto’s much valued long-term partners, MNet, 94.2 Jacaranda FM and Your Family Magazine