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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Returning Cast for a third run of Award Winning Stage Production. Sebe Leotlela will return in 2020 as Nettie, in The Color Purple, to be staged yet again at the Joburg Theatre Complex’s Nelson Mandela Stage. Leotlela first stepped into this role in the South African premier season of the musical in February 2018, to critical acclaim. The character of Nettie is the sister of ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Casper de Vries Kry ‘n Hoedjie in this year’s Panto. Joburg Theatre and independent theatre producer Bernard Jay are delighted to begin the countdown to Panto Season, with this year’s return of Jack and the Beanstalk to The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre. Acclaimed writer, director and South Africa’s queen of pantomime Janice Honeyman will once again tell the story of poor country boy Jack, ...

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Win Tickets to Snow White, The Panto

Win Tickets to Snow White, The Panto

It is Panto Time! With Compliments of Joburg Theatre and the Colab Network, we are giving away three sets of family tickets to the Panto.  One of these prizes includes four tickets to the 19:30 performance on Friday, 9 November 2018 on the Nelson Mandela Stage of the Joburg Theatre Complex. Legendary 702 talk radio show host John Robbie makes his pantomime debut in Snow White as The ...

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Snow White

Snow White

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 ...

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The Color Purple Ruturns

The Color Purple Ruturns

Joburg Theatre’s Hit Returns in the Same Year, with a new Shug Avery! Producers Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay announced that The Color Purple would be extending its run on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre for Women’s Month in August 2018. Popular actress and vocalist Lelo Ramasimong, who achieved a great personal success playing the role of Darlene in The Color Purple in February, ...

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

A richly woven story of love, friendship and the strong bond of Womanhood. By David Simmons If there was ever a greater time for women to feel empowered in the world and most importantly in South Africa, that time is now! The Color Purple, currently showing at the Joburg Theatre, couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time. Women all over the world, empowered by ...

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Win Tickets to The Color Purple

Win Tickets to The Color Purple

With compliments of Joburg Theatre, we are giving away a Double Ticket to The Color Purple, soon to be staged on the Mandela Stage at the Joburg Theatre Complex.  The lucky winner stand a chance to attend the performance on Tuesday, 6 February, at 20:00. The Color Purple, as a musical, was originally produced on Broadway in 2005, by a team of producers, including Oprah Winfrey and received eleven Tony nominations.  Now, this ...

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Introducing the Color Purple’s Celie and Shug Avery In August 2016, director Janice Honeyman, executive producer Bernard Jay and musical director Rowan Bakker embarked on a search for the two women who would be chosen to play the lead roles of Celie and Shug Avery in the Tony Award winning musical The Color Purple, to be staged for the first time in South Africa in 2018 ...

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Reawakening the magic of an age-old fable by David Simmons I am always in awe of the Joburg theatre, especially how year after year, when the silly season snakes its way through the city, we are treated to another enchanting piece of Pantomime magic! The 2017 offering brings a nostalgic and somewhat meaningful story to life, where we get to experience a rollicking ride of ...

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Full Cast List Announced. Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay are pleased to announce the full cast of Janice Honeyman’s Pinocchio, the Pantomime Adventure. Just to say the name Tobie Cronjé (Geppetto Spoletto) is almost enough to start people laughing. Probably South Africa’s best known comedy actor, he has for nearly five decades been entertaining audiences with his performances in theatre and operettas, film and television ...

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