Its Panto time! #AladdinPanto

Yesterday afternoon saw me once again at the {Joburg Theatre}.  This time for the opening of Janice Honeyman’s yearly pantomime.


I had so much fun.  There was booing and hissing and cheering and clapping.  There was glitter and lights and balloons and dancing and singing and much silliness all around.

Jeremy Mansfield as the evil Abanazar was suitably evil and over the top.

Jeremy Mansfield as Abanazar
Jeremy Mansfield as Abanazar

Christopher Jaftha is Aladdin and let me just tell you, as well as a solid voice the man has moves!  He had the female portion of the audience in a flutter.

Christopher Jaftha as Aladdin
Christopher Jaftha as Aladdin

My main man Bongi Mthombeni plays Wishee-Washee, Aladdin’s baby brother and in my opinion he stole the show with his cheekiness and his amazing voice!

Bongi Mthombeni as Wishee-Washee
Bongi Mthombeni as Wishee-Washee

The cast was amazing, the costumes fantastic, the music spot on and the lighting was just phenomenal.

Here are a few more photos taken by Mariola Biela

Christopher Jaftha (Aladdin), Jeremy Mansfield (Abanazar) &

Dionne Song (Neon-Dimple Dot), Jeremy Mansfield (Abanaza (1)

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Jeremy Mansfield (Abanazar) 4

3 Replies to “Its Panto time! #AladdinPanto”

  1. Aladdin is one of the most vibrant, energetic and amazing Pantos’ we have seen in a while! Christopher Jaftha lights up the show with his contagious smile and vibe, bringing arguably one of the best performances to the stage in recent years, full of pure energy and life! The other cast is also amazing – Jeremy Mansfield, Stefania Du Toit and Bongi Mthombeni adds their flavour to the show. Very Entertaining! Congratulations, keep it up guys!!

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