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An innovative theatre celebration, Cinderella follows the traditional storyline but with a fresh, funky and hysterically funny delivery, set against the backdrop of a magnificent pop-up theatre set by Marius Boshoff. Cast, produced and directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, a glorious all-new wardrobe was designed specifically for the production by Linda Wilson. Acclaimed musical director Connie Bentlage incorporates a selection of contemporary hits including a side-splitting delivery of the Pussycatdolls’ “Don’t Cha’ by the hilarious Ugly Sisters and a company delivery of all-time great (You Know You Make Me Wanna) Shout!

The superbly talented cast includes Dominique Paccaut as Cinderella with Brendon van Rhyn as her Prince Charming. Marco Golz and Peter Cornelius are the hysterical and obnoxious Ugly Sisters – Poison and Ivy; with Pieter Bosch-Botha as Baron Henry and King Ferdinand. Nobuntu Mphlaza makes her first appearance in a Peoples Theatre production as the magical Fairy Godmother and the magnificent Queen Victorious. “I absolutely love this role”, comments Nobuntu. “Everyone wants a Fairy Godmother. This is a big role for me – I make everyone’s dreams come true!”

Cinderella runs at the Peoples Theatre until Sunday, 24th of December. Performances during government school terms are weekdays at 9am and 11am and at 10.30am and 2.30pm on Saturdays and public holidays. During government school holidays performances are at 10.30am and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

Tickets are R70 for non-members and Kids Club members pay R45, with accompanying audience members paying R60. Special school performances are available at R40.00 per learner, with one complimentary Educator ticket issued per 20 learners. Booking is essential.

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