Preview: A Pandemic Pantomime- The Rainbow Academy-Human Rights Day Fundraiser –screening online -March 21, 2022- two show times – 2pm and 7pm

What: A Pandemic Pantomime- The Rainbow Academy-Human Rights Day Fundraiser 
When and platform: March 21, 2022- Human Rights Day- screening online – virtual event
Show times: 2pm and 7pm SAST/CAT (Central African Time)- scroll down for more info about watching this virtual showcase Duration of show: One hour
Tickets: R150 on Quicket
Direct booking link:

Watch the trailer here:
Rainbow Academy donate link:  
Info: Imke du Toit – CEO and creative director, e-mail or

A Pandemic Pantomime – screening virtually, online on Human Rights Day

Monday – March 21, 2022- is Human Rights Day. Celebrate humanity, creativity, resilience and hope with The Rainbow Academy, by buying tickets to its virtual screening of A Pandemic Pantomime, on Monday at 2pm and 7pm. For twelve years, this vital Cape Town NPO has been nurturing and fast tracking the careers of young creatives in the performing arts. With the pandemic and lockdown, the Rainbow Academy continued and its learners excelled, despite the challenges. A Pandemic Pantomime– is a musical –and was written by Rainbow Academy students- written, composed, produced and performed by the graduates of 2021. This was their final musical theatre piece for their Trinity College London examinations. They received a distinction for their exam and made the 2021 list for the top achievers Trinity College London, in the Western Cape. This is an extraordinary achievement. The piece was created for the 2021 Musical Theatre Trinity College London Exams, which took place in November 2021. Imke du Toit – Rainbow’s CEO and creative director, explains: “The piece was performed live as part of a recital for parents and sponsors after their exams and was staged in the Rainbow Theatre room at the RA campus (106 Adderley Street, Cape Town) and was filmed during the showcase. The filmed show is now being shared online as part of a fundraiser for the academy and to share the piece with a wider audience.” She adds: “The musical itself is 40 minutes but we have included additional performance content as a bonus feature for the online show. The online show is one hour long in total.” The screenings are not geo-locked/blocked which means that the shows are accessible for people, out of South Africa. This is important as some online/virtual content is only available in SA. A Pandemic Pantomime, may be watched anywhere. Please tell expat South Africans to please support the innovative Rainbow Academy, by buying tickets and/or donating: Note – there are two show times on Human Rights Day and when booking, you need to specify which time that you would like to watch. Scroll down for box, for more about how the screenings will operate.

Fundraising initiative

A Pandemic Pantomime is being screened to raise funds to assist the sponsorship of school fees for 40 students in 2022. “The aim to sell 500 tickets and to raise 100k with this event to sponsor scholarship for 40 students at the academy in 2022. The Rainbow Academy is appealing to all our friends and sponsors to please support this event with the purchase of tickets and/or to consider a donation or the sponsorship of a student for 2022 with our exclusive gold, silver and platinum packages. Please share news of this virtual screening, as widely as possible.”

Need to know – how to access the online virtual screenings of A Pandemic Pantomime- The Rainbow Academy-Human Rights Day Fundraiser on March 21, 2022- Human Rights Day, South Africa- 2pm and 7pm

Does one need to specify which show is being watched? Or may one click in to either of those show times?

People must choose either the 2pm show or the 7pm show when purchasing tickets.

When does one get the viewing links?

Ticket confirmation is sent immediately after purchase. Access links to the show itself are sent a day before the show starts but you can only access the content on the link, on the day of the show.     

If you miss 2pm and watch at 3pm, can you access the content? If you watch at 9pm, is it still up?

The access to the content for each show slot, is accessible for an additional hour after the designated time. Yes, you can still watch the show at 3pm, if it was originally scheduled for 2pm. 

When watching, can one pause or rewind or must you watch the whole show?

Yes the content can be paused and you can rewind it.  

What time will the content be available to access on March 21- ie the cut off to use the ticket/s?  

Tickets can be purchased up until 1.50pm for the matinee slot and 6:50pm for the evening slot. 

Are the shows geo-locked -or open to anyone abroad? Some streams are only available in SA?  

The show is accessible to anyone abroad,  on the Quicket platform   

In addition to buying tickets, how can people donate to the Rainbow Academy?  

Link for donations:  

E-mail and WhatsApp number for info – if people have booking queries and/or want to donate?  

Email: or WhatsApp: 0742805798  

About the showA Pandemic Pantomime

A Pandemic Pantomime, “unravels and breaks down the walls of what is deemed to be the REAL pandemic in South Africa: that of our generational fight against poverty, violence, xenophobia, corruption but most of all, gender-based violence that plagues South African Society. The piece makes reference to how Covid-19 was a blanket to cover and unveil these pertinent issues we face on a daily basis. As South African’s, we need to have the important conversations in order to instill action and restoration of a broken and resilient society. We must all stand up, speak up and walk towards the future.” Imke du Toit and Godfrey Johnson were the two mentors that worked with and assisted the students with the creation of the piece. Du Toit explains: “I assisted the students with the writing, direction and choreography and Godfrey assisted with the musical composition and musical direction but together we helped them shape the piece and get them ready for performance.” 

Follow The Rainbow Academy on social media:

Instagram: @therainbowacademysa
Twitter: @TRA_SouthAfrica

About The Rainbow Academy  

The Rainbow Academy is a non for profit Academy of Performing Arts and Business. The academy runs a 1 to 2 year qualification programmes and provides full time education, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the creative and cultural sector for youth, aged 18-25, from adverse socio- economic communities in the Western Cape. Annual scholarships available in combined performing arts, business, tourism, hospitality.  

The Rainbow Academy Team:  

Thenjiwe Mgedisi – Principal & African Music HOD 
Imke du Toit – CEO, Drama & Musical Theatre HOD 
Godfrey Johnson – Music HOD
Keegan Mitchell – Dance HOD 
Maropeng Vushangwe – Film HOD 
Simone Little – Dance Instructor 
Tylor Spelman – Dance Instructor 
Nicola Pharo – Social Media Coordinator & Dance Instructor   

The Rainbow Academy Board of Directors:   

Denay Willie – Co-founder & Chair
Delecia Forbes
Eric Kabuya Mwepu 
Dea Muller 
Julia du Preez 
Jane Moleleki 
Claire Alexander 
Nigel Suliaman 
Wiseman Ngubo 
Tony Elvin       

A Pandemic Pantomime. Young creatives who are performing in The Rainbow Academy-Human Rights Day Fundraiser,  A Pandemic Pantomime. The Rainbow Academy class of 2021, received a distinction for their exam and made the 2021 list for the top achievers Trinity College London, in the Western Cape.  The show was filmed and will be screened online/virtually on Quicket on Human Rights Day, Monday March 21, 2022. Pic: Supplied.

Acclaimed show: Watch The Rainbow Academy-Human Rights Day Fundraiser,  A Pandemic Pantomime, screening virtually, on Human Rights Day, Monday March 21, 2022. Pic: Supplied.

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