Theatre preview: Cinderella gets a Cape Flat’s twist with a new pantomime, November to December 2020, Cape Town

What: Cinderella & FrikaDella Genre: Panto- suitable for the family Age limit: From 3 years and up (no under 3s) When: November 23 to December 17, 2020 Where: The Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Show times: Mondays to Sat 8pm and a 4pm matinee show on Sundays Tickets: R120 weekdays and R150 weekends Booking: Quicket  Director: Alistair Izobell Cast: Loukmaan Adams, Nur Abrahams, Nicoleen Saal, Daylin Sass, Cheswyn Ruiters and Ramaine Barreiro Musical director: Charlton Daniels Choreography: Rushney Ferguson Venue info: Doors open at 8pm and will be closed at 8.15pm when the curtain rises

This year – 2020 – has been tough for everyone but particularly for those with young children. For most of the year, kids have been home schooled and now we are in lockdown level 1 and it is almost the festive season.  It has been a year of hard work and we do need to enjoy the Cape Town summer – laugh, have fun and celebrate. It is thrilling to see GrandWest raise the curtain at The Roxy Revue Bar with a pantomime, with a Cape Town vibe. Covid safety protocols will be in place. The title of the panto is delicious – Cinderella & FrikaDella – makes one hungry. The plot involves a merciless mother and talent agent Patricia D and her social media “influencer” daughters, Frika and Della – who are limited in terms of talent. Cinderella is of course side-lined but she gets her opportunity to shine when a talent competition pops up.

Cinderella & FrikaDella is produced by All Star Entertainment – the production company headed up by Emo Adams and Olivia Gildenhuys. There is great excitement to be staging this panto, says Gildenhuys.“This is the first theatre show since lockdown [at GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar] which has added to the craziness. It makes us work that little bit harder at making all the dreams come true.”

Pantos are often raunchy but Cinderella & FrikaDella is family fare, so no worries when you take your youngsters to see this show. Gildenhuys: “This panto is suitable for the entire family. We are a family company which means that we want to involve the entire family.” Everyone pulled together to make this production a reality. She adds: “The title was thought out by Emo Adams. He is always able to come up with something that is unique and catchy. The writing of the panto has been a joint effort by Alistair, Emo and Rushney Ferguson. The synergy between them has been so amazing to watch. Costumes have been put together by Michelle Gildenhuys Adams from Styled. Set designing has been done by Emo Adams. He did a great job of the set building – every single nail – he knocked in himself. The entire production has been a project of love.”

There are only 80 seats available per show. Bookings highly advisable.

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Family fun as Cinderella gets a Cape Flat’s Twist with a new pantomime set to debut in Cape Town next week – running until December 2020

All Star Entertainment and GrandWest presents Cape Town’s first contemporary pantomime, written and directed by Allistair Izobell and featuring a stellar cast of performers.

The familiar childhood tale of Cinderella is given a modern-day twist in Cinderella & FrikaDella.

As social media takes over their world, the ruthless mother and talent agent Patricia D manages her social media “influencer” daughters, Frika and Della with very limited talent.

The really talented unseen stepdaughter Cinderella, is ignored, treated badly and suppressed, but a massive talent competition arises. Cinderella secretly enters it, but what do they find out? Book your tickets and head over to GrandWest’s Roxy Revue Bar to find out!

The stellar cast includes:

·         Maak My Famous Season 2 Winner, Nicoleen Saal as stepdaughter Cinderella

·         Actor and Singer, Loukmaan Adams as mother and talent agent Patricia D

·         Music artist, Nur Abrahams as daughter Frika

·         Singer and songwriter, Daylin Sass as daughter Della

·         Maak My Famous Season 1 winner, Cheswyn Ruiters as Prince Siyaman Cowbell

·         Stage performer, Ramaine Barreiro as the Fairy Godmother

The show is produced by Olivia Gildenhuys. Charlton Daniels serves as the Musical Director while Rushney Ferguson is set to choreography the production.

Cinderella & FrikaDella opens on 23 November and will run through to 17 December, Mondays to Saturdays with a matinee show on Sundays. Doors open at 8pm and will be closed at 8.15pm when the curtain rises. The matinee performances will start at 4pm. An age limit of three applies.

Tickets may be booked through Quicket:

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