Twice Upon A Mattress – the story of The Princess & The P
13th Nov 2018 - 12th Jan 2019Starring
Thomie Holtzhausen, Jaziel Vaugh'hann, Mpilo Nzamande & Philisiwe Ntintili About The Show
DURBAN’S 22ND ANNUAL ADULT PANTO : 2018
For more than two decades the Durban Adult Panto has been a feature of the Festive Season – a reason to let your hair down and party the night away watching a show which took a traditional fairy tale and turned it upside down and inside out to reveal a very naughty underbelly. Now in its 22nd year, the Adult Panto is moving with the times and is yet again to set the stage on fire with laughter and great entertainment.
This festive season, the Adult Panto will again be staged in the quaint supper theatre venue OnStage@Altitude situated in Silver Ave, Stamford Hill. It guarantees a fabulous evening of light-hearted entertainment before partying the night away in the venue which transforms before your very eyes into a dance floor. The coloured strobes from the venue extend over Silver Avenue to reflect on the walls of the buildings opposite; the bustle of the normally active road is serene and your vehicles are quite safe under the watchful eyes of a car-guard or two, so that you can truly forget your cares and chuckle away at the on-stage antics.
The Adult Panto has become “tradition” in Durban and attracts loads of locals and visitors. Over the years it has been staged in various venues/theatres until it became a flag-ship production at the local casino of a period of 5 years. Sadly, due to renovations at the venue the team again had to find new premises. Luckily Club Altitude opened its doors providing a quaint 80-seater since 2016 and will again this year host the show. Some 42 performances will be held over the festive season. The show often serves as a year-end function to corporate companies.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
Over the past 22 years the Panto has been based on a traditional fairy tale. This year, the script has been captured by the fairy tale of the Rainbow Nation. Be prepared for an experience with an edgy and a provocative sting. Entitled, “Twice Upon A Mattress – the story of The Princess & The P”, the Adult Panto team has created a potjie filled with delicious South African flavours spiced with sarcasm, innuendo and double entendres.
Thomie Holtzhausen – Adult Panto director and scriptwriter, celebrating 11 years with the team, appears as the halfwit King Fim Briated as well as Queen Innie Briated. Joining them is the talented Jaziel Vaugh’hann who returns to the panto stage with aplomb as various eager dames trying to get to the crown; Mpilo Nzimande with his comix antics returns in the role of the romantic lead as the Prince Ample and newcomer Philisiwe Ntintili (hold onto your seats Durban!) is bound to steal many hearts in as the Princess also doubling up as the palace fairy, Miss Behave.
Gather your friends, family, colleagues and cronies – bring along a picnic basket (there is no restriction on the food being brought into the venue) and support the venue’s bar. Cost is R150pp. Tables seat 8 and there are only 10 tables in the venue.
With a love for laughter
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