Jeremy Mansfield hops on the magic carpet ride at the Joburg Theatre's Aladdin Panto

22 January 2013

It's my favourite time of year ... Panto Time!
No wait ... it's far too early for Panto. I'm big on announcing that I think time flies, but talking about the annual Joburg Theatre tradition of Janice Honeyman's Panto so soon?

On days like today I feel like the hardest working, dedicated person on earth. I know this because there my name appears as 'blogger' on the Joburg Theatre media list and I just glow with pride. I took tons of hard work to get to where I am ... sitting, surrounded by press & suits, waiting for the exciting announcement of who the surprise guest in this year's Janice Honeyman panto would be.

Each year the panto never?disappoints?and some of SA's favourite stars bring fun, family entertainment to the stage through the whole festive season. This year, I can't wait to see Aladdin come to life and with a super exciting surprise ...


Jeremy Mansfield will play the evil Abanazar in Aladdin

Jeremy Mansfield will play the evil Abanazar in Aladdin

Who doesn't know Jeremy Mansfield? But who knows Jeremy as the stage performer who has acting running through his veins?
I thought I was proud of my achievements, sitting in the theatre that I love so much. I can't begin to imagine the journey that Jeremy has walked to finally play a role in one of Joburg's most special traditions.

This project me day I am reminded that it's always perfect timing, never too late and by overcoming obstacles that we finally get to take take centre stage.
This panto ... I can't wait for!

Meeting Jeremy, soon to be the evil Abanazar

Meeting Jeremy, soon to be the evil Abanazar

Here is more info from the Joburg Theatre ... and if I were you, I'd book NOW!

Welcome to the world of ALADDIN, where nothing is as it seems.? Steeped in magic, full of wonder and packed with surprises, this story is perfect for the entire family to enjoy and treasure:? Evil Abanazar wants the magic lamp, Widow Twankey wants a husband, Aladdin wants adventure and Wishee Washee wants a clean vest - can the Genie of the Lamp grant their wishes?

Take a magic carpet ride to Joburg Theatre and get your tickets now, or you will need the help of a genie to obtain the best seats in the house!? It?s only January, but over 20,000 tickets have already been sold for South Africa?s most popular stage tradition of each year.

Tickets for preview performances range from R130 to R240 and for all other performances from R180 to R290: on sale now by visiting, or by calling the theatre?s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.? Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling the theatre on (011) 877 6853/4.

JANICE HONEYMAN?S ALADDIN is proudly brought to you at Joburg Theatre by BankservAfrica, in association with M-Net and Your Family Magazine.

3 comments on “Jeremy Mansfield hops on the magic carpet ride at the Joburg Theatre's Aladdin Panto”

  1. I am sure that this years Panto is going to be a really awesome on! Mr. Mansfield is amongst the many talented Radio Jocks that inspire me to get into radio one day :D. A awesome blog really enjoyed it. Have a awesome Wednesday!

    All the best

    1. Thank you so much Cheve. I'm so happy that you are sharing my project me story with me and that you've found inspiration from one of SA's greats. I'm so sure we'll be watching the panto together this year 🙂

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