Citizen Reporter
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27 Nov 2021
2:00 pm

IN PICS: Behind the scenes of Joburg Theatre’s Cinderella

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The Citizen went behind the scenes at the Joburg Theatre’s Nelson Mandela stage to document Cinderella.

Jonathan Blaine Shore, left, and Stephan van der Walt prepare in their dressing room before the performance. Picture: Michel Bega

Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Cinderella.

This everlasting story has been re-told many times, but now acclaimed writer and director Janice Honeyman and executive producer Bernard Jay have given Cinderella a funny South African twist.

Starring legends Desmond Dube, Graham Hopkins and Ben Voss, the cast brings much joy and laughter to this theatre show.

Dube and Voss play the two evil stepsisters, Fanny Faltulina and Flossie Flemerina, from just their names alone you know they are going to be quite comical.

Cinderella is played by the talented Kiruna-Lind Devar. Her Prince Charming played by Kyle Grant is the type of lead man you could expect.

The Citizen photographer Michel Bega went behind the scenes at the Joburg Theatre’s Nelson Mandela stage to document Cinderella, which will showcase until 24 December.

Tickets are available on the Joburg Theatre website.

Additional reporting by Sandisiwe Mbhele