ADULT PANTO

Adult Panto is back with a bite! “Dracula” 2017

2017 ADULT PANTO

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For 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 21st year the Adult Panto gets an extra bite!

This festive season, the Adult Panto will again be staged in the quaint supper theatre venue On Stage @ 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.

Over the past 20 years the Panto has been based on a traditional fairy tale but, 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 tantalising bite! Simply entitled ‘DRACULA’, the Adult Panto team has created a potjie filled with delicious South African flavours spiced with sarcasm, innuendo and naughty jokes.

Anthony Stonier, in his 20th Adult Panto, is ready to suck you dry with laughter as Count(ess) Dracula! We guarantee every fe(male) will swoon over his legs and be willing, not only to be courted by his melodic voice, but die for his bite! Thomie Holtzhausen – Adult Panto director and scriptwriter, celebrates a decade with the team, also appears on stage in a variety of roles.  Joining them is the talented Jaziel Vaugh’hann who returns to the panto stage with all the aplomb of a carnival minstrel; Kerry-Lee McKibben with her sultry voice; and the comedic antics of Mpilo Nzimande, guaranteeing an escape from life.

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 R140pp. Tables seat 8 and there are only 10 tables in the venue.

For further information or to book as a group contact Ailsa of GoingPlacesSA on 0718205617 or email: editor@goingplacessa.com or book online at www.quicket.co.za.

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ONCE UPON A FAIRY – Not the ADULT PANTO

ONCE UPON A FAIRY – Not the ADULT PANTO

on-stage-quicketFor 19 years Durban has been entertained by the Adult Panto team.  In an unexpected turn of events the 20th year has been cancelled and replaced by “Not The Adult Panto”.  Pencils were sharpened, old costumes dusted off and a fresh new concept was born to ensure that Durban audiences will be in stiches once again. From Snow White to Cinderella, the fairytales accumulated into this year’s ONCE UPON A FAIRY.

A different take, a more intimate venue, yet still with all theseason’s festive froth and frolics, this show promises plenty of double entendre, well-known songs, jokes, and a plot that’s not difficult to follow — just don’t bring the kids.Naughty but nice, indeed.

Yes, boys and girls, after many years happily spent sullying the memory of all our best loved fairy tales, this year’s adult panto takes us away from Neverland to Nkandla.  The Evil Queen is holding onto power and tries her utmost best to prevent the wedding of the century.  There are probes into alleged personal gain allegations, sex scandals and true fairytale happily ever after moments.

The show will bring light tothe global economic crisis, strike actions, the ash cloud that prevents us to go on that annual holiday and the influx of unknown Christmas shoppers in every mall in the city. Escape from reality, come and have fun and for once just let go!

Starring in this year’s show is JazielVaugh’ann, who will be playing the Evil Ruler; TQ Zondi as the energetic heir and Prince and ThomieHoltzhausen in an array of roles.  The highlight of the show is the introduction of well-known artist Kerry Lee McKibben as PrincessCindi Spitz.  She hails from Boksburg and is a biker girl to be reckoned with.ONCE UPON A FAIRY is written and directed by ThomieHoltzhausen with music arrangement by JazielVaugh’ann.

The show opens on 17 November and runs until 15 January, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Patrons may bring along a picnic basket (excluding drinks) or can pre-order a variety of snack baskets from the Skyy Café next door.

A new intimate venue situated at 25 Silver Avenue with plenty of secure parking and easily accessible from Umgeni and Stamford Hill Roads will host the frolicking and fun and provides an after show bar and dance floor. The perfect year-end function as always.Tickets are R140 and can be booked online on www.quicket.co.za or phone  064 476 9533 during office hours.  Email enquiries via thomie@clubaltitude.co.za