Once Upon A Time.com

Once Upon A Time.com – an interactive cyber panto for the whole family to enjoy at The Masque Theatre until 21 Dec. Adults R 80, Kids R 50.

A virus has infected Storyland and the Webmaster has recruited special agent Dorothy ‘Dot’ Com and WW Wolf to save the stories and give the characters their proper ‘ever after’. This is the premise of ‘Once Upon A Time.com’.

Conceived in 2000 by local writer and director Cole Cameron, the show was credited with reviving traditional pantomime in Cape Town. In this context, ‘traditional’ applies to the pantomime ingredients-comedy songs, dance, gender-crossing actors and social commentary – but the show also has a cyber spin that will appeal to all.

In response to great demand, Cameron has updated the script and musical numbers to include the latest web and cultural developments. Featuring a strong cast of actors, the production is directed by Kyla Thorburn, who won acclaim for directing the local productions of ‘Annie’, ‘The King and I’, and ‘Guys and Dolls’. Assisting her is choreographer Mandy Cardin and musical director Justin Wardle.

Audience participation is part of pantomime, so be prepared to sing along to today’s songs and shout out phrases to the performers.

By bringing the online world of digital media and gaming to a live theatre environment, this pantomime provides all members of the family with the opportunity to enjoy a modern fairy tale together.

Thu 11 at 20h00
Fri 12 at 20h00
Sat 13 at 18h00
Sun 14 at 14h30
Tue 16 at 14h30 and 18h30
Wed 17 at 20h00
Thu 18 at 20h00
Fri 19 at 20h00
Sat 20 at 14h30 and 18h00
Sun 21 at 14h30

Tickets: Adults R 80 (R 70 Club) Children R 50
Bookings: Masque Theatre 021 788 1898 (Weekdays 09h00-16h00; Saturdays 09h00-12h00) or e-mail bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Contact details

Web: http://ow.ly/FHjeg
Email: bookings@masquetheatre.co.za
Tel: 021 788 1898
Where: Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg