John Robbie to join the Joburg Theatre pantomime


Executive producer Bernard Jay is thrilled to announce the signing of former talk radio host John Robbie to play the role of Major Dumb-Ou of the Royal Palace of Cool Cornucopia in Janice Honeyman’s pantomime at Joburg Theatre.

“I’ve listened to John Robbie for years and loved his passion, his honesty and his confrontation on controversial issues,” said writer/director Honeyman. “But I’ve since discovered that there is also a great fun guy in there, who is keen to enthusiastically take on the humour and topicality of our crazy panto pranks.

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“Inside his rugger-bugger exterior, there lies a canny wit and a mischievous but mellow interior. He’s a lekker, normal guy, not pretentious or pompous….I can’t wait to share our mutual sense of the silly.”

Robbie recently retired after 30 years on 702. “For many years my mum put on the Christmas panto in my home town of Greystones in Ireland,” said Robbie. “As kids we had parts and I have never forgotten the fun of it all. Now, after 30 years on 702, I have the chance to re-live it all again on the professional stage.

“I was thrilled when approached by Bernard Jay and Janice Honeyman and, although terrified, accepted readily. I cannot wait. However, I warn you that I don’t normally sing and when I do, I don’t sing normally. Roll on Christmas 2018.”

Honeyman’s Snow White, which has not seen on the stage since 2008 is produced by Joburg Theatre and Jay and opens on The Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre on 11 November next year.

Tickets for Snow White will be available through and from 8 November.

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Laura Pisanello

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