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Sunday, December 23, 2012


Mzansi presents some delightful programmes over the last week of December.

December 25 at 19:00: Songs of Migration. Legendary flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice, Hugh Masekela, is at it again! The musical tribute Songs of Migration, is the masterpiece brainchild of Masekela with the assistance of South African director James Ngcobo. This cleverly designed show is filled with raw emotion, joyful exuberance and passionate storytelling. Songs of Migration was inspired by the great trek from the village to the city, from traditional, communal and ancestral lands to the townships and bustling cities. The show features songs by the likes of Joseph Shabalala, Dorothy Masuka, Miriam Makeba and Masekela himself, among many others.

December 29 at 19h00: Jack and the Beanstalk. This classic pantomime tale tells the story of Jack, who is tricked into trading his cow for some magic beans, but the beans grow into a beanstalk leading to a magical land ruled by a giant! Starring Tobie Cronjé as the villain, Desmond Dube as the Dame, Bongi Mthombeni as Jack, Carly Graeme as Raspberry Rose, and Louise Saint-Claire as Fairy Fenella Fynbos. Cheer the hero, boo the villain, and revel in the stunning costumes and magical scenery for which Joburg Theatre pantomimes are so renowned. Jack and the Beanstalk is presented by BankservAfrica, in association with M-Net.

December 29 at 20h30: You Must Be Joking Too. Hot on the heels of You Must Be Joking comes more candid camera fun from the man whose name is synonymous with laughter in South African films. This time, Leon Schuster plays a filmmaker who is making a candid camera movie, only to discover that another filmmaker has stolen his ideas and is making the identical picture.