Last year, The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino gave us the sensational production of ‘Shrek: The Musical’ and this year, they’re treating kids and adults alike to the story of Puss In Boots – with a twist! The cast and crew will tell a completely original adaptation of the well-known fairytale.

The story, set on a magical Caribbean island, promises great audience participation, breath-taking sets, gorgeous costumes and toe-tapping tunes. The production will see our favourite feline in footwear alongside some exciting new characters in a tae that is fun for the whole family!

Written and directed by Steven Stead and designed by Greg King, the story of Puss in Boots is brought to life by a stellar cast – Earl Gregory as the booted hero; Ilse Klink as the good fairy Calypso Honeybunch; Michael Richard playing the evil shape-shifting goblin wizard, Grimbsy Withergood; Sean John Louw as the hapless miller’s son, Tom Marzipan; Darren King as Mother Merry Marzipan; and Zak Hendrikz, Londiwe Dhlomo-Dhlamini, Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri and Caitlin Kilburn as some of Puss’ friends. This extravagant stage production is choreographed by Janine Bennewith, with lighting by theatre veteran Denis Hutchinson and under the musical direction of Rowan Bakker.

“Following the resounding success of Shrek The Musical, we are excited to bring this legendary pantomime to Gold Reef City,” says Noeleen Bruton, Director of Marketing for Tsogo Sun. “It’s an enchanting winter pantomime to be enjoyed these holidays by the entire family, not just the kids.” Bruton continues, “We are also delighted upon hearing the recent news of KickstArt Theatre’s ten well deserved Naledi nominations for Shrek The Musical. Staging another production featuring an all-star cast of highly experienced panto performers lead by Steven Stead and his production team was an easy decision for us.”

Puss in Boots performances will run at The Lyric during the following times: Wednesdays at 14h30; Thursdays & Fridays at 19h30; Saturdays at 14h30 & 19h30; Sundays at 11h00 & 16h00. Ticket prices range between R150-R260, and are available through www.goldreefcity.co.za, Gold Reef City Box Office on 011 248 5000 and Computicket.

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