About The Masque Theatre
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The Masque and Constantiaberg Theatre Players are proud to present a brand-new version of Cinderella. Join us at the Masque for a wickedly funny fairytale adventure that is full of foot-stomping pop hits, beautiful costumes, and the most fabulous fairy godmother - 9-18 December. EXTENDED 7 AND 8 JANUARY
BOOK HERE - COMPUTICKET
Read a Review: We love that They Loved it!
The Cape Robyn
The Weekend Special
Circle Productions review (no weblink) by Coleen van Staden - scroll down!
Cinderella is a classic fairytale full of hope, love and plenty of magic... We’re keeping it old-school with a great modern twist! The show is full of popular numbers that’ll make you want to dance, amazing voices that will wow you and a whole lot of laughs. From Mambo No.5, to I Gotta Feeling, this night is going to be a great night...
Join Cinderella as she tries to find a life where people see who she truly is, Prince Charming as he looks for real love, the Queen as she tries to get her son to be a strong ruler, and the stepfamily as they try to climb to the station they deserve… And it’s all weaved together by the magic of our Fabulous Fairy Godmother. Oh, and our Herald will be capturing it all and sharing it with her TikTok fam.
The production has been written and directed by Faeron Wheeler, last seen at the Masque with Absolutely Fabulous - another adaptation written and directed by Wheeler. Tersia Harley, last seen in A Boarding Line and This Moment, is in charge of musical direction and Stephanie McCulloch is on choreography.
Follow our fun on Instagram and Tiktok: #CinderellaAtTheMasque. The cast will be showing off their rehearsal fun and taking part in challenge trends.
Come on down to the theatre and let us sprinkle fairy dust over your December holidays - it’s fun for the whole family! Tickets are R100 (or R85 if you buy on or before 9 November on our early bird special) and can be bought via Computicket. The show runs from Thursday 9 December to Saturday 18 December.
Get your tickets now - as the Fabulous Fairy Godmother says, ''Yaaasss future queen, you gotta get to that ball!''
A Magical, Musical Celebration!
7 and 8 January
1.5 hour (with interval)
37 Main Road, Muizenberg
Cash Bar and snacks
Thursday, 9 Dec, 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Friday, 10 Dec, 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 11 Dec, 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, 15 Dec, 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Thursday, 16 Dec, 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Friday, 17 Dec, 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 18 Dec, 2:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 18 Dec, 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Cast and crew
Cinderella Erin Gemmell
Fabulous Fairy Godmother Bonolo Moloi
Prince Charming Aidan Garth Lewis
Lady Vivianna de Meanfacé Robin Botha
Constantinia Wayne Ronné
Narcissistica Tayla Sargent
Herald Tami Schrire
Queen Amy Blanchard
Nicky Enticott, Aneeqah Meyer, Nicole Hendricks, Matthew Sellier, Tanya Smith, Karla Britz, Kevin Thyssen, Charlene Terblanche, Eugen Sinclair
Director Fae Wheeler
Musical director Tersia Harley
Choreographer Stephanie McCulloch
Producer Daniel Enticott
Producer Nicky Enticott
Stage manager Melissa Marcus
Lighting design Gary Fargher
Sound Gail Duguid Fargher
Design Kim R2
Set design Richard Higgs
Presented by Constantia Theatre Players
Written and Directed by Faeron Wheeler
Musical Direction by Tersia Harley
9 - 18 December 2021
Weeknights at 20:00; Weekends 14:30 and 18:30
Tickets R100, R80 – Booking at Computicket
Constantiaberg Theatre Players’ version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, now on at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, is perfect holiday fare. It’s Cinderella in December and you will be forgiven for thinking you’re coming to see a pantomime! This is not a panto, nor does it claim to be one – it is billed as a joyful musical version of this age-old story, filled with some modern twists and quirky humour.
This adaptation is, in the Director’s words: “Cinderella trying to find a life where people see who she truly is, Prince Charming looking for real love, the Queen trying to get her son to be a strong ruler, and the stepfamily trying to climb to the station they deserve. All weaved together by the magic of the Fabulous Fairy Godmother, while the Herald captures it all and shares it with her TikTok fam.”
Faeron Wheeler has made some great choices in the casting of her lead characters. Her main actors tackle their parts with great skill and confidence. I particularly enjoyed Erin Greenmell as Cinderella, Aidan Lewis as Prince Charming, both gifted with lovely voices, Tami Schrire as Herald, and Amy Blanchard as Queen. These performances were strong and their songs well-chosen and well sung. The Fabulous Fairy Godmother played by Bonolo Moloi almost stole the show – she could have, but she knew just how and where to pitch her performance. That’s the mark of an excellent performer.
The first half kicked off with the ensemble singing “Boogie Wonderland” and the show was off to a promising start, full of life and energy. Unfortunately, the first half seemed to lose its way and some of its lustre too. The set was uninteresting and looked for the most part like a big bare stage. Using levels to create interest and clever grouping on a big stage could have propelled the story and supported it more effectively. More colourful and imaginative costuming would have also given the first half the lift it needed.
These issues seemed to disappear in the second half, however, and the whole show came to life with a gorgeous set feature – a nod to Richard Higgs here - brilliant lighting and lovely costumes. It was as if the Fabulous Fairy Godmother waved her wand to give us what was missing in the first half. Visually it was a treat.
The sound team is to be congratulated on the overall quality of sound. Tersia Harley, too, on the quality of the ensemble singing. A particularly quirky sound effect had the audience in stitches. Let’s just say I want it as my ring tone.
Scenes that I loved included the garden scene where the Prince and Cinderella chat and he ends up smitten with her, and the shoe-fitting scene that was an absolute hoot. The cast clearly had fun with it, as did we. This is where Erica Marais as the wicked stepmother, and the two wicked stepsisters, Constantinia and Narcissistica, played by Wayne Ronne and Tayla Sargeant, came into their own. There were some super songs in the show - my favourite was The Black-Eyed Peas, I Gotta a Feeling.
It was good to be back in the foyer of the Masque enjoying the anticipation of live theatre again. Make sure you look at local artist, Belinda Burchill-Batt’s work on display. Gorgeous and theatrical. All necessary protocols are in place. My advice is to book soon, the shows are filling up.
COLEEN VAN STADEN
10 December 2021.
Congratulations to all involved, this incredible team pulled off a wonderful show under some rather trying circumstances. Great joy was had by all audience members, so we thank you!
From the producers of ‘This Moment, a musical cabaret’, comes this hilarious musical
extravaganza set in the bustle of a glamorous and enigmatic airport.
10 - 20 June 2021, The Masque Theatre
From frequent flyers to newbie stewards - a colourful collection of characters descend on
the ALW Airport one flustered morning - unbeknownst that some of them will be confronted
with a day of non-stop turbulence.
With a cast of 21 stand out performers who have been yearning for the stage for too long now, the audiences can expect a true show-stopper. From familiar favourites such as Part of Your
World, Don’t Rain on my Parade and 9 to 5 to new musical nuggets such as Me and the
Sky and Tonight Belongs to You, there is a toe tapping treat for everyone.
Serving as a vibrant fundraiser for the Masque Theatre, Cape Town's much loved 61-year-
old community theatre in Muizenberg.
Read the Reviews!
The Cape Robyn
Coleen van Staden of Circle Productions said
"The Programme notes could not have captured it better. This show is “a love letter to theatre” and the passion, the love and the longing for live theatre is palpable in this entertaining and heartfelt production."
ABOUT THE SHOW...
It’s opening night... A troupe of performers are backstage, desperately awaiting the magic about to come alive on stage, and in their own lives. Their sacrifice to be part of this demanding world is great, yet they return to theatre again, and again. Sometimes all you have is This Moment.
We all just want to love and to be loved in return. This is a story about the enduring love we have for the theatre and the hopes and dreams we have for our lives.
11 – 20 December 2020