I am a sucker for musicals and theatre shows so when I received an invite to attend a show at the Joburg Theatre, you can only imagine how excited I was.
Starlight Express was the name of the show and we caught up with the Creator of the show Andrew Lloyd Webber, who said “Starlight Express started life in 1975 as a sort of Cinderella story, which I hoped would be an animated movie. It never got off the ground. Then in 1983 I rewrote it for my children Imogen and Nicholas, in the version that opened in March 1984 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Nine years later we revised Starlight and new music was dedicated to my son Alastair. The London show ran for 18 years making it one of the longest running musicals in London theatre history.
Starlight was always meant to be fun, hopefully an entertaining piece of live theatre for a new audience. We are all proud that the show has spawned a new generation of artists and theatre-goers who perhaps never considered going to the theatre before and who may have gone on to other perhaps more conventional things ”
The show was AMAZING!!! The audience had the aaah moments and WOW moments. The show was well rehearsed and everything was on point .
Cast of Starlight Express:
•Ferdinard Gernandt – Electra
•Carly Graeme – Pearl
•Bongi Mthombeni – Poppa McCoy
•David Schlachter – Rusty
•Ziyanda Yako –Dinah
•Andrew Webster – Greaseball
I spotted Lucia Cooper and her daughter.
Selae Thobakgale and Friend
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Also spotted Jay Anstey and Gert Johan Coetzee and they both agreed that the show was AMAZING
Thank You Jodene and The Joburg Theatre Team for the invite; I had a great time and enjoyed every minute of the show.
If you’d like to watch this amazing show book now! 0861670670 or http://www.joburgtheatre.com