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Queen at the Ballet


Joburgers will be happy to know that after two sold-out seasons in Cape Town, Queen at the Ballet is heading north. From 26 March to 13 April 2014, Joburg Theatre will host Sean Bovim's mind-blowing production, which captures the story of the great pretender, Freddie Mercury, through the graceful medium of dance. Set to over 20 of his greatest hits, including 'Who Wants To Live Forever', 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'Barcelona', viewers are taken on a journey through the fascinating life of one of the world's greatest singers. Bovim says the production will showcase some of the greatest dance talent that South Africa has to offer. ‘The strong cast is led by Henk Opperman (winner of Dans!Dans!Dans!) who passionately portrays the role of Freddie Mercury. We are also proud to be joined by a favourite of Jozi audiences - the enigmatic and super-talented Cito and as an added bonus, audiences can look forward to a special guest appearance from Angela Kilian.’ Shows run from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and on Sundays at 3pm. Tickets range between R100 and R280 each and are on sale at joburgtheatre.com. Alternatively, you can call 0861-670-670 to book.

Text Katharyn Williams-Jaftha