Winning tickets to watch a musical :)

I very rarely win competitions.. of any kind.. It might have to do with the fact that I do not really enter many, which is also accounted for in the low winning to entering ratio 🙂

Never the less, I did win something recently, and yes it was by retweeting and no it wasnt spam 🙂

Courtesy of the Joburg Theatre (previously known as the Civic theatre), also known as @joburgtheatre on twitter, I won two tickets to the Jock of the Bushveld musical for Saturday night! 


Our Experience

The show we were to attend took place on Saturday night (18 September 2010) at 20h00. Mark and I decided to dress up, although this is no longer the standard with regards to attending theatre performances. Just because we could 🙂

We got a bit lost but still arrived with plently of time to spare and for Mark to have a smoke.. We collected our “prize” at reception and made our way upstairs for a drink. At the sound of the bell (alerting all patrons to proceed to their seats), we made our way to our seats.. Having bought some snacks to devour during the performance.

Our seats: J27 and 28; middle section; on the aisle!

The production, sponsored by Absa was amazing! The stage set was true to form, the costumes were cleverly designed and the performance highly enjoyable 🙂 I personally appreciated the impromptu comedy sprinkled thoughout. The music and singing, I found to be mesmerising/ with the hippo and chicken specifically outstanding in the voice department.

 The show itself was two hourrs with a 20 minute interval, enough time for a toilet break and in our case some carrot cake 🙂

 About the Show

This uniquely South African production of Jock of the Bushveld, is based on a true story about a man and his dog, and has been running at the Mandela at Joburg Theatre since the 4th of September 2010.

 The cast of hand picked performers include: Judy Page (Vulture Cherie), Michelle Botha (Chicken), Matt Stern (Leopard), David James (Vulture Boet), Lawrence Joffe (Vulture Bob). Multiple roles were played by Siyasanga Papu, Joel Zuma, Ruth Brown, Mark Richardson, Norman Anstey, Adam Pelkowitz, Pulane Rampoana and Lyall Ramsdon. Leads were Vaughan Gardiner as Jock and Cobus Venter as Percy.

Jock of the Bushveld, The Musical, is on at the Mandela at Joburg Theatre until September 26. Ticket prices range from R145 to R345 with performances from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be booked at Computicket on                   083 915 8000            or

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