As a special treat for about 40 gogos, Ginny and Millie arranged for them to see the dress rehearsal last night of the “Little Miss Muffet” pantomime being put on by the Sabie amateur theatre group. What a good time – I had as much fun observing the gogos’ response to this British genre as I did the actors on stage. The gogos got so completely involved with the actors, clapping at times in the middle of a scene or spontaneously cheering certain characters.
The witch, played very dramatically by an excellent actress, was a favourite of theirs. When the army captain first appeared in full regalia it caused a lot of commotion and talking amongst themselves and I was quite puzzled . . . until I remembered that they probably know of him in real life as a sabie policeman and, I’m guessing, were surprised to see him as an actor in the lead romantic role.
With Sabie being the small town that it is, the actors were happy to pose for photos with the gogos in different groupings afterwards. As you can see the gogos were quite willing to get in on the act.