Meet the Actors
Meet our fabulous Theatre crew, Actors and Specialists.
See you Online soon!
I have been managing the Peoples Theatre for the past four years. However, due to the Corona outbreak, I have been forced to use my talents elsewhere as all theatres are closed. Therefore the creation of A.C.T. an online platform that allows me to bring some of the best people I know in the performing industry, to teach your children some of the fundamentals of performing.
This platform is also helping some of the performers out there to survive. We look forward to getting back to our craft whilst sharing this creative and fun knowledge with your children.
The young and upcoming Bethany-Joy Jiyane received her training in Musical Theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology where she had the opportunity to be lectured by the likes of Josias Molele and Megan Rosenberg. She started her professional career at the National Children’s Theatre in 2016 where she starred in Mr Poppers Penguins. In 2017 she was cast in Pippie Langkous: die musical also at National Children’s Theatre. In 2019 she was fortunate enough to be trained by Sesame Street to be a muppeteer. She was then cast as Basma in the educational South African adaptation of Sesame Street named Takalani Sesame which is currently playing on SABC2. Although she is still relatively new to the industry, she is very excited to see what the future holds.
Arts and Crafts
Bradley Hartman is a dancer/ actor /singer who has been in theatre shows such as A Chorus Line , Jonathan roxmouth musical in concert , Madagascar and has done multiple TV commercial / advertisements and music videos such as Comedy Central , firebeatz lullaby , Arno Jordaan 3de wereld oorlog , rubber duck , greuning Parker Naam in ligte. Bradley is a part of TaylorMade group Dance Company and has done corporate work , gigs and workshops around South Africa. He choreographed Saint Davids Footloose musical and directed / choreographed V.M productions for film maker students at AFDA.
Carmen successfully graduated from Oakfields College in 2014, obtaining her diploma in Musical Theatre. Her lead roles in student productions include Hot Mikado and Carrie-The Musical. She also performed at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Her professional theatre productions include Dawid (AddLife), Liefling(AddLife), Aspoestertjie (AddLife), Sister Act (Joburg Theatre), Sneeuwitjie (AddLife), Seussical Jr. (People's Theatre), Winnie The Pooh (People's Theatre), Shrek Jr. (People's Theatre), Jonathan Roxmouth's The Musicals in Concert (Teatro) and Duck For President (National Children's Theatre). In July 2019 she will be apart of the reprise of Aspoestertjie. She has joined the Joburg Theatre Pantomime family starring in 2019's Jack and the Beanstalk and in 2020's Cinderella as Dance Captain.
Her Television credentials include a variety of voice over work for PNA's campaign on Penny's Pocket Erasers. Dancing as lead girl in several music videos for Kurt Darren as well as earning dance captaincy for the 2018 and 2020 tours of the Indian Premier League. She portrayed the character Bernice in 2019 on Kyknet's Binnelanders appearing in several episodes of the popular local soapie.
Her qualifications in dance and movement (Tap dance, hip hop, modern, contemporary, ballet, acrobatic and cheerleading) have contributed to many workshops, functions, theatre studies and teaching syllabus works within the local dancing industry to all ages.
Over the last decade, award-winning actress and singer, Carmen Pretorius, has crafted a successful career in the english and afrikaans stage and screen industries; having commanded numerous leading musical theatre roles both locally and abroad; as well as roles on primetime TV and in film. (Isidingo, Binnelanders Sub Judice, Getroud Met Rugby, Pasella and Lien se Lankstaanskoene). Carmen has performed in over 15 countries including Japan, Los Angeles, Germany, Singapore, Austria and Hong Kong and has recently been awarded the prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical, for her portrayal as Maria Reiner in The Sound of Music.
In January, Carmen returned to SA after starring as Roxie Hart in the world touring cast of Chicago, for which she is nominated for a Naledi Theatre Award. Musical theatre roles include Lorraine in JERSEY BOYS WORLD TOUR 2012, Lulu & u\s Sally Bowles in CABARET (Pieter Torien Productions 2012), Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (2010), Ariel Moore in FOOTLOOSE (2009), leading roles in numerous Janice Honeyman pantomimes (CINDERELLA, ROBIN HOOD) and Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2008/09)
When the lockdown was announced, Carmen decided to realise her longtime dream of opening a vocal training studio The Voice Lab. In addition to studying towards her B Marketing degree, she has also enrolled in the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Programme in order to better hone her skills as a singing teacher and technician.
Clive Gilson has quickly become one of South Africa’s most versatile and in-demand performers. It would be an understatement to use the term Triple Threat, for this merely scratches the surface to who is possibly one of the most multifaceted individuals in the industry. As a performer he has interpreted characters from a huge array of dynamic genres such as Shakespeare, Children’s Theatre and Pantomimes, Comedy and Absurdist as well as Film and Television. His training began with 16 years of Ballet which progressed in to an additional 6 years of theatrical singing and acting. His graduation from the highly acclaimed Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town; under the mentorship of acclaimed theatrical director Keith Galloway and Delia Sainsbury, led the way to him becoming the first individual in the world to attain 100% in Advanced 2 Tap through the Imperial Society of Teachers and Dance. Mamma Mia!, Hamlet, Sister Act, Spamalot, The Crucible and Great balls of Fire! are a few highlights to mention from his stage career. He'll soon be starring in Joburg theatres 2020 version of Cinderella Pantomime.
He has starred in a few local televised soapie such as Grit and Binnelanders and has performed in music videos for South Africa's band The Black Hotels, The Parlotones, The Ice Project and has starred the documentary series Legends of the Turf.
With his teachers diploma, Clive has taught Tap dance for 7 years in Cape Town and has further reached out with teaching Drama and the foundations of Musical Theatre within in the industry.
Make Up Teacher
Noni Mkhonto has had the love for entertainment for as long as she can remember. Her love for singing and the stage started at a very early age. She took it seriously when she was in her Senior Primary years. Noni attended school at Northcliff Primary and Northcliff High School.
In high school she participated in Major productions, which every year, they would perform at the Durban Play House at a professional level, for the theatre lovers of Durban.
Noni matriculated in 2006. That year she did the Musical Annie, playing Annie where she was spotted by an agent who then asked her to join his agency. Noni landed her first professional job as Alice in Wonderland in 2007 as Alice. Ever since then it's been "no looking back". She's done numerous children's productions, worked for the likes of Janice Honeyman and Bernard Jay to name a few in pantomimes and musicals. She's also done some TV, sung in a band and stuck her toes in various parts of the entertainment industry. Noni has been on fire and working nonstop over the past 13 years. Theatre is her first love. Noni has just recently been nominated for a Naledi for a role she played in the Panto.
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