Colour Purple STAR Didintle Khunou to play JANET in Richard O'Brien's ROCKY HORROR SHOW!
Naledi award-winning actress Didintle Khunou is formally trained and holds experience as a screen actor, theatre performer, voice actor and as a session vocalist. Best known for her portrayal of one of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, Celie, in the multi-award-winning musical, The Colour Purple Musical directed by award-winning director Janice Honeyman at the Joburg Theatre. She played the lead in an adaptation of Yerma, a stage play written by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by award-winning actor and playwright, Rajesh Gopie. She's performed in Bertolt Brecht's epic play, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, directed by Lebogang Motaung. Khunou has had numerous television appearances, such as Mamello Season 2 & 3on SABC2, directed by SAFTA award-winning director Zuko Nodada. Single Galz Season 2on SABC 1, directed by award-winning actor and director Rea Rangaka. Khunou currently plays Mapula in Mzansi Magic's newest telenovela, THE THRONE. Didintle is a Wits School of Arts graduate, having obtained a BA Honours Degree in Dramatic Arts. She's trained at ActorWize, a professional acting course for film and TV facilitated by respected teacher, actor and director, Rajesh Gopie. She has also trained at Indigo View Advanced Actors Academy, founded and driven by one of South Africa's best directors and acting coaches, Steven Feinstein, facilitated by award-winning veteran actors, directors, casting directors such as Sylvaine Strike, Pamela Nomvete, Fiona Ramsey, Greg Homman, Craig Morris, Louise Saint Claire, Craig Friemond and Christa Schamberger. Didintle has trained at the Duma Ndlovu Academy which is facilitated by the highly established producer and director of Word of Mouth Productions, Duma Ndlovu. She is currently training with Indigo View's Actors Summer Programme. Didintle is looking forward to playing the role of JANET in the legendary Rock n’ Roll Musical – Richard O’ Brien’s ROCKY HORROR SHOW!
LET’S DO THE TIME-WARP AGAIN!
LEGENDARY MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
“Fresh, subversive, essential”
CRAIG URBANI as Dr Frank’n’Furter
KATE NORMINGTON as the Narrator
And DIDINTLE KHUNOU as Janet
17 January – 1 March
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE
6 December - 12 January