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About Us

Pennylane Productions is a professional production company that conceptualizes and produces live stage productions for corporate events, brand activations and theatre.

Leading the team is the young, multi-talented and award winning performing artist, director and choreographer, Carlo McFarlane. In his 14 years in the industry as a professional dancer, actor and singer this star of stage and screen has both local and international experience having worked with top West End, Broadway, Hollywood and local Directors, Producers and Choreographers.

Carlo’s screen credits include Backstage, Muvhango, Villa Rosa, as well as both local and international film. On stage credits include Fame – The Musical, Footloose – The Musical, Big Band Blast, We Will Rock You (Int), Robinson Crusoe, Goldilocks and West Side Story. Carlo has scripted, produced and choreographed shows for performing artists, stage productions, major corporates and television shows such as Coca Cola Pop Stars, Nedbank, OR Tambo (Airports Company South Africa) and Gillette. Carlo is a University Graduate with a BSC Honors from Wits, a Business School Graduate of the Joseph Business School with headquarters in Chicago and a GIBS graduate. He brings both his business savvy and creative edge to the team.


 



Our Team

Charlotte du Plessis
Executive Producer

Nomalanga Sitole
Production Manager

Michelle Benham
Music Producer

Brett Hermon
Technical Director

Charlotte du Plessis is a professional event manager with 40 years of experience in the travel and event industry. With an eye for attention to detail, she is an industry leader who delivers superior products at competitive prices without compromising on service. Nomalanga has over 8 years of marketing, event coordination and management and promotions experience while in corporate. She has worked with experienced and well established Marketing and Events agencies and suppliers to execute various projects and client briefs. Michelle Benham is a talented performing artist, recording artist, music producer and a graduate of Tshwane University of Technology With 20 years of experience in the industry and clients from high end corporate to the private sector, Brett ensures that any event is run according to our client specifications and needs.




We aim to be a world-class production house that infuses passion, creativity and an unrivaled edge into every work that it produces while delivering an excellent product that is coherent with our client’s ethos and brand identity.

Our BEE Status - Level 1

Pennylane Productions is a BEE accredited company. We are proudly South African and hold a level 1 Black Economic Empowerment status. You can confidently engage our company to the benfit of your own BEE standing.

Services



  • ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS
  • CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
  • CHOREOGRAPHY
  • ARTIST RECRUITMENT
  • COSTUME
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION
  • ACTIVATIONS
  • EXISTING ACTS
  • STAGING
  • DIRECTING
  • PRODUCING
  • STAGE MANAGEMENT
  • SPECIALITY ACTS
  • FLASH MOBS
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • LIGHTING
  • SOUND
  • STAGE
  • AUDIO VISUAL
  • MUSIC VIDEOS
  • TEAM BUILDING

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Packaged Shows



Latino Carnival

  • Experience a whirlwind of latin flavor, fun, and rhythmic sounds as carnival comes to town With bright costumes, brazilian drum beats, a dash of samba, salsa, rumba, cha cha, argentine tango and all things ballroom, feel the heat all the way from Rio to the Caribbean islands as Latin fever takes over the night
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Big Band Show

  • A combination of big band swing, comedy and illusions of the mind! Characteristic of the 20’s - 50’s jazz era where comedy, jazz and illusion came together in lowlit clubs to create an awesome spectacle of entertainment and the names of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis and the Ratpack became synonymous with the sound, this is a show full of class, wit and all that jazz!
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African Dream

  • A fusion of African contemporary dance and music that pulsates with vibrant energy. Experience an African renaissance of afro fusion and afro jazz with stomping dance pieces, lively kwela and jazz sounds and modern day hits that distinctively celebrate our rich South African culture and history
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Motown Classics

  • Looking for a night of easy sounds, glitzy costumes and elegant dance pieces then Motown classics is the show for you! With music from artists like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Jackson 5 and Lionel Richie, everybody will be singing along and dancing on the ceiling with this feel good, light and glitzy spectacle!
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Arabian Nights

  • An awe inspiring, limit defying contemporary show that excites the senses and journeys guests through the lavish corridors of the king’s harem. Think Cirque du Soleil, where fire blowers, belly dancers and supreme strength and aerial acts combine to defy limits, push boundaries and create an evening of breath taking proportions!
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CSI Initiative

Pennylane  is committed to the  upliftment and development of communities by annually contributing to corporate social responsibility initiatives, meeting the diverse needs of people in different communities.

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Our Clients

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