KickstArt will be rounding off the year with a fun-filled family romp in the form of a brand new pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 29 November until 5 January.
A glorious family pantomime has become a much-anticipated highlight in the annual Durban theatre calendar – KickstArt have been presenting wonderful family festive season shows for the past decade, this being their eighth annual panto.
“This time our panto is a real adventure story with boisterous chases, meddling baddies and great visual tricks which will appeal to the boys; and with such a strong, independent princess, and lots of magic, it will appeal to the girls too!” says Writer and Director, Steven Stead.
Jack and the Beanstalk stars the supremely talented Rory Booth in the title role, with Jessica Sole as his feisty love interest, Princess Jillian, Darren King as his long-suffering, eccentric mother, Flora Flatbroke, Liesl Coppin as his evil nemesis, Lady Perfidia Beastly, Shelley MacLean as the good fairy, Glissanda Goldenvox, and Peter Court and Bryan Hiles reprising their hilarious performances as the two incompetent crooks, Cecil and Claude, making a comeback after their demise in Robin Hood. The larger than life giant is being played with gusto by Lyle Buxton.
There will also be an eclectic mix of music, with interpretations of music by Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, some much loved musical theatre numbers and big orchestral pieces.
Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 29 November to 5 January, with performances at 2:30pm on Tuesday to Sunday and at 7pm on Saturday at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Bookings can be made through Computicket. Tickets cost between R100 and R200. Block bookings of 10 or more can be made by contacting Ailsa Windsor of Going Places on 083 250 2690 or email email@example.com.