Wanted: children to perform in KickStArt Theatre’s Winnie The Pooh


KickstArt Theatre Company will be presenting a colourful and faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s story, Winnie the Pooh over the July school holidays- and they are looking for children to take part in the show.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, February 27 at the Playhouse Mayville workshops/studios in Ramsay Road, Mayville from  10 am sharp.

Children must be between the ages of 9 and 13. They should present a short acting monologue or poem and a song with backing tracks on a CD.

KickStArt are looking for a Christopher Robin and several of Rabbits friends and relations. No need to make an appointment – just arrive and put your names on a list.

The production rehearses from June 7 and will be performed at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus of UKZN from June 27 to July 17, with performances at 2.30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and 7 pm on Fridays. Book at Computicket.

Winnie the Pooh stars Nhlakamepho Manqele as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet.

Others in the cast include Liesl Coppin as bossy but motherly Kanga, and Luca Tarboton (Annie in KickstArt’s 2014 production of Annie) as her mischievous off-spring, Roo.

Bryan Hiles plays Tigger, Roo’s bouncy partner in crime, and Rowan Bartlett plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as ever-efficient Rabbit.

Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and also directs this production. Set and costume design is by Greg King



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