KickstArt Theatre Company presents Winnie the Pooh – a colourful and faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s story – at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban over the July school holidays.
Winnie the Pooh is an enchanting, episodic retelling of the stories of Christopher Robin and his loveable menagerie of colourful animal friends and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.
It stars Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous sidekick, 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 Nhlakanipho Manqele 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.
The cast is joined by an ensemble of talented children: Christopher Robin is played jointly by Ivan Williams and Jake Savage. Alexander Beetle is Keryn Lynne Scott; the squirrels are Grace McIlroy and Sarah Sparks and the rabbits are Julia Sutton and Jordyn Everett.
The production runs from June 30 to July 17 with performances at 2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and 7 pm on Fridays. No babes in arms, or children under three.
Tickets range from R120 to R180 for adults and R100 to R150 for children and pensioners. Book at Computicket. For block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 083 250 2690.