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Aweh! Find out what’s popping in Durban this weekend

There's plenty to do in and around Durban!

There is plenty to do in Durban and surrounds this weekend – don’t miss out on the fun.

ARE you looking for something to do this weekend? Well, look no further – we have got you covered. Here’s a list of fun events happening in Durban.

From December 8 to January 15

KICKSTART presents Jack and the Beanstalk at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from December 8 to January 15.

This magical and hilarious family pantomime is written and directed by Steven Stead and designed by Greg King, with lighting design by Tina le Roux.

The show stars dashing newcomer William Young as the hero, Jack, with the golden-voiced Roshanda Lewis as his love interest, Princess Jill. Blessing Xaba steps into the Dame’s high heels to play Jack’s long-suffering mother, Flora Flatbroke. Panto favourites, Bryan Hiles and Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson, feature as the inept robbers, Cecil and Claude. The forces of good and evil are represented by Shelley McLean Downham as the ditsy good fairy, Glissanda Goldenvox with Liesl Coppin as the deliciously nasty Lady Beastly. And the much-loved, versatile actor, Lyle Buxton, once again gets up on his stilts to play the Giant.

Tickets cost between R130 and R250. Book at Computicket: www.computicket.com.

Caption: The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk. Photo: Val Adamson.

Festive activities in Durban

Looking for some fun outdoor activities to do while visiting Durban?

Well, look no further than the Giba Gorge Adventure Park. The park has something suitable for all ages. Whether it’s the kids scooting around the BMX track or avid mountain bikers and trail runners making use of the single-track trails, there is fun for everyone.

There’s also an adrenaline-fuelled downhill run or families can enjoy a picnic on the lawn or relax at the outdoor restaurant.

For more on what to do in Durban, visit www.visitdurban.travel

From January 27 to March 31

THE Playhouse Company will be hosting auditions for next year’s Community Arts Mentorship Programme (CAMP).

The programme will take place between January 30 and March 31, while auditions will be held on Friday, January 27. Call backs on Saturday, January 28.

“Funding from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Incubator Programme enables us to empower community-based artists with valuable skills to pursue careers,” says Lynda Bukhosini, chief executive officer and artistic director of The Playhouse Company.

She said these skills are imparted by theatre professionals working in the arts sector.

Bukhosini advises that all candidates must be between 18–35 years and should have a tertiary qualification in Dramatic Arts or a community theatre performance background.

“Daily, full commitment is a requirement for all participants in the programme. Actors who are selected into the programme will participate in daily workshops which focus on basic training in various Dramatic Arts disciplines, which include voice production, acting technique, scriptwriting and stage management, etc,” she said.

To book an audition space, call on the following dates: Friday, January 20 and Monday, January 23 between 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00. Speak to Annalisa Gxabu (Arts Coordinator) on 031 369 9467.

Important Audition Information:
Start time of audition: 09:00.
Venue: Playhouse M 1 (Playhouse Mayville Complex, 78 Ramsey Avenue).
Each candidate will be allocated five minutes for the audition.
Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Requirements: Head and shoulder shot or full-length photograph and your profile.
Candidates should arrive at least 30 minutes before their audition time.

~ENDS~

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