Cinderella to grace Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Early bird special offer on all shows: Buy eight tickets and get two free.

This year’s KickstArt annual festive season family pantomime is a magical, brand new production of everybody’s favourite fairy tale about the kitchen maid with the heart of gold, who wins the hand of a handsome prince: Cinderella comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 7 December until 6 January.

With lush sets and gorgeous Baroque costumes, toe-tapping songs, jokes aplenty and masses of audience participation, this is year-end family entertainment at its very best!

It is directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King, with choreography by Janine Bennewith, and stars Darren King and Bryan Hiles as the ugly sisters, Mthokozisi Zulu as Buttons, Nathan Kruger as the prince, Lyle Buxton as Dandini and Anne-Marie Clulow as the Fairy Godmother. Cinderella will be played by newcomer, Roshanda Lewis, chosen from 40 hopefuls in an open audition to play the coveted title role. Completing the cast are dancers Tshediso Kubulu, Katherine Anderson, Kirsty Ndawo and returning is Sanele Mzinyane who performed in the 2008 Cinderella production.

Notching up their 14th Christmas pantomime this year, this is the third time that KickstArt is presenting Cinderella. “Cinderella was my first live-theatre piece experience, I was utterly enchanted seeing the iconic John Moss version when I was just three-years-old. My love and awe for theatre began sitting watching this production and it reminds me why I love theatre so much. We always have great fun recreating and re-interpreting this beautiful, timeless story,” enthused director Stead.

Bryan Hiles and Darren King as the ugly sisters. PHOTO: Val Adamson

Ticket prices:

* R240/R190/R160 (adults)

* R190/R170/R140 (children U12 and pensioners)

* R140 (Friday, 7 December, 11am – schools’ performances throughout)

* Previews R140 throughout (Friday, 7 December, 11am; Saturday, 8 December, 2.30pm and 7pm; Sunday, 9 December, 2.30pm).

For schools’ performances, charity fundraisers or block bookings of 50 or more, contact KickstArt Theatre via email: kickstart@letni.co.za. Also, note the early bird special offer on all shows: Buy eight tickets and get two free. This offer is available through Computicket up to the first performance.

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