KickstArt presents Sleeping Beauty

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Pictured here are Haylea Hounsom as Princess Rose and Katy Moore as the deliciously evil Maleficent in KickstArt’s traditional family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty at the Elizabeth Sneddon.
Pictured here are Haylea Hounsom as Princess Rose and Katy Moore as the deliciously evil Maleficent in KickstArt’s traditional family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty at the Elizabeth Sneddon.

KZN’s premier theatre producers, the multi-award winning KickstArt, is delighted to present their much-anticipated contribution to the festive season, the traditional sumptuous family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre on UKZN campus from 2 December until 8 January. Inspired by the Disney musical fantasy film, Frozen, this magical tale unfolds in a chilly Scandinavian country: all Gothic towers, wreathed with snow, crystal and ice.

“We have used an ice colour palette for the decor, costumes and sets – using lots of turquoise, aquamarine, silver and whites, and a recurring snowflake motif,” explains designer Greg King.

“We consciously have different themes and feels for our pantos,” explains writer / director Steven Stead,” For example, last year for Aladdin the production was full of spectacle, this year for Sleeping Beauty, our theme is magic and romance. It promises to be an enchanting magical adventure for all ages,” he enthuses.

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It stars Haylea Hounsom as Princess Rose, with Lyle Buxton as her handsome prince, Robin. Carol Trench makes another rare and very welcome return to the Durban stage to play her hilarious and anxiety-ridden mother, Queen Dot, and Peter Court plays her lugubrious, hard-of-hearing father, King Frotho the Frosty. Darren King and Graeme Wicks provide masses of humour as Nurse Nora Knickersnagger and Hucleby Hopscotch the court jester, and Bryan Hiles reaches new levels of charming silliness as the cowardly knight, Sir Ninnyliver. The magical forces of good and evil are splendidly represented by the effervescent Belinda Henwood as Celestina Sparkle, and Katy Moore as the deliciously evil Maleficent. Joining the cast is a chorus of dancers.

Sleeping Beauty is directed by Steven Stead, with musical direction by Evan Roberts, set and costume designs by Greg King; and lighting by Tina le Roux.

Sleeping Beauty runs from 2 Dec to 8 Jan, with performances at 2.30pm Tues-Sun, 7pm Fri. There are no shows on a Monday. No performances Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Book for all 2016 shows at Computicket: www.computicket.co.za. For block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com, or 083 250 2690.

SLEEPING BEAUTY
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
2 December 2016 – 8 January 2017

Ticket Prices:
Adults: R220/R170/R150
Children/pensioners: R170/R150/R120

Previews: 7pm shows on Fri 2 Dec and Sat 3 Dec: R120 throughout

Performance schedule:

Fri 2 Dec 7pm
Sat 3 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Sun 4 Dec 2.30pm
Mon 5 Dec NO PERFORMANCE
Tues 6 Dec 11am Schools Performance
Wed 7 Dec 7pm Press Night
Thurs 8 Dec 11am Schools Performance
Fri 9 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Sat 10 Dec 2.30pm
Sun 11 Dec 2.30pm
Mon 12 Dec NO PERFORMANCE
Tues 13 Dec 2.30pm
Wed 14 Dec 2.30pm
Thurs 15 Dec 2.30pm
Fri 16 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Sat 17 Dec 2.30pm
Sun 18 Dec 2.30pm
Mon 19 Dec NO PERFORMANCE
Tues 20 Dec 2.30pm
Wed 21 Dec 2.30pm
Thurs 22 Dec 2.30pm
Fri 23 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Sat 24 Dec 2.30pm
Sun 25 Dec NO PERFORMANCE
Mon 26 Dec NO PERFORMANCE
Tues 27 Dec 2.30pm
Wed 28 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Thurs 29 Dec 2.30pm
Fri 30 Dec 2.30pm, 7pm
Sat 31 Dec 2.30pm
Sun 1 Jan NO PERFORMANCE
Mon 2 Jan NO PERFORMANCE
Tues 3 Jan 2.30pm
Wed 4 Jan 2.30pm
Thurs 5 Jan 2.30pm
Fri 6 Jan 2.30pm, 7pm
Sat 7 Jan 2.30pm
Sun 8 Jan 2.30pm Final

 

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