Plenty of wonderful entertainment around Durban in December.
Sinder-Fella – The Adult Panto
Suncoast: until 30 December 2014
It is an accepted fact that Cinderella is the world’s most favourite pantomime. There have been several incarnations of the adult version, Sinderella. But don’t panic …..there is a new version, filled with clever quips to keep you on the edge of your seat …as well as just a few below-the-belt jokes.
Harking back to the original format of clever, rather than in your face, your favourite festive season entertainers have come up with a new plot. Gone is Cinderella – and Sinderella – as well as Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother. Enter Sinder-Fella, Princess Charming and the Fairy Godfather.
The team is back with some new additions: Anthony Stonier (whose legs are a World Heritage site) and Clinton Small (last year’s surfer dude) play the Ugly Sisters; Thomie Holtzhausen (seen in a great variety of roles in past pantos) is the Fairy Godfather; and the gorgeous Katy Moore (last year’s Juliet) as Pandora Hugetit, the sugar baroness of Ballito. Joining them for the first time are Rowin Munsamy as the Princess’ loyal supporter, Button, and Mpilo “Straw” Nzimanade as Sinder-Fella.
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: until 11 January
All matinees now 1.30pm (due to loadshedding schedule)
Due to the ongoing and unpredictable threat of load-shedding throughout December and January, the producers of the festive family panto, Aladdin, have made a decision to move all 2.30pm performances to 1.30pm for the duration of the season.
Tickets are just about sold out for the annual KickstArt pantomime, Aladdin, with only a handful of seats left. “Book now to avoid disappointment,” is the message from director Steven Stead. “And thank you to all our loyal supporters who have booked their seats already. We are so excited to bring you our much loved panto!”
The annual KickstArt pantomime is a much-anticipated event on Durban’s calendar, and this year the company is set to dazzle old and young alike with the magical adventures ofAladdin and his enchanted lamp which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at UKZN from 5 December until 11 January, 2015.
Aladdin is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until 11 January. Booking is through Computicket. For block bookings of 10 or more, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places 0832502690 or editor.goingplacessa@gmail..com.For more information about KickstArt or to join our mailing list, please visit our website at www.kickstarttheatre.co.za, or find us on Facebook: KickstArt Theatre Productions and Friends of KickstArt. Follow us on Twitter @KickstartProd1.
(Source – Publicity Matters)
This edition by Fred Felton