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Tuesday, August 23, 2011


(Greg King's design of the charming pirate)

KickstArt, Durban’s top theatre company, are looking for new talent to be showcased in the lavish Festive Season pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs taking place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from December 6 to January 9.

The company is looking for a multi-talented black male actor to play the role of Zanzibar Jack, a charming reformed pirate, and the handsome Prince Valiant’s comic sidekick.

Actors should be aged between 20 and 35 years, be able to sing, dance and act, speak excellent English, and handle a Jamaican accent. Previous professional stage experience is an added advantage.

Actors should prepare a short, light hearted piece of prose or monologue (NOT improvised, and not longer than one minute!) with a Jamaican accent, and bring an up- tempo song to sing that demonstrates range and skill, with backing track (preferable) or sheet music.

Wear comfortable clothes with trainers/takkies, and be prepared to dance. No slops or bare feet.

Rehearsals will take place from November 7, afternoons and evenings, and applicants should be wholly available during this period.

The pantomime will be directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King, and stars Peter Court, Bryan Hiles, Lyle Buxton, Georgina Mabbett and Belinda Henwood.

The auditions will be held at the Playhouse Company’s Mayville studios in Ramsay Avenue at 10h30 on September 1. Applicants should arrive from 10h00 to register. No application will be accepted after 10h30.