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Thursday, October 24, 2013


(Rory Booth as Jack and Jessica Sole as Princess Jillian. Pic by Val Adamson)

Kickstart rounds off the year with a fun-filled family romp: a brand new pantomime version of Jack and the Beanstalk which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre over the festive season

Written and directed by Steven Stead, Jack and the Beanstalk stars the supremely talented Rory Booth in the title role. The cast also features Jessica Sole as his love interest, Princess Jillian; Darren King as his long-suffering, eccentric mother, Flora Flatbroke; Liesl Coppin as his evil nemesis, Lady Perfidia Beastly; Shelley MacLean as the good fairy, Glissanda Goldenvox, and Peter Court and Bryan Hiles reprising their hilarious performances as the two incompetent crooks, Cecil and Claude, making a comeback after their demise in Robin Hood.

Jack and the Beanstalk has performances from Tuesday to Sunday at 14h30 (Saturday 19h00) from November 29 to January 5. Tickets R200/R150/R130 (R150/R130/R100 children under 12 and pensioners, depending on area).

Booking for all KickstArt productions is through Computicket. Block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances and early bird specials, through Ailsa Windsor of Going Places on 083 250 2690 or email:

In addition, KickstArt will be touring productions of Don’t Dress for Dinner, Venus in Fur and Twitch to Johannesburg and Cape Town in association with Pieter Toerien Productions.