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Saturday, February 27, 2016


(Anthony Stonier & Darren King)

Durban’s Adult Pantomime and the annual family pantomime have long been favourites of KZN audiences. The Panto dames, too, have long been audience favourites.

Anthony Stonier has been the dame in every Adult Pantomime since the very first one back in 1996. Darren King has been the dame in every family panto since Kickstart began producing them.

Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage in a production? The truth is about to be revealed in a hilarious comedy/musical, The Art of Being Ugly, which centres on Lou and Lav. Ugly Sisters in a long running production of Cinderella, we meet them as they are about to do the 337th performance.

Join them in their dressing room as they joke, tease and cajole each other into one more performance. This production was voted by Billy Suter (Arts Editor of The Mercury) as one of his five best productions at last years Hilton Arts Festival.

Watch two consummate performers entertain as they transform from luckless actors to wretched stepsisters. Join in the backstage banter and in-house jokes as Anthony and Darren take audiences on a hilarious roller-coaster ride from a late arrival backstage at the theatre to their first entrance on stage. From blank canvas to full “ugly”, all will be revealed in this 60 minute chaotic romp.

The Art of Being Ugly has two performances-  March 4 at 19h00 and March 5 at 14h00 - at the Hexagon Theatre on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Tickets R100 booked through Computicket – online at or phone 0861 915 8000

For more information contact 033 260 5537.