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Sunday, June 26, 2016


(Photo from the 2006 staging of KickstArt’s version of “Winnie the Pooh”)

KickstArt presents Winnie the Pooh over the July school holidays - a colourful and faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s story.

Winnie the Pooh is an enchanting, episodic retelling of A.A. Milne’s classic and widely loved stories of Christopher Robin and his lovable menagerie of colourful animal friends and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Winnie the Pooh stars Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear and Belinda Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet. Others in the cast include Liesl Coppin as bossy but motherly Kanga, and Luca Tarboton (Annie in KickstArt’s 2014 production of Annie) as her mischievous offspring, Roo. Bryan Hiles plays Tigger, Roo’s bouncy partner in crime, and Nhlakanipho Manqele plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as ever-efficient Rabbit. Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and also directs this production. Set and costume design is by Greg King.

The cast is joined by an ensemble of talented children: Christopher Robin is played jointly by Ivan Williams and Jake Savage. Alexander Beetle is Keryn Lynne Scott; the squirrels are Grace McIlroy and Sarah Sparks and the rabbits are Julia Sutton and Jordyn Everett.

Winnie the Pooh runs from June 30 to July 17 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus with performances from Tuesday to Sunday at 14h30 and Fridays at 19h00. No babes in arms, or children under three.

Tickets R180/R150/R120 (R150/R120/R100 children and pensioners). Booking is at Computicket: For block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: or 083 250 2690.