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Saturday, June 16, 2018


(Belinda Henwood & Bryan Hiles. Pic by Val Adamson)

Perfect family fare for the July school holidays: The BFG comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from June 21 until July 8, 2018.

Following the success of last year’s James and the Giant Peach, Greg King returns to direct this enchanting reimagining of Roald Dahl’s delightful children’s classic about the adventures of a big, friendly giant (BFG) and Sophie, a little orphan he befriends.

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After travelling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince the Queen to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all ......

Featuring quirky and inventive puppetry and an all-star local cast, this is ideal fare for the July holidays. It stars Bryan Hiles, Belinda Henwood, Clare Mortimer, Daisy Spencer, Straw Nzimande and Lyle Buxton.

The BFG runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from June 21 to July 8, 2018.

Tickets R190/R160/R130 (R160/R130/R110 children under 12 and pensioners). Tickets R110 throughout for schools’ performance on June 21 at 11h00. Tickets R110 throughout for preview on June 22 at 14h30. Booking is at Computicket.

For schools’ performances, charity fundraisers or block bookings of 50 or more, contact KickstArt Theatre via email:

Also, note the Early Bird Special Offer on ALL shows: Buy 8 tickets and get 2 free! This offer is available through Computicket up to the first performance of each production.