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Monday, May 27, 2019


(Mthokozisi Zulu as Wilbur. Photo by Val Adamson)

KickstArt’s Greg King directs and designs Charlotte’s Web, the charming and timeless children’s book by E B White, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from June 13 until July 7, 2019.

Charlotte’s Web comes to vivid life in Greg King’s enchanting stage adaptation. It tells the tale of Wilbur, a prize-winning piglet and his unique friendship with an extraordinary barn spider, named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger, Charlotte helps him by writing messages in her web. Considered a classic in children’s literature and enjoyed by adults as well as children, in 2000 Publishers Weekly listed it as the bestselling children’s paperback of all time!

This is heart-warming family entertainment that is perfect for the July holidays. Starring Mthokozisi Zulu, Belinda Henwood, Lyle Buxton, Cara Roberts, Straw Nzimande and Bryan Hiles, it is designed and directed by Greg King.

The original story was illustrated with beautifully rendered, now iconic artwork by Garth Williams which inspired the animated feature which came out it in 1973, and a live action film version of the original story which was released in 2006. There is also a popular video game based on this adaptation. The story was apparently inspired by White’s encounter with a real pig which he unsuccessfully attempted to save. He also met a real spider, whom he called Charlotte Epeira, who was immortalised as the heroine of his novel. The farmyard and barn where the story is set, has been kept off limits to the public according to the wishes of the author.

Ticket R180, R160 and R120 (R160/R130/R100 children, students and pensioners. R120 schools performances). Tickets booked through Computicket /

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Kickstart Theatre has always been a supporter of JFF will offer 100 tickets to Charlotte’s Web at R160 for the performance June 15, 2019, at 15h00 on at the Sneddon Theatre. Proceeds will go towards JFF’s Kiddie Pack project. To book tickets for this fundraiser, visit and forward POP to