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Thursday, March 18, 2021


(Pics by Val Adamson)


KickstArt in association with Durban Botanic Gardens Trust presents Charlotte’s Web in the Durban Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre from April 5 to 18, 2021.

After more than a year without live family entertainment, KickstArt Theatre Co returns this Easter, with their charming production of Charlotte’s Web, (last seen in 2019), freshly adapted for an outdoor presentation in the lush and leafy Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre.

This theatrical adaptation of the evergreen children’s classic by E B White, tells the story of Wilbur, a cute, plucky piglet, who is rescued and hand-raised by a little girl named Fern. When Wilbur is sent to live on the Zuckerman’s farm in a barn full of delightful animal characters, he befriends a spider named Charlotte, who must use all her cunning to outwit the local farming community and save Wilbur’s life!

Designed and directed by Greg King, Charlotte’s Web features Belinda Henwood, Mthokozisi Zulu, Bryan Hiles, Cara Roberts and Lyle Buxton.

(Belinda Henwood plays Charlotte)

Presented on a colourful set, nestled in the tranquil Botanic Gardens setting, with a marvellous mix of puppets, theatrical magic, and a cast of well-loved KZN actors, this play for young audiences is the perfect Easter treat for all ages.

The shady Amphitheatre is ideal for picnics and will be open for seating one hour prior to each performance. Audiences are invited to pack their own refreshments, bring their picnic blankets and cushions and arrive early for a fun outdoor picnic-theatre experience.

Charlotte’s Web runs from April 5 to 18 in the Durban Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre daily at 14h30, and morning shows on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11h00.

Tickets R150 (R120 children under 12 and pensioners). Book at Computicket

Seating is unreserved, (but will be allocated according to responsible social distancing regulations on arrival at the venue.) Venue to open 1 hour prior to performance for BYO picnics.

Free parking is available at DBG Visitor’s Centre, 9A John Zikhali Road. (Limited paid parking at old Tea Garden entrance available through Computicket)

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 20 mins, with a ten minute interval.

Tickets may be fully refunded or exchanged for other performances in the event of cancellation caused by Covid or bad weather.