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Thursday, March 10, 2022


(Above: Cara Roberts, Belinda Henwood & Mthokozisi Zulu)

Following the sell-out success of this heart-warming family show in 2021, Kickstart returns this coming holiday season with their charming production of Charlotte’s Web. It features the original cast, and will be presented once again in the lush and leafy Durban 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!

(Left: Belinda Henwood as Charlotte)

Designed and directed by Greg King, the cast features Belinda Henwood (Charlotte), Mthokozisi Zulu (Wilbur), Bryan Hiles (Templeton the Rat), Cara Roberts (Fern) and Lyle Buxton (Mr Arable and Lurvy).

Ticket R150 (R120 children under 12 and pensioners). The show runs daily from March 26 to April 3 at 14h30 and morning shows on Saturdays at 11h00 and Sunday April 3 at 11h00. Running time is approx 1hr and 20 mins, with a ten-minute interval. Venue to open one hour prior to performance for BYO picnics.

Bring your own picnics and arrive early for an outdoor picnic-theatre experience! Seating is unreserved, (but will be allocated according to responsible social distancing regulations on arrival at the venue.)

(Right: Brian Hiles)

Free parking available at DBG Visitor’s Centre, 9A John Zikhali Rd. (Allow time for a ten-minute walk through the gardens to the Amphitheatre)

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