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Friday, April 7, 2023



(Above: Image taken from the 2006 production – photo supplied)

KickstArt Theatre, Durban’s top independent theatre company is on the search for young talent to feature in the forthcoming July holiday production of Winnie-the-Pooh at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. The show will be directed by Steven Stead and designed by Greg King.

Young actors and actresses, aged 9-13 years old, who can sing and dance are required to play Roo, and Rabbit’s Friends and Relations.

The company is also looking for a talented male actor/singer aged 10-13 years to play the large role of Christopher Robin.

Auditions for these roles will be held on Saturday April 22, 2023, at The Playhouse Company’s Mayville studios, 78 Ramsay Avenue, Musgrave.

Auditions for Roo and the Friends and Relations will be held at 10h00 on Saturday April 22, 2023. The process will start with a group dance audition, followed by individual singing auditions. Please bring a song with a backing track on a flash drive, and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for dancing. Arrive from 09h30 to put names on a list and get an audition number.

Auditions for Christopher Robin will start at 14h00, and go on until 17h00. Please email to book a slot and get the dialogue for the scene which will be read in the audition. Also, prepare a short song and bring the backing track on a flash drive.

The production is scheduled to rehearse from May 29 to June 21, with rehearsals taking place 14h30 to 20h00 Monday to Friday, and 10h00 to 17h00 Saturdays. Performances will be from June 22 to July 16, mostly daytime performances at 11h00 or 14h30, and one evening performance at 19h00 on June 23.

Please do not attend the audition unless you can be fully committed to the production schedule.