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Saturday, November 11, 2023



(Above: Daniel Anderson. Other pics by Val Adamson taken at the last season of “Aladdin”)

KickstArt Theatre is proud to present their glorious annual family panto at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Steven Stead’s magical pantomime, Aladdin, in December 2023.

Featuring flying carpets, giant genies, popular songs, jokes galore, gorgeous costumes and sumptuous sets ranging from a Cave of Wonders full of dancing jewels to a golden Chinese palace, Aladdin is a ‘must-see’ in any family’s holiday diary.

The show stars Daniel Anderson as Aladdin, the unlikely rags to riches hero, with Blessing Xaba as his long-suffering mother, Widow Twankey, and Iain Robinson as the dastardly wizard, Abanazar. 

Others in the cast include Georgina Mabbett-Kelly as Princess Jasmine, Mthokozisi Zulu as Wishee Washee, Rory Booth as Genie of the Ring, and Belinda Henwood as Dar Ling.

Aladdin is directed by Steven Stead and Darren King, with sets and costumes designed by Greg King, choreography by Evashnee Pillay, and lighting by Tina le Roux. 

Performances are scheduled from December 7 to January 15, at 14h30 Tues-Fri, 11h00 and 15h30 on Saturday, and14h30 on Sunday.

Tickets range from R150-R265 and can be booked at Webtickets.

The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre is situated on the UKZN Howard College campus.