Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 13 June – 7 July 2019
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 13 June until 7 July.
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 Prices: Adults R180 / R160 / R120; Children, Students and Pensioners: R160 / R130 / R100 and Schools Performances: R120. Tickets through Computicket / www.computicket.co.za. For school and charity performances, contact KickstArt at kickstart@letni.co.za
SCHEDULE:
Thursday 13 June 11am Schools’ Performance
Friday 14 June 7pm: Press Night
Saturday 15 June 11am / 3pm
Sunday 16 June 2.30pm
Monday 17 June NO PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 18 June 2.30pm
Wednesday 19 June 2.30pm
Thursday 20 June 2.30pm
Friday 21 June 2.30pm
Saturday 22 June 11am / 3pm
Sunday 23 June 2.30pm
Monday 24 June NO PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 25 June 2.30pm
Wednesday 26 June 2.30pm
Thursday 27 June 2.30pm
Friday 28 June 2.30pm
Saturday 29 June 11am / 3pm
Sunday 30 June 2.30pm
Monday 1 July NO PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 2 July 2.30pm
Wednesday 3 July 2.30pm
Thursday 4 July 2.30pm
Friday 5 July 2.30pm
Saturday 6 July 11am / 3pm
Sunday 7 July 2.30pm