Kickstart in association with Durban Botanic Gardens Trust presents
Charlotte’s Web
Sat 26th March – Sun 3rd April
Durban Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre
Daily at 2.30pm, and morning shows on Saturdays at 11am, Sun 3rd April at 11am
Bring your own picnics and arrive early for an outdoor picnic-theatre experience!
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Following the sell-out success of this heart-warming family show in 2021, Kickstart Theatre Co returns this coming holiday season, with their charming production of Charlotte’s Web, featuring the original cast, and presented once again, 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 be-friends a spider named Charlotte, who must use all her cunning to outwit the local farming community and save Wilbur’s life!
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 holiday 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.
Designed and directed by Greg King
Cast: Belinda Henwood (Charlotte), Mthokozisi Zulu (Wilbur), Bryan Hiles (Templeton the Rat), Cara Roberts (Fern) and Lyle Buxton (Mr Arable and Lurvy).
Ticket prices: Adults – R150, Children under 12 and Pensioners – R120.
Seating is Unreserved, (but will be allocated according to responsible social distancing regulations on arrival at the venue.)
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)
Running time: Approx 1hr and 20 mins, with a ten minute interval.
Venue to open 1 hour prior to performance for BYO picnics.
Tickets may be fully refunded or exchanged for other performances in the event of cancellation caused by Covid or bad weather.