Escape to Dahl’s world

2017-07-11 06:02
 Photo: suppliedBelinda Henwood (front) and Clare Mortimer as the two wicked aunts.

Photo: suppliedBelinda Henwood (front) and Clare Mortimer as the two wicked aunts.

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WITH over a decade of performances under her belt, Upper Highway resident Belinda Henwood has become a formidable force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

She is a regular face in the KickstArt shows such as Popcorn, Dangerous Liaisons, Dracula, Boston Marriage, Table Manners, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz, Little Shop of Horrors, Noises Off, Cabaret (2011), Snow White (2011) and Annie.

In addition, she was also the Jamaican fairy who was the narrator in last year’s Puss in Boots and as well as the good Fairy Goodmother, Celestina Sparkle in KickstArt’s Sleeping Beauty.

This year she will be showcasing her talent in KickstArts’s James and the Giant Peach, a Roald Dahl experience as Evil Aunt Sponge and Ladybird.

Speaking about the play, Henwood said: “James and the Giant Peach is a story about an orphaned boy, dreadfully abused by his two new guardians, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, who is joyously magicked away on an exciting adventure. He finds friendship and confidence.
“He finds himself to be courageous, creative and a fabulous little leader to his band of unusual friends. It's a story with humour and heart. It is for everybody - short, tall, young and old,” she said.

“This will be a visual feast of puppets, whacky characters, beautiful creations and wonderful adventure. The children get involved and help when trouble looms and there's laughter and good music too. The holidays are here, the show is about to begin and the theatre is a lovely escape from absolutely everything,” she added.

James and the Giant Peach is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 5 to 23. Performances: 2.30 pm Tuesday to Friday, 11 am and 3 pm Saturday, 2.30 pm on Sunday. No babies in arms or children under three.
Book for all 2017 shows at or 0861 915 8000 or Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.
For inquiries for block bookings of 50 or more people or entire performances, contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places at, or 083 250 2690.

For more information, visit www.kickstart

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