‘Winnie the Poo’ auditions open

2016-02-09 06:00
A scene from the original production of ‘Winnie the Poo’ 2006. Photo: supplied

A scene from the original production of ‘Winnie the Poo’ 2006. Photo: supplied

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KickstArt is to present Winnie the Pooh over the July school holidays - a colourful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s story.

KickstArt invites children to audition to perform in the production, to take place on Saturday 27 February at the Playhouse Mayville workshops and studios in Ramsay Road, Mayville from 10am.

Children must be between the ages of 9 and 13. They should present a short acting monologue or poem and a song with backing tracks on a CD. They should wear comfortable clothes, and bring refreshments.

KickstArt is looking for a Christopher Robin and several of Rabbit’s friends and relations., there is no need to make an appointment – just arrive and put your names on a list.

Winnie the Pooh stars Nhlakanipho Manqele as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet.

Others in the cast include Liesl Coppin as bossy, but motherly Kanga, and Luca Tarboton (Annie in KickstArt’s 2014 production of Annie) as her mischievous off-spring, Roo. Bryan Hiles plays Tigger, Roo’s bouncy partner in crime, and Rowan Bartlett plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as Rabbit. Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and also directs this production. Set and costume design is by Greg King.

The production rehearses from 7 June and will perform at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus.

Winnie the Pooh runs from 30 June to 17 July, with performances at 2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and 7pm on Friday. No babes in arms, or children under three.

Book for all 2016 KickstArt productions at Computicket: www.computicket.co.za

For block bookings and early bird specials, contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places at editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com or 083 250 2690. Until 31 March, you can book 10 seats and get them for the price of eight, for any show in any price range.

Tickets: adults: R180, R150, R120, children and pensioners: R150, R120, R100. - Supplied.

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