Young Upper Highway girl lands ‘Winnie the Poo’ rabbit role

2016-04-19 06:00
Nine year old Jordyn Everett. Photo: supplied

Nine year old Jordyn Everett. Photo: supplied

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NINE-YEAR-OLD Upper Highway lass Jordyn Everett has secured a role in the upcoming Kickstart production, Winnie the Pooh at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

The fun-loving Curro HCA pupil has been cast as one of the rabbits.

Speaking to the Fever about his daughter’s achievements, dad Craig said that Jordyn has had love for dance, theatre and musicals since she was old enough to walk and talk.

“She has gained her on stage experience at the well-known KZN dance studio which also put comprehensive dance and talent shows together,” he said.

“She has won numerous gold awards in different dance categories, including ballet, modern and tap.

She is very active in her choir and has singing and vocal training.”

Craig said he is extremely proud of his daughter’s achievements and knows she is headed for stardom.

He added that Winnie the Pooh is a colourful and faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s book.

It stars Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear, and quirky Belinda­ Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet.

“Others in the cast include Liesl Coppin as bossy, but the 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 Nhlakanepho­ Manqele plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as the ever-efficient Rabbit.

Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and directs this production. Christopher Robin is played by Ivan Williams.

Set and costume design is by Greg King, and choreography by Daisy Spencer,” he said.

Winnie the Pooh runs from 30 June to 17 July, with performances at 2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and 7pm Friday.

No babies in arms, or children under three.

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