Another glittering panto success


When I first reblogged this, I had a preamble but it vanished. I will now endeavour to restore it.

Again this year we attended the KickstArt Panto, the current one being the old favourite Cinderella. I learnt last year the folly of trying to reinvent the wheel by writing a review, when Billy Suter does one so much better. A couple of extra points, however, are that the cute puppets popping out of every nook and cranny to join in some of the numbers were simply entrancing; and that I think this is the first Cinderella I have seen where she appears in high heels to go with her ragged outfit. Perhaps the reason is that the delightfully talented Roshanda Lewis is just a little bit altitudinally challenged? Anyway the speed with which she went into a ‘closet’ in rags and came out immaculate in a ballgown was really nothing short of magic.

— Colonialist —

.....SoSuterBill.....

…………………………………..……………………………..
Stage: Cinderella – Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban
REVIEW BY BILLY SUTER
…………………………………….…………………………….

HARD TO believe that a whole decade has zoomed by since we last had the Cinderella panto on stage in Durban, that season in 2008 having been a bigger and better revival of the 2004 production which marked the first of the KickstArt theatre company’s 14 annual pantomimes.

The first KickstArt Cinderella was a postage stamp production staged at the now-defunct KwaSuka Theatre in Greyville, and it is heart-warming to see how this KickstArt “baby” has developed and grown over the years.

This year’s Cinderella, which runs until January 6, is as much a bumper delight as one could anticipate. Richly embroidered with fresh topicality in song choices, nudge-winks and performances, it is a giddy, glossy, glittering and gorgeous show from the Durban duo with the Midas touch – award-winning writer-director Steven Stead and designer Greg King.

View original post 441 more words

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
This entry was posted in Africa. Bookmark the permalink.

You have the right to remain silent - but please don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s