KickstArt’s production of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ will be lightning up the holiday season at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from June 30 until July 17.
‘Winnie the Pooh’ is an enchanting, episodic retelling of A.A. Milne’s classic and widely loved stories of Christopher Robin and his loveable menagerie of colourful animal friends and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Starring alongside Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet, the cast includes 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 Nhlakanipho Manqele plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as ever-efficient Rabbit. Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and also directs this production. Set and costume design is by Greg King.
The cast is joined by an ensemble of talented children: Christopher Robin is played jointly by Ivan Williams and Jake Savage. Alexander Beetle is Keryn Lynne Scott; the squirrels are Grace McIlroy and Sarah Sparks and the rabbits are Julia Sutton and Jordyn Everett.
KickstArt needs no introduction to regular theatregoers. The company has helmed such productions as ‘Cabaret’, ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, generally to universal acclaim.
* Performances will take place at 2.30pm from Tuesdays to Sundays, and at 7pm on Fridays.
Please note, no babes in arms, or children under the age of three.
Bookings are through Computicket.