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REVIEW: Sinbad the Sailor at Elizabeth Sneddon

There’s just something about going to a theatre to watch shows. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated with stage performances, especially at the Elizabeth Sneddon.

This past week, I was fortunate enough to attend Sinbad which is a pantomime performance. The production was all about Sinbad and his crew/family as they explored the Seven Seas.
The costumes and colourful sets really added to the overall experience, leaving me in awe – it was just simply wonderful!

I would highly recommend this show, especially for families looking for something different and enjoyable to do.

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This year marks KickstArt’s 14th annual pantomime and the eighth panto written by Steven Stead since 2004. Sinbad features Lyle Buxton in the title role, and panto regulars Bryan Hiles as Dame Donna Kebab, Darren King as Long John Slithe and Belinda Henwood as Morgiana the Magnificent.

The delightful heroine of the piece is Princess Marina (Amanda Kunene) and the magical larger-than-life Genie of the Seven Seas is Sandile Mabaso with Marion Loudon as the no-nonsense Ameena; Graeme Wicks as the deliciously vague Silly Billy Souvlaki; and Mothokozisi Zulu as the trusty pirate side-kick, Mustapha Kitkat.

The chorus is made up of Kirsty Ndawo, Katherine Anderson, Pavishen Paideya and Muvo Hlongwana.

Written and directed by Steven Stead; designed by Greg King, with choreography by Evashnee Pillay, lighting by Tina le Roux, sound by Ross van Wyk and musical supervision by Jason Bird, Sinbad the Sailor is the perfect year-end holiday entertainment for the entire family.

Stead has chosen an interesting soundtrack for the panto this year – fusing accessible, contemporary music with much-loved tunes – with an underlying Eastern beat, Indo-Arabic flavour and percussive influences.
Sinbad the Sailor has performances at 2.30pm Tues-Sun, and Fridays at 7pm.
No performances Christmas day or New Year’s Day.

Ticket Prices: R230/R180/R150 (Full price) / R180/R160/R120 (Children under 12 and Pensioners)
Special Preview and Schools Prices: R130 throughout.

Book for all 2017 shows at Computicket: www.computicket.co.za / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.

For more info, visit www.kickstarttheatre.co.za