Alice in Wonderland

Alice_web29 Nov 2019 to 5 Jan 2020
Family Pantomime

KickstArt's family end-of-year 2019 pantomime is a spectacular new production based on the classic book by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Durban’s daring and bold theatre production company, KickstArt, has a reputation of staging fabulous, inventive and extravagant family festive season pantomimes every Christmas since 2004. The panto is always the culmination of their year. This year KickstArt’s programme at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre has included Noel Coward’s delicious Private Lives in October and Charlotte’s Web in July. Their productions are seen by over 40 000 people every year.

This new version of Alice in Wonderland, offers a glorious array of zany, topsy-turvy characters, including colourful puppets as well as magical scenery, vibrant costumes, topical jokes and toe-tapping songs.  Written and directed by Steven Stead, with set designed by Greg King, the show stars Georgina Mabbett as Alice, and features Liesl Coppin as the Queen of Hearts, Belinda Henwood as the White Queen, and Mthokozisi Zulu as the White Rabbit. Others in the cast include Blessing Xaba, Lyle Buxton, Nathan Kruger, and Bryan Hiles.

The story was originally a novel written in 1865 by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) about the adventures of a young girl, Alice, who accidentally falls down a rabbit hole into a mystical fantasy world of quirky characters and bizarre animals.

The tale is full of riddles and conundrums accessible to both adult and children readers and is thus one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre of its time.  An array of quotes from Alice have become absorbed into popular parlance. Some of the best loved ones include: “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast”; “Curiouser and curiouser!” and “We're all mad here.”

Advance booking is through Computicket as follows:


Callcentre: 0861 915 8000

Outlets: Checkers Money Market Counters (discounted tickets only available here)


Ticket Prices:

Adults R250/R200/R150
Children, Students, Pensioners R200/R180/R120
Schools’ and Preview Performances: R140 throughout (No discounts)

Performance schedule:

Friday 29 November     11am Schools’ performance
Saturday 30 November 2.30pm Preview 1
7pm Preview 2
Sunday 1 December     2.30pm Preview 3

Tuesday 3 December   11am Schools’ Performance
Wednesday 4 December 7pm Press Night
Thursday 5 December 2.30pm
Friday 6 December  2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 7 December 2.30pm
Sunday 8 December 2.30pm

Tuesday 10 December 2.30pm
Wednesday 11 December 2.30pm
Thursday 12 December 2.30pm
Friday 13 December 2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 14 December 2.30pm
Sunday 15 December 2.30pm

Tuesday 17 December 2.30pm
Wednesday 18 December 2.30pm
Thursday 19 December 2.30pm
Friday 20 December 2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 21 December 2.30pm
Sunday 22 December 2.30pm

Tuesday 24 December 2.30pm and 7pm
Wednesday 25 December NO PERFORMANCE
Thursday 26 December 2.30pm
Friday 27 December 2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 28 December 2.30pm
Sunday 29 December 2.30pm


Tuesday 31 December 2.30pm
Wednesday 1 January NO PERFORMANCE

Thursday 2 January 11am and 3 pm

Friday 3 January 2.30pm and 7pm
Saturday 3 January 2.30pm
Sunday 4 January 2.30pm