Your wish has come true: KickstArt Theatre brings 'Aladdin' to life

Your wish has come true: KickstArt Theatre brings 'Aladdin' to life

From flying carpets to giant genies, Steven Stead's enchanting pantomime, 'Aladdin', is fun for the whole family. 

'Aladdin' actors sitting on a flying carpet
KickstArt Theatre's 'Aladdin' is showing at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre/ Photographer: Val Adamson

Ask anyone who grew up in the 90s to name their top Disney movies, and the 1992 classic, 'Aladdin', is likely to be on the list. 

Aladdin's rags-to-riches story resonated with families all over the world and remains popular in many households three decades later. 

The 2019 live-action remake starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud was a box office hit - proving once again that the magical world of Aladdin will always be a favourite. 

You've seen the animated and live-action films, and now it is time to witness the magic of the theatre version. 

KickstArt Theatre is bringing 'Aladdin' to life this December. The production, which is directed by Steven Stead and Darren King, is showing at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban.

The show premiered on Thursday, December 7, and will run until Sunday, January 14. 

Daniel Anderson stars as Aladdin, while Georgina Mabbett-Kelly plays Princess Jasmine. 

The cast also includes Blessing Xaba (Widow Twankey), Iain Robinson (Abanazar), Mthokozisi Zulu (Wishee Washee), Rory Booth (Genie of the Ring), and Belinda Henwood (Dar Ling).

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Of course, 'Aladdin' wouldn't be the spectacular production that it is without an amazing set, costume designs, choreography, and lighting. 

"Our creative dream team is pulling out all the stops to make Aladdin an enchanting experience you won't want to miss. Steven Stead (Writer & Director), Greg King (Designer), Darren King (Revival Director), Evashnee Pillay (Choreographer), and Tina Le Roux (Lighting) are weaving their theatrical magic to bring you a show like no other," Kickstart wrote on Instagram

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Reviews are already starting to roll in from the show's first night. 

"My son had an absolute blast today," one Facebook user wrote. 

Another user added: "Our little school came today and we all loved it. Such talent and loads of fun and laughter. Costumes and props were incredible. Thank you. Darnall Primary School."

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You can book tickets for the 'Aladdin' show on Webtickets:

Visit KickstArt Theatre's website for more details. 

Main image credit: Instagram/@Kickstarttheatre, Photographer: Val Adamson


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