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Also listed as KickstArt Theatre Company.


The company

A theatrical company formed in 2000 by Artistic Director, Greg King, joined in 2003 by Steven Stead as Executive Director. The company ran the intimate Kwasuka Theatre for three years, and then moved on to collaborations with larger theatres such as the KZN Playhouse, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, and the Liberty Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg.

Regular performers for the company include Carol Trench, Clare Mortimer, Lisa Bobbert, Ntando Cele, Alison Cassels, Janna Ramos-Violante, Jailoshini Naidoo, Vera Clare, Belinda Henwood, Josette Eales, Frances Currie, Neil Coppen, Iain Robinson, Bryan Hiles, Darren King, Peter Court, Michael Gritten, Rowan Bartlett, Marc Kay and Sean de Klerk.

Productions

Its inaugural production was Ben Elton's Popcorn in 2000, then followed:

In 2001: The Importance of Being Earnest

2002: Steel Magnolias, Keely and Du and Private Lives

2003: The Memory of Water, Run to Ground, Proof and Table Manners

2004: The Memory of Water, Laughing Wild, Dangerous Liaisons, and Cinderella

2005: Crimes of the Heart, Art, Boston Marriage, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Dracula

2006: Popcorn, Winnie-the-Pooh, Art, Sleeping Beauty

2007: The Road to Mecca, The Jungle Book, The Mystery of Irma Vep and Aladdin

2008: Oleanna, Shirley Valentine, The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella

2009: Little Shop of Horrors, Winnie-the-Pooh, Wit, Noises Off and Peter Pan

2010: Miracle, Duet for One, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

2011: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, God of Carnage, Cabaret, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

2012: Don't Dress for Dinner, Red, Cabaret, Venus in Fur, and Beauty and the Beast

2013: Twitch, The Ladykillers and Shirley Valentine

Sources

http://www.kickstart-theatre.co.za/

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