Greg King

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An Honours graduate of UNP, Greg has been working in Durban since 1994, in all aspects of theatre. His professional career began in the final year of NAPAC’s Loft Theatre Company, followed by three years in the Playhouse Puppet Company, and as a co-founder of Creative Madness, a theatre company which created many successful children’s shows. In 2000 Greg formed KickstArt, producing and directing Ben Elton’s Popcorn. Subsequent KickstArt productions designed and directed by him include The Importance of being Earnest , Keely & Du (FNB Vita 2002 for Best Production), Private Lives, Steel Magnolias, The Memory of Water, Proof, Table Manners, Run to Ground, Crimes of the Heart, Art and the award winning Mystery of Irma Vep. As a designer, Greg has worked on countless productions, ranging from intimate drama and dance to opera and large scale musicals. Among them are Greig Coetzee’s Seeing Red, Educating Rita, Joseph and the Amazing Techniclour Dreamcoat, Nunsense, and The Sound of Music. Productions created with Steven Stead for KickstArt include Laughing Wild, Dangerous Liaisons, Dracula, Winnie the Pooh, The Road to Mecca, The Jungle Book, Oleanna, Shirley Valentine and the pantomimes: Snow White, Aladdin, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Recent productions for other managements include Valley Song (CTO), Rigoletto (Opera Africa), Bravo and My Fair Lady (Playhouse Co.). Since 2000, Greg has won the Durban Theatre Award for Best Set Design every year for eight years running. He also has won Durban Theatre Awards for his direction of Proof (2004), Popcorn (2006), and The Mystery of Irma Vep (2007).