Charlotte’s Web

5th Apr 2021 - 11th Apr 2021


Designed and directed by Greg King. Cast: Belinda Henwood (Charlotte), Mthokozizi Zulu (Wilbur), Bryan Hiles (Templeton the Rat), Cara Roberts (Fern) and Lyle Buxton (Mr Arable and Lurvy).
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Kickstart in association with Durban Botanic Gardens Trust presents

Charlotte’s Web

5 – 11 April

Durban Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre

Daily at 2.30pm, and morning shows on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am

Bring your own picnics and arrive early for an outdoor picnic-theatre experience!

Book at Computicket

After more than a year without live family entertainment, Kickstart Theatre Co returns this Easter, with their charming production of Charlotte’s Web, (last seen in 2019), freshly adapted for an outdoor presentation in the lush and leafy Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre.

This theatrical adaptation of the evergreen children’s classic by E.B.White, tells the story of Wilbur, a cute, plucky piglet, who is rescued and hand-raised by a little girl named Fern. When Wilbur is sent to live on the Zuckerman’s farm in a barn full of delightful animal characters, he be-friends a spider named Charlotte, who must use all her cunning to outwit the local farming community and save Wilbur’s life!

Presented on a colourful set, nestled in the tranquil Botanic Gardens setting, with a marvellous mix of puppets, theatrical magic, and a cast of well-loved KZN actors, this play for young audiences is the perfect Easter treat for all ages.

The shady Amphitheatre is ideal for picnics and will be open for seating one hour prior to each performance. Audiences are invited to pack their own refreshments, bring their picnic blankets and cushions and arrive early for a fun outdoor picnic-theatre experience.

Designed and directed by Greg King

Cast: Belinda Henwood (Charlotte), Mthokozizi Zulu (Wilbur), Bryan Hiles (Templeton the Rat), Cara Roberts (Fern) and Lyle Buxton (Mr Arable and Lurvy).

Ticket prices: Adults – R150, Children under 12 and Pensioners – R120.

Seating is Unreserved, (but will be allocated according to responsible social distancing regulations on arrival at the venue.)

Free parking available at DBG Visitor’s Centre, 9A John Zikhali Rd.

(Limited paid parking at old Tea Garden entrance available through Computicket)

Running time: Approx 1hr and 20 mins, with a ten minute interval.

Venue to open 1 hour prior to performance for BYO picnics.

Tickets may be fully refunded or exchanged for other performances in the event of cancellation caused by Covid or bad weather.