KickstArt Tickets

Durban Actors Studio are pleased to offer current students front row tickets for the 2018 KickstArt Theatre production line up.

Please note we only have a LIMITED amount of tickets available at the discounted price of R 130/seat.

Payment secures your seat.

  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
  • 10 April, 19h00
  • Discounted Tickets: R130/seat

This side-splitting, hit comedy is a celebration of the best of live theatre…and the worst! Described as Fawlty Towersmeets Noises Off, it has won every major award on the London stage, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. An amateur dramatics company is putting on a 1920’s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does! The accident prone thespians battle against the odds to make it to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Starring: James Cuningham, Liesl Coppin, Bryan Hiles, Michael Gritten, Daisy Spencer, Mthokozisi Zulu and Adam Dorè.

Directed by Steven Stead

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  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre,
  • 22 May, 19h00,
  • Discounted Tickets: R130

This magical musical classic based on T.H. White’s book, “The Once and Future King” explores the enchanting and inspiring tales of King Arthur, and his knights of the Round Table, against a backdrop rich in the pageantry of a legendary, medieval England. It features some of Lerner and Loewe’s most beautiful music, with songs like “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “How To Handle a Woman”, “It’s May” and “I Loved You Once in Silence”. It stars Steven Stead as Arthur, Jessica Sole as his queen, Guinevere, and Lyle Buxton as Sir Lancelot. With sumptuous Game of Thrones-inspired costumes by Terrence Bray, atmospheric sets by Greg King, musical direction by Shelley McLean and Jason Bird, and choreography by Janine Bennewith, this romantic and stirring musical will be an unmissable theatrical experience.

For ages 8+

Bookings will open 30 days before the production date

  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
  • 23 June, 15h00 
  • Discounted Tickets: R130

Following the success of last year’s James and the Giant Peach, Greg King returns to direct this enchanting reimagining of Roald Dahl’s delightful children’s classic about the adventures of a big, friendly giant, and Sophie, a little orphan he befriends. Featuring quirky and inventive puppetry and an all-star local cast, this is ideal fare for the July holidays. It stars Bryan Hiles, Belinda Henwood, Clare Mortimer, Daisy Spencer, and Lyle Buxton.

Bookings will open 30 days before the production date

  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
  • 14 Dec, 19h00
  • Discounted Tickets: R130

This year’s pantomime is a magical, brand new production of everybody’s favourite fairy tale about the  kitchen maid with the heart of gold, who wins the hand of a handsome prince. With lush sets and gorgeous Baroque costumes, toe-tapping songs, jokes aplenty and masses of audience participation, this is family entertainment at its very best! It is directed by Steven Stead, designed by Greg King with choreography by Evashnee Pillay, and stars Darren King and Bryan Hiles as the Ugly Sisters, Mthokosizi Zulu as Buttons, Nathan Kruger as the Prince, Lyle Buxton as Dandini, Anne-Marie Clulow as the Fairy Godmother, and introducing Roshanda Lewis as Cinderella.

Bookings will open 30 days before the production date

About KickstArt

The company was formed in 2000 by Artistic Director, Greg King, and since the inaugural production of Ben Elton’s PopcornKickstArt has been entertaining ever-increasing audiences, while providing essential project-based employment for talented Durban actors.

In 2003, Greg was joined by Steven Stead as Executive Director, and together they have worked to develop the company’s output and status. They successfully ran the intimate Kwasuka Theatre for three years, and have 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.

They have also formed a very strong relationship with celebrated South African impresario, Pieter Toerien, who has co-produced several of KickstArt’s recent successes on tour in Johannesburg at his Montecasino Theatre, and in Cape Town at his Theatre on the Bay. For more info visit