Much loved 1000 Hills actress and musician, Belinda Henwood, who lives with her family in Botha’s Hill, is entertaining families over the July school holidays. She is appearing as the feisty, ditzy Ouma in Kickstart’s Little Red Riding Hood, which is now on at the Durban Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre over the July school holidays until 17 July.
Belinda is a hoot as the wine gulping, pipe smoking, tea drinking, spectacle wearing, mischievous granny who together with Little Red Riding Hood outfoxes the wolf!
“I just love being back on stage in this fun production, and it is just wonderful to see the delicious reactions to our show. Yaaay!” she said.
Not long after the story we all know, Little Red Riding Hood returns to Granny’s cottage in the woods for a sleepover. But their evening of baking and bed-time stories is soon interrupted by an unwelcome knock at the door from a furry paw… Another wolf is on the prowl, and Little Red and Granny must use all their wits and ingenuity to keep him out… or be gobbled up for dinner!
Belinda is joined by Bryan Hiles and Cara Roberts as they return to the Durban Botanic Gardens this July Holiday for a hilariously rowdy re-telling of this well-loved tale. Booby-traps, pranks and pratfalls abound, as Little Red and Granny teach the Big Bad Wolf a serious lesson about bullying, and unexpectedly, learn a thing or two themselves. This original, new family show is devised by the Company, and designed and directed by Greg King.
Belinda has been in most of the KickstArt productions over the years. She was in the first ever production, Popcorn, in 2000 and played the title role in their first ever family panto, Cinderella, in 2004, both in the now defunct KwaSuka Theatre in Greyville. She was most recently seen as Charlotte the spider, in Charlotte’s Web in Botanic Gardens. She also plays piano accordion and sings, and is a member of the band, South Jersey Pom-Poms.
Good to Know
Ticket prices: Grown-Ups R150, Wrigglies (kids 0-12) and Wrinklies (OAP’s) R120
Booking at Webtickets
Show times: Mornings @ 11am, Matinees @ 2.30 pm on certain days. Please see full schedule of shows online at Webtickets.
Duration: One hour (No interval)
Suitable for ages 4 – 12
Venue will open One hour prior to performance time for bring-your-own picnics.
Parking at Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, John Zikhali Rd.