Open Book Festival 2013

Open Book Festival 2013
7-11 September 2013
  • Dates

    07 Sep 2013 - 11 Sep 2013

The Fugard Theatre is proud, once more, to play host and hub to this year’s Open Book Festival.
 
The full schedule for the Festival which runs from 7 – 11 September 2013 is available on http://www.openbookfestival.co.za


 Some highlights from this year's festival include:

Fugard at the Fugard
7 September 2013 | 8PM

Athol Fugard reflects on his writing career with Mannie Manim at the launch of Die Laaste Karretjiegraf, a production which enjoyed its World Premiere earlier this year at the Fugard Theatre.

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Fox & Raven: Readings from the Dark Side
8 September 2013 | 8PM

Lauren Beukes, Cat Hellisen, Sarah Lotz, Songeziwe Mahlangu, Henning Mankell, Sally Partridge and Will Storr read selections of dark material staged on top of the eery The Rocky Horror Show set!

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Henning Mankell
9 September 2013 | 5PM

Multi-award-winning author of the much loved Wallander series, Henning Mankell, talks to Andrew Brown about his new stand-alone novel, A Treacherous Paradise.

Every ticket bought for this event qualifies the purchaser for a free ticket for any other event at the festival excluding walking tours, Down in the Basement: Illustrator Sports and Dinner with Ian Rankin and Deon Meyer at Ruben's restaurant.

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The authors presenting and or appearing at this year’s festival are:

Abraham H. de Vries
 
Adam Habib
 
Adrian van Wyk
 
Alex Latimer
 
André P. Brink
 
Andrew Brown
 
Andy Mason
 
Angela Makholwa
 
Anton Kannemeyer
 
Arthur Attwell
 
Athol Fugard
 
Boykey Sidley
 
Brent Meersman
 
Cat Hellisen
 
Charlie Human

Claire Robertson
 
Clinton Osbourne
 
Conrad Botes
 
Damien Brown
 
David Tyfield
 
Dawn Garisch
 
Deon Meyer
 
Diana Ferrus

Diane Awerbuck
 
Dianne Hofmeyr
 
Don Pinnock
 
Elroy Mcklagen aka MC Verrassings
 
Emile Jansen
 
Emma van der Vliet
 
Finuala Dowling
 
Fiona Snyckers
 
Floris Brown
 
Frank Westerman
 
Gail Schimmel
 
Gareth Crocker
 
Gillian Slovo
 
Haidee Kruger
 
Helen Moffett
 
Henrietta Rose-Innes
 
Hlumelo Biko

Ian Rankin
 
Ilza Roggeband
 
Imraan Coovadia

Ingonyama Maseko
 
Ingrid Mennen

Jacob Sam-La Rose
 
Jamala Safari
 
James Clelland
 
James Hendry
 
Jason Staggie
 
Joe Vaz
 
John Muir
 
Justin Fox
 
Kamila Shamsie
 
Karin Brynard
 
Karin Schimke
 
Kate Ellis-Cole
 
KB Kilobyte
 
Kerneels Breytenbach
 
Kgebetli Moele
 
Khadija Heeger
 
Khosi Xaba
 
Lauren Beukes
 
Layla Al-Zubaidi
 
Liesl Jobson
 
Malika Ndlovu
 
Mamphela Ramphele
 
Margie Orford
 
Marianne Thamm

Marli Roode
 
Martinique Stilwell
 
Melt Myburgh
 
Michèle Rowe
 
Michiel Heyns
 
Mike Nicol
 
Mike van Graan
 
Mongane Wally Serote
 
Morad Zaffron
 
Mukesh Kapila
 
Mukoma wa Ngugi

Nathan Trantraal
 
Nigel Penn
 
Niq Mhlongo
 
NoViolet Bulawayo

Nthikeng Mohlele

Paige Nick
 
Patrick deWitt
 
Peter Piegl
 
Pieter-Dirk Uys
 
Polly Dunbar
 
Pumla Gqola
 
Rachel Holmes
 
Rachel Zadok
 
Ralph Borland
 
Reneilwe Malatji
 
Rico
 
Robin Moger
 
Ron Irwin
 
Ros Haden
 
Rustum Kozain
 
Sally Partridge
 
Sarah Lotz

Sean Newman
 
Shaun Viljoen
 
Shirmoney Rhode
 
Sihle Khumalo
 
Sindiwe Magona
 
Songeziwe Mahlangu
 
Sunjeev Sahota
 
Tan Twan Eng
 
Teju Cole
 
Thabe Ntebe
 
Thabiso Nkoana
 
Tom Eaton
 
Toni Stuart
 
Tope Folarin
 
Will Storr
 
Yewande Omotoso

Zapiro
 
Zenande Gxabela

Open Book Festival 2014

Open Book Festival 2014
17 – 21 SEP 2014
  • Dates

    17 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Fugard Theatre is proud, once more, to play host and hub to this year’s Open Book Festival.
 
The full schedule for the Festival which runs from 17 – 21 September 2014 is available at http://www.openbookfestival.co.za/2014-festival/


The authors presenting and or appearing at this year’s festival are:

Adrian van Wyk

Andrew Brown

Antony Loewenstein

Ari Sitas

Athol Williams

Barbara Boswell

Bibi Slippers

Blaq Pearl

Damon Galgut

David wa Maahlamela

Deon Meyer

Ekow Duker

Felicitas Hoppe

Fiona Leonard

Francesca Beard

Futhi Ntshingila

Genna Gardini

Geoff Dyer

Hakkiesdraad Hartman

Helen Moffett

Isabel Greenberg

Ivan Vladislavic

Jaco Van Schalkwyk

Jacob Sam-La Rose

Joan Metelerkamp

Kader Abdolah

Kelwyn Sole

Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile

Khanyisile Mbongwa

Koleka Putuma

Linda Kaoma

Lwanda Sindaphi

Malaika wa Azania

Margie Orford

Mbongeni Nomkonwana

Mike Carey



Niq Mhlongo

Philip Hensher

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Pieter Odendaal

Rabih Alameddine

Raymond E Feist

Sally Partridge

Satoshi Kitamura

Sefi Atta

Shabbir Banoobhai

Shân Fischer

Susan Hawthorne

Taiye Selasi

Toast Coetzer

Toni Stuart

Zakes Mda

Zelda la Grange

Zukiswa Wanner

Otello

Otello
27 AUG 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    27 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 25 minutes
  • Cast

    • Jonas KaufmannOtello
  • Creative

    • Giuseppe VerdiMusic
    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Keith WarnerDirector

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Royal Opera House.

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award- winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line- up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Othello (Encore)

Othello (Encore)
21 FEB 2016
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    21 Feb 2016 - 21 Feb 2016
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Cast

    • Adrian LesterOthello
    • Rory KinnearIago
    • Olivia VinallDesdemona
    • Jonathan BaileyCassio
    • Tom RobertsonRoderigo
  • Creative

    • Nicholas HytnerDirector
    • Vicki MortimerDesigner
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From the National Theatre.

The Fugard Bioscope brings you a screening of the National Theatre's major new production of Othello, William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

First performed by the King’s Men at the court of James I in November 1604, Othello has since played to generations of audiences.

The National Theatre’s first production of the play was in 1964, when John Dexter staged it, with Laurence Olivier (the National’s first Director) as Othello and Maggie Smith as Desdemona. The Daily Express newspaper described tickets for this production as ‘the most difficult piece of paper to get hold of in London.’ Olivier’s portrayal won huge praise and some criticism, cementing its place in the National Theatre’s history.

In 1980, the National’s second Director, Peter Hall, directed Paul Scofield as the Moor, with Felicity Kendal as Desdemona; and in 1997, Sam Mendes was the director for a production led by David Harewood and Simon Russell Beale, which played at the Salzburg Festival before transferring to the Cottesloe Theatre.

The National’s current Director, Nicholas Hytner, first talked to Adrian Lester about playing Othello in 2003, but only ten years later was the production staged in the Olivier Theatre.


★★★★★ A gripping production - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ A breathtaking show of emotional firepower - The Times
★★★★★ A high-class production. - Guardian
★★★★★ A gripping production - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ A breathtaking show of emotional firepower - The Times
★★★★★ A high-class production. - Guardian

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
23 DEC 2017
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Saikat AhamedTinker Bell, Curly, Pirate
    • Anna FrancoliniHook, Mrs Darling
    • Felix HayesSmee, Mr Darling
    • Paul HiltonPeter Pan
    • Amaka OkaforJane, Nibs
    • Madeleine WorrallWendy
    • Marc AntolinJohn
    • John PfumojenaMichael
  • Creative

    • Sally CooksonDirector
    • Mike AkersDramaturg
    • Michael ValeSet Designer
    • Katie SykesCostume Designer
    • Aideen MaloneLighting Designer
    • Dominic BilkeySound Designer

Screened as part of the Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season.

All children, except one, grow up…

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

★★★★★ Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production. - Radio Times
★★★★★ Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production. - Radio Times

Pieter-Dirk Uys Presents 50 Shades of Bambi

Pieter-Dirk Uys Presents 50 Shades of Bambi
6-24 AUGUST 2013
WED/THUR 8PM | FRI/SAT 7 & 9PM | R150
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    WED/THUR 8PM | FRI/SAT 7 & 9PM
  • Price

    R150
  • Duration

    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Cast

    • Pieter-Dirk UysBambi Kellermann
  • Creative

    • Godfrey JohnsonMusical Direction

Bambi Kellermann is Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister. She is the chalk to Tannie’s cheese. Stripper, sex worker and grande horizontal who graduated from the University of Sex Cum Laude – and Fleur de Cap Winner 2010 for Best Cabaret, Bambi is back at the Fugard Theatre from 6 August for 3 weeks in the world premiere of her new fabulous onslaught against the prudish, the improper and the pathetic.

“50 Shades of Grey” was focused on one specific colour of behaviour. Bambi’s new cabaret includes a rainbow selection of other choices. It is also her journey from teenage confusions, through youthful experimentation, into middle-aged compromise to her twilight-year common sense about life, love, laughter and lies. It’s not just about sex; it’s about enjoying what comes naturally. And if it’s not natural, be careful.

With musical direction by Godfrey Johnson at the piano, Bambi takes a raunchy ride to the other side of daily life: relationships, trust, happiness, hope, love and fidelity. Sex is the full-frontal focus, with words, music, toys and tinsel. Recommended to anyone who believes in freedom of expression and the right to choose what is best for them when the lights are low – all presented with the wisdom of experience, humour of recall and songs that remind and remain.

Celebrate Women’s Month with a bang!

Uys dons eyelashes and presidents listen - LA Times
Bambi still has teeth and she's cracking nuts! - Sunday Times
Dit is alles en nog meer as wat 'n kabaret  behoort te bied. - Die Burger
Bambi is a gift from Pieter-Dirk Uys we should treasure while we have her with us. - Cape Times
Uys dons eyelashes and presidents listen - LA Times
Bambi still has teeth and she's cracking nuts! - Sunday Times
Dit is alles en nog meer as wat 'n kabaret  behoort te bied. - Die Burger
Bambi is a gift from Pieter-Dirk Uys we should treasure while we have her with us. - Cape Times

Potter Talks

Potter Talks
The Fugard Theatre

Potter Talks are a series of exciting and thought provoking short lectures given by prominent academics, thought leaders, innovators and students on issues affecting civil society in South Africa. Potter Talks II will take place over three successive evenings (May 7-9th) focusing on the lessons learnt in the first 18 years of South Africa's democracy and where we are going from here; reflections on Cape Town and its past and future; and finally the biology of global change. The goal of the talks is to inspire, educate and engage. Talks are open to the public and all who are interested may attend.

Quattro Fusion

Quattro Fusion
11 Dec 2011 - 11 Dec 2011
R120.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    11 Dec 2011 - 11 Dec 2011
  • Price

    R120.00
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Melvin PetersPiano
    • Hein van de GeynBass
    • Godfrey Mgcinapercussion

Quattro Fusion, the popular classical/jazz combo of Melanie Scholtz and Samson Diamond, will be on the Fugard Studio stage on Sunday 11 December. Bokani Dyer (Standard Bank Young Artist for jazz 2011) on the piano, with Claude Cozens on drums and Shane Cooper on bass, will be opening this cream-of-SA-jazz evening which kicks off at 18h00.  This once off event is proudly presented by Standard Bank and the Fugard Theatre.

Quattro Fusion features Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2010, vocalist Melanie Scholtz , teaming up with violinist Samson Diamond, Standard Bank Young Artist for Music 2010, in an exploration of light classical and jazz repertoire. Both musicians have excelled in their formal  classical education and both are equally comfortable in a jazz environment. Diamond is also a former leader of the internationally acclaimed Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble from its inception in 1997, and Scholtz graduated cum laude from the UCT Opera School, and is a vocalist grounded in the down-to-earthiness of the blues, R&B and legendary jazz singers like Dee Bridgewater and Billie Holiday.

fter graduating in 2008, Dyer’s trio became a regular fixture at the popular Green Dolphin restaurant in Cape Town, and he played at the Cape Town International Jazz festival with Jimmy Dludlu and toured with the band in and around South Africa. They were also a backing band for high profile jazz artists, including Jonas Gwangwa and Judith Sephuma. Dyer then joined the Moreira Project led by Mozambique saxophonist, Moreira Chonguica for the launch of his second album in Namibia, Mozambique and Cape Town. Dyer is the current winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for jazz(2011).

Red Earth & Rust Album Launch - SKELETONS OF MEMORY

Red Earth & Rust Album Launch - SKELETONS OF MEMORY
03 Mar 2012 - 04 Mar 2012
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    03 Mar 2012 - 04 Mar 2012
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Jacques Coetzeekeyboard and vocals
    • Willem Mollerguitars
    • Jonny Blundellguitars, backing vocals and percussion
    • Ronan Skillen didg, tablas and additional percussion
    • Brydon Boltondouble bass and bass guitar
    • Ross Campbelldrums and percussion
    • Terrence Scarrviolin, viola and backing vocals
    • NonsiFancy
    • Galadabacking vocals
    • Madosiniuhadi and umrhubhe traditional bows
    • Barbara FairheadLyrics

On Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 March 2012, Red Earth & Rust will be launching their third album, SKELETONS OF MEMORY: SONGS FOR THE WEST COAST, in the studio venue of the Fugard Theatre, Caledon Street, Cnr of Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town.  These songs are born of a long relationship with the west coast of Southern Africa from Yzerfontein in the south to the Kunene River in the north.  They are written in a unique style that contains elements of folk, rock and African desert blues.  They celebrate the harsh beauty of this region and evoke the different cultures - many now endangered or extinct - of those who have lived there.

Red Lines

Red Lines
9 OCT 2015
8:30 PM | R60
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    09 Oct 2015 - 09 Oct 2015
  • Time

    8:30 PM
  • Price

    R60
  • Duration

    1 hour 39 minutes

Screened as part of the Tri Continental Film Festival 2015.

Red Lines provides cinematic boots on the ground, offering a rare window into the Syrian conflict, taking us from the trenches to the halls of power worldwide and becoming, along the way, a searing expose of an inhumane crisis. The film follows two young Syrian activists who organise when no one else will. Razan, a wealthy socialite turned revolutionary, coordinates a smuggling network for bringing in humanitarian aid and journalists into Syria. Damascus born Mouaz works his contacts in the West, becoming the primary source for intel from the opposition on the ground.

While pleading their case abroad, the two navigate a minefield at home, facing agonizing decisions of who to aid and who to trust, all while hatching a Trojan plan to counter the extremists` rise to power by creating one free, democratically run village and spreading from there. But when the Assad regime redoubles its attacks on civilians with tactical starvation, barrel bombs and even chemical warfare, hope for the entire region suffers crushing casualties.

Richard II

Richard II
2 JUL 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    02 Jul 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Charles Edwards King Richard II
    • David SturzakerHenry Bolingbroke
    • William GauntJohn of Gaunt
    • William ChubbDuke of York
    • Graham ButlerDuke of Aumerle
  • Creative

    • Simon GodwinDirector
    • Paul WillsDesign

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Globe Theatre.

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.

Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show
MUST CLOSE THIS SUNDAY!
TUE - FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 2 & 6 PM | R100 - R425
Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
  • Time

    TUE - FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 2 & 6 PM
  • Price

    R100 - R425
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes with interval
  • Cast

    • Brendan van RhynFrank-N-Furter
    • Paul du ToitBrad (14 Nov – 7 Dec)
    • Daniel BuysBrad (9 Dec – 1 Feb)
    • Sharon Spiegel-WagnerJanet
    • Daneel van der WaltMagenta
    • Andrew LaubscherRiff Raff
    • Dominque MaherColumbia
    • Pierre van HeerdenEddie / Dr. Scott
    • Adrian GalleyNarrator
    • Shaun SmitRocky
    • Steven van WykResident Director, Dance Captain
    • Pulane RampoanaUsherette, Phantom
    • Chloe PerlingPhantom, Understudy
    • Taryn-Lee HudsonPhantom, Columbia & Janet Understudy
    • Emile DoubellPhantom, Brad Understudy, Rocky 2nd Cover
    • Zolani ShangasePhantom, Understudy
    • Matthew BerryPhantom, Phantom Swing, Understudy
    • Ashleigh ButcherPhantom Swing
    • Michael WallacePhantom Swing, Understudy
    • Stefan LombardMusical Director, First Keyboard
    • Kate BorthwickAssistant Musical Director, Second Keyboard
    • Theo Janse van RensburgGuitar
    • Jason GreenBass
    • Sipumzo Trueman LucwabaBass
    • Janus van der MerweSaxophone
    • Justin BadenhorstDrums
  • Creative

    • Richard O'BrienCreator
    • Richard HartleyOriginal Orchestrations
    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Supervisor
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography, Resident Director
    • Tina DriedijkSet Designer
    • Penny SimpsonCostume Designer
    • Daniel GallowayLighting Designer
    • Ben du PlessisAssociate Lighting Designer
    • Aki KhanSound Designer
    • Jenna Robinson-ChildAssociate Choreographer
    • Steven van WykResident Director, Dance Captain
    • Gerard MorkelSet Construction
    • Anwar McWhiteVideo, Mapping and Animation
    • James CookeGraphic Designer
    • Yolandi van JaarsveldScenic Painter
    • Ash ZamisaScenic Painter
    • Nadine MinnaarAdditional Scenic Painting
    • Mark McKeownAdditional Props
    • Gabiba IsaacsWardrobe & Wigs
    • Sandra FourieWardrobe & Wigs
    • Souda NasiepWardrobe & Wigs
    • Effendi DavidsWardrobe & Wigs
    • David ClassenFor Eastern Acoustics
    • Melissa GeorgeFor Eastern Acoustics
    • Werner SassmanFor Eastern Acoustics
    • Johan GrieselFor Eastern Acoustics
    • Ben du PlessisTechnical Manager
    • Roberto GrovéProduction Manager
    • Henco LotterStage Manager
    • Adrian GalleyCompany Manager
    • Heine J van AsAssistant Stage Manager
    • Tinecke PeacockAssistant Stage Manager
    • Clynt HlubiTechnical Crew
    • Achmat KhroodienTechnical Crew
    • Janine BezuidenhoutDresser
    • Anne FosterWardrobe Maintenance
    • Colin MuirWig Maintenance
    • Mark SagePublicity

Since opening in July 2013, The Fugard Theatre's production of Richard O’Brien’s iconic rock musical The Rocky Horror Show has been playing to SOLD OUT houses for 49 weeks and has been seen by more than 120 000 people!

The multi-award-winning production, produced by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, has received massive critical acclaim and has been thrilling audiences night after night in Cape Town and Joburg.

The Rocky Horror Show, which has travelled the world since making its humble debut at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1973 – celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2013, and continues to sell out theatres around the globe. Outrageous when it first burst onto the London scene forty years ago The Rocky Horror Show retains its power to thrill, entertain and provoke audiences globally.  

The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and seeking refuge at the home of a madcap transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who unveils his latest creation - a muscle man named Rocky Horror. There they meet some of the strangest people on the planet. This saucy, racy musical features hits like “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit, Janet!”, “Sweet Transvestite” and the infamous “The Time Warp” and “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me”.

The Fugard Theatre’s Production was nominated for a staggering 9 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in 2014 with Brendan Van Rhyn as Dr Frank-N-Furter (Best Actor in a Musical), Andrew Laubscher as Riff Raff (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical) and Daneel van der Walt as Magenta (Best Supporting Actress in a Musical) winning the prestigious awards!

The Production features a stunning all South African cast which includes Paul du Toit (2014 Fleur du Cap Nominee for his role of Brad) (Binnelanders, Backstage, Semi Soet, Liefling) and Daniel Buys (Jersey Boys) as Brad, Jenny Stead (Cardenio, Champ, The Secret Love Life of Ophelia) as Janet for the Cape Town season (2014 Fleur du Cap Nominee for her role of Janet), Sharon Spiegel-Wagner (From the Mouths of Babes, MacBeth, Grease, Hairspray, Let there be Rock!) as Janet for the Johannesburg season, Pierre Van Heerden (The Lion King, Chicago, Cats, Grease) as Dr. Scott & Eddie, Dominique Maher (The Adventures of Sam Swallow, Denim to Diamonds) as Columbia (2014 Fleur du Cap Nominee for her role of Columbia),  Shaun Smit as Rocky and Adrian Galley (The Deal, Cardenio, Villa Sofia, Tonight Neither Hamlet, King Lear, Not the Midnight Mass, The Circus Sideshow) as The Narrator (2014 Fleur du Cap Nominee for his role of the Narrator). Zolani Shangase, Emile Doubell, Taryn-lee Hudson, Ashleigh Butcher and Chloe Perling are the fabulous ensemble and understudy cast.

The production is directed by Fleur Du Cap Best Director Nominee Matthew Wild (Comedy of Errors, Cosi fan Tutte, Il Viaggio a Reims, Dalliances, The Rake’s Progress). Designers on the production are Tina Driedijk (Suor Angelica, The Rake’s Progress, Cosi fan Tutte, Yeomen of the Guard), Daniel Galloway (Kat & the Kings, Kramer Petersen Songbook) and Penny Simpson (Evita, Fiddler on the Roof , Man of La Mancha, Magic Flute), both Daniel and Penny received 2014 Fleur du Cap Nominations for their designs on Rocky Horror. Musical Supervision and Direction is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Dirty Dancing, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Hairspray, Chess, High School Musical, Grease, Evita) who will be assisted by Kate Borthwick (Jersey Boys). Choreography is by Louisa Talbot (Resident Choreographer We Will Rock You, High School Musical, soloist for The Cape Dance Company and Bovim Ballet). Steven van Wyk is the Resident Director.

Audiences are most welcome to dress up on any night to enhance their enjoyment of this musical romp. And to round off the experience - audience participation packs will be available at each performance – so there is no need to bring any of your own props along as The Narrator will strictly control the action.

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Joburg from 14 November 2014 – 1 February 2015. Performances at Montecasino run Tuesday to Fridays at 8pm, on Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and on Sundays at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets, ranging from R100 to R375, are available through Computicket or the Montecasino box office on 011 511 1818. Call the box office for details of corporate hospitality packages.

The production is not suitable for children younger than 16. Extensive strobe lighting is used in the production.

One of the best productions ever to grace the South African stage - The Star
4 Stars ... Sheer Enjoyment" - Cape Argus
down and dirty ... fun, fun fun - The Sunday Times
The hottest show on stage this season - What's On in Cape Town
5 Stars...niks wat skaaf of skuur nie ... Dit is 'n seepgladde produksie - Die Burger
Jaw-dropping awesomeness from start to finish - Biz Community
... an astounding experience - S.A. Broadway World
... the Fugard nails it - 48 Hours
You'll come out the other side of this riotous performance gasping for air - Cape Times
One of the best productions ever to grace the South African stage - The Star
4 Stars ... Sheer Enjoyment" - Cape Argus
down and dirty ... fun, fun fun - The Sunday Times
The hottest show on stage this season - What's On in Cape Town
5 Stars...niks wat skaaf of skuur nie ... Dit is 'n seepgladde produksie - Die Burger
Jaw-dropping awesomeness from start to finish - Biz Community
... an astounding experience - S.A. Broadway World
... the Fugard nails it - 48 Hours
You'll come out the other side of this riotous performance gasping for air - Cape Times