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

Rigoletto

Rigoletto
20 & 21 APRIL 2013
4PM | R50-R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Time

    4PM
  • Price

    R50-R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 13 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Dimitri PlataniasRigoletto
    • Ekaterina SiurinaGilda
    • Vittorio GrigoloDuke of Mantua
    • Pablo BemschMatteo Borsa
    • Jihoon KimCount Ceprano
    • Susana GasparCountess Ceprano
    • ZhengZhong ZhouMarullo
    • Gianfranco MontresorCount Monterone
    • Elizabeth SikoraGiovanna
    • Andrea HazellPage
    • Nigel CliffeCourt Usher
    • Christine RiceMaddalena
  • Creative

    • John Eliot GardinerConductor
    • David McVicarStage Director
    • Michael ValeSet Design
    • Tanya McCallinCostume Designs
    • Paule ConstableLighting Design
    • Leah HausmanMovement Director

Captured Live at the Royal Opera House.

In Rigoletto, Verdi charts the fate of his larger-than-life characters – the tormented jester trying to avenge himself on his heartless playboy employer the Duke of Mantua, who has carelessly seduced Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda – in music of immense theatrical punch and instant memorability. Based on Victor Hugo’s controversial play, Le Roi s’amuse, Verdi’s 1851 tragedy caused one of his many rows with the censors before its Venetian premiere. Following a few minor compromises, the work triumphed locally, then internationally. The score’s most celebrated highlights – the Duke’s ‘Questa o quella’ and ‘La donna è mobile’, Gilda’s ‘Caro nome’ and the famous quartet (which Hugo believed actually improved on his play at that point in the action) – are among the best known set- pieces in all opera. First seen in 2001, David McVicar’s production (like his Faust and Adriana Lecouvreur in the last Cinema Season) teems with life and colour and, with Tanya McCallin’s period costumes and Michael Vale’s starkly effective sets, it provides an ideal frame for Verdi’s exploration of love, emotional betrayal and the darkest revenge.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
14 JUN 2015
11 AM | R100
  • Dates

    14 Jun 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Language

    Sung in English
  • Cast

    • Christine RiceJenny Smith
    • Anne Sofie von OtterLeocadja Begbick
    • Peter HoareFatty
    • Willard W. WhiteTrinity Moses
    • Kurt StreitJimmy MacIntyre
    • Darren JefferyBank Account Billy
  • Creative

    • John FulljamesDirector
    • Mark WigglesworthConductor
    • Es DevlinSet designs
    • Arthur PitaMovement
    • Bruno PoetLighting design

From the Royal Opera House. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English,and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

Robin Auld: Album Launch

Robin Auld: Album Launch
17 OCT 2014
8:30 PM | R100 – R120
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    17 Oct 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
  • Time

    8:30 PM
  • Price

    R100 – R120
  • Duration

    1 hour 20 minutes

Award winning South African blues-roots artist, Robin Auld, will be launching his long awaited new album, Back of the Line, at the Fugard Studio Theatre with his band on Friday, 17th October.

Robin Levetan

Robin Levetan
08 Dec 2012
8:15 PM | R130
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    08 Dec 2012 -
  • Time

    8:15 PM
  • Price

    R130
  • Cast

    • Robin LevetanVocals
    • Tonia SelleyVocals, Guitar, Percussion
    • Selwyn SchneiderVocals, Guitar
    • David BassKeyboards
    • Roger BashewBass
    • Paul TizzardDrums
    • Willem MollerGuitar
    • Rory Eliotof Plush
    • Tom Foxof Bright Blue

Robin was the lead vocalist and founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue whose uniquely infectious blend of pop, rock and mbaqanga established them at the forefront of the progressive music scene in the 80s and 90s.

After leaving Bright Blue, Robin continued to write songs and, in 2009, teamed up with producer / musician, Roger Bashew. The pair were joined by Willem Moller (guitar) Paul Tizzard (drums)  Selwyn Schneider (keyboards, vocals), Tonia Selley (vocals, percussion), Shaggy Scheepers (keyboards) Buddy Wells (sax) and Jessica Levetan (vocals), together with Bright Blue band mates Ian Cohen (bass) Dan Heymann (piano) and Tom Fox (guitar)

Robin`s highly acclaimed solo album, A Far Country, was launched in 2011 and he will be performing at The Fugard with top local musicians, Tonia Selley, Willem Moller, Roger Bashew, Paul Tizzard, Selwyn Schneider and David Bass. They will be joined special guests, Rory Eliot of Plush and Tom Fox of Bright Blue fame.

Rockshow

Rockshow
29 JUNE 2013
8PM | R50-R100
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R50-R100

IN CONCERT. ON FILM. AT LAST

From the Wings Over America Tour, Rockshow is a 1980 concert film by Wings, filmed during their 1976 North American tour. It features 30 songs from four concerts of the tour: New York, Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles. This was part of the Wings Over the World Tour that also spawned the triple live album Wings Over America. McCartney remained reluctant to make the entire film available to the general public until now. Rockshow will be an event not to be missed by classic rock lovers. The updated version of the film includes a pre-recorded 12-minute interview with Paul McCartney that will be exclusive to Fugard Bioscope audiences.

The Fugard Theatre is proud to be the exclusive South African partner for this once in a lifetime, once-off screening.

 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
22 MAR 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cast

    • Alexander VolchkovRomeo
    • Anna NikulinaJuliet
  • Creative

    • Sergei ProkofievMusic
    • Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian PiotrovskyLibretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography

From the Bolshoi Ballet. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.
 
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

Saint Joan

Saint Joan
18 JUN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    18 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Gemma ArtertonJoan of Arc
  • Creative

    • Josie RourkeDirector
    • Bernard ShawWriter
    • Robert JonesDesigner

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

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.

From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that de ned France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.

Same Time Next Year

Same Time Next Year
17 - 28 JUN 2014
TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | R100 - R150
  • Dates

    17 Jun 2014 - 28 Jun 2014
  • Time

    TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM
  • Price

    R100 - R150
  • Cast

    • Paul Du ToitGeorge
    • Julie HartleyDoris
  • Creative

    • Christopher WeareDirector

Same Time Next Year tells the story of two people, both married to others, who meet by chance at a country inn, have an affair, fall in love and then agree to meet once a year at the same time at the same place. The play by Bernard Slade has delicious wit, compassion, poignancy, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia. A genuinely romantic story, the plot follows the love affair of Doris and George who meet once a year and are in fact the loves of each other's lives.  Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by Paul Du Toit (Binnelanders, The Rocky Horror Show) and Julie Hartley (Noises Off, Lipstick Dipstiek).  Christopher Weare (The Mechanicals) directs these two seasoned actors in this funny story of emotional intimacy against the background of social changes in the years 1951 to 1975.

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time Next Year ran for four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays.

Santa's Story

Santa's Story
15 May - 02 June 2013
FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | SUN 3 & 6PM | R130 - R150
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | SUN 3 & 6PM
  • Price

    R130 - R150
  • Duration

    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cast

    • Aviva PelhamSanta
  • Creative

    • Janice HoneymanDirector
    • Dicky LonghurstDesigner
    • Mannie ManimLighting Designer
    • Matthew ReidMD and arranger - clarinet, sax, keyboard
    • Petri SalonenViolin
    • Nicky JansenKeyboard, guitar, accordion, flute

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - AND EXTENDED FOR ONE FINAL WEEK!

Santa's Story returns to the Fugard Studio following a successful run at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg. Santa's Story is a moving, one woman show depicting Santa Pelham`s journey of courage and hope through discrimination to heart breaking losses. Her daughter, well known singer Aviva Pelham, performs this meaningful story of hope and inspiration with wonderful Klesmer music in the Fugard Studio.

Award winning Aviva Pelham is one of South Africa’s foremost performing aritsts, having distinguished herself in countless starring roles in opera, operetta, and musicals and concert. Her vibrant personality and outstanding voice have shone on the stages of major theatres locally as well as in London, Paris and Israel. Aviva has a passion for upliftment programmes and mentors fresh talent from all walks of life. She has directed galas, concerts, fundraisers and has a Master’s Degree in Music.

Ms Pelham has been nominated in the category of BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL for her role in Santa’s Story. Santa’s Story returns to the Fugard Studio Theatre due to overwhelming popular demand after an initial sold out season in 2012.

Sensational Sterling EQ Live!

Sensational Sterling EQ Live!
19 Aug 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    19 Aug 2011 -

As a fitting finale to a national Women’s Month tour, covering the Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and North West, and including performing at the Waterfront Amphitheatre in Cape Town on Women’s Day, female instrumental pop group Sterling EQ (Electric Quartet) brought their musical talent home to Cape Town for a one-night celebration of feminine power.

Juxtaposing diverse musical styles like Classical and Latin House, Baroque and Kwaito, and thus proving that stylistic boundaries are certainly not set in stone, this dynamic quartet have been a force to be reckoned with since 2007. Having received MTN South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations for all of their albums, including their debut album Nova (2009), and Sterling speel Afrikaans (2011), they are only the second all-girl band to have won a coveted SAMA in the past 8 years, winning the Best Jazz / Instrumental / Popular Classical DVD category, for their Sterling EQ Live in Concert, Cape Town DVD, released in 2010.

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love
FROM 10 OCT 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 4 PM | R130 – R320
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 4 PM
  • Price

    R130 – R320
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Dylan Edy
    • Roxane Hayward
    • Robyn Scott
    • Jason K. Ralph
    • John Maytham
    • Nicholas Pauling
    • Theo Landey
    • Darron Araujo
    • Mark Elderkin
    • Lucy Tops
    • Adrian Collins
    • Walter van Dyk
    • Louis Viljoen
    • Nathan Lynn
    • Bianca Flanders
    • Sven Ruygrok
    • Andrew Roux
    • Sizo Mahlangu
    • Lamar Bonhomme
    • Rachel Mertens
    • Bogart
  • Creative

    • Marc NormanWriter, Original Screenplay
    • Tom StoppardWriter, Original Screenplay
    • Lee HallWriter, Stage adaptation
    • Paddy CunneenMusic
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Lamees AlbertusAssociate Producer
    • Georgia LahusenJunior Associate Producer
    • Paul WillsSet Designer
    • Chris PienaarAssociate Set Designer
    • Wolf BritzLighting Designer
    • Wolf BritzLighting Design
    • Kristin WilsonChoreography
    • Sound Designer, Sound Systems TechDavid Classen
    • Jon KeevyFight Choreographer
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Sourcing and Styling
    • Widaad AlbertusCostume Sourcing and Styling
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Supervisor
    • Jill StephensDog Handler
    • Gerhard MorkelSet Construction
    • Carl GersbachSet Construction
    • Eloise MilwardScenic Painting

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production (and South African premiere) of Shakespeare in Love from 10 October 2017 at the Fugard Theatre. Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

This South African premiere features 20 actors, and a dog, and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, CHAMP).

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block ... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

Shakespeare in Love features Dylan Edy (New Boy, Hamlet, Origins) as Will Shakespeare; Roxane Hayward (Blood Drive, Saints and Strangers) as Viola de Lesseps and includes Cape Talk’s John Maytham as Fennyman.

Multiple award-winner Robyn Scott (London Road, Elizabeth - Almost By Chance a Woman) stars as Queen Elizabeth and Jason K. Ralph (The Phantom of the Opera (World Tour), Chicago) as Lord Wessex; Lamar Bonhomme (Cheers to Sarajevo, Tshihumbudzo) as Robin; Bianca Flanders (District Six – Kanala, Orpheus in Africa) as Mistress Quickly; Theo Landey (The Play That Goes Wrong; The History Boys) as Marlowe; Nicholas Pauling (The Father, A Steady Rain, Clybourne Park) as Ned Allen; Sven Ruygrok (The Mother, Epstein, Spud) as Sam and Mark Elderkin (Twelfth Night, CHAMP) as Burbage.

Completing the ensemble are Lucy Tops (Funny Girl, The Rocky Horror Show, Bar None) as Nurse; Nathan Lynn (Raiders: The Musical, Pride and Prejudice) as John Webster; Louis Viljoen (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Frontiersmen) as Mr Wabash; Darron Araujo (Champ, The Taming of the Shrew) as Henslowe; Adrian Collins (Bench, King Lear) as Ralph; Sizo Mahlangu (Otello) as Lambert; Walter van Dyk (Arms and the Man [Watford Palace Theatre UK], A Flea in her Ear [Old Vic Theatre] UK) as Tilney; Andrew Roux (Wit, Macbeth) as Nol and Rachel Mertens.

Set Design is by Paul Wills (King Kong, A Human Being Died That Night), Costume Design by Birrie Le Roux (King Kong, Funny Girl, West Side Story) with Lighting Design by Wolf Britz (Die Seemeeu; Wie's Bang vir Virginia Woolf?), Sound Design by David Classen (District Six Kanala) with Resident Musical Director of the Fugard Theatre Charl Johan Lingenfelder (West Side Story, King Kong, Funny Girl, Cabaret) and Choreography by Kristin Wilson (Salome, Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Shakespeare in Love has a recommended age restriction of 13 years or older.

Shakespeare's R&J

Shakespeare's R&J
25 Jul 2011 - 20 Aug 2011
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Jul 2011 - 20 Aug 2011
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Fred AbrahamseDirection
    • JOE CALARCOAdaptation
    • FRED ABRAHAMSESet & Lighting Design
    • MARCEL MEYERCostume Design
    • BURNELL, JAMES MACGREGOR, MARCEL MEYER, ALISTAIR MOULTON BLACKRory Action

Set in an exclusive boarding school, four pupils discover an illicit copy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and start acting it out. Perceptions and understandings are turned upside down. As the fun of play-acting turns serious and the words and meanings begin to hit home, universal truths emerge.

Told entirely through Shakespeare’s language, Shakespeare’s R&J is both the story of Romeo and Juliet and the journey of four young men who, during the course of one thrilling night, discover the power of theatre and the new worlds it can open up. The cast includes Rory Acton-Burnell, Marcel Meyer, Alistair Moulton Black and James MacGregor.

Shakespeare’s R&J holds the distinction of being the longest running version of Romeo & Juliet in New York, having run for over a year. It has also been staged with great success across the globe in the UK, the USA, Australia, the Netherlands and Japan.

"Very powerful... flawless delivery" - THE STAR
"This is one of the most engrossing love stories ever to grace a South African stage" -
"As a fresh, contemporary take on a 400-year old love story, this version of Shakespeares R+J is utterly captivating" - CUE Newspaper
"Innovative... outstanding... exceptionally talented team... magnificently brought to life... an absolute joy to watch." - Cape Times
"Outstanding... magical... timeless." - Sunday Times
"SHAKESPEARE'S R&J, a vibrant, hot-blooded new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet…pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity of which Romeo himself might approve." - New York Times
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Shannon Hope Live

Shannon Hope Live
18 Apr 2012 - 19 Apr 2012
R90.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    18 Apr 2012 - 19 Apr 2012
  • Price

    R90.00

Award-winning pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope returns to The Fugard Theatre Studio for two nights with her intriguingly powerful songs. Critically-acclaimed for her performance at the theatre last year, Hope returns to her dream space for an ensemble performance on 18 and 19 April 2012. Delivering an intensely personal commentary in a vocal epic that has mesmerized audiences countrywide since the release of her debut solo album STILL in 2009, Hope has maintained a furious national touring schedule and made appearances at nearly every major festival around the country. Having secured a full endorsement from world-renowned Japanese piano manufacturer Kawai Pianos, Hope celebrated the release of her second full studio album in November 2011 with a critically-acclaimed performance at the Fugard Studio.

"....... pop-tinged folk to soul. Her lyrics are mature and honest, and her voice drips with emotion. This emotion is what captures the audience.” - Tina George, Cape Argus, November 2011
"......transported them far away. I found myself both moved beyond myself, and moved to my own inner self, so poised and poignant and powerful was her performance.” - Malcolm Burger, Peer Music, November 2011
“This solo pianist and singer is dramatic, fearless, even ferocious on stage as she performs her emotional music.” - Therese Owen, The Star, February 2012

Silent Revolution Winter Jazz Series

Silent Revolution Winter Jazz Series
07 Jul 2011 - 09 Jul 2011
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    07 Jul 2011 - 09 Jul 2011
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Melanie ScholtzVocals
    • Mark FransmanSax
    • Andreas SchaererVocals
    • Bänz OesterDouble bass
    • Lee ThomsonTrumpet and Flugelhorn
    • Dan ShoutAlto Saxophone and Clarinet
    • Buddy WellsTenor Saxophone and Flute
    • Kevin GibsonDrums
    • Andrew LilleyPiano
    • Charles LazarDouble Bass
    • Gavin MinterVocals
    • Tina SchouwVocals/guitar
    • Kevin GibsonDrums
    • Wesley RustinDouble bass
    • Lodi Paul IngaGuitar
    • Mark Fransmanpiano/accordion/clarinet

The Silent Revolution Winter Jazz Series line-up at the Fugard Theatre Studio featured many of the artists that just returned from the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, including four Standard Bank Young Artist Award (SBYAA) winners for Jazz.

The partners for this first Silent Revolution Winter Jazz series were Kawai piano, Pro Helvetia, the British Council, Standard Bank and Eastern Acoustic.

Silent Revolution Music was the coming together of well known Cape Town Jazz musicians Kesivan Naidoo and Lee Thomson in conjunction with business guru Marie Wilcox. They aim to stimulate the growth of the South African Jazz circuit through world class events such as the Silent Revolution Winter Jazz Series 2011.

“I believe that creative people with new ideas is what is going to make this country work” - Kesivan Naidoo