The Beaux’ Stratagem

The Beaux’ Stratagem
6 DEC 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    06 Dec 2015 - 06 Dec 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Cast

    • Samuel BarnettAimwell
    • Geoffrey StreatfeildArcher
    • Jane BookerLady Bountiful
    • Richard HendersMr Sullen
    • Pippa Bennett-WarnerDorinda
    • Susannah FieldingMrs Sullen
    • Pearce QuigleyScrub
    • Molly GromadzkiGipsy
    • Timothy WatsonCount Bellair
    • Jamie BeamishFoigard
    • Chook SibtainGibbet
    • Mark RoseHounslow
    • Esh AlladiBagshot
    • Lloyd HutchinsonBoniface
    • Amy MorganCherry
  • Creative

    • Simon GodwinDirector
    • Lizzie ClachanDesigner
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer
    • Jonathan GoddardMovement Director
    • Michael BruceMusic
    • Christopher ShuttSound Designer
    • Kev McCurdyFight Director
    • Jeannette NelsonCompany Voice Work
    • Michaela KennenDialect Coach
    • Lily McLeishStaff Director

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

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

★★★★ Sharp. Beautifully revived. A treat. - The Times
★★★★ Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining. - Observer
★★★★ Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun. - Time Out
★★★★ Fresh and assured. Susannah Fielding proves herself the mistress of comic timing. - Evening Standard
★★★★ Exuberant fun. An exhilarating Simon Godwin production. - Guardian
★★★★ Sharp. Beautifully revived. A treat. - The Times
★★★★ Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining. - Observer
★★★★ Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun. - Time Out
★★★★ Fresh and assured. Susannah Fielding proves herself the mistress of comic timing. - Evening Standard
★★★★ Exuberant fun. An exhilarating Simon Godwin production. - Guardian

The Blue Iris

The Blue Iris
04 Jul 2012 - 28 Jul 2012
R110.00 to R140.00
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Jul 2012 - 28 Jul 2012
  • Price

    R110.00 to R140.00

Set in Athol Fugard’s beloved Karoo this tender story revolves around the gradual disintegration of a marriage through misunderstanding, neglect and disappointment as told in the reminiscences and regrets of widower farmer Robert Hannay and the heart-wrenching sadness of his loyal farm worker and wife’s companion - Rieta. The Blue Iris dissects the pain of missed opportunity and emotional disconnection touching us all to the core. It is Athol Fugard at his most honest, gentle and introspective.

"Spell-binding story... " - Stein Du Toit, Cape Times
“The Blue Iris is a consummate masterwork… a must-see play…” - Daniel Dercksen Bizcommunity
"Fugard triumphs!”; “Vintage Fugard”; “Achingly beautiful piece of theatre”; “Substantial, moving, satisfying theatre..." - Theresa Edelman, CUE
“… Fugard’s genius shines…” - Clifford Graham Artslink
"... teater van gehalte; ontroerende teatervervaring..” - Willem de Vries, Die Burger
“We should be going into people’s lives, their souls, their ways of life. Everything I have written is an attempt to share secrets with you…” - Athol Fugard, 2012.

The Bright Stream

The Bright Stream
22 JAN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Svetlana LunkinaZina
    • Maria AlexandrovaThe Ballerina
    • Ruslan SkvortsovThe Ballet Dancer
  • Creative

    • Dmitri ShostakovichMusic
    • Alexei RatmanskyChoreography
    • Adrian Piotrovsky Libretto
    • Fyodor LopukhovLibretto

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening. Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph and its many colorful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash.

The Cape Consort

The Fugard Studio Theatre

Renaissance poetry treats the topic of love as a fully consuming, deeply unsettling, initiatory experience, inevitably leaving one or both parties fatally wounded.

Monteverdi’s pioneering translations of this imagery into richly sonorous, musically congruous scenes, firmly establishes music as the emotionally stirring and communicative medium we know it to be. Witness the Cape Consort’s inspired re-imagining of this most subtle and poetic form of expression of the human condition. This early music presentation will run for three consecutive Sunday in the stunning Fugard Studio in District 6.

The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
R100.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Price

    R100.00

The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with The Fugard Theatre presents a social evening of interactive fun and learning.

“All you ever wanted to know about the orchestra, but were too afraid to ask” on the 17th April at 19h30 pm at The Fugard Theatre.

Join Fine Music Radio’s Rodney Trudgeon who will host the evening constructed around your questions about the orchestra, instruments, symphonic music and music scores - this is your chance to ask those questions you've always wanted to about the modern symphony orchestra. And, what's more, members of the Cape Philharmonic will be on stage with Rodney to describe their instruments and to play a selection of illustrative music to help answer your questions.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
5 OCT 2014
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Oct 2014 - 05 Oct 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes

Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

The Deep Blue Sea

8 JAN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    08 Jan 2017 - 08 Jan 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Helen McCroryHester Collyer
    • Tom BurkeFreddie Page
  • Creative

    • Terence RattiganWriter
    • Carrie CracknellDirector

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

Helen McCrory (Medea, The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand

The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand
25 JUN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    25 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100

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

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton’s  first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s  first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata.

The Eulogists

The Eulogists
30 MAY – 24 JUN 2017
TUE – SAT 8 PM | R120 – R160
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    30 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
  • Time

    TUE – SAT 8 PM
  • Price

    R120 – R160
  • Duration

    1 hour
  • Cast

    • Emily ChildAudrey
    • Pierre MalherbeHarris
    • Kiroshan NaidooZee
  • Creative

    • Louis ViljoenWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Rocco PoolSet Design
    • Widaad AlbertusCostume Design
    • Kieran McGregorLighting Design

The Fugard Theatre presents the world premiere of double Fleur du Cap writer award winner Louis Viljoen’s The Eulogists. Viljoen is the Fugard Theatre’s Writer in Residence and The Eulogists excitingly marks his first offering in this position.

The world media has descended on a small town to wait for a great statesman to die. Audrey, a flash-in-the-pan author who once had access to the leader and profited from it, has holed herself up in a room around the corner from the dying man’s family home. Zee is an ambitious researcher who dreams of breaking an exclusive story about the leader’s past and shares a room with Audrey and cabin fever has begun to set in.

Thrown into this volatile situation is Harris, a correspondent for an American radio station who brings with him a few bottles of wine and a plan to end the boredom. Each of these three people have their own reasons for being stuck in this town and as the truth emerges, the inevitability of losing a person who represents hope becomes an unbearable burden. 

Viljoen partners with his long-time collaborator Greg Karvellas (Clybourne Park, The Father, Bad Jews) as director, reuniting the tour-de-force team that have created acclaimed productions such as CHAMP and The Frontiersmen. The Fugard Theatre audiences have had the chance to see previous plays by Viljoen, including CHAMP, and the multiple Fleur du Cap award-winning The Kingmakers and The Pervert Laura.

The cast includes Emily Child (The Pervert Laura; The Emissary, A Certain Lady) as Audrey, Pierre Malherbe (The Kingmakers, Sexual Perversity in Chicago) as Harris and 2016 Fleur du Cap winner for Most Promising Student Kiroshan Naidoo (Anthology, Fabulous Nothing) as Zee.

The creative team for The Eulogists includes Set Design by Rocco Pool (The Father, Associate Designer for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek), Costume Design by Widaad Albertus  (Wardrobe Supervisor District Six- Kanala, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek) and Lighting Design by Kieran McGregor (The Father). 

“We are delighted to be staging the much-anticipated premiere of Louis Viljoen’s latest play as part of our Writer in Residence programme,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “In addition to presenting world-class South African productions of existing musical theatre and plays, we are committed to providing a platform for new voices to flourish. The Writer in Residence Programme offers the writer a series of guaranteed commissions and production of his or her work on the Fugard Studio Theatre stage.

“Louis has consistently illustrated through his work his razor-sharp observation skills and no-holds barred exploration of political, social and human themes, with dark, deviant characters that we both love and loathe. He is one of the most compelling new South African playwrights and we look forward to staging a number of his plays in the forthcoming years.”

Viljoen has written and produced numerous plays including, The Bile Boys, The Frontiersmen, The Verbalists, Champ, Porno 88, The Kingmakers, The Pervert Laura, Oh Baby, I’m A Wild One and The Emissary. He is one of the creators (along with playwrights Nicholas Spagnoletti and Jon Keevy) of the successful short-play initiative Anthology which has had four successful seasons at The Alexander Bar’s Upstairs Theatre. Viljoen has won Fleur Du Cap Theatre awards (Best New South African Script) for CHAMP (2013) and The Kingmakers (2015). He was the recipient of the Rosalie van Der Gucht Best New Director award for his plays, The Kingmakers and The Pervert Laura.

The Eulogists has a recommended age restriction of 16 – use of strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

The Father

The Father
8 NOV – 3 DEC 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R160
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    08 Nov 2016 - 03 Dec 2016
  • Time

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

    R130 – R160
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Marius WeyersAndre
    • Anthea ThompsonAnne
    • Brent PalmerPierre
    • Nicholas PaulingMan
    • Emily ChildWoman
    • Amy Louise WilsonLaura
  • Creative

    • Florian ZellerWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Christopher HamptonTranslation
    • Rocco PoolSet Design
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Design
    • Kieran McGregorLighting Designer

The Tony and Olivier award-winning Broadway and West End hit, Florian Zeller's The Father, translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, is set to have its South African premiere at The Fugard Studio Theatre from 8 November and run until 3 December 2016.

The Father peers inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? The Father is a funny, sad and poignant roller coaster ride on a fight against dementia that twists and turns with all the excitement of a taut thriller. 
 
An Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production The Father will be directed by Greg Karvellas (Clybourne Park; Bad Jews; CHAMP) and features an all South African cast headed by acting legend Marius Weyers. Set design is by Rocco Pool, with costume design by Birrie le Roux and lighting design by Kieran McGregor.

The powerhouse cast includes Anthea Thompson (My Briljante Egskeiding, Shirley Valentine, Madam and Eve), Emily Child (The Pervert Laura; The Emissary, A Certain Lady), Brent Palmer (A Steady Rain, The Kingmakers, Bench), Nicholas Pauling (Clybourne Park, A Steady Rain, Epstein) and Amy Louise Wilson (The Book of Negroes, Scrape and The Year of the Bicycle).

Winner of the 2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Tony Award, The Father also scooped top British and French Olivier and Moliere Awards. It received an array of five star reviews, including The London Guardian “hugely rewarding ….a savagely honest study of dementia ”,  The London Times “masterful, well-mannered mix of laughter and desolation puts you into the mind-set of someone in the midst of mental decay like nothing we’ve ever seen before” ; The London Telegraph “an unqualified triumph”, the London FT “The brilliance of Florian Zeller’s play, translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, is that it doesn’t just show us the impact of dementia, it uses the nature of theatre to put us in the same boat as André” and British Theatre.com “a beautiful symphony of pain. This is a play for our times.”

“Dementia is a disease that many can relate to,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of The Fugard Theatre. “We may have experiences of living through it with loved ones, or faced the real and terrifying thought that this degenerative disease of the brain is not selective of circumstance and can affect any of us. We have no control over it, no matter who we are. The Father is a very poignant exploration of the frailty of the human mind.”

Marius Weyers is one of South Africa’s most loved and prolific actors whose career has spanned decades across stage and screen both locally and internationally. His numerous films have included  Twee Grade van Moord, Dis Ek, AnnaNothing for MahalaDie Laaste Tango, Blood Diamond, The Power of One and The Gods Must Be Crazy. On stage his credits include Oom Wanja / Uncle Vanya, Beckett, The Rainmaker, Othello, Hamlet directed by Dame Janet Suzman and Sir Anthony Sher’s I.D.
 
Zeller has been described as ‘the most exciting new theatre writer of our time’, by The London Guardian. He wrote his first novel at the age of 22, and recently and uniquely had three of his acclaimed plays – The Mother, The Father and The Truth – running in London theatres at the same time.  

“We are also thrilled to also announce that we will be staging The Father's companion piece, The Mother in February next year, directed by Janice Honeyman and starring Anna-Mart van der Merwe.

The Fugard "is Plesierig" with Karen Zoid!

The Fugard
22 Jul 2011 - 23 Jul 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    22 Jul 2011 - 23 Jul 2011

Since the release of her first solo album Poles Apart ten years ago, Zoid’s albums have gone gold with hits like Beautiful, Ons soek rock & roll, Verandering, Afrikaners is Plesierig, Small Room and Aeroplane Jane. In 2005 Small Room became one of the biggest songs being play listed on radio. Aeroplane Jane became the most requested song over the past three years on radio. She received a SAMA for Best Female Artist alongside numerous other awards, and has performed with international artists including Annie Lennox, Metallica and John Mayer.

The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Summer Season

The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Summer Season
FROM 23 OCT 2016
SUNDAYS 11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Oct 2016 - 04 Dec 2016
  • Time

    SUNDAYS 11 AM
  • Price

    R100
The Fugard Theatre Bioscope is proud to present encore screenings of the best National Theatre Live productions, presented in digital high-definition and surround-sound in the comfort of the Fugard Theatre. The season begins this October with the award-winning The Audience, starring Helen Mirren.

The screening schedule, subject to change, is as follows:

 

MONTHPRODUCTIONSTARRING
OCT 2016 THE AUDIENCE
23 October 2016
Helen Mirren
  ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
30 October 2016
James Corden
NOV 2016 A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
6 November 2016
Mark Strong
  FRANKENSTEIN
27 November 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch
Jonny Lee Miller
DEC 2016 HAMLET
4 December 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch

(The schedule is subject to change and further additions will be made)

The Fugard Fest of Comedy!

The Fugard Fest of Comedy!
29 Nov 2011 - 17 Dec 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    29 Nov 2011 - 17 Dec 2011

Sensational Funny Man Alan Committie heads up and hosts a star-studded comedy line-up as the Fugard Theatre proudly presents its very first Fugard fest of Comedy, from 29 November to 17 December.

Alan and his Comedy Committee of Rob van Vuuren, Carmen Maarman, Hope Maimane and Jo Galloway will treat audiences to a three-week festive frolic on the Fugard Theatre Stage. In a deliciously hilarious comedy revue romp, this team of many talents reflects on a long 2011, and is sure to have audiences laughing well into 2012.

In the spirit of holiday season overindulgence, the Comedy Committee will be joined every night by yet another funny friend, in a line-up that will see the cream of the comedy crop gracing the Fugard stage. Mark Banks joins the ranks for the first week, and will be up to his usual uncontrollable madcap antics from 29 November to 3 December, an additional 17h00 show has been added to Saturday 3 December.  Skirting around relatively taboo topics with charm and ease, comedy doctor Riaad Moosa will split your sides and keep you in stitches at the same time, when he joins the gang for the 6th, 7th and 10th December.  During the final week, 12 to 17 December, Stuart Taylor brings his intelligent comedy magic to the mix to round off a fantastic season of laughs.

The Fugard Rocks! Michelle Shocked Live!

The Fugard Rocks! Michelle Shocked Live!
The Fugard Theatre

Between the widening gap of ultra-rich and working poor - or, for that matter, uber-celebrities and starving artists - stands Michelle Shocked, an independent American singer-songwriter and a working artist thriving on the spoils of a hard-won fight. Shocked received her first international exposure in Europe, particularly Britain, with her debut album The Texas Campfire Tapes.

Joined by top South African musicians including her long time touring partner Schalk Joubert (who has toured with her over the last five years in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand) on Bass, top SA drummer Kevin Gibson and the multi-talented Melissa van der Spuy on Keyboards and vocals Shocked displayed her multifaceted talents as a world-class singer, songwriter, storyteller and entertainer.

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope Celebrates Dame Janet Suzman Films.

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope Celebrates Dame Janet Suzman Films.
26 Sep 2011 - 01 Oct 2011
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Sep 2011 - 01 Oct 2011

Dame Janet kindly offered an informal Question and Answer session on Saturday 1 October. The award-winning South African born British actress and director (72), is the niece of the late Helen Suzman, who was also made an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989.

“I could not find better words than the ones Athol Fugard used in his play “ - Master Harold and The Boys
” to describe her: Janet Suzman is a woman of magnitude,” - Eric Abraham, founder of the Fugard Theatre.
“She is one of those few actors who can hold an audience in the palm of her hand even.........there with the dramatic gods,” - Added Abraham