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.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
2 DEC 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    02 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 27 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Karen FishwickJuliet
    • Bally GillRomeo
    • Ishia BennisonNurse
    • Charlotte JosephineMercutio
    • Friar LaurenceAndrew French
    • Katy BrittainApothecary
    • Raphael SowoleTybalt
    • Josh FinanBenvolio
  • Creative

    • Erica WhymanDirector
    • Tom PiperDesigner
    • Charles BalfourLighting Designer
    • Sophie CottonComposer
    • Jeremy DunnSound Designer

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Royal Shakespeare Company.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? 

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. 

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
14 JAN 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    14 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 25 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Joshua McGuireGuildenstern
    • Daniel RadcliffeRosencrantz
    • David HaigThe Player
  • Creative

    • Tom StoppardPlaywright
    • David LeveauxDirector
    • Anna FleischleSet Designer
    • Howard HarrisonLighting Designer

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

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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
MUST CLOSE 6 OCT 2018
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 3 PM | R200 – R350
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    14 Aug 2018 - 06 Oct 2018
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 3 PM
  • Price

    R200 – R350
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

  • 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
    • 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
    • Siphelo MtshetshaDirecting Intern

The award-winning South African premiere production of the enchanting romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love returns to the Fugard Theatre due to overwhelming demand.

Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production of Shakespeare in Love which was a runaway success last year, playing to sold out houses and critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike.

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.

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 a stellar cast of 21 actors including the return of the loveable fur-actor Bogart as Spot the Dog, who captured the hearts of all who saw the show. The play is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Road to Mecca, The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, CHAMP).

Robyn Scott recently won the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play for her role as Elizabeth I. The production was also nominated for Best Performance by an Ensemble, Best Lighting Design for Wolf Britz and Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play for Darron Araujo as Henslowe.

Stepping into the role of Will Shakespeare is Daniel Mpilo Richards who has been dazzling audiences as Bernardo the leader of the Sharks in the Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story (also Aunty Merle the Musical, State Fracture, Pay Back the Curry); with the return of Roxane Hayward (Accident, Blood Drive, Saints and Strangers) as Viola de Lesseps and Cape Talk’s John Maytham as Fennyman.

Multiple award-winner Robyn Scott (London Road, Elizabeth 1- Almost By Chance a Woman) stars as Queen Elizabeth and Jason K. Ralph (The Phantom of the Opera (World Tour), Chicago) as Lord Wessex; 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. Darron Araujo (CHAMP, The Taming of the Shrew) performs the role of Henslowe; Armand Aucamp (KNAPSEKêRELS, Krotoa) as Marlowe; Adrian Collins (Bench, King Lear) as Ralph; Walter van Dyk (Arms and the Man [Watford Palace Theatre UK], A Flea in her Ear [Old Vic Theatre] UK) as Tilney; Pierre Malherbe (CHAMP, The Kingmakers) as Nol; Lucy Tops (Funny Girl, The Rocky Horror Show, Bar None) as Nurse; Dean Balie (Orpheus in Africa, Kat and the Kings) as John Webster and Louis Viljoen (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Frontiersmen) as Mr Wabash.

Completing the ensemble are Alex Tops (The Rocky Horror Show, Bar None) as Robin; Kathleen Stephens (The Taming of the Shrew, Nasty Womxn) as Mistress Quickly; Rendani Mufamadi (Confession Sessions, Footloose the Musical) as Lambert and Rachel Mertens who returns to the Ensemble.

Set Design is by Paul Wills (King Kong, A Human Being Died That Night),Costume Sourcing and Styling is by Birrie le Roux (King Kong, West Side Story) and Widaad Albertus (The Demon Bride,The Eulogists) with Lighting Design by Wolf Britz (Die Seemeeu; Wie's Bang vir Virginia Woolf?). Sound Design is 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).Choreography is by Kristin Wilson (Salome, Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Fight Choreography by Jon Keevy (Othello, Hamlet).

Shakespeare in Love will be performed from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm with a 3pm matinee on Saturdays. There will be Sunday matinee performances at 3pm on 16, 23 and 30 September. Tickets from R150 to R350 can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com.There is a 15% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members.

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

Significant Other

Significant Other
FROM 30 MAY 2018
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | R140 – R250
The Fugard Theatre
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM
  • Price

    R140 – R250
  • Duration

    2 hours and 5 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Gabriel MeltzJordan
    • Dominique MaherKiki
    • Lesoko SeabeVanessa
    • Lucy TopsLaura
    • Michèle MaxwellHelene
    • Roberto KyleGideon, Evan, Rodger
    • Ryan de VilliersWill, Conrad, Tony
  • Creative

    • Joshua HarmonWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Wolf BritzSet Design, Lighting Design
    • Widaad AlbertusCostume Design
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderSound Design

The Fugard Theatre’s South African premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway hit Significant Other.

From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other.

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production and South African premiere of Significant Other. The play opens on 30 May in the Fugard Theatre and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Road to Mecca, Shakespeare in Love, The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, CHAMP).

Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right… but he is getting it all wrong.

The New York Times hailed Significant Other as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting ‘an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring’.

Other high praise includes ‘…bittersweet comic delight…See it, and bring a date if you can. You’ll want a hand to hold’ (Time Out), ‘strikes the perfect balance between comedy and pathos — with the emphasis on comedy’ (Variety) and ‘hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right’ (Hollywood Reporter).

Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.

The all South African cast features Gabriel Meltz (Murdering Agatha Christie, Somber Pines) as Jordan, Dominique Maher (The Rocky Horror Show, Pride and Prejudice) as Kiki, Lesoko Seabe (Clybourne Park, Siembamba) as Vanessa, Lucy Tops (Funny Girl, The Rocky Horror Show) as Laura, Michèle Maxwell (Cabaret, Present Laughter, Funny Girl) as Helene with Roberto Kyle (Aunty Merle the Musical, Knapsekêrels) and Ryan de Villiers (Measure Up, Outlander) completing the line-up.

Set Design and Lighting Design is by Wolf Britz (Die Seemeeu; Wie's Bang vir Virginia Woolf?), Costume Design by Widaad Albertus (The Demon Bride, The Eulogists) and Sound Design is by the Fugard Theatre’s Resident Musical Director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (King Kong, West Side Story).

“Joshua Harmon once again uses his razor sharp wit and eagled eyed observation to bring us another hilarious, poignant and sensitive story about something we can all relate to – the journey of finding love and how we react when our friends around us find it first,”says Daniel Galloway, the Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “We are proud to be presenting another South African premiere of this exceptional playwright’s work, brought to the stage by an all-South African cast and creative team.”

Media comments about the overseas production have included

‘Strikes the perfect balance between comedy and pathos — with the emphasis on comedy…the wonder of his humor is that, while it reflects a youthful sensibility, his clever jokes appeal to all ages.’- Marilyn Stasio, Variety

‘Hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right…From the tart comedy of the early scenes, peppered with smart one-liners, droll pop-culture references and savvy social observations, to the emotionally piercing later developments, Significant Other is consistently pleasurable, funny-sad entertainment that represents a strong follow-up for Harmon to his widely produced earlier hit, Bad Jews.’– David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

Significant Other is both a good night out — a show ideal for a Friday night with pals after a few drinks — and a quite sophisticated exploration of the complex and changing dynamic between gay men and the women who love them. A black comedy about a painful transition that hits many of us urbanites in our late 20s or early 30s and goes a long way toward explaining why weddings can be such fraught affairs for anyone stuck in a tux or matching crinoline– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Please note: Significant Other has an age restriction of 16.

An absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring - New York Times
A bittersweet comic delight…See it, and bring a date if you can. You’ll want a hand to hold - Time Out
Significant Other is a slick, well-made, funny-sad new Broadway comedy - Newsday
The wonder of his humor is that, while it reflects a youthful sensibility, his clever jokes appeal to all ages - Variety
Hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right - Hollywood Reporter
An absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring - New York Times
A bittersweet comic delight…See it, and bring a date if you can. You’ll want a hand to hold - Time Out
Significant Other is a slick, well-made, funny-sad new Broadway comedy - Newsday
The wonder of his humor is that, while it reflects a youthful sensibility, his clever jokes appeal to all ages - Variety
Hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right - Hollywood Reporter

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

Sizzling Winter Jazz at the Fugard Studio

Sizzling Winter Jazz at the Fugard Studio
26 Jun 2011
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    26 Jun 2011 -

Popular Jazz songstress, Amanda Tiffin and internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Shannon Mowday joined forces for the first time for two concerts in Cape Town.

The collaboration was born out of many a conversation between the two Cape Town jazz women who share common experiences in a very male-dominated genre. The idea to join forces was the result of a particularly intense discussion on a plane back from Grahamstown last year. “We had been lamenting the difficulties and complexities of finding the right combination of musical abilities and personalities in one’s band, when Shannon suggested we try collaborating, using favourite musicians from each of our various spheres,” said Tiffin.

Mowday, who was the Standard Bank Young Artists Award winner for Jazz in 2007, is one of the most diverse and sought after performers and recording artists to have emerged out of South Africa. She has been living in Norway for the past couple of years, studying towards her Masters Degree, and working extensively with musicians there. She draws from many influences with seemingly boundless energy and brings it together with purpose and style. Many music critics have applauded her gift of blending jazz with an eclectic mix of African rhythms and folklore. Her music expresses the difficulties and growth of her homeland with a totally honest and fresh approach which is difficult to put in any one genre.

Tiffin is no stranger to Cape Town audiences. She was recently seen with quirky a cappella group Not the Midnight Mass in their show Hot Cross Nuns, which received rave reviews. She has also become a firm favourite with Jazz lovers, both locally and abroad and has been a regular feature on the jazz club circuit in Japan over the last few years.

The two guests from Norway and Sweden are members of Mowday’s current trio. Bass player and composer, Putte Johander lives on the most western situated island in Sweden, "Nordkoster", close to the Norwegian border. He has collaborated with musicians from all over the world and has a great interest in African music, playing in projects with musicians from South Africa, Mali, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. He also runs his own record label, Parallel.

Erik Nylander is a sought-after drummer in Europe. He was born in Sweden and moved to Norway to study, and is now based in Oslo where he works as a freelance musician for several international projects, including Mowday’s trio.

Skylight (Encore)

Skylight (Encore)
15 FEB 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 25 minutes (excluding 20 minute interval)
  • Cast

    • Bill NighyTom Sergeant
    • Carey MulliganKyra Hollis
  • Creative

    • David HarePlaywright
    • Stephen DaldryDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner

From the National Theatre. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience).

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

So Ry Miss Daisy

So Ry Miss Daisy
13 – 31 MAR 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R90 – R180
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    13 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
  • Time

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

    R90 – R180
  • Language

    Afrikaans. Met Engelse byskrifte. With English surtitles.
  • Cast

    • Sandra Prinsloo
    • John Kani
    • Jacques Bessenger
  • Creative

    • Saartjie BothaVertaling
    • Christiaan OlwagenRegie
    • Rocco PoolOntwerp
    • Wolf BritzBeligtingsontwerp
    • Birrie le RouxKostuums

Die bekroonde teaterstuk en latere film Driving Miss Daisy in Afrikaans met SA se twee groot teatergeeste in die hoofrolle. Sandra Prinsloo en John Kani smee vir die eerste keer kragte saam na die opspraakwekkende Miss Julie en dis weer vuurwerke! Die bejaarde Daisy is aanvanklik onwillig wanneer haar seun vir Hoke, ’n chauffeur, aanstel om met haar rond te ry nadat sy haar motor afskryf. Mettertyd ontvou ‘n besondere band en verhouding. Hoke en Daisy se reis duur uiteindelik 25 jaar en die ontwikkeling van ‘n vriendskap boei ten spyte van destydse kleurgrense en sosiale stand.

Met Engelse boskrifte. With English surtitles.