Amadeus

Amadeus
28 JAN 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    28 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

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

    • Lucian MsamatiAntonio Salieri
    • Adam GillenMozart
  • Creative

    • Peter ShafferWriter
    • Michael LonghurstDirector

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

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Amy Larter

Amy Larter
21 SEPTEMBER 2013
8PM | R100
  • Dates

    21 Sep 2013 - 21 Sep 2013
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

Amy Larter`s eagerly anticipated debut album launch will take place on the 21st of September in the Fugard`s intimate Studio theatre.

Amy will be backed by a four-piece band and five fine artists who have created works inspired by her music, in effect, marrying two different art forms, music and visual art.

Amy`s infectious pop melodies combined with hints of Jazz harmony create her unique Jazz-pop brand. Her warm vocal tones, together with her charismatic charm helped shape her easy listening style. Amy's strong songwriting and arranging skills are wonderfully showcased in her debut album `Remember Me`, which is a musical narrative of poignant moments in her journey as an artist.

Andrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
1 MAR 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    01 Mar 2015 - 01 Mar 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Jonas KaufmannAndrea Chénier
    • Željko LučićCarlo Gérard
    • Eva-Maria WestbroekMaddalena de Coigny
  • Creative

    • David McVicarDirector
    • Jenny TiramaniCostume designs
    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Robert JonesSet design

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

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas, and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lučić stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

Andrew Young at the Movies

Andrew Young at the Movies
09 Nov 2012
8 PM | R160 - R200
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    09 Nov 2012 -
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R160 - R200
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cast

    • Andrew Young & Band

Following his sold out Show ”I’m from Liverpool” A Tribute to the Music of the Beatles staged last year in The Fugard Studio, award winning Saxophonist, Andrew Young and his band make a welcome return to the Main Theatre.  Coming to South Africa straight off a successful tour of Europe, he is bringing his new show Andrew Young At the Movies.

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew and his Band take the audience on a journey through the years of the greatest, classic movies, performing many of the most loved songs such as Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Fallen  (Pretty Woman), and Men in Black.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A PUBLIC EVENT TAKING PLACE ON HARRINGTON STREET SQUARE PARKING ALTERNATIVE PARKING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE GRAND PARADE ON DARLING STREET - THERE WILL BE A DROP OFF AREA FOR ALL DISABLED AND ELDERLY PATRONS IN FRONT OF THE FUGARD THEATRE.

Andrew Young Live

Andrew Young Live
21 Apr 2012
R195.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    21 Apr 2012 -
  • Price

    R195.00

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew and his Band take the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians.

Andrew started his musical training at the age of 8, with Clarinet and Saxophone lessons, but like most other lads his age, he would have rather have been playing football! Time spent in front of the goal posts was as crucial as time spent practicing his music and even after school he was still torn between a career in football or music...Fortunately, he made the right choice.  In this program he brings these two passions together with the performance of the Liverpool FC Anthem, You’ll Never walk Alone.

“A Saxophonist with a ton of technique and funky soulfulness” - Saxophone Journal, USA
Prince of the Saxophone” - Beijing Times
“Gig of the Week” - Daily Mirror, UK

Angels in America Part 1

Angels in America Part 1
15 JAN 2018
7 PM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
  • Time

    7 PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Susan Brown
    • Andrew Garfield
    • Denise Gough
    • Nathan Lane
    • Amanda Lawrence
    • James McArdle
    • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
    • Russell Tovey
  • Creative

    • Tony KushnerWriter
    • Marianne ElliottDirector
    • Ian MacNeilSet Designer
    • Nicky GillibrandCostume Designer
    • Paule ConstableLighting Designer

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

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Angels in America Part 2

Angels in America Part 2
22 JAN 2018
7 PM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Jan 2018 - 22 Jan 2018
  • Time

    7 PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 48 minutes, excluding two 20 minute intervals
  • Cast

    • Susan Brown
    • Andrew Garfield
    • Denise Gough
    • Nathan Lane
    • Amanda Lawrence
    • James McArdle
    • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
    • Russell Tovey
  • Creative

    • Tony KushnerWriter
    • Marianne ElliottDirector
    • Ian MacNeilSet Designer
    • Nicky GillibrandCostume Designer
    • Paule ConstableLighting Designer

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

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes
25 OCT 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    25 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

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

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.
 
With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.
 
In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will give viewers a chance to hear an unreleased track for the first time and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

Athol Fugard se Playland

Athol Fugard se Playland
23 JAN - 15 FEB 2014
TUE - SAT 8PM | R120 - R150
  • Time

    TUE - SAT 8PM
  • Price

    R120 - R150
  • Duration

    1 hour 20 min
  • Language

    Afrikaans
  • Cast

    • Albert PretoriusGideon le Roux
    • Mbulelo GrootboomMartinus Zoeloe
  • Creative

    • Athol FugardPlaywright
    • Albert MaritzDirector
    • Saartjie BothaTranslator
    • Set and LightingAlbert Maritz
    • Set Construction and DetailingKoos Marais and Gaerin Hauptfleish
    • Costume DesignKoos Marais
    • Production ManagerJohann Kupferburger
    • Stage ManagerGaerin Hauptfleish
    • Surtitle OperatorShayna Gleave

Die Fugard Teater en die Suidoosterfees bied met trots aan Playland deur Athol Fugard, geborg deur Naspers

As deel van die 2014 Suidoosterfees. Opgevoer in Afrikaans met Engelse onderskrifte.

Die 2014 Suidoosterfees spog met ‘n toneelstuk wat deur een van die reuse in die Suid-Afrikaanse teater en film, John Kani, beskryf is as: “Die eerste versoenings produksie opgevoer in Suid-Afrika”.

Athol Fugard se kragtige tweespel Playland word in Afrikaans opgevoer, met Engelse onderskrifte, by die Fugard Studio Teater van 23 Januarie tot 15 Februarie 2014.
 
Saartjie Botha het die teks vertaal en Albert Maritz hanteer die regie. Die produksie sluit in Mbulelo Grootboom en Albert Pretorius.

Athol Fugard word wyd erken as een van Suid-Afrika se grootste lewende dramaturge wat oor baie dekades ‘n betekenisvolle bydrae tot die kulturele landskap van Suid-Afrikaanse teater gemaak het. Verskeie van sy werke het plaaslik en internasionaal lof ingeoes. In 2011 is Athol Fugard in New York vereer met ‘n Tony-toekenning vir sy lewenslange bydrae.

Oor Athol Fugard sê regisseur Albert Maritz “sy werk is gevul met simbole; ’n digterlike spieël eenvoudig uitgevat as ‘n storie, met ryk, betekenisvolle karakters.”

Fugard self beskryf Playland as "die mees emosioneel uitputtende toneelstuk wat ek ooit geskryf het".

Playland vertel die verhaal wanneer twee teenoorgesteldes in ’n bloedige oorlog byeen gebring word.

Dit is Oujaarsaand 1990 wanneer Gideon le Roux (Albert Pretorius – Long Walk to Freedom, 3 Little Pigs, Balbesit, Thom Pain), ’n oud-dienspligtige, effens onder die invloed, vir Martinus Zoeloe (Mbulelo Grootboom – White Wedding, Stokvel, Burnt) by ’n skougrond êrens in die platteland ontmoet. Martinus is die sekerheidswag by die skou. Sy donker geheime is sekuur weg gesluit, of só dink hy . . .

Gideon het seer wat hy diep binne hom dra. Hy is die produk van sy tyd, met potensiaal om ’n simpatieke mens te wees.

Martinus is ’n kryger, ’n gentleman, ’n goeie eggenoot, en ’n swart man gedurende ’n donker periode in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis.

Dit word geplaas in ’n tyd in ons land toe dinge – op ’n ander manier as vandag – nie was wat die moes wees nie.

Regisseur Albert Maritz het groot geword in radio studios, agter verhoë en in sy pa se donker kamer, besig om rolletjies film te ontwikkel. Hy het ’n onderwyser geword, ’n akteur, ’n regisseur en ’n vervaardiger van vernuwende werk; altyd met sy eenvoudige maar treffende beligtingsontwerp wat in die vertoning verweef is. Hy gebruik sy unieke styl om nuwe lewe in klassieke Afrikaanse teater te blaas, insluitend Faan se Trein (KKNK en Aardklop – Gewildste Produksie in 2005), Faan se Stasie (KKNK, Aardklop, Innibos, Artscape en Durbanville 2006), Taraboemdery (Innibos Beste Kunstenaar 2010), 'n Seder val in Waterkloof (Innibos – Gewildste Produksie 2011), Mooi Maria (Aardklop Beste Regisseur, Beste Aktrise, Beste Afrikaanse Produksie 2011), Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (Fleur du Cap Beste Regisseur, Beste Akteur en Gewildste Produksie 2011), en mees onlangs Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (Innibos, KKNK en Durbanville). Hy verskyn in films teenoor internasionale sterre maar as akteur is hy bekend as Herman in die TV-reekse Konings en Torings, en vir die advertensie met ’n olifantslurp om sy nek.

Kaartjies is beskikbaar by die Fugard Teater se kaartjieskantoor by 021 461 4554 of by Computicket.com. Friends of the Fugard kry weer uitstekende afslag wanneer kaartjies deur die kaartjieskantoor bespreek word.

Daar is oorgenoeg veilige parkering vir teatergangers by Harringtonplein in Caledonstraat. As die weer saamspeel is daar ‘n lieflike dakkroeg met ’n uitsig van 360-grade oor die stad en berg – oop vóór en ná elke vertoning.

 


 

The Fugard Theatre and the Suidoosterfees proudly present Athol Fugard’s Playland, sponsored by Naspers

As part of the 2014 Suidoosterfees. Performed in Afrikaans with English Surtitles.

The 2014 Suidoosterfees boasts a play, which South African Theatre and Film great John Kani once described as “The first reconciliation production performed in South-Africa”.

Athol Fugard's powerful two-hander Playland will be performed, in Afrikaans with English surtitles, at the Fugard Studio Theatre, from 23 January – 15 February 2014.

Saartjie Botha has translated the script, and Albert Maritz will direct the production. The production features Mbulelo Grootboom and Albert Pretorius.

Athol Fugard is widely regarded as South Africa’s greatest living playwright who, for many decades, has been contributing significantly to the cultural landscape of South African Theatre. A multitude of his works has garnered local and international acclaim. In 2011 Athol Fugard was honoured internationally when he received a Life Time Achievement Award at the Tony’s in New York.  

Of Athol Fugard, director Albert Maritz says “his work is filled with symbols; a poetic mirror simply dressed as a story, with rich, meaningful characters”.

Fugard himself describes Playland as "the most emotionally exhausting play I have ever written".

Playland depicts what happens when the two extreme opposites in a bloody war are brought within reach of each other.

It is New Year's Eve in 1990 when Gideon le Roux, played by Albert Pretorius (Long Walk to Freedom, 3 Little Pigs, Balbesit, Thom Pain), an ex-national serviceman who is slightly inebriated, meets Martinus Zoeloe, played by Mbulelo Grootboom (White Wedding, Stokvel, Burnt) at a fairground in the country. Martinus is the security guard at the fair. His dark secrets were securely locked away, or at least this is what he thought ... 

Gideon is a damaged man who carries deep hurt. He is a product of his time, with much potential of being a compassionate human being.

Martinus is a warrior, a gentleman, a good husband, and a black man during a dark period in South Africa’s history.

All of this is set during a time in our Country when things were - in a different way than today - not what they should have been.

Director Albert Maritz grew up in radio studios, behind stages and in his dad's dark room developing rolls of film. He became a teacher, an actor, a director and a producer of progressive work; always with his simple, but effective lighting designs woven into the shows. He involves his unique style to breathe new life into classical Afrikaans works of the past, such as Faan se Trein (KKNK and Aardklop - Most popular production 2005), Faan se Stasie (KKNK, Aardklop, Innibos, Artscape and Durbanville 2006), Taraboemdery (Innibos Best Artist 2010), 'n Seder val in Waterkloof (Innibos -  Most popular production 2011), Mooi Maria (Aardklop Best director, Best actress, Best Afrikaans production 2011), Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (Fleur du Cap Best director, Best Actor en Most popular production 2011), and most recently Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (Innibos, KKNK and Durbanville). He appears in films opposite international film stars, but as an actor he is best known as Herman in the TV series' Konings and Torings, and for the commercial with the trunk of an elephant around his neck.

Playland tickets are available through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or Computicket.com. Friends of the Fugard receive the usual excellent discounts when booking through the box office.

There is plenty of secure parking for patrons on Harrington Square on Caledon Street and when the weather allows the stunning rooftop terrace bar, with its 360 degree view of the city and mountain, is open before and after each performance.

Pretorius shines in Fugard two-hander - Cape Argus
Every South African should see this play - mondaymissile.co.za
Earlike toneelspel en treffende inhoud - litnet.co.za
Pretorius shines in Fugard two-hander - Cape Argus
Every South African should see this play - mondaymissile.co.za
Earlike toneelspel en treffende inhoud - litnet.co.za

Athol Fugard's The Shadow of the Hummingbird

Athol Fugard's The Shadow of the Hummingbird
RETURNS FROM 27 – 30 AUG 2014
WED - FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 - R150
  • Dates

    27 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
  • Time

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

    R130 - R150
  • Duration

    1 hour
  • Cast

    • Athol FugardOupa
    • Marviantoz BakerBoba
  • Creative

    • Athol FugardDirector
    • Paula FourieCo-Director
    • Mannie ManimLighting
    • Saul RadomskySet and Costume
    • James WebbSound

After sold out seasons in Cape Town and Joburg, The Shadow of the Hummingbird enjoys three performances at Bloemfontein’s Andre Huguenet Theatre this week. The production then returns to the Fugard Studio for its very last 5 performances. All performances for the return season at the Fugard Theatre are SOLD OUT and all waiting lists have been closed.

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written by, starring and directed by Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie.

Following his recent South African premieres at the Fugard Theatre, including The Train Driver (2010), The Bird Watchers (2011), The Blue Iris (2012) and Die Laaste Karretjiegraf (2012), and the World premieres of the Afrikaans productions of Die Kaptein se Tier (2011) and Playland (2014), Fugard returns to the stage in his 82nd year to continue his relationship with the Cape Town theatre that bears his name.

Fugard, who returns to the stage this year after an absence of 15 years, plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. Besides Fugard, the artistic team includes Fourie (co-director), Mannie Manim (lighting), Saul Radomsky (sets & costume) and James Webb (Sound).

In The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Fugard takes on the role of Oupa, a retired South African teacher living in self-imposed exile in Southern California, and is joined onstage by Baker, playing his grandson, Boba. During the course of one afternoon spent together, Oupa and Boba leap across a generational divide to teach and be taught, and to be reminded that the transient beauty of the world is seen too briefly through unassuming eyes.

In this play, Fugard continues to explore the nooks and crannies of the human heart with wry humor and pathos, always bringing his characteristic warmth to its situations and characters. It is also a play about love, as Fugard notes, “This is the most naked statement I have ever made about that mysterious emotion.”

Inspired by Fugard’s relationship with his own grandson, Gavyn, this intimate play has deep autobiographical roots. The overlapping boundaries between autobiography and fictional storytelling are further explored in Fourie’s introductory scene, which, with recourse to Fugard’s notebooks, places extracts from his personal observations of the past 50 years into his character, Oupa’s, mouth. “People have begun to ask in the past couple of years whether my storytelling has shifted from the political to the personal”, Fugard muses. “My answer has always been – once you reach 80, the time has arrived for a little bit of housecleaning. After all, as Oupa says at the start of the play, ‘The final landscape is within.’”

Yet Fugard maintains that he has never been a political playwright: “All my plays tell South African stories about people in their specific time and place. That has not changed.”

The Shadow of the Hummingbird can currently be seen at Bloemfontein's Andre Huguenet Theatre. The production then returns to the Fugard Studio from 27 – 30 August for its very last 5 performances. For more information visit the Fugard Theatre’s website on www.thefugard.com or call the box office on 021 461 4554.

This is a special production, which sees Athol Fugard return to the stage for perhaps the very last time and tickets will sell out fast – so advance bookings are highly recommended.

Bad Jews

Bad Jews
MUST CLOSE 14 JAN 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R165
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    13 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R165
  • Duration

    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Lara LipschitzDaphna
    • Glen Biderman-PamLiam
    • Oliver BoothJonah
    • Donna Cormack-ThomsonMelody
  • Creative

    • Joshua HarmonWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet and Costume Design

After a sold-out season in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the Fugard Theatre's South African production of Joshua Harmon’s West End smash hit, the “blisteringly funny” Bad Jews, will return this December and is once more presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre.

After the death of their grandfather, Poppy, a family heirloom propels cousins Daphna and Liam into a domestic battle of honour, faith and heritage. The devoutly Jewish Daphna is at odds with her secular cousin Liam, an entitled young man detached from his cultural traditions. Caught in the middle are Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, and Liam's non-Jewish girlfriend Melody, who just wants everyone to get along. When the group is forced to spend the night in close quarters, hilarity and mayhem ensues.

The production garnered a five star review from the Jewish Chronicle (UK). “There is something particularly remarkable about the way Harmon explores how post-Holocaust Jewish generations live with the legacy of the Shoah (Holocaust). Remarkable, because whereas most dramatists would address that territory with sombre respect, Harmon does it with irreverent wit.” John Nathan – The Jewish Chronicle (UK), January 2015.

This Fugard Theatre production once again features Lara Lipschitz (Cabaret, Jersey Boys) who returns to the Fugard Theatre in Bad Jews as Daphna, a devout Jew, who is unbending and religiously opinionated. Opposite Lara is Glen Biderman-Pam (Somewhere on the Border, The Epicene Butcher) who will reprise his role of Liam, Daphna’s secular cousin. Oliver Booth (Skews Me, Life with Oli Booth, CHAMP) too will reprise his role of Jonah, Liam’s younger brother. The Fugard Theatre welcomes Donna Cormack-Thomson who will play the role of Melody, Liam’s new non-Jewish girlfriend.

Greg Karvellas (CHAMP, The Frontiersmen) directs with set and costume designs by Saul Radomsky (The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Orpheus in Africa).

Searingly funny ... [The] Fugard's Bad Jews raises the bar - The Cape Times
★★★★ Captivates - The Cape Argus
★★★★ So naby aan ’n West End produksie is as wat jy plaaslik gaan kry - Die Burger
A comedic explosion - Theatre Scene CPT
Makes for fantastic theatre - The Times
Searingly funny ... [The] Fugard's Bad Jews raises the bar - The Cape Times
★★★★ Captivates - The Cape Argus
★★★★ So naby aan ’n West End produksie is as wat jy plaaslik gaan kry - Die Burger
A comedic explosion - Theatre Scene CPT
Makes for fantastic theatre - The Times

Bad Jews Joburg

Bad Jews Joburg
14 JAN – 14 FEB 2016
TUE – FRI 8:15 PM | SAT 4 & 8:15 PM | R120 – R180
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton
  • Dates

    14 Jan 2016 - 14 Feb 2016
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8:15 PM | SAT 4 & 8:15 PM
  • Price

    R120 – R180
  • Duration

    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Lara LipschitzDaphna
    • Glen Biderman-PamLiam
    • Oliver BoothJonah
    • Ashley de LangeMelody
  • Creative

    • Joshua HarmonWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet and Costume Design

Now playing at Sandton's Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg.

After the death of their grandfather, Poppy, a family heirloom propels cousins Daphna and Liam into a domestic battle of honour, faith and heritage. The devoutly Jewish Daphna is at odds with her secular cousin Liam, an entitled young man detached from his cultural traditions. Caught in the middle are Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, and Liam's non-Jewish girlfriend Melody, who just wants everyone to get along. When the group is forced to spend the night in close quarters, hilarity and mayhem ensues.

The production garnered a five star review from the Jewish Chronicle (UK). “There is something particularly remarkable about the way Harmon explores how post-Holocaust Jewish generations live with the legacy of the Shoah (Holocaust). Remarkable, because whereas most dramatists would address that territory with sombre respect, Harmon does it with irreverent wit.” John Nathan – The Jewish Chronicle (UK), January 2015.

This Fugard Theatre production features Lara Lipschitz (Cabaret, Jersey Boys) as Daphna, a devout Jew, who is unbending and religiously opinionated. Opposite Lara is Glen Biderman-Pam (Somewhere on the Border, The Epicene Butcher) who plays Liam, Daphna’s secular cousin. Oliver Booth (Skews Me, Life with Oli Booth, CHAMP) plays Jonah, Liam’s younger brother and Ashley de Lange (X+Y, Gly) plays Melody, Liam’s  new non-Jewish girlfriend.

Greg Karvellas (CHAMP, The Frontiersmen) directs, with set and costume designs by Saul Radomsky (The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Orpheus in Africa).

Searingly funny ... [The] Fugard's Bad Jews raises the bar - The Cape Times
★★★★ Captivates - The Cape Argus
★★★★ So naby aan ’n West End produksie is as wat jy plaaslik gaan kry - Die Burger
Splendid piece of in-your-face Jewish theatre ... acutely crafted, bitingly funny - The South African Jewish Report
A comedic explosion - Theatre Scene CPT
Makes for fantastic theatre - The Times
Searingly funny ... [The] Fugard's Bad Jews raises the bar - The Cape Times
★★★★ Captivates - The Cape Argus
★★★★ So naby aan ’n West End produksie is as wat jy plaaslik gaan kry - Die Burger
Splendid piece of in-your-face Jewish theatre ... acutely crafted, bitingly funny - The South African Jewish Report
A comedic explosion - Theatre Scene CPT
Makes for fantastic theatre - The Times

Bench

Bench
28-31 AUGUST 2013
8PM | R100-R130
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R100-R130
  • Duration

    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Adrian CollinsDwain
    • Brent PalmerHendry
  • Creative

    • Michael KirchDirector
    • Brent PalmerWriter, Producer

Bench, a hilarious comedy-drama, tells the story of two colourful and clumsy thieves, Hendry and Dwain. The odd-couple are sat on a park bench, about to embark on their most daring job to date. This is the operation they believe is going to make them wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. However when one of them gets a crisis of conscience and begins to question the job, the planning soon takes surprising and unexpected turns.

One of the most unique and funny theatre offerings Cape Town audiences will experience this year - Sunday Independent
Funny and surprisingly poignant, FOUR STARS - Cape Argus
One of the most unique and funny theatre offerings Cape Town audiences will experience this year - Sunday Independent
Funny and surprisingly poignant, FOUR STARS - Cape Argus

Bernstein Centenary

Bernstein Centenary
22 APR 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Liam ScarlettChoreography
    • Wayne McGregorChoreography
    • Christopher WheeldonChoreography
    • Leonard BernsteinMusic

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season. From the Royal Opera House.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray
 into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by
W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem,
 itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

 

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov
12 JUN 2016
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in Russian
  • Cast

    • Bryn TerfelBoris Godunov
    • John Graham-HallPrince Shuisky
    • Ain AngerPimen
    • David Butt PhilipGrigory Otrepiev
    • John TomlinsonVarlaam
    • Vlada BorovkoXenia
    • Sarah PringXenia’s Nurse
    • Emily EdmondsFyodor
    • Kostas SmoriginasAndrei Shchelkalov
  • Creative

    • Modest MusorgskyMusic
    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Richard JonesDirector

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From the Royal Opera House.

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer’s vision of Pushkin’s play about Tsar Boris Godunov – who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 – was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874. Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel’s assumption of the title role – one of the most complex characters in opera – while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.