Frankenstein

Frankenstein
3 JUL 2016
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    03 Jul 2016 - 03 Jul 2016
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 5 minutes
  • Cast

    • Federico BonelliVictor Frankenstein
    • Sacha BarberYoung Victor
    • Laura MoreraElizabeth Lavenza
    • Skya PowneyYoung Elizabeth
    • Bennet GartsideAlphonse Frankenstein
    • Christina ArestisCaroline Beaufort
    • Guillem Cabrera EspinachWilliam Frankenstein
    • Elizabeth McgorianMadame Moritz
    • Meaghan Grace HinkisJustine Moritz
    • Lauren MolyneuxYoung Justine
    • Alexander CampbellHenry Clerval
    • Thomas Whitehead The Professor
    • Steven McraeThe Creature
  • Creative

    • Liam ScarlettChoreography
    • Lowell LiebermannMusic
    • John MacfarlaneDesigner
    • David FinnLighting designer
    • Koen KesselsConductor

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

Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.

For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.

Fugard Theatre Hub for OPEN BOOK Cape Town

Fugard Theatre Hub for OPEN BOOK Cape Town
21 Sep 2011 - 25 Sep 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    21 Sep 2011 - 25 Sep 2011

The Festival ran across various venues in the city, and as the official hub, the Fugard Theatre and Fugard Theatre Studio was used extensively for events, as well as to house the OPEN BOOK office for the duration of the festival. The following were some of the highlights of the festival

Events at the Fugard Theatre Studio on 21 September: Denis Hirson, author of Lemon Street, spoke to Zubeida Jaffer. John Crace, author of Brideshead Abbreviated and popular Digested Read column in the Guardian, talked to Michele Magwood. In association with Random House Struik. Madeline Miller, author of Song of Achilles, spoke to Professor Clive Chandler about her reworking of the myth of Achilles. In association with Jonathan Ball. Michiel Heyns, author of Lost Ground, spoke to Patrick Gale. In association with Jonathan Ball. Steven Amsterdam, author of Things We Didn't See Coming, spoke to Damon Galgut. In association with The Australian High Commission and Random House Struik.

Events at the Fugard Theatre Studio on 22 September: Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Judge Neel Mukherjee visits with shortlistee Jenny Erpenbeck. In association with the Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts. Dr Terence McNamee spoke to Amy Hordes from Phaidon Press about Decade: The definitive history of the first decade of the 21st century. In association with Book Promotions Shehan Karunatilaka, author of Chinaman, was interviewed by Tom Eaton. In association with Random House Struik.

Events at the Fugard Theatre on 22 September: Bambi Kellermann (sister and worst nightmare of Evita Bezuidenhout) revealed all to Marianne Thamm at the launch of Never Too Naked, her gloves-off, bra-down memoir, written with the assistance of Pieter-Dirk Uys. In association with Random House Struik. Chris van Wyk read from and talked about his best selling memoir, Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch. In association with Pan Macmillan. Paul Harding, author of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tinkers, spoke to Mervyn Sloman. In association with Random House Struik, Jane Bussmann's acclaimed show based on the experiences she wrote about in The Worst Date Ever. In association with Pan Macmillan.

Events at the Fugard Theatre Studio on 23 September: José Eduardo Agualusa and Imraan Coovadia discussed their work. Chaired by Margie Orford. Andre P Brink, Etienne van Heerden en Ingrid Winterbach – Die Begin en Einde van die Roman: Three of our most accomplished writers spoke to Louise Viljoen and read from their work. In association with NB Publishers. Sandra Charles, author of Eve, talked to Chris van Wyk. In association with NB Publishers. Isobel Dixon launched her new poetry collection, The Tempest Prognosticator, in the company of Gus Ferguson. In association with Random House Struik.

Events at the Fugard Theatre on the 23 September: Earl Lovelace and Feryal Ali Gauhar talked about making movies when they're not writing books. Chaired by Emma van der Vliet. Sifiso Mzobe, 2011 Sunday Times award winner, discussed his acclaimed debut, Young Blood, with Pulitzer Prize winner, Paul Harding. In association with NB Publishers. Jay Naidoo (Fighting for Justice) and Peter Harris (Birth) discussed their work and anything else that comes up over a glass of scotch. Chaired by Mervyn Sloman. Jane Bussmann's acclaimed show based on the experiences she wrote about in The Worst Date Ever. In association with Pan Macmillan.

Events at the Fugard Theatre Studio on 24 September: Thando Mgqolozana, author of A Man who is not a Man, spoke to Lauren Beukes. Neel Mukherjee discussed his award winning debut novel with Rustum Kozain. In association with Penguin. Readings by Earl Lovelace, José Eduardo Agualusa and Brian Chikwava. Chaired by Margie Orford. In association with SA PEN.

Events at the Fugard Theatre on 24 September: Audience members could bring their questions and fire away at Jay Naidoo and Jonathan Jansen. Chaired by Judge Dennis Davis. In association with Pan Macmillan. Tim Noakes and co-author Michael Vlismas discussed Challenging Beliefs. In association with Random House Struik. John Maytham chaired 5 talented authors as they provide the most accurate definitions for forgotten words. Featuring Imraan Coovadia, Rustum Kozain, Madeline Miller, Helen Moffett and Henrietta Rose-Innes. Kerneels Breytenbach, author of Piekniek by Hangklip, spoke to Michiel Heyns.


Events at the Fugard Theatre Studio on 25 September:
Wame Molefhe, author of Go Tell the Sun, spoke to Rustum Kozain. Alain Mabanckou, author of African Psycho, talked to Toast Coetzer. In association with The French Institute. Damon Galgut, Hari Kunzru and Neel Mukherjee spoke about whether their characters are classical outsiders or reflective of a disconnected majority. Chaired by Michiel Heyns. Rolf Solberg, author of Bra Gib, spoke to Neo Muyanga about the life of Gibson Kente.

Events at the Fugard Theatre on 25 September: Joanne Fedler read from and discussed her work. In association with Jacana. Food Security, what are the issues and where are we going? Jay Naidoo and Leonie Joubert unpacked the issues around Food Security. In association with Pan Macmillan. Dame Janet Suzman and Chris Mann presented a moving programme from his latest book, Home from Home. With large scale graphic images by Julia Skeen.

Events ran in several locations in Cape Town’s ‘Fringe’ district. Other venues included The District 6 Museum, The Homecoming Centre, the Townhouse Hotel (also the Open Book accommodation partner), The Slave Lodge, The Museum, The National Gallery, Central Library and Lobby Books.

 

Fugard Tribute Film Festival

04 Jun 2011 - 07 Jun 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Jun 2011 - 07 Jun 2011

The Awards committee described Fugard as “a playwright whose art has always spoken out against racism and who continues to be an active voice for freedom and equality”. Over the years Athol Fugard has received six Tony nominations including four for Best Play - Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island (1975); A Lesson from Aloes (1982) and Master Harold and The Boys (1982) and Blood Knot (1986)

The theatre has recently been fitted out with new cinema–style seats and FULL HD cinema quality projection and surround sound systems.

Funnier Than Them

Funnier Than Them
2 – 6 SEP 2014
8 PM | R110 – R130
  • Dates

    02 Sep 2014 - 06 Sep 2014
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R110 – R130
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cast

    • Deep Fried Man
    • Chris Forrest
    • Warren Robertson

Starring Deep Fried Man, Chris Forrest and Warren Robertson.

Chris Forrest, Warren Robertson and Deep Fried Man's individual achievements in the South African comedy industry are substantial, including television shows; films; Comedy Central specials; performances at some of South Africa's biggest comedy events (Bafunny Bafunny, Blacks Only, Heavyweight Comedy Jam and more); multiple awards and nominations.

Now, the three of them combine for ensemble show Funnier Than Them, which launched at the Grahamstown Festival to packed houses and critical acclaim. The show will be arriving in Cape Town at The Fugard Theatre from September 2 to 6.

Each of these three comedians has their own unique style, with Chris Forrest's dry one-liners and perfect comedy timing, Warren Robertson's dark, intelligent humour and Deep Fried Man's blend of musical comedy and satire ensuring there will be something for everyone. The trio is also proud to announce that the show also features, as a guest, legendary old-school SA comic Gerry D' Atric.

Funnier Than Them is a stand up comedy show like no other. Blending elements of crowd interaction, improv and animation it is a show that is guaranteed to deliver an evening of laughs from three of the country`s funniest comedians.

Funny Girl – The Musical

Funny Girl – The Musical
MUST CLOSE 11 JUN 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 4 PM | R130 – R350
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    18 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R350
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cast

    • Ashleigh HarveyFanny Brice
    • Clyde BerningNick Arnstein
    • Cameron BothaEddie Ryan
    • Kate NormingtonMrs Brice
    • Diane WilsonMrs Strakosh
    • Michèle MaxwellMrs Meeker
    • Grant TowersTom Keeney
    • Mike HuffFlorenz Ziegfeld
    • Sven-Eric MüllerCornet Man 1, Male Ensemble
    • Sibusiso MxosanaCornet Man 2, Male Ensemble
    • Lucy TopsEmma, Mrs Nadier
    • Jenna Robinson-ChildFemale Ensemble 1
    • Ambre Chanel FultonFemale Ensemble 2
    • LJ NeilsonFemale Ensemble 3
    • Tyla NurdenFemale Ensemble 4
    • Michèle la TrobeFemale Ensemble 5
    • Tamryn van HoutenFemale Ensemble 6
    • Daniel FisherTenor, Ensemble
  • Creative

    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Daniel GallowayLighting Design
    • Benjamin du PlessisLighting Design

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new Fugard Theatre production of Funny Girl – The Musical.  This international smash hit, semi-biographical musical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice features some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”. This musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from a Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein.

A stellar all-South African cast has been secured for this iconic production that first opened on Broadway on the 26th March 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre and enjoyed a recent sold-out revival season on the West End at the Savoy Theatre. The original book was written by Isobel Lennart, music composed by Jule Styne and lyrics written by Bob Merrill.

Taking the lead role in this much anticipated production will be Naledi nominee Ashleigh Harvey (Death of a Colonialist, Bash) an actor, singer, voice over artist, producer and writer whose work has taken her into Africa and all over the world. Ms. Harvey’s leading man is Clyde Berning (The Great Gatsby, Hamlet, Strangers on a Train) as Nick Arnstein. Kate Normington (Sister Act, Mamma Mia!) plays Mrs Brice, Diane Wilson (Shirley Valentine, Grace and Glorie) plays Mrs Strakosh, Michèle Maxwell (Cabaret, Death of a Salesman) plays Mrs Meeker, Mike Huff (Cabaret, Singin’ in the Rain) plays Florenz Ziegfeld, Cameron Botha (West Side Story, Sweeney Todd) plays Eddie Ryan, Grant Towers (The Sound of Music) plays Tom Keeney and Lucy Tops (The Rocky Horror Show) plays Emma. Sven-Eric Müller (West Side Story), LJ Neilson (West Side Story), Jenna Robinson-Child (Cabaret), Ambre Chanel Fulton (Singin’ in the Rain), Michèle la Trobe (West Side Story) Sibusiso Mxosana (West Side Story), Daniel Fisher (Queen of the Ballet), Tamryn van Houten (West Side Story) and Tyla Nurden making her professional debut, complete the outstanding line up.

The Fugard Theatre’s production will be directed by Matthew Wild with Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot – bringing the same creative team together again who created the Fugard Theatre’s smash hits The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and West Side Story. Set design is by Saul Radomsky, and costumes by Birrie Le Roux. Lighting is by Daniel Galloway and Benjamin du Plessis.  

Funny Girl – The Musical was arguably Barbra Streisand’s big break through when she played the lead role in the original production. The same production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and the cast recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. A film adaptation of the musical was released in 1968 starring Streisand (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as well as the Golden Globe) alongside Omar Sharif.

★★★★★ - Die Burger
★★★★ Intelligent portrait of a musical gem - Cape Argus
Funny Girl is entertainment at its best. - What’s on in Cape Town
A must see … will delight all. - Cape Times
A powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice - Broadway World SA
Will dazzle and delight - Theatre Scene Cape Town
A feast for the eyes and ears - Daily Maverick
Super talented all-South African cast - Call Off The Search
★★★★★ - Die Burger
★★★★ Intelligent portrait of a musical gem - Cape Argus
Funny Girl is entertainment at its best. - What’s on in Cape Town
A must see … will delight all. - Cape Times
A powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice - Broadway World SA
Will dazzle and delight - Theatre Scene Cape Town
A feast for the eyes and ears - Daily Maverick
Super talented all-South African cast - Call Off The Search

Giselle

Giselle
10 Dec 2011 - 11 Dec 2011
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    10 Dec 2011 - 11 Dec 2011
  • Duration

    2h 15m (including one 20 minute interval)

Giselle is one of the most influential of all Romantic ballets, and one of the greatest and most popular works of the dance canon and of The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The title role presents the transcendental power of a woman’s love in the face of betrayal and is one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging roles in classical dance – not surprisingly, it is here a great showcase for the leading ballerinas of the Company. Peter Wright’s sensitive staging in the atmospheric designs by John Macfarlane heightens the contrast as the story moves between the human and supernatural worlds.

Giselle

Giselle
15 NOV 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Svetlana ZakharovaGiselle, peasant girl
    • Sergei PoluninCount Albrecht
    • Ekaterina ShipulinaMyrtha
    • Denis SavinHans
  • Creative

    • Jean-Henry Saint-GeorgesLibretto
    • Theophile Gautier Libretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • Adolphe AdamMusic

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

From the Bolshoi Ballet.

The young peasant girl, Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.

Gugulethu Tenors

09 Mar 2012
R100 to R130
  • Dates

    09 Mar 2012 -
  • Price

    R100 to R130

The Gugulethu Tenors, the Afro-operatic pop sensations who have been captivating audiences across South Africa and beyond with their breath taking sound and enduring story, will perform live in concert at the Fugard Theatre in District 6 for one night only on the 9 March 2012.

The Gugulethu Tenors incorporate contemporary and subtle ethnic elements in their opera inspired music, embodying the rich cultural diversity of South Afrcia.  This vocal feast offers something for everyone – from opera favourites like Nessun Dorma and contemporary classics like You Raise Me Up, to South African favourites such as Meadowlands, Pata Pata and even Liefling, as well as their own moving compositions like O Afrika! and Nyamezela.

The four Tenors, have become a household name in South Africa since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. Their journey to success, which started more than 10 years ago as high school learners’ with big dreams of being on stage, has been widely publicised and serves as an inspiration to many.  Today the Gugulethu Tenors - who have been described as “South Africa’s Il Divo”, “Pavarotti’s Children” and “the Diamond of the Township” – are living their dream and enchanting the concert halls and corporate stages of South Africa with their collective song.

Fast becoming one of Cape Town’s most sought-after theatre venues in Cape Town, the Fugard Theatre is delighted to host this jaw-dropping quartet in their spectacular Theatre, located in the heart of District 6, for the first time. Concert-goers can expect to be enchanted by the soothing harmonies and remarkable voices of a proudly home-grown four-piece group, who have graced the stages of SA’s top events and festivals, and have shared billing with local and international headliners.

Guillaume Tell

Guillaume Tell
9 AUG 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    09 Aug 2015 - 09 Aug 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 20 minutes (excluding interval)
  • Cast

    • Enea ScalaRuodi
    • Gerald FinleyGuillaume Tell
    • Enkelejda ShkosaHedwige
    • Sofia FominaJemmy
    • John OsbornArnold Melcthal
    • Eric HalfvarsonMelcthal
    • Samuel Dale JohnsonLeuthold
    • Michael ColvinRodolphe
    • Michael LessiterA Huntsman
    • Malin ByströmMathilde
    • Alexander VinogradovWalter Furst
    • Nicolas CourjalGesler
  • Creative

    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Damiano MichielettoDirector
    • Paolo FantinSet Designer
    • Carla TetiCostume Designs
    • Alessandro CarlettiLighting Design

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

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording – which also features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) – will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

Hamlet

Hamlet
22 DEC 2013
11AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Dec 2013 -
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 10 minutes
  • Cast

    • Rory KinnearHamlet
    • Ruth NeggaOphelia
    • Patrick MalahideClaudius
    • Ferdinand KingsleyRosencrantz
    • Prasanna PuwanarajahGuildenstern
    • Clare HigginsGertrude
    • David CalderPolonius / Gravedigger
    • Giles TereraHoratio
    • Alex LanipekunLaertes
  • Creative

    • Nicholas HytnerDirector
    • Vicki MortimerDesigner
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer

Part of The National Live Theatre Season 2013/2014

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Olivier Award-winning Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in this dynamic production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Hamlet at the National Theatre

Hamlet is the only play to have been staged during the tenure of each of the National Theatre’s five Directors so far.

Fifty years ago tonight, the National’s first Hamlet was Peter O’Toole, in the Company’s inaugural production at the Old Vic, opening on 22 October 1963. Laurence Olivier, the National’s first Director staged it; Michael Redgrave was Claudius, Rosemary Harris Ophelia, and Derek Jacobi Laertes. The Court Ladies and Soldiers included Lynn Redgrave and Michael Gambon.

In 1975, the NT’s second Director, Peter Hall, chose Hamlet as one of his first productions. His Hamlet was Albert Finney, who played the part first at the Old Vic, then at the Lyttelton for the opening of the new building on the South Bank in 1976, and later in the Olivier. Gertrude was Angela Lansbury.

When Richard Eyre succeeded Peter Hall as Director, he too chose to stage Hamlet in the Olivier in 1989 as part of his first season, with Daniel Day-Lewis in the name part and Judi Dench as Gertrude. The production also visited Elsinore, and, when Daniel Day-Lewis withdrew, the lead was taken by Jeremy Northam and then Ian Charleson, who gave a moving final performance weeks before his death from Aids-related illness.

Two Hamlets from overseas were hosted by the NT: Ion Caramitru with the Bulandra Theater from Romania in 1990; and Peter Stormare in Ingmar Bergman’s production from Sweden, which visited in 1987.

In the millennium year, 2000, with the National now under the Direction of Trevor Nunn, John Caird directed Hamlet with Simon Russell Beale in the title role, opening in the Lyttelton, visiting Elsinore and touring the UK and all over the world.

Most recently, the National’s current Director, Nicholas Hytner staged the production you will see tonight, which opened in the Olivier on 7 October 2010, and was revived in the Lyttelton the following year after touring and being shown as part of NT Live, bringing the play a wider audience than any of the previous NT productions.

★★★★★ Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now. - The Times
★★★★ A chilling production that demands to be seen. - Independent
★★★★ A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now. - The Times
★★★★ A chilling production that demands to be seen. - Independent
★★★★ A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction. - Daily Telegraph

Hamlet (Encore)

Hamlet (Encore)
23 - 24 APR 2016
11 AM & 4 PM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016
  • Time

    11 AM & 4 PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Cast

    • Benedict CumberbatchHamlet
    • Ciarán HindsClaudius
    • Siân BrookeOphelia
    • Anastasia HilleGertrude
    • Jim NortonPolonius
    • Kobna Holdbrook-SmithLaertes
    • Leo BillHoratio
  • Creative

    • Lyndsey TurnerDirector
    • Es DevlinSet Design
    • Katrina LindsayCostume Design

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

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Hamlet in this screening of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.



As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. - Time Out
Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet - Daily Telegraph
This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation - Variety
Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence - Evening Standard
A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. - Financial Times
One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. - Time Out
Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet - Daily Telegraph
This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation - Variety
Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence - Evening Standard
A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. - Financial Times

Heart of Redness

Heart of Redness
19 – 22 AUG 2015
WED – SAT 7:30 PM | R100 – R190
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    19 Aug 2015 - 22 Aug 2015
  • Time

    WED – SAT 7:30 PM
  • Price

    R100 – R190
  • Duration

    2 hours
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Neo MuyangaComposer
    • Mark FleishmanDirector
    • Craig LeoDesigner
    • Jennie ReznekMovement Direction

The young cast, which includes Magnet Theatre and UCT drama graduates, and some of the young Cape Town Opera Members, have come together under the direction of Mark Fleishman to create a musical version of the Zakes Mda novel Heart of Redness.

Shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize, Heart of Redness tells a story of South African village life against the backdrop of a notorious episode from the country's past. Camugu, who left for America during apartheid, has returned to Johannesburg. Disillusioned by the problems of the new democracy, he travels to the remote Eastern Cape where, in the nineteenth century, a teenage prophetess named Nonqawuse commanded the Xhosa people to kill their cattle and burn their crops, promising that once they did so the spirits of their ancestors would rise and drive the occupying English into the ocean. The failed prophecy split the Xhosa into Believers and Unbelievers, dividing brother from brother, wife from husband, with devastating consequences. One hundred and fifty years later, the two groups' descendants are at odds over plans to build a vast casino and tourist resort in the village, and Camugu is soon drawn into their heritage and their future.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler
30 APR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    30 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 32 minutes
  • Cast

    • Ruth WilsonHedda Gabler
  • Creative

    • Henrik IbsenWriter
    • Ivo van HoveDirector
    • Patrick MarberAdaptation

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

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Hemelruim

Hemelruim
25 APR – 20 MAY 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R165
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R165
  • Duration

    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Language

    Afrikaans with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Paul du Toit
    • Tinarie van Wyk Loots
  • Creative

    • Nico ScheepersRegie, vertaling, ontwerp en musiek

Hemelruim (Constellations) wen in 2012 die Evening Standard-prys vir beste nuwe produksie, gevolg deur uitverkoopde speelvakke op Broadway en die West End. Dit is die beeldskone verhaal van twee siele wat mekaar keer op keer in verskeie heelalle ontmoet en verloor. Die produksie is eerlik, gestroop, floreer in die hande van die twee spelers en neem die gehoor op `n reis deur die sterre, vol liefde, wetenskap en heuning.

Hierdie beeldskone Afrikaanse verwerking wen vir Tinarie van Wyk Loots Beste Aktrise by Aardklop, die KKNK en die 2016 Fiesta Toekennings.


Following its 2012 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, Constellations has enjoyed smash runs on Broadway and the West End. It is the beatiful story of two souls meeting again and again in multiple universes. The production is honest, raw and comes to vivid life in the hands of two incredible actors that takes the audience on a journey through the stars, filled with love, science and honey.

This beautiful Afrikaans adaptation has won Tinarie van Wyk Loots the award for Best Actress at The Aardklop National Arts Festival, the KKNK and at the kykNET Fiëstas 2016.

 

Met Engelse boskrifte | With English surtitles

Hemelruim has a recommended age restriction of 13 years or older.

★★★★★ - Die Burger
Die stuk word sterk aanbeveel. Hemelruim verdien 'n hele handvol sterre. - Litnet
Hemelruim is a world-class production that can hold its own on any theatre stage. - Theatre Scene Cape Town
Hemelruim is a deeply personal and moving piece of theatre. - Broadway World
This is a very special opportunity to experience theatre on a very deep level. - Weekend Special
Fascinating journey of life, love and loss - Cape Times
★★★★★ - Die Burger
Die stuk word sterk aanbeveel. Hemelruim verdien 'n hele handvol sterre. - Litnet
Hemelruim is a world-class production that can hold its own on any theatre stage. - Theatre Scene Cape Town
Hemelruim is a deeply personal and moving piece of theatre. - Broadway World
This is a very special opportunity to experience theatre on a very deep level. - Weekend Special
Fascinating journey of life, love and loss - Cape Times