Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
8 NOV 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    08 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100

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

Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a momentous night for legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. A celebration of the artist’s 70th year and a fine toast to his close relationship with the Royal Albert Hall itself. Eric Clapton is the first artist to play over 200 performances at this classic venue.

As Clapton guides the audience through his extensive set list, the show builds from an intimate start, reminiscent of a smoky blues club setting, to the epic finale of the massive tracks ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Cocaine’. Clapton and his band bring the audience to their feet as they fill the iconic Royal Albert Hall with sound.

Marking Clapton’s 50 years at the top of the music business, the film captures a night to remember. At this outstanding performance, recorded on 21 May 2015, Clapton is backed by the equally renowned musicians Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Chris Stainton, Andy Fairweather Low and Nathan East. Clapton delivers a career-defining playlist that includes ‘Layla’, ‘I Shot the Sherriff’, ‘Tears in Heaven’, ‘Wonderful Tonight’ and many more. From the Mississippi blues of Robert Johnson that inspired him to play guitar through Cream, Derek & The Dominos and his long solo career, all aspects of Clapton’s musical journey are included.

Cinema viewers will also enjoy an exclusive featurette presented by Paul Gambaccini which includes interviews with Paul Carrack, Andy Fairweather Low, Hugh Fielder and Paul Sexton. The featurette gives an insight into Eric Clapton as a performer and helps explain why The Royal Albert Hall has held such a special place in his heart for so many years.

 

Everyman

Everyman
29 NOV 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    29 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Chiwetel EjioforEveryman
    • Kate DuchêneGod / Good Deeds
    • Dermot CrowleyDeath
  • Creative

    • Rufus NorrisDirector
    • Carol Ann DuffyAdaptation

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

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

★★★★ Powerful. Deeply moving. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent. - The Times
★★★★ Brilliant. An Everyman for today. Chiwetel Ejiofor is remarkable. - Guardian
★★★★
 Spectacular. Thought-provoking. Full of Carol Ann Duffy’s brilliant sly rhymes. - Time Out
★★★★
 Bold. Attention grabbing. A startling contemporary version by Carol Ann Duffy. - Evening Standard
★★★★ Powerful. Deeply moving. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent. - The Times
★★★★ Brilliant. An Everyman for today. Chiwetel Ejiofor is remarkable. - Guardian
★★★★
 Spectacular. Thought-provoking. Full of Carol Ann Duffy’s brilliant sly rhymes. - Time Out
★★★★
 Bold. Attention grabbing. A startling contemporary version by Carol Ann Duffy. - Evening Standard

Fabergé: A Life of Its Own

Fabergé: A Life of Its Own
27 SEP 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    27 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 22 minutes

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

Discover the fascinating story behind one of the most prestigious names in luxury.

Enjoying unprecedented access to Fabergé’s greatest creations, insights from leading experts and interviews with descendants of the Fabergé family, Fabergé: A Life of Its Own charts the rich history behind the iconic luxury brand and offers the chance to experience exquisite Fabergé pieces in intricate detail on the big screen.

Also presenting the extraordinary unveiling of two historic pieces: the remarkable story of a lost Imperial Egg, and the first ‘Imperial Class’ Fabergé Egg produced for 99 years. This cinematic event offers a rare opportunity for the public to see these unique works of art before they disappear into private collections.

Faust

Faust
17 Feb 2013
2 & 6PM | R50 - R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    17 Feb 2013 -
  • Time

    2 & 6PM
  • Price

    R50 - R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 50 minutes (excluding one interval)
  • Language

    Sung in French with English subtitles
  • Cast

    • Vittorio GrigoloFaust
    • Michèle LosierSiébel
    • René PapeMéphistophélès
    • Dmitri HvorostovskyValentin
    • Angela GheorghiuValentin
    • Angela GheorghiuMarguerite
    • Daniel GriceWagner
    • Carole WilsonMarthe Schwertlein
  • Creative

    • Evelino PidòConductor
    • Brigitte ReiffenstueCostume designs
    • David McVicarStage Director
    • Paule ConstableLighting design
    • Charles Edwards lSet design

Gounod’s Faust was the most successful opera of its time, reaching Covent Garden in
1863, four years after its Parisian premiere, and quickly becoming a favourite of Victorian
audiences. In 2004 Faust returned to The Royal Opera’s repertory with a flourish: David
McVicar’s brilliantly theatrical production, played out in the Paris of the Second Empire,
has given its familiar melodies, grand ensembles and epic central struggle between good
and evil a new lease of life. Charles Edwards’s splendidly varied sets conjure up Gounod’s
Paris, even quoting paintings of the period, with the composer’s own internal struggle
between religious devotion and passion for the theatre supplying a clever subtext. The
downfall of Faust, the philosopher tempted by the demon Méphistophélès, and the terrible
consequences of his tainted love for the innocent Marguerite on both her and her brother
Valentin, are charted with insight and theatrical bravura. With its devilish presentation of
the Cabaret L’Enfer, where Gounod’s famous Waltz brings the second act to an eyecatching
climax, this production reclaims Faust for the 21st century. The cast includes
rising star Vittorio Grigolo as the dashing Faust, René Pape as his nemesis Méphistophélès,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the luckless Valentin and Angela Gheorghiu, returning to the role
she created in this production in 2004, as the innocent Marguerite.

For the full World Opera and Ballet 2012/2013 Season schedule click here.

Fidelio

Fidelio
5 MAR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Mar 2017 - 05 Mar 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    Sung in German
  • Cast

    • Jonas KaufmannFlorestan
    • Adrianne PieczonkaLeonore
    • Sebastian HolecekDon Fernando
    • Tomasz KoniecznyDon Pizarro
  • Creative

    • Ludwig van BeethovenMusic
    • Franz Welser-MöstConductor
    • Claus GuthStage Director
    • Christian SchmidtSets and Costumes
    • Vienna PhilharmonicOrchestra

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Salzburg Festival.

Fidelio stars astonishing tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who makes a wrenching, haunted Florestan, a Spanish nobleman unjustly jailed by the ruthless governor of a state prison for espousing principles of liberty. Starring alongside him is the compelling, bright-voiced soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore, Florestan’s tenaciously loving wife. She has disguised herself as a man (Fidelio) and secured a job in the prison where she suspects that her husband is being held — hoping, somehow, to rescue him.

 

Flick, Pick & Mix. Movie Night & Sweet Market with Slow Food Mother City

Flick, Pick & Mix. Movie Night & Sweet Market with Slow Food Mother City
10 Nov 2011
R65, including R25 of vouchers to spend at the Sweet Market.
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Nov 2011 -
  • Price

    R65, including R25 of vouchers to spend at the Sweet Market.

Slow Food Mother City presented Flick, Pick & Mix at the Fugard Theatre: A sweet little market & a big-screen movie. They showed the classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the gorgeous Fugard Theatre Studio, and keeping with the theme, there was an all-sugar market, with local producers offering handmade goodies.

Follies

Follies
17 JUN 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    17 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Tracie BennettCarlotta Campion
    • Janie DeePhyllis Rogers Stone
    • Imelda StauntonSally Durant Plummer
  • Creative

    • Dominic CookeDirector
    • Vicki MortimerDesigner
    • Bill DeamerChoreographer

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season. From National Theatre Live.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

 

 

 

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.

Giselle

Giselle
13 MAY 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Svetlana ZakharovaGiselle
    • Sergei PoluninAlbrecht
    • Ekaterina ShipulinaMyrtha
    • Denis SavinHans
    • Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Theophile GautierLibretto
    • Jean-Henry Saint-GeorgesLibretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • Adolphe AdamMusic

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season. From the Bolshoi Ballet.

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.