Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible
17 MAY 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Sergei ProkofievMusic
    • Yuri GrigorovichLibretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography

From the Bolshoi Ballet. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

Jewels

Jewels
1 NOV 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    01 Nov 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Ivan AlexeyevEmerald Lead
    • Vladislav LantratovEmerald Lead
    • Anastasia StashkevichEmerald Lead
    • Anna TikhomirovaEmerald Lead
    • Ekaterina KrysanovaRuby Lead
    • Vyacheslav LopatinRuby Lead
    • Semyon ChudinDiamond Lead
    • Olga SmirnovaDiamond Lead
  • Creative

    • George BalanchineChoreography
    • Gabriel FauréMusic (Emeralds)
    • Igor StravinskyMusic (Rubies)
    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic (Diamonds)
    • Alyona PikalovaSet Designer
    • Elena ZaitsevaCostume Designer
    • Pavel SorokinConductor

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

From the Bolshoi Ballet.

Inspired by brilliant precious stones, George Balanchine exquisitely choreographed Jewels in 1967 as three disparate parts, each with its own composer and striking beauty. The ballet serves as a tribute to the three cities-Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg, all of which carved the elegance, aesthetic and style of Balanchine. Emeralds, honoring the French romantic school, reveals the most delicate of movements, while Rubies reflects the lightning-fast pace of New York in a jazzy, witty and sharp attack. Diamonds is an homage to the opulence and regality of Balanchine’s native Russia. Recently added to the Bolshoi repertoire, the dancers bring “a fascinating life” (Financial Times) to this ballet that combines pure virtuosity, class, and elegance.

Jewels

Jewels
28 MAY 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    28 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • George BalanchineChoreography
    • Pavel SorokinConductor
    • Gabriel FauréMusic
    • Igor StravinskyMusic
    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic

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

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the re of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.

Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar
6 MAY 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    06 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Ben WhishawBrutus
    • Michelle FairleyCassius
    • David CalderCaesar
    • David MorrisseyMark Antony
  • Creative

    • Nicholas HytnerDirector

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

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

 

Karen Zoid & Vusi Mahlasela

Karen Zoid & Vusi Mahlasela
3 MARCH 2014
8PM | R120 - R200
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    03 Mar 2014 -
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R120 - R200
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

On 3 March renowned musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid share the stage at The Fugard Theatre for one unforgettable concert.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as `The Voice` to many in South Africa. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, north of Pretoria, he released his popular debut on BMG Africa and was asked to perform at Mandela`s inauguration in 1994. Today South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist, Vusi Mahlasela is a national treasure and an international star.

Zoid, with a career span of over a decade, has earned numerous accolades including gold album sales and SAMA awards. She has shared the stage with international acts like John Mayer, Annie Lennox, Metallica, Simple Plan , Hothouse Flowers, Seal and UB40.

Both of them have the ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs which will make this show a powerful musical collaboration.

Karen Zoid Live

Karen Zoid Live
23 MAR 2015
8 PM | R120 - R150
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    23 Mar 2015 - 23 Mar 2015
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R120 - R150

Karen Zoid`s live stage performance is always an unforgettable experience. Be amongst the very first to hear songs from her brand new album (yet to be released!), as well as a few old favorites. Her razor sharp lyrics, infectious stage personality and unmistakable voice has the audience on their feet every night.

 

Karen Zoid Returns to Launch New Album ZOID AFRIKA 13th April

Karen Zoid Returns to Launch New Album ZOID AFRIKA 13th April
13 Apr 2012
R110 - R140
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    13 Apr 2012 -
  • Price

    R110 - R140

After a number of sold out shows at the Fugard Theatre Karen Zoid returns with the launch of her new album ZOID AFRIKA! This exciting event will take place at the Fugard Theatre on the 13th of April.

Anticipation for the new album has been high since her last solo album Postmodern World was released in 2007 with the smash hit Aeroplane Jane. The release of her first solo album, Poles Apart (2002) fired the imagination of both critics and the public when she burst on the scene with Afrikaners is plesierig. In 2003 fans were introduced to songs like Beautiful and Ons soek rock & roll on Chasing the Sun and in 2005 Small Room (Media) became one of the biggest songs being play listed on radio. All three these albums achieved gold status.  Aeroplane Jane (Poles Apart) became the most requested song over the past three years on radio.

Karen Zoid – The Republic of Zoid Afrika

Karen Zoid – The Republic of Zoid Afrika
4 AUG 2014
8 PM | R120 - R150
  • Dates

    04 Aug 2014 - 04 Aug 2014
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R120 - R150

The honourable Karen Zoid, president of Zoid Afrika, makes a rare appearance in Cape Town to connect with her people. According to her Minister of Communication, she is scheduled to perform at the Fugard Theatre on 4 August, and this would be a rare opportunity to see the President perform as few have witnessed before. The President will be accompanied by her Minister of Pianos, Melissa van der Spuy. Do not miss this important gathering!

Kat & the Kings

Kat & the Kings
08 May 2012 - 04 Aug 2012
R150
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    08 May 2012 - 04 Aug 2012
  • Price

    R150
  • Duration

    2h 20m. 1 Intermission

Set in Cape Town’s District Six in the 1950s, Kat & the Kings explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond (played by Dean Balie), from singing outside the Westminster Café to recording a seven single record and performing at The Claridges Hotel in Durban. Young Kat, who is convinced that he is the best singer and dancer in District Six, forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings with his friends Ballie (Carlo Daniels), Bingo (Grant Peres) and Magoo (Zak Toerien).  When Magoo’s sister Lucy Dixon (Amy Trout) decides to take them under her wing, the quintet, with their American doo wop and rock and roll influences, becomes a sensation in the District. Danny Butler who played the older Kat Diamond in London, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Vienna will reprise his role at the Fugard Theatre. Audiences can look forward to a 6 piece live band, led by the talented musical director and saxophonist Don-veno Prins, who will accompany the action every night.

A show stopper... - City Press
...Loud, slick, exuberant, fun - Sunday Times
... Triumphant return ... - What's on in Cape Town
****... Unforgettable ... - Die Burger
A smashing time ... - Bizcommunity

Kat & the Kings JHB

Kat & the Kings JHB
20 Sep 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
8 PM | R100 - R250
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    20 Sep 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R100 - R250
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Danny ButlerKat Diamond
    • Dean BallieYoung Kat Diamond
    • Grant PeresBingo
    • Zakariyah ToerienMagoo
    • Amy TroutLucy Dixon
    • Carlo DanielsBallie
  • Creative

    • David KramerDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Daniel GallowayLighting
    • Donveno PrinsBand Leader
    • Loukmaan AdamsChoreography
    • Illka LouwCostume Coordinator
    • Alistair IzobellVocal Coach
    • Inspired by the Grateful DeadSound Design

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre proudly present David Kramer and Taliep Petersen`s Award-Winning West End and Broadway Smash Hit Musical Kat & the Kings, directed by David Kramer. Following an initial sold-out 4 month Season at the Fugard Theatre, which extended no less than three times, Kat & the Kings is currently playing in Johannesburg and coming to the end of an excellent 9 week season at Pieter Toerien`s Montecasino Theatre. The run must close on the 18th November before transferring back to the Fugard Theatre for a Summer Season which opens on 24 November.

Set in South Africa in the 1950s, the sensational musical explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond, who is convinced that he is the best singer and dancer in District Six. He forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings with his friends Ballie, Magoo, Bingo, and young Kat. The quintet, with their American doo wop and rock and roll influences becomes a sensation, graduating from street corners to "whites only" nightclubs, and a recording contract.

Kat & the Kings won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1999.

**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za
**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za

Kat & the Kings Summer Season

Kat & the Kings Summer Season
MUST CLOSE 23 MARCH!
TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 5 & 8:30 PM | R80 - R160
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    24 Nov 2012 - 09 Mar 2013
  • Time

    TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 5 & 8:30 PM
  • Price

    R80 - R160
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Danny ButlerKat Diamond
    • Dean BallieYoung Kat Diamond
    • Grant PeresBingo
    • Zakariyah ToerienMagoo
    • Amy TroutLucy Dixon
    • Carlo DanielsBallie
  • Creative

    • David KramerDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Daniel GallowayLighting
    • Donveno PrinsBand Leader
    • Loukmaan AdamsChoreography
    • Illka LouwCostume Coordinator
    • Alistair IzobellVocal Coach
    • Inspired by the Grateful DeadSound Design

EXTENDS FOR THE FIFTH TIME!

The Fugard Theatre's production of David Kramer and Taliep Petersen`s Award-Winning West End and Broadway Smash Hit Musical Kat & the Kings continues to rock the heart of District Six! Now in its 9th month, Kat and his Cavalla Kings, along with the full live band, continue to bring you a sensational Wild Time! This quintessential South African musical will have you dancing in the aisles and is perfect for the whole family.

Set in South Africa in the 1950s, the sensational musical explores the journey of teenager Kat Diamond, who is convinced that he is the best singer and dancer in District Six. He forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings with his friends Ballie, Magoo, Bingo, and young Kat. The quintet, with their American doo wop and rock and roll influences becomes a sensation, graduating from street corners to "whites only" nightclubs, and a recording contract.

Kat & the Kings won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1999.

**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za
**** Pure, undistilled joy - The Citizen
**** Kings of song and hope! - The Star
Worth seeing twice - Business Day
A smashing time - Bizcommunity
Loud, slick, exuberant fun - Sunday Times
A national treasure - yoursoapbox.co.za

King Kong Joburg

King Kong Joburg
12 SEP – 8 OCT 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 2 PM | R130 – R280
The Mandela Theatre (Joburg Theatre)
  • Dates

    12 Sep 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 2 PM
  • Price

    R130 – R280
  • Cast

    • Andile GumbiKing Kong
    • Nondumiso TembeJoyce
    • Sne DladlaPop
    • Sanda ShanduLucky
    • Lerato MvelasePetal
    • Tshamano SebeJack
    • Ntambo RapatlaMiriam
    • Sabelo RadebeCaswell, Slim
    • Joel ZumaHarry, Journalist, Reverend
    • Ben KgosimoreLeadpipe, Ensemble
    • Athenkosi MfamelaMad
    • Shalom ZamisaPolo
    • Sibusiso MxosanaTaki
    • Aphiwe MenziwaSibu
    • Siphiwe NkabindeGreb Mabisa, Sgt. Walter Ngolo, Ensemble
    • Namisa MdlaloseFemale Ensemble
    • Lungelwa MdekaziFemale Ensemble, Miriam’s Ma
    • Dolly LouwFemale Ensemble
    • Barileng MalebyeFemale Ensemble
    • Edith PlaatjiesFemale Ensemble
    • Given MkhizeMale Onstage Swing, Joe Khanyile
    • Rushney FergusonFemale Onstage Swing, Dance Captain
  • Creative

    • Todd MatshikizaOriginal Music
    • Pat WilliamsLyrics and Original First Draft Book
    • Harry BloomBook
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • William NicholsonRevised Book and Additional Lyrics
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Additional Music and Arrangements
    • Gregory Maqoma
Choreography
    • Paul WillsSet Design
    • Tim Mitchell
Lighting Design
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Design
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Musical Director
    • Sipumzo Trueman LucwabaMusical Director
    • Mdu Kweyama
Associate Director
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design
    • Richard LothianFight Choreography
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayProducer
    • Lamees AlbertusAssociate Producer
    • Greg KarvellasAssociate Producer
    • Jack Sidey (London)Associate Producer

For more information please visit: kingkongstagemusical.com

Over half a century since the original production, the Fugard Theatre’s forthcoming, brand new production of the legendary South African musical - King Kong - is fully cast and rehearsals commence on Monday 12 June.

Eric Abraham produces and presents this Fugard Theatre production, which runs from 25 July to 2 September 2017 at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town and then at the Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg from 12 September to 8 October 2017.

King Kong – The Musical tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was "King Kong" to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza.

The 1959 production of South Africa's first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties. King Kong toured South Africa, and was seen by 200,000 South Africans, playing to record-breaking and multi-racial audiences - as apartheid was being implemented -before transferring in February 1961 to London’s West End for a 200-performance run. King Kong launched the international careers of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela among many others.

“We are thrilled that this long awaited production of this iconic and first South African musical of King Kong, is a Fugard Theatre production which will showcase the very best of South African talent,” says Daniel Galloway the Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “The original production united audiences of all colours, launched careers and put South African talent firmly on the international map. We are excited to be re-creating the world of the "Back of the Moon" shebeen with an all South African cast and superb creative team. While remaining true to the original production our Fugard Theatre King Kong will refresh the musical for the 21st Century".

The Fugard Theatre’s King Kong is directed by Jonathan Munby who directed the Fugard Theatre's production of A Human Being Died That Night with Noma Dumezweni (the only double Olivier award-winning Southern African actor) amongst many other international productions. Following King Kong Munby directs Sir Ian McKellen in Shakespeare's King Lear for the Chichester Festival in the UK.

The revised book (with additional lyrics) is by Academy award nominated screenwriter and playwright William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator, Les Miserables, Sarafina, Long Walk to Freedom). South African choreographer star and recent French Legion D’Honneur recipient Gregory Maqoma will choreograph King Kong to the irresistible original music of the late great South African composer Todd Matshikiza.

The Fugard Theatre’s production sees musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (West Side Story, Funny Girl, Cabaret) and Sipumzo Lucwaba with arrangements and additional music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.

Set design is by Paul Wills (A Human Being Died that Night, Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, West End - Wyndham's Theatre - David Mamet's American Buffalo); Costume design by Birrie le Roux (West Side Story, Orpheus in Africa, District Six: Kanala); Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell (A Human Being Died That Night; Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear with Antony Sher - Associate artist RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre) and Sound Design by Mark Malherbe (West Side Story, Funny Girl). The associate director is Mdu Kweyama.

Cast in the title role of King Kong is South African star - actor, singer and dancer Andile Gumbi. Gumbi made his Broadway debut as Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and has starred in productions of this musical in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai and South Africa. Gumbi, who was voted by The Sowetan as one of Mzansi's Sexiest Top 12 celebs in 2015, is the character Zweli in the Mzansi Magic soap opera isiBaya, which was voted most popular TV soap at the 2017 SAFTA Awards.

Multiple award-winning actress and singer-songwriter Nondumiso Tembe will be recreating the role of Joyce, which propelled Miriam Makeba to international fame in the original production of King Kong. Tembe's extensive list of credits include HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning True Blood, SABC’s Generations, the military drama SIX on the History Channel and Zulu Wedding opposite Darrin Dewitt Henson. She won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Naledi Theatre Award in 2014 for her portrayal of Susan in David Mamet’s RACE, which toured South Africa, and to the Edinburgh Festival. Her debut album Izwi Lami - My Voice received much acclaim including a Metro FM Music Award for Best Music Video.

The Fugard Theatre's King Kong cast includes: Sanda Shandu as Lucky(Orpheus in Africa); Tshamano Sebe as Jack (Athol Fugard's Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek; Master Harold and the Boys; Noem my Skollie); Ntambo Rapatla as Miriam (Menopause the Musical); Sne Dladla as Pop (District Six: Kanala; Orpheus in Africa; Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek); Lerato Mvelase as Petal (Isibaya; Play Me) and Sabelo Radebe as Caswell (West Side Story; Peter Pan) .

Also performing with the ensemble are Joel Zuma (Sophiatown; Kwela Bafana - The Musical); Ben Kgosimore (The Adventures of Oliver Twist; 'I, Oedipus'; Singular Sensation); Athenkozi Mfamela (In The City of Paradise; Bash or Be Bashed); Shalom Zamisa (Voices of Hope; Sarafina); Sibusiso Mxosana (West Side Story; Funny Girl; A Spartacus of Africa); Aphiwe Menziwa (Passage; Inexba Lomphillisi); Namisa Mdlalose (Rent); Siphiwe Nkabinde (Exit/Exist; Music in the Air); Lungelwa Mdekazi (African Angels; Phantom of the Opera); Dolly Louw (Peter Pan; The Boys in the Photograph); Barileng Malibye (Sophiatown; Making Mandela; Dogma; Emotional Creature); Edith Plaatjies (District Six: Kanala; Orpheus in Africa; Blood Brothers); Rushney Ferguson (District Six: Kanala) and Given Mkhize (Sacredspace; In The End is My Beginning).

A live 9-piece band, under the direction of Sipumzo Lucwaba, will accompany the action at every performance.

Born in Vryheid in the then Orange Free State, Ezekiel Dlamini himself became and unwitting symbol for freedom and the wasted power of his people under apartheid. After a meteoric boxing rise Dlamini's life degenerated into drunkenness and gang violence. In 1957Dlamini was to be a classic Greek tragic figure when, in a fit of jealousy, he killed his girlfriend and at his trial asked for the death sentence to serve as a warning to others. Instead, the white judge, refusing to take instruction from a black defendant, sentenced Dlamini to twelve years hard labour. Three months later King Kong was found drowned in a dam on a prison farm. At 36 years old King Kong had taken his destiny into his own hands and, inadvertently, become a legend.

The original production featured music by Todd Matshikiza, lyrics and original book by Pat Williams and book by Harry Bloom. Songs such as Back of the Moon, King Kong and Sad Times, Bad Times, have become popular South African favourites and are firmly entrenched in this country’s musical history. Sales of the original recording achieved unprecedented numbers, with reviews such as “This for my money is the record of the year” (Rand Daily Mail) and ‘Five stars!” (Drum). The cast recording was the first release of an all black production in South Africa and unusual in that the libretti was included with the LP, which normally only happens with opera recordings.Arthur Goldreich designed the sets for the original production with original musical direction by Stanley Glasser.

Some of the extensive rave reviews the original production for King Kong in 1959:
"...  a big event in theatrical history." Time Magazine (March 03, 1961)
"...  King Kong triumphs by its bursting, smoking glowing life". Daily Express
" … the greatest thrill in 20 years of South African theatre-going"The Star
“ … Magnificent…spectacular… a resounding success” Rand Daily Mail
“ … the theatrical sensation of the (Union of) South Africa” The New York Times
“ … the audience was mixed…and for a short time at least, they held the laws of apartheid was suspended with their applause” The Central African Examiner
“ … tears of exultation as I feel that a new era in Non-White entertainment has been born with the production of King Kong.. I became breathless with the splendor of the production…´ Golden City Post
“ … there is inspiration here that must mean the beginning of a colourful vigorous theatre in South Africa” Sunday Tribune
“ … excellent… I must applaud Todd Matshikiza” Cape Argus

The UK's Portobello Books publishes King Kong lyricist and original book writer Pat Williams' personal memoir of the original musical – Our Knot of Time and Music – to coincide with the Fugard's production. "An extraordinary memoir of the first ever South African musical, which has since acquired mythical proportions. Essential reading for anyone who loves our country - and, of course, its music” Athol Fugard. The book will be available at the Fugard during the run of the show.

King Kong will run at the Fugard Theatre from 25 July until 2 September 2017 before transferring to the Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg from 12 September until 8 October 2017.

 

★★★★★ King Kong enchants - Die Burger
★★★★★ A knockout success - City Press
★★★★ An electric, riveting and astounding reinvention ... This triumphant production enchants and uplifts. - Cape Argus
Gregory Maqoma’s choreography is simply magnificent - Daily Maverick
A knockout ... a tribute to South Africa’s performance arts legacy - Whats On In Cape Town
Beautifully staged, impeccably performed piece of work, bubbling with vitality and sparkling with talent - Weekend Special
King Kong is a theatrical treat, and something to treasure and celebrate - Theatre Scene Cape Town
★★★★★ King Kong enchants - Die Burger
★★★★★ A knockout success - City Press
★★★★ An electric, riveting and astounding reinvention ... This triumphant production enchants and uplifts. - Cape Argus
Gregory Maqoma’s choreography is simply magnificent - Daily Maverick
A knockout ... a tribute to South Africa’s performance arts legacy - Whats On In Cape Town
Beautifully staged, impeccably performed piece of work, bubbling with vitality and sparkling with talent - Weekend Special
King Kong is a theatrical treat, and something to treasure and celebrate - Theatre Scene Cape Town

King Lear

King Lear
12 FEB 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 55 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Antony SherKing Lear
    • Natalie SimpsonCordelia
    • Nia GwynneGoneril
    • Kelly WilliamsRegan
  • Creative

    • Gregory DoranDirector

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

Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Klaasvakie

Klaasvakie
24 Oct 2011 - 05 Nov 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    24 Oct 2011 - 05 Nov 2011
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Marthinus BassonRegie en ontwerp
    • Hugo Theart vir TEATERteaterVervaardiger
    • Poksie PienaarVerhoogbestuurder

Die gevierde aktrises, Wilna Snyman en Antoinette Kellermann, was te sien as bejaarde vroue in ’n ouetehuis wat hulle tyd verwyl in bittere en bitsige kompetisie. Maar bowenal probeer hulle die spoke van hul verlede te verdryf: Julienne wat as kind verkrag is, en wat as kind ’n kind moes baar en die welgestelde Albertine se verbysterende opgang te danke aan haar vader se betrokkenheid by ’n politieke skandaal. Die jong Vlaamse dramaturg, Laurens de Vos,  ontgin hoe hierdie twee lewens kruis onder die dreigende aanslag van die verlies aan geheue.

Klaasvakie (De Zandman) se wêreldpremière was by die Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees op Oudsthoorn ter viering van die aktrise Wilna Snyman se lewenslange bydrae tot die kunste in Suid-Afrika.

"The chemistry between Snyman and Kellerman is electrifying" - Daniel Dercksen, The Writing Studio
"A masterclass in nuanced acting." - Jana van Heerden, Artslink
"DENSE, layered and filled with spite...The joy of the play lies in the women’s characterisation" - Theresa Smith, TONIGHT
"Die betowering van die teater word volledig in hierdie stuk vergestalt" **** - Mariana Malan, Die Burger
"This production certainly does justice to a quiet, but intense play." - Tyrone August, Cape Times
“Klaasvakie is extraordinary!” - Volksblad
“Wilna Snyman is brilliant!” - Diane de Beer, Pretoria News