Hong Kong Meets Cape Town

Hong Kong Meets Cape Town
19 APR 2014
8:15 PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    8:15 PM

The meeting of two musical minds, one from Cape Town and the other from Hong Kong, both have lived, eaten and breathed the acoustic guitar from a very young age. Tony Cox and Hong Kong native Jacky Lau share a common lifestyle, both being exceptional guitar players and both deeply involved in bringing the world's greatest guitarists to the doorstep of their respective hometowns.

With a reputation as a "talented guitarist" (Benedict Cruft, Dean of Music School, HKAPA) and "the only Guitar Master of Hong Kong" (Audio Technique, Hi-fi Magazine) Jacky Lau 劉卓威 has created a successful music career of distinction. A graduate from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Jacky released his first classical guitar solo album of hymns in Hong Kong in 2007, "Amazing Guitar, Amazing Grace". He is though, like Cox, also a steel-string player with an incredibly large contemporary repertoire.

Jacky is the Director of Guitar Concept, Chairperson of Fingerstyle Guitar Hong Kong. He also conducts workshops and gives lectures in the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Cape Town's acoustic guitar master, Tony Cox will treat this concert as part of his year-long Padkos Tour and will be performing and promoting the music from his Padkos album. Padkos is an album of great and well-loved South African songs and melodies all done in Cox's inimitable guitar style. His shows have sold-out venues across SA and left audiences howling for more.

This is going to be one of those shows definitely not to be missed...

I due Foscari

I due Foscari
30 NOV 2014
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    30 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 35 minutes
  • Cast

    • Plácido DomingoFrancesco Foscari
    • Francesco MeliJacopo Foscari
    • Maria AgrestaLucrezia Contarini
    • Maurizio MuraroJacopo Loredano
  • Creative

    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Thaddeus StrassbergerDirector
    • Kevin KnightSet designs
    • Mattie UllrichCostume designs

Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles.

I See You

I See You
6 – 28 MAY 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R150 – R170
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    06 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
  • Time

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

    R150 – R170
  • Duration

    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cast

    • Jordan BakerSkinn
    • Desmond DubeButhelezi
    • Bayo GbadamosiBen
    • Austin HardimanJames
    • Sibusiso MambaMasinga
    • Lunga RadebeShabangu
    • Kim SanssoucieDJ Mavovo/Dr Pravesh
  • Creative

    • MongiwekhayaWriter
    • Noma DumezweniDirector
    • Soutra GilmourDesigner
    • Richard HowellLighting Designer
    • Giles ThomasComposer & Sound Designer
    • Luyanda SidiyaMovement Director
    • John HaidarAssistant Director
    • Zabarjad SalamVoice & Dialect Coach

It’s post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark. "Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go.’
"

Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn't know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn't commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can't let it go. “I don't need your sorries white boy. Yes, you heard right. You know white people think we’re the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black.”

Hot off its premiere at The Royal Court, London and Market Theatre run, South African Mongiwekhaya’s latest play, I See You will open at the Fugard Studio Theatre on 6 May and run until 28 May.
 
Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre - The Royal Court (London) and Market Theatre (Johannesburg) production is based on a true story and movingly addresses the questions of a new generation of South Africans encountering their country’s traumatised past.
 
Written by writer, actor and director Mongiwekhaya (Ubu and the Truth Commission; The Feather Collector) who is a residential fellow in theatre at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, the play marks the directorial debut of Olivier award winner Noma Dumezweni, who was last seen in the Fugard Theatre’s production of A Human being Died That Night (in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York) and who will play Hermione Granger in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End.
 
I See You features popular actor and singer Desmond Dube (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Hotel Rwanda; Dube on Mondays), in the role of Buthelezi; Bayo Gbadamosi (Little Revolution; Mad about the Boy) as Ben; Jordan Baker (Eastenders) as Skinn; Lunga Radebe (Antigone: In The World; Touch my Blood) as Shabangu; Austin Hardiman (Wish; The First Man) as James and Sibusiso Mamba (SizweBanzi is Dead; Nongogo) as Masinga.
 
Design is by Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Design is by Richard Howell and Sound Design and music composed by Giles Thomas. Luyanda Sidiya is Movement Director, Zabarjad Salam is Voice and Dialect Coach and Assistant Direction is by John Haidar.
 
I See You (English) / Ngiyakubona (Zulu) / Ek Sien Jou (Afrikaans) / Ndiyakubona (Xhosa) was Mongiwekhaya’s Royal Court debut play and was presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project. It was developed during the Royal Court's new writing project in South Africa which began in 2013 and which was supported by the British Council and Connect ZA.

Mongiwekhaya is a Residential Fellow in Theatre at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. He is a member of PlayRiot, a collective of South African playwrights committed to telling bold, contemporary South African stories

Note: This production is not available to viewers aged 14 and younger. No entry after start of production.

 

Ida

Ida
4 FEB 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    04 Feb 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 22 minutes, no interval

Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. 

Ida, a film produced by Eric Abraham, the owner and founding producer of the Fugard Theatre, has recently won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the second Academy Award for Abraham after winning the golden statuette for his film Kolya in 1996.

A black and white film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and written by himself and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ida has earned Pawlikowski his first Oscar and is the first Polish foreign language film to win the coveted prize. Accepting the award, Pawlikowski thanked Abraham and all those involved in the making and success of the film, saying: “We make a film about silence and withdrawing from the world and the need for contemplation – and here we are, at the epicentre of world noise and attention. Fantastic – life is full of surprises.”

Ida stars Agata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik and Agata Trzebuchowska. It is set in Poland in 1962, and is about a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned as an infant during the German occupation of World War ll, she must now meet her aunt. The former Communist state prosecutor and only surviving relative tells her that her parents were Jewish. The two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their family. Called a "compact masterpiece" and an "eerily beautiful road movie", the film has also been said to "penetrate the darkest, thorniest thickets of Polish history, reckoning with the crimes of Stalinism and the Holocaust".

Aside from winning numerous awards in Poland, Ida was selected as Best Film of 2014 by the European Film Academy and as Best Film Not in the English Language of 2014 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Speaking from Los Angeles, a delighted Eric Abraham said,"...It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs. A small short black and white film in Polish about two women who go on a road trip to learn about who they are and where they come from. Ida seems to have touched people across the barriers of language and culture in over thirty countries so far and restores my faith in the appetite for films that make us think and feel about the human condition. South Africa has so many such stories waiting to be told on film".

An immaculate, miraculous masterwork - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
A quietly moving beautifully shot, slow burner of a movie - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Cleveland
A lovely artfully crafted little masterpiece - Dustin Chang, Twitch Film
A hypnotic, beautiful journey into a dark past - John Thomason, Palm Beach Arts Paper
A film masterpiece - David Denby, The New Yorker
Don't miss this mesmerising new film... - Julie Bramowitz, Vogue

Il Trittico

Il Trittico
25 Feb 2012 - 26 Feb 2012
R100.00
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Feb 2012 - 26 Feb 2012
  • Price

    R100.00
  • Duration

    2h 42m (Excluding a 20 min Interval)
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Richard JonesDirector

Opera | February 25 & 26 | Screenings Start 16h00 | Sung in Italian with English Sub Titles |

This is The Royal Opera’s first complete presentation of Puccini’s Il trittico since 1965. Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007, and here he completes the trio. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano will conduct. Il trittico (‘the triptych’), unveiled at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1918, represented an operatic departure.

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore
15 JAN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Anna NetrebkoLeonora
    • Plácido DomingoCount di Luna
    • Marie-Nicole LemieuxAzucena
    • Francesco MeliManrico
    • FerrandoRiccardo Zanellato
  • Creative

    • Giuseppe VerdiMusic
    • Salvadore CammaranoLibretto
    • Daniele GattiConductor
    • Alvis HermanisStage Director
    • Wiener PhilharmonikerOrchestra

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

Since her sensational success in La Traviata, the soprano Anna Netrebko, at the height of her popularity, returns regularly to the great festival hall of the Salzburg Festival. This time, Netrebko shines as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore with Plácido Domingo as Count di Luna. The “most hotly anticipated spectacle of the Salzburg Festival” (Corriere della Sera), Il Trovatore has exceeded all expectations.

Incorruptible

Incorruptible
10 OCT 2015
8:30 PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015
  • Time

    8:30 PM
  • Duration

    1 hour 34 minutes

Screened as part of the Tri Continental Film Festival 2015.

In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term. An artist-led youth movement erupted to protect one of Africa`s oldest and most stable democracies.

In a country where 70% of the population is under 30 - like much of the global South - the Y`en a Marre (Enough is Enough) movement caught fire. After 12 years of corruption and nepotism, of high food and gasoline prices, of constant power outages, and schools shuttered because of striking teachers, the constitutional crisis had become the last straw for the people of Senegal.

Engaged with other youth movements around the world, Y`en a Marre learned hard lessons from the Arab Spring, and responded to the situation in Senegal by calling for the restoration of accountable representative democracy. In a time where democracy is under siege in many parts of the world, including South Africa, Incorruptible offers a positive, hopeful example while at the same time honestly examining the sustainability of a peoples` movement, and the role that youth are taking in shaping the future of their own country. Featuring music superstar Youssou Ndour.

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.